GCGT is a social development project of the RCCG Apapa family which distinguished itself this year by opening up its doors to a wide range of non – RCCG contestants across Nigeria. The gospel talent hunt is focused on discovering, grooming and producing young talents and stars in various fields of artistic expressions across Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States of America.
This year’s grand finale will be taking place on the 30th of May at the Eko Hotel and Suites Lagos and the competition will be presided over by leading performing and non-performing Artistes who will help along with the audience votes to determine the winner of the (N5m) five million Naira star prize.
Sarah Boulous, Founder of the Society for performing Acts of Nigeria (SPAN), Uti Nwachukwu, Dayo Benjamin-Laniyun, Wale Oni, Youth Maverick, Zuriel Oduwole, Jeremiah Gyang and many others are the Grand finale Judges. Cobhams Asuquo will be the performing Guest Artistes.
One of the highlights of this year’s event is the release of a single by the GCGT Season 5 Brand Ambassador Ms. Praise Olorunsuyi, an undergraduate of the University of Lagos who won in the singing category in 2015.
Pastor Idowu Iluyomade; Head of Apapa family, explained that the vision of the initiative is to engage children/teens in a positive way, using their talents to glorify God in his words; “God’s Children’s Great Talent was born out of a desire to identify and nurture the diverse talents available in children. We are delighted a multinational brand such as Cadbury Bournvita, The Address Homes limited, Airtel, The Riverbank School, Alexander Forbes, Businessday and many other media partners” are sponsors of the 2016 edition.