Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman has encouraged youngsters from Sabah to venture into the mainstream of the music and entertainment industry. “Certainly, the State Government encourages participation of talented youngsters from the State in musical programs like singing contests and reality shows like the Akademi Fantasia (AF) and One In A Million reality shows,” he said. The musical and singing arena also enhances the spirit of unity and harmony among the various races in the country, said Musa at the presentation of the Chief Minister’s Special Award here yesterday evening. The event organised by the City Hall was aimed at giving recognition to veteran musicians and singers for their positive contributions to the music and entertainment industry in Sabah. Musa said a number of talented youngsters from Sabah hd emerged winners in the various national-level signing contests like Ray in the Suara Emas Bintang RTM, Ayu in the One In A Million and recently Stacy in the sixth edition of the popular Malaysia AF reality shows. “We also have accomplished composers from Sabah and recording artistes at the national level. “In fact, the success of our artistes had made us proud and this clearly manifested the Sabah Boleh spirit,” he said.