About Big Dreams Nigeria Talent Show
The Big Dreams Nigeria Talent Show is an annual television reality show which has and continues to develop and produce highly talented young Nigerians in two different fields of the entertainment industry (Acting and Music).
The primary objective of this project is to build and develop raw talents to become entertainment entrepreneurs. It is no news that Nigeria is blessed with a flurry of talents and this platform is designed to select the best talents and build them over the course of time.
We also seek to develop the capacity of our housemates in vital niches in entertainment such as artiste management and branding. This gives them a huge advantage to their peers who do not have this knowledge. It will also serve to guide them against possible miss-management in their career.
Big Dreams Nigeria Reality Talent Show is after young Nigerians with an above average aptitude in entertainment. Our goal is to get the best and most talented Nigerian entertainers and project them to the world using our platform.
Inasmuch as we seek talent, it is also imperative that for you to be a housemate you must possess much more than talent as attributes such as discipline, tolerance, understanding, etc. all make up a host of qualities our housemates must possess. At the Big Dreams House we know the immense value these qualities can have on the success and failure of an immensely talented individual and thus we reiterate the need for these and much more positive vibes in the housemates.
About Season 1
Beginning with the nationwide auditions which spanned across 5 cities in Nigeria (Lagos, Asaba, Benin, Port Harcourt and Abuja) during which Six Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-Two young talented Nigerians registered to participate in the show. Our fans were treated to the best of entertainment in music and acting in the course of the one week nationwide auditions. Over thousands performers were granted the much coveted BIG DREAMS ACCESS CARD the recipients of which formed the first pool of those from which our judges selected (through votes and exceptional individual performances) the most talented thirty (30) housemates.
The First Edition of Big Dreams Talent Show held in FCT Abuja on the 21st August and wrapped up on 25th September 2020. Thirty Contestants participated split into two categories (Acting and Music). Over the course of the show, housemates were treated to a wide variety of events, trainings, seminars and studio sessions. The goal was both to develop their aptitudes in entertainment while also fine-tuning their business and management acumen. Notable celebrities, businessmen and women and entertainers visited the housemates. These visits were accompanied by pep-talks, business and management trainings and motivational speeches.
Housemates were also treated to weekly games, obstacle courses, cooking competitions, group trivia’s and individual tasks which were designed to engage the housemates active and busy. These tasks were also highly educative to participants. Winners of these tasks were consistently rewarded with prizes meant to inspire competitiveness amongst the housemates. These tasks were primarily meant to promote the brands who sponsored and partnered with us over the course of the 5-week program.
Eviction days, which were the most emotional, saw some of our budding talents bow out of the show weekly up until the penultimate week.
Housemates were also treated to Friday night parties to spice up their time. Some of Abuja’s finest DJ’s and performers entertained the housemates while also permitting them much needed time to unwind after a hard week.
Numerous movies and songs were shot and sang by the housemates. These were amongst the high points of the show which served to treat our fans online and on air to breath-taking and suspense filled entertainment.
Our novel edition witnessed remarkable sponsorship from firms in various sectors of the Nigerian economy. From non-governmental organizations such as Domak Shelters, Golden Litz Organics and Spa, Prime Tech Ltd, KADD Properties, Aso TV & Radio, Vians 100% Oils, Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation (PNNF), Ambassador Kingsley Peace Foundation, Feed Me Foundation & Shamies Unusual Hearts Foundation. Others include AIT, Option “A” Media, Louis Guntrum, Beauty Terrain, Trim IT Mobile Barbers and Secure D’ Future Initiative.
WHO CAN BE A HOUSEMATE
Big Dreams Nigeria Reality Talent Show is after young Nigerians with an above average aptitude in entertainment. Our goal is to get the best and most talented Nigerian entertainers and project them to the world using our platform. Inasmuch as we seek talent, it is also imperative that for you to be a housemate you must possess much more than talent as attributes such as discipline, tolerance, understanding, etc. all make up a host of qualities our housemates must possess. At the Big Dreams House we know the immense value these qualities can have on the success and failure of an immensely talented individual and thus we reiterate the need for these and much more positive vibes in the housemates.
House activities and tasks
While in the Big Dreams House, housemates will be engaged in numerous tasks and activities aimed at fostering understanding and sportsmanship. These tasks are engineered to test the intellectual capacity of the housemates and are in no way overly physically exertive.
Big Dreams Talent Show has amongst her partner’s top Nigerian celebrities in Acting, Music and Comedy such as Faze Alone, Gospel on D Beat (CEO Ultimate Sounds), Francis Duru, MC Tagwaye (Mr. President), Seyi Law, Chuks D General, Chyke Chuks, Famous Deaconess, Koboko Master, MC Shakara, Bright Wonder, Miss Nyekachi Douglas current Most Beautiful Girl Nigeria & Miss World Africa and Styl Plus . These form a major part of our capacity developers as they visit and train the housemates over the duration of the show. They also get to aid the management in talent scouting amongst the housemates being seasoned acts. We have also observed the immense moral support these visits have on the housemates we get to interact one-on-one with their idols and learn first-hand some of the tricks needed to navigate the Nigerian and African entertainment scene
Entrepreneurship and Capacity Development
Whilst we work primarily to develop and project our housemates, we are well aware of the “Business of Entertainment”. We seek to also empower the housemates with crucial knowledge on business management and investment with the knowledge that mismanaged wealth profits little. Thus the management of Big Dreams Talent Show has as part of her house activities business management and capacity development trainings with renowned business minds such as Reverend Biodun Fatoyinbo Senior Pastor COZA Global, billionaire entrepreneur Prince Chinedum Munir Nwoko, founder of Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, Prof. Steve Azaiki Member Federal House of Representatives, Alhaji Ibrahim Ibrahim, CEO Warams Service Ltd, Ambassador Kingsley Azonobi, CEO Domak Shelters Ltd, Dr. Praise Gloria, CEO Go Wellness Ltd, Mr. Kelechi Oji Okoro, CEO Vians 100% Oil, High Chief Higgins Peters, MD / CEO Opal Group Incorporated, Ambassador Sarah Abdul, Founder Shamies Unusual Foundation, Dame Juliet Donli Director-General NAPTIP, High Chied Isaac Balami, Ambassador Eddy Onuoha former Nigeria Ambassador to Hungary, Ambassador Philipp Ikurusi, Barr. Chidera Okolie MD Nigeria Space Station, Mr. Sunday Akin Dare, Honorable Minister for Youth and Sport Development and Mr. Wale Jana MD Sapphire Scents Group. Other business magnates who have visited and trained our housemates are Dr. Linus Okorie (leadership coach) and Mr. Auwal Abdullahi (Head of MTN Enterprise, Northern Nigeria), etc.
The housemates are open to become brand ambassadors for numerous brand sponsors. We seek to promote, even as we have done with our pioneers, our best performing housemates. Endorsement deals are also achievable via participation and winning tasks powered by our sponsors.
Amongst our numerous endorsements include the Federal Ministry for Youth and Sport Development, Ooni of Ife His Royal Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and Hajiya Farida Umar Farouk Founder Golden Heart Women Foundation