“Islam Got Talent Is A Lifetime Project”- Classislam
Ifeleye Rahman Ayodeji also known as Classislam is an Artist, Ethnomusicologist, Educator, Humanitarian and a popular OAP who introduced Islamic music programme editions on radio has attributed his newly invented talent hunt event (Islam Got Talent) to a lifetime project which its first season will be a tip of the iceberg.
In his response to our correspondent’s interview in Ibadan, Ifeleye stated clearly that “ Islam Got Talent” has come to establish a unique trend in the Yoruba Islamic and Islamize musical categories which will encourage and sustain religious standardized music especially from the southwest of Nigeria.
Despite the commencement of contestants’ application forms in six cities such as Lagos, Ibadan, Oshogbo, Ilorin, Abeokuta and Akure which the turnout has been worthwhile and very appreciated, he emphasized that forms closure by Friday November 27th, year 2020 across the affected states remain the same.
He further noted that the recent challenges encountered in the process of writing this lifetime history is expected but not enough to dwindle the vision of the big event which will be coming up by Tuesday December 1st – Sunday 20th year 2020.
The true innovator of Yoruba Classical Islamic Music connected the challenges facing Islam Got Talent Season 1 to the highest level of ambiguities surrounding music in Islam which he said “according to latest research is one of the factors militating against the development and uprising of young Islamize musicians in Yoruba land”. He now urged concerned Islamic leaders of various organizations to embrace and support this new concept that was set out with the main priority to encourage mainstay youthful participation in Islam.
He reminisced that his love for Islamic music since 2003 and the cooperation of Muslims across Yoruba states will continue to be the backbone for IGT’s success in subsequent events. He also used the avenue to urge all upcoming Islamic musicians to obtain and submit forms at all Ally centres nearest to them, also assured that there will not be room for misconduct or cheat associated with judging of contestants in the event.