Tuesday, 29 June 2010
NEWBIES TO CREATE ATHLETICS THEME SONG
Six budding artistes will be competing for the honour of having their songs selected to be the theme for the 17th CAA Safaricom African Senior Athletics Championship that takes place from July 28 to August 1 at the Nyayo National Stadium.
In line with recognizing the role of entertainment in our daily life, the local organising committee headed by Isaiah Kiplagat, the Athletics Kenya Chairman, commissioned a team of top production houses to produce an anthem.
The acts gunning for the spot are Alpha Fakoli (Ogopa), Edwin Martyn (Flix Audio), Kwame Rigii (Lodwar Records), Patrick Mbaru (Homeboyz), Moses Kiiru (Blaxx Media) and the only female singer Judy Ogate aka Sugar (Phoenix Records).
The contestants started the race for their song being selected as the official anthem this week. The winning tune will be played before all the major races and the winner will be Sh200, 000 richer.
Kiplagat reaffirmed the role of music and entertainers in the five-day international event, “Entertainment will take centre stage before any race begins. We want to create an arena where the joy of winning merges with the thrill of the competition and music.”