THE second edition of the Sizinda’s Got Talent show running under the theme “Love That Talent” that has been running for the past six weeks finally came to and end last Saturday.
The event was organised by Donald Ndebele, Crispen Ndlovu and Carlos Ngozo who partnered up with Ingwebu Breweries, Stratia Beverages, Delta Beverages, Edgars, Savanna Tobacco, General Bedding and African Distillers.
The talents show is modelled around talent shows like America’s Got Talent and the South African version of the same show.
“The nature for this talent show was to discover and nurture new talent in Sizinda and growing new audiences for the city of Bulawayo,” director of the talent show Donald Ndebele said in an interview with the Southern Eye Lifestyle yesterday.
Sizinda is one of the forgotten suburbs compared to Nkulumane and other suburbs, so we want to put the township on the map and also prove that we in Sizinda, we can make it and ubunandi siyazenzela. We also giving back to the community.”
He said a lot of people always associate a bar with bad things not knowing that there are some hidden talents within.
“A lot of people have associated a bar with a place where bad things happen not knowing there is a lot hidden among the people. We are trying to sell the idea to the other guys and we are looking forward to run ‘Bulawayo has got talent show,” he said.
Sizinda has got talent final which began at 2pm drew huge crowds to see who would walk away with the first price. NMB Bulawayo bank manager Givens Hapadziwi was the master of ceremony.
Eight contestants took part on the final show on Saturday and Elvis Ncube managed to get the first prize.
He took home a bed worth $500 from General Bedding and a hamper, Majariwa Chirwa came second and tookhome a bicycle and a hamper.
Lucy Phiri who came third also got a hamper.
Carlos Ngozo who is part of the organisers said 68 people participated in this year’s audition and the turnout was better that last year.
“Before the talent show began, we did a roadshow through Sizinda, Tshabalala, Njube, Nketa, Nkulumane; informing them about the event,” he said.
In addition, he said there was an improvement in sponsorship as compared to last year where they had only partnered with four.
“This year, we managed to get more partners compared to last year. We have decided to have the finals during the Easter because we are celebrating our second birthday as it is the time we started this talent show,” he said.