The stage is now set for teams Meddlelane and Hai, finalists of the ongoing Fayrouz L’Original competition, to battle it out at the finale and win the grand prize of N4m as well as bragging rights as L’Original of the year.
The finale billed to hold at Oriental Hotel on Saturday, July 26, 2015 will have them battle each other with their interpretations of the challenge themed, ‘Enchanted’. Both teams, each consisting of a make up artiste, fashion designer, model and photographer, had beaten four other teams at the semi finale held in Tinapa, Calabar a few weeks back.
While speaking at the media parley held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Nigerian Breweries, Nnenna Ifebigh-Hemeson, Senior Brand manager, Fayrouz , stated her satisfaction with the competition and her total confidence in the jury’s decision. She said, ‘It’s been a fantastic journey so far for the participants, the judges as well as the brand. It is a joyful thing watching these participants grow into creative geniuses, something Fayrouz is very passionate about. Now that we are at this very crucial stage, I am very confident in the outcome of the result’, she said.
Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries also confirmed the brand’s readiness to support Nigerian talents, something he says the Fayrouz brand holds dear to heart,‘We are very delighted to be the brand supporting a laudable project like the L’Original competition. We understand the importance of giving wings to the talents of young Nigerians and we are committed to it’ he said.
Speaking on behalf of the judges, Omoyemi Akerele, the competition’s creative director explained the idea behind the theme of the event, ‘Enchanted’. According to her, the theme is expected to challenge the creativity of the finalists, ‘The theme for this year’s finale is Enchanted and we arrived at that because we have played with colours at the audition stage, this time, we thought of how to challenge the finalists to interpret their fantasies. Their response to the project has been very encouraging and we are looking forward to it’. She also assured everyone present of a glamorous event adding that all has been put in place to ensure a memorable event, ‘It is going to be a really fantastic and glamorous affair at the finale and I am looking forward to it’, she concluded on a high note.
Like the audition and semi final stages, the finale will be judged by celebrated photographer, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, make up expert, Rhema Akabuogu and the duo of creative fashion designer, Kunbi Oyelese and Ohimai Atafo. The event will also feature exciting performances from MMMG singer, Iyanya, Woju singer, Kiss Daniels and Temi Dollface.
The Fayrouz L’Original 2 competition is sponsored by natural premium drink, Fayrouz, and aims at rewarding young talents with emphasis on creativity and originality as expressed in the art of fashion designing, make up artistry, photography and modeling.