MC Kingjoe from Nnewi has won this year’s edition of ‘Xandas Take The Mic’, held on Saturday September 9, 2017 at Xandas Lounge Awka, Anambra State.
The comedy talent hunt show which was powered by Icons Group Nigeria (IGN) is inspired by the need and desire to discover and develop talents from the Eastern part of the country.
True to the idea behind the event, contestants came from various parts of the East and performed in front of prominent Nollywood actor and director; Brown Ifeanyi "Browny" Igboegwu and Victor Emeghara who are judges for the show.
The second prize went to MC Egusi from Abia state who recently relocated to Awka, while the third prize was won by MC Stainless from Warri.
With a star prize which includes cash rewards and a contract with Icons Group Nigeria (IGN), this means the winner will sign a three-year management contract with Icons Group, which involves promoting the talent and getting him to perform in big shows in and outside of Nigeria.
The producer of the show Lawrence Lurrenzo Onuzulike who is a Lagos based movie producer and the CEO of Icons Group Nigeria (IGN) while commenting on the show said; “after many years of promoting talents in Lagos through my films and other projects, it's time to give something back to my people”. Lawrence hails from Achalla in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.