Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Rewards Exceptional Talent in FUZE Talent Show

Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers has recognized and rewarded 12 exceptional individuals with a total prize pool of N32 million in its FUZE Talent Show. The talent show garnered an overwhelming response, attracting over 4,000 entries from participants across Nigeria, offering a platform to showcase diverse talents.

The journey to the finals was characterized by rigorous competition, including a two-week boot camp, multiple levels of competition, and weekly elimination shows. The top 12 contestants emerged from this intense process and secured their spots in the thrilling finals.

The top three winners in each category received cash prizes of N5 million, N2 million, and N1 million for the first, second, and third place, respectively. Praise Eguajoe (Dance category), Mariam Bello (Fashion category), Chioma Ukpabi-Steve (Tech category), and Atonopriya Cotterell (Music category) claimed the first-place positions, each walking away with a N5 million cash prize.

Olumide Oyetan, the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, expressed pride and passion, highlighting the extraordinary showcase of Nigeria’s diverse and immense talent pool. He emphasized the organization’s commitment to not only professionally managing retirement funds but also equipping individuals with knowledge to make informed decisions for optimizing retirement benefits.

Oyetan stated, “At Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, we believe that your best days are always ahead; so we aim to help you identify and seize the opportunities to harness them.” Nike Bajomo, the Executive Director of Business Development at Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, congratulated the winners and expressed gratitude to everyone involved in making the FUZE Festival a resounding success. She underscored the event’s significance in empowering Nigerians to fulfill their dreams and end 2023 on a high note.

The panel of judges, including Ric Hassani (singer and songwriter), Banke Kuku (fashion curator), Bunmi Olunloyo (dance choreographer), and Stanley Jacob (Chief Executive of Zest Payment), played a crucial role in evaluating performances and supporting contestants across the four categories.

Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers has reaffirmed its commitment to empowering young Nigerians, making the extraordinary possible, and demonstrating strong support for the creative industry, predominantly powered by the country’s youth.

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