The maiden edition of the online talent platform, BEATDBEATZ finally came to a grand end a few days ago after weeks of selection by a panel of well-known Nigerian music producers using creativity, music quality and originality as a major tool for selection.
According to the organisers, the contest will always comes up twice a year.
BEATDBEATZ is an online discovery platform initiated by Nelson Jack and award-winning music producer Masterkraft.
The platform aims at giving opportunities to up and coming artistes in the music industry.
The contest features instrumental beats from A-list producers Rexxie, Youngjonn, Ozedikus and Benie Macauley.
“We started with fifty finalists in the quarter finals, then we cut them down to sixteen, and today we have just ten, nine males and one female in the grand finale,” Nelson Jack noted.
After rounds performances of own composed songs from all the top 10 finalists which include; Gracia, Arred, Azien, Mayowamusic, KingEmpire, LanoRoy, Blinkzbaba, Emque, Dannylone, and Kred, Azien was announced the winner among the top 3 finalists, defeating Gracia and Arred at the grand finale.
Expressing his gratitude to the organizers after copping $50,000 as the grand prize of the competition, Azien said he feels happy and great for the opportunity.
“I never saw this coming, competing against talented folks, grace picked me out and I feel it’s my time. Fans should expect nothing but the best from me not only as an R&B, Afro-pop singer but as a versatile artiste.”
Nelson Jack words to the winner: “Azien is total package, from his performance, his voice, his style and his energy on stage. Like I said the process was gruesome and we wanted to touch every aspect of show-business and he was top max in that process. I want to wish him the best and am thankful to God that he won.”