Eyes gaped with elation and euphoria filled the air as 10-year-old Adenike Adediran emerged as the maiden winner of the much-anticipated creative kids pageant, FACE OF BRIGHTQUESTS 2022 in Lagos.
Amongst several bright young gems, the 10-year-old girl shone brightest to the cheers of Judges, parents, guardians and attendees and fellow contestants, to nick the top prize.
The maiden edition of ‘FACE OF BRIGHTQUESTS’, which was tagged the “Creative Edition,” mainly focused on creativity, social skills and intelligence.
According to the convener of the pageant, Selina Carayol, “the main aim of ‘Face of BrightsQuests’ is to raise generations that are aware of their talents and give parents the opportunity to support their kids’ talents at a very early age.”
“Our country is saturated with wonderful kids with jaw dropping talents. Talents generally come with huge benefits and all we really need do is to put in the passion and commitment towards discovering, grooming and showcasing them to the world and we will have a tomorrow brightened by the lights if these kids.” She further stressed.
In developed countries, kids with exceptional talents are discovered, supported and showcased at a very tender age.
Studies however show that most kids in third world countries lack this same privilege to showcase their talents. This is gap in opportunity is the fuel that propelled Brightquests Agency to birth the ‘Face of BrightQuests’ initiative – to discover the hidden talents in kids and teenagers; thereby helping to unleash the confidence in them to show case abilities via runway modeling, pageant modeling, Sports, music, art, acting etc.
Although ‘Face of BrightsQuests’ is Carayol’s vehicle of kid’s transformation, her journey with kids didn’t start with it. “Working with kids had always been part of me especially having to train my kid sister who was 3-year-old while I was only 10, myself.” She enthused.
Carayol’s Odyssey with kids has been a roller coaster of experiences. First starting out as a class teacher, and then becoming a school club coach, and then she morphed to a kids and teens mentor – all within a span of less than 5 years. “These experiences metamorphosed and ignited the fire to start the kids and talent discovery Academy – Brightquests Agency which produces ‘Face of BrightsQuests.’
The sophomore edition of FACE OF BRIGHTQUESTS’ is billed to hold sometime in the summer 2023 to create a tradition, which coincides with the fanfare of school summer breaks.