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Arts group to host talent search competition


Mohalenyane Phakela

THETSANE-based arts academy, Basotho Intelligent and Creative Theatre Group (BICTG), will on 28 November 2015, hold its annual talent search competition, Basotho Got Talent, at Assumption High School Hall in Teyateyaneng.

BICTG was formed in 2009 with the aim of promoting budding local talent. It consists of filmmakers, producers, writers and dancers. According the group’s founder and director, Molefi Ntšonyane, the talent search, which is in its third year running, was a platform to empower up-and-coming artists.

“This will be the third edition of Basotho Got Talent which seeks to offer young people a platform to showcase their creativity and intelligence on stage,” he said, adding that the contest would feature contestants in the fields of dance, music, poetry and drama among others.

“The objective of the talent search is not for the contestants to compete against each other, but to develop their craft. All the participants will receive certificates, while the winners will get trophies and other gifts, as references in the development of their careers.”

Ntšonyane said Basotho Got Talent was made possible by the Saville Foundation and United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Last year, the group won the 2013 Saville Foundation Pan-African (country) Award for Entrepreneurship organised by the United Kingdom-based Teach a Man to Fish.

The non-profit making Teach a Man to Fish is fighting to end global poverty by fostering creativity and innovation among youths around the world. It is funded by Saville Foundation – an African-based association synergising with different organisations to promote education, entrepreneurship and community development.

“Without Teach a Man to Fish and the Saville Foundation, it would not have been possible for BICTG to hold Basotho Got Talent since they are sponsoring the event and awards,” he said.

“I would also like to acknowledge the support of UNESCO in our different programmes.”



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