Fa’afafines Got Talent 2018 is back

Fa’afafines Got Talent (F.G.T.) is back bigger and better this year.

The event will be run under the auspices of the Samoa Fa’afafine Association to showcase the fa’afafine talent this year.

Asomua Asia Stanley said the event is all about providing a platform for the fa’afafine community in Samoa and will revolve around the theme “this is my talent”.

“It is very important that the talents of our fa’afafine community are brought to light. Platform as such for Fa’afafine is very rare especially on the national scale let alone on national TV.”

Asomua said the event is an opportunity for the fa’afafine of Samoa to build their personal capacity.

“It is a pure work of love and charity; this is the charitable segment of the work by the Fa’afafines of Samoa. [And] most especially this is an opportunity for the Fa’afafines of Samoa to make their families proud.” 

“Who knows? Someone from Hollywood might catch a unique talent on social media by the Fa’afafines that they have never seen before.”

Stanley also said the objective of the event is to bring to light the many unique talents that have not been exposed. 

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“It is about having the ability to confidently showcase talents to Samoa and the world.” 

“It’s about strengthening relationships among the Fa’afafine Association in Samoa as well as obtaining a golden experience as an actor, actress and a performer on the F.G.T stage.”

“And lastly to complete a charitable segment of the S.F.A’s pure work of love and charity for the community.”

For this year’s event Asomua said she has decided to step down as the host for F.G.T. 2018.

“F.G.T. 2018 also has a new host whom needs no introduction as she’s the former Miss Samoa Fa’afafine Association Ms. Charlize Leo. No doubt you will execute an amazing job in hosting F.G.T. this year.”

“Auditions will be held this coming Saturday September 29 at TV3 studio, Taufusi (next to Maria’s Healthcare Pharmacy). This is your chance to showcase Samoa and the world your talent.

Even though Asomua has stepped down as the host of the programme she is still the Producer of F.G.T. 2018, Season 2 and working closely with TV3 general manager Roa Pesamino, General Manager and also the F.G.T. event coordinator. 

“It is very important that the talents of our fa’afafine community are brought to light. Platform as such for Fa’afafine is very rare especially on the national scale let alone on national television.”

“I take this opportunity to thank our major sponsors TV3, S.S.A.B. and Taula. I also want to thank our associate sponsors Samoa Airways and Digicel,” she said.

The grand price for the winner is $3,000 with other consolation prices. The judges for the competition will be the former Miss Samoa Papalii Alexandra Iakopo, Letisia Siaosi and a third judge, who will be announced on the day of the audition.

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