The winner of the just concluded Rising Stars Africa competition, Sunny Sunita Daffeh has received a cheque amounting to one hundred thousand dalasis from the organisers of The Gambia’s first-ever Reality TV show.
As winner of the first edition, she will be part of panel of judges in their next edition in 2017. Rising Stars Africa, a 14-week Reality TV Show brought together over five hundred contestants within and outside The Gambia.
Mariam Bangura, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bangz Entertainment, expressed delight to stage the country’s first-ever reality TV Show in the form of a talent competition.
“The competition did not only give the youths the opportunity to come out and display their God given talents, but it also left a positive mark in the minds of skeptics, who though Gambians cannot do it. Today, I’m proud to say that the idea and vision I believed came to be a reality, and has opened many doors of opportunity for youth.” she stated.
She noted that seven months ago, she wouldn’t have thought that Rising Stars Africa Gambia Chapter will come to past.
“The only strength I had was my faith and trust in God and the support from my partners like GRTS which had the same idea and saw the greatness in my vision, for that I thank them and I will remain loyal to them.”
Bangura maintained that Bangz Entertainment’s vision is to discover young talents whose dreams are to become renowned musicians, actors, dancers, poets amongst others; whose ultimate dreams are to make a significant impact in the international scene.
“It is our quest to help them make their dreams come true”.
Sunny Sunita Daffeh, the winner of the competition, first thanked God the Almighty and all those who have supported her from the beginning to the end.
“I was not expecting to win but God has favored me from the begining to the last day.”
She also thanked her fellow contestants for their love during the competition. “I did what I love and today and benefiting from the fruits of that labour.” she concluded.
by Omar Wally