A few weeks after the organisers of Fashion and Music Entertainment, FAME, a runway-themed showcase of the abundant talents in the music and fashion industry, started sales of forms for the ingenious event, indications have emerged that it is already generating immeasurable excitement among Nigerian youths desirous of a career in fashion and music. This much was revealed by Bukiie Smart, the brain behind the project.
According to the Accounting and Finance undergraduate of the University of Reading, United Kingdom, “We are genuinely enthused by the response FAME has generated among young Nigerians since we started selling the forms. I didn’t realise that an idea I conceived to change the way things were done in the fashion and music industries which I am passionate about, would be the catalyst for thousands of young Nigerians who want to be music and fashion stars.” Entry forms for the event, which have been on sale from July, she said, are in two categories – fashion and music. Submitted applications will be thoroughly scrutinized and successful applicants will be shortlisted for training and auditions which will be the utmost pre-condition for qualification into the finals of the event.
Miss Smart disclosed that the training and audition sessions would entail all shortlisted applicants in the two categories converging daily at a designated location where they will be engaged by professional instructors. Only the best five in each of the two categories will converge at the grand finale where the winner of the star prize of N1 million for each category will be chosen. She said that unlike other competitions, all finalists will each receive consolation prizes. Entry forms and registration details are available on the FAME website and are open to anyone in any part of Nigeria and even beyond.