The award winning music talent discovery and grooming competition, MTN Project Fame West Africa is back for an eighth straight season. Looking for raw talents, the annual show will commence auditions from today in some West African major cities and rest the auditions in Lagos on the 3rd and 4th of July. This year, thousandsof young talents will fight to get into the prestigious Project Fame Academy, where superstars are made, to be tutored by the best in the music and entertainment industry. For this Season, a major innovation that encourages participation from the comfort of one’s home has been introduced.
According to Mr Olumide Akinlabi, the spokesperson of Ultima Limited, the producer of the show, aspiring contestants can simply “dial 5900 from their mobile phone (MTN Line Only) and follow the voice prompt to record their audio audition for 45 seconds.”
Akinlabi stated that after this, the applicant will receive a notification PIN number within 24 hours, which will be used to register online.
Previous superstars that have graduated from the ‘Fame Academy’ include Iyanya Mbuk, whose Kukere, with the famous Etighi dance won the best pop single on the 2012 Headies Award in Lagos; Mike Anyasodo, who by virtue of his Fine Fine Lady video won the 2010 Sound City’s Best R&B Video Award;
Kesse Frimpong, who was voted the Ghanaian’s Best Male Vocalist of the year 2012 and of course the KEDIKE crooner, Chidinma Ekile who won the Best Female Act (West Africa) of the prestigious Kora Award in 2012.