Monday, 12 July 2010
NAIJA’S MTN PROJECT FAME BEGINS
From July 12, Nigerian airwaves will be accosted by the hit reality show MTN Project Fame West Africa.
Highlights of the auditions and finals will begin airing on today while the opening gala night show will be aired on Sunday July 18. Project Fame provides the rare opportunity for 15 talented men and women to have a shot at becoming music superstars.
“The track record speaks for itself. Last year Iyanya got busy performing all over the world eventually releasing his debut album My Story in December. Season 2 winner. Mike has released three singles- the most popular being Fine Fine Lady which both radio and TV stations can’t stop playing. Judging from how their careers have both risen since winning Project Fame, we think it’s safe to say Project Fame has established itself as a leading academy which grooms Nigeria’s best musical talent” says Ultima Boss Femi Ayeni.
It is not only the winners of PFWA that can boast of having bright and brilliant careers. Nii Akrah from Ghana who was the 1st runner up during the first season of Project Fame is the voice behind the West African hit single Monife and is scheduled to drop her album later in the month.
Tomiwa Songonuga, the 2nd runner- up during last year’s edition has released his single Iyawo Mi which is fast becoming a staple in many wedding receptions.
The Academy is made up of Joke Silva- The Academy Principal, Music Director Ben Ogbeiwi Voice coach Dupe Ige and Zara Udofia as Dance instructor.
Some of the great musicians who have visited the contestants in the Academy include the legendary JT Taylor of Kool and the Gang in Season 1 and the famous Marlon Jackson of the Jackson 5 and brother to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson in Season 2.