The second edition of Fayrouz L’Original has concluded the audition phase of the competition following the successful outing at the prestigious University of Lagos last weekend.
The event played host to hundreds of talented participants who came out brimming with determination to impress the jury with their artistic talents to secure a spot at the semi final stage of the competition.
Mai Atafo, one of the judges, said the two-day event was a wonderful experience for both the jury and the participants.
He described it as both entertaining and educative.
Other judges, top designer Kunbi Oyelese, ace photographer Kelechi Amadi-Obi and make up expert, Rhema Akabuogu, expressed similar opinions and delight at the opportunity to be a part of the competition.
The auditions kicked off at the University of Ibadan on Friday, 15 May and Saturday, 16 May continued at University of Nigeria, Enugu and University of Port Harcourt on Saturday, 30 May and Sunday, 31 May respectively. It had the participants take on different creative tasks.
The Lagos leg of the auditions had participants create a ‘Pop of Colour’ look with an African inspiration, the Port Harcourt edition had contestants showcase the Blanc look inspired by the famous Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson Wedding.
The Enugu leg had the contestants portray the Monochromatic look which was a bit more adventurous, while participants at the Ibadan leg took turns to showcase their versions of the Black Swan look from the award winning psychological thriller.
The jury screened entries for online auditions on Thursday 11 June after which the 21 semi-finalists will eventually emerge.
The semi-final stage billed to hold in Obudu Cattle Ranch in Cross River State later this month will be closely followed by the finale next month.
Fayrouz L’Original, since it began last year, has risen to become one of the most followed youth competitions, because of its efforts at rewarding the passion of youths with interest in fashion, modelling, photography and make up.