MTN Project Fame West Africa, the music talent discovery and grooming competition, is back for an eighth straight season.
The annual show that seeks to discover raw talents, will commence auditions on Saturday, 20 June, in some West African major cities and conclude the auditions in Lagos on 3 and 4 July.
This year, thousands of 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.
Olumide Akinlabi, spokesperson of Ultima Limited, the producer of the show, said 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 stars that have graduated from the ‘Fame Academy’ include Iyanya Mbuk, whose Kukere, with the famous Etighi dance won the Best Pop Single at the 2012 The Headies; Mike Anyasodo, whose Fine Fine Lady video won the 2010 SoundCity’s Best R&B Video Award; Kesse Frimpong, who was voted 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.