The third edition of Dream Alive With Pikolo held on Saturday 0ctober 24 with a mind blowing concert tagged The Squad. The concert was the grand finale of the annual talent hunt show. All roads led to Hexagon, a popular events and hangout in GRA, Benin City. Music heavyweights like Tekno, RNA and a host of others thrilled. The climax of the event was the announcement of the winners of this year’s edition. Unlike other previous concerts that didn’t live up to its billings due to failure of the much publicized artiste not turning up, but the organizers of Dream Alive With Pikolo made sure the Benin fans had a feel of Tekno, RNA and other acts.
Having held rigorous auditions, all the contestants were looking out for the grand finale of the event. This is not only the high point of the project, but it is the night on which talented young acts got opportunity of having their names written in gold and bright lights. Several contestants participated at the hunt, only three came out top in comedy, dance and music. The winners of the events were rewarded and organizers will also nurture their talents and empower them in their fields.
In a brief chat with Hon. Daniel Eromosele a.k.a Pikolo he said:
“In 2013 and 2014 respectively, we recorded significant success in all three categories of comedy, dance and music. That is, in part, the motivation we have to host the third edition of this event in 2015. Truth be told, the journey had never been easy, but the light we see in what we do has been a driving force for us. Personally, I persuaded that Dream Alive With Pikolo is bigger than any one individual, including the convener. The vision is gigantic and the work is huge. While Dream Alive With Pikolo gets better with each year that passes, we are not ignorant of the demand it places on our resources: energy, money time, logistics, and manpower. This is what naturally informs the need for a pocket of collaborations that has made us succeed over the years. Dream Alive With Pikolo is not a one-man show; it has been, in its entirety, the product of teamwork. I will not fail to express profound gratitude to the governor of the state, Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole for his fatherly support and encouragement. The Governor made a platform available when he appointed me Senior Special Assistant on Arts and Culture. I am also deeply grateful to all the commissioners, past and serving, who thought it wise to throw in their support simply because they are convinced this noble initiative holds a tremendous promise, and has the capability to catapult talented young people into the spot light and give meaning to their endeavours”.
The event was loaded with lots of fun, thrills, glitz and razzmatazz. The crowd had lots of adventure, glamour and excitement. In 2016, the fourth edition promise to be better and bigger than this year’s edition.