Rotimi Ige, Entertainment Editor of Tribune emerged the first Bigi Media Idol 2021, E-nigeria! Reports.
At a private event in Lagos, Rite Foods owners of Bigi drinks hosted the first ever Bigi Media Idol event, with content creators comprising music writers and others covering such beats as lifestyle and entertainment, arts, bloggers as well as online publishers, at the inaugural edition of the show in Lagos last week.
The event was channeled towards making journalists who are reporting and reviewing the ongoing Nigerian Idol singing competition to appreciate and understand the painstaking efforts that goes into the selection of the eventual winner.
The event kicked off by shortlisting 10 contestants (all journalists),however the number was later pruned down by the judges, Obi Asika and DJ Sose until winners eventually emerged.
The Entertainment Editor of Nigerian Tribune Newspapers, Rotimi Ige, won the first prize of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira, with 10 packs of Bigi soft drinks products.
The first runner-up, Osigbe Blessing of High Society Magazine, an online platform, received the prize of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira, while the second runner-up, Funsho Arogundade of PM Express, smiled home with the prize of One Hundred Thousand Naira. Also, seven other participants went home with the sum of fifty thousand as consolation prizes.
In his speech, the Managing Director of Rite Foods Limited, Mr. Seleem Adegunwa, said the company will continue to promote talent discovery in music through the Nigerian Idol, a music reality show, and also espouse interest in the creative art industry in Nigeria.
This he said, prompted the Bigi Media Idol, to bring the best out of the content drivers, who may have the talent in music, but are waiting for a platform to showcase it. “But more importantly to state our commitment to the sponsorship of the Nigerian Idol and Nigerian entertainment in general.”
“For us at, Rite Foods Ltd, we are committed to the Nigerianess of positive energy, talents in music, creative art and ideapreneurship that will earn international respect and accolades for the country,” he avowed.
In her remark, the Brand Manager, Rite Foods Limited, Boluwatife Adedugbe, said the Bigi Media Idol would help spur increase in talent discovery, which like the Burna Boy victory, will make the nation proud.
The organizers of the event assured the Bigi Media Idol will be an annual event and will keep getting better every year.