30th November, 2011
A talents hunt show put together by the Aboderin family in honour of their late brother Jaiye Aboderin will kick off on 16 December.
In a statement made available to Showbiz Trends, the committee stated that all is now set for this yearâ€™ Jay Search.
â€œOnline auditions ended on Monday 14 November, 2011, and we are finally set for the live auditions. We have a total of 20 finalists for this phase,â€ the statement read.
According to Wunmi Obe, member of the committee and elder sister of the late Jaiye, the grand finale will take place on 16 December at the grand ball room of the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos where six finalists will slug it out for a cash prize of N250,000, a Kopykats Entertainment recording deal for one single, one music video, a makeover/photo shoot, airplay promotions and publicity during an exciting evening of music, comedy, dinner and dance.
The first runner-up will get a cash prize of N100,000, while the second runner-up will be rewarded with N75,000. The remaining three finalists will also get consolation cash prizes of N50,000 each.
â€œWinner will be selected by the guests whose votes would make up 40 per cent, while our judges, made up of individuals of reputable standing in todayâ€™s music industry, would make up 60 per cent,â€ Obe said.
On 3 December, 2009, Oluwasumbo Oludegun (Bigma) emerged winner of the first edition of Jay Search.