A phoenix comes to live in the theatre of dreams- that is how AKS Talent Showcase can best be themed; a first-of-its-kind performing arts competition that engages the teeming young talents in Akwa Ibom State to showcase their natural gifts in Drama, Music, and Dance.

The entertainment industry is undoubtably one of the most outstanding unicorns in Nigeria’s economic space and is continuously growing as the major access to how the world views Nigeria. AKS Talent Showcase further echoes this conviction by opening the stage for our home-grown creative potentials to demonstrate to the world their true talents, fortitude, capabilities, courage, and worth.

This is a citizen-oriented initiative of the Governor Udom Emmanuel led administration, that provides opportunities for young artistes from the state to hone their core skills and earn tremendous rewards from highlight performances.
AKS Talent Showcase is facilitating engagements tailored to ignite ambition and courage, pulling together a large network of emerging and seasoned Akwa Ibomites in the entertainment industry.

In a stint, top young talents in AKS can accelerate their emergence into the big scene by participating in any of the 3 categories: Drama, Music, and Dance. This embodies the GOAL of the project; a first, and the best time to nudge Africa’s brightest talents into a highly-rewarding future.

By registering to contest in AKS Talent Showcase, the OBJECTIVE is to be part of the 30 talents in a journey of Capacity Building from seasoned industry professionals, Live Auditions, and listed performances in the grand finale - NIGHT OF STARS. Certainly, the most rewarding journey for budding stars that leads only up.


AKS Talent showcase’s end game is to discover young performing arts talents, and connect the best picks to the industry as high-forming professionals.


The elementals of the project are focused on the following strategic plan:

  • Discover and build capacity for young artistes to compete as professionals
  • Deploy reward-based activities to encourage creativity and participating artistes as well as invest in the creative industry in Akwa Ibom State
  • Celebrate the best performing artistes in grand events and industry integration while expanding the ecosystem.


Getting on the biggest talent show is as easy as a pie.
Here is how:

    Visit the website and Register (Entry Opens 15th October and Closes 31st October 2018)
    Auditions will hold between 29th-31st, October 2018 - audition breakdown for each category is as follows:
    1. Auditions for the music category will hold on October 29, 2018.
    2. Auditions for the dance category will hold on October 30, 2018.
    3. Auditions for the drama category will hold on October 31, 2018.
    A total of THIRTY (30) talents, will be selected to participate in the Grand Finale of the maiden edition of AKS Talent Showcase 2018, in a NIGHT OF STARS, where selected high-performing acts will compete for the fringe and ultimate rewards of the showcase. The Grand Finale Holds at Emerald Event Centre on the 9th of December 2018.

'NIGHT OF STARS', will bring together the crème of crème of young talents in Akwa Ibom State in an electric, fun, and challenging atmosphere.
For Further Participation Information
Interested participants of the 2018 AKWA IBOM TALENT SHOWCASE should register through the event's official website www.akstalentshowcase.com. Alternatively, Entries can be sent to the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Information and Strategy, Idongesit Nkanga Secretariat, Uyo.

For further information on participation, Please call 09076374337