Tecno, a leading mobile phone brand in association with Africa Magic have announced the Tecno Own The Stage Karaoke competition which sees talented karaoke singers from across the continent battling it out for a prize pool of $50, 000 and an opportunity to record a song, go on tour with a renowned music act.
For three months, 15 contestants drawn from Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania, will compete via a number of themed challenges with one person ultimately emerging as Africa’s first karaoke champion.
Speaking on the launch, the General Manager, Mobile Apps, Tecno Mobile, Mr. Oye Akideinde said: “At Tecno, we continuously strive for greatness. Our products and growth across Africa are a testament to our drive for perfection, success and harnessing the best in the markets we operate in. The Tecno Own The Stage competition is simply in furtherance of this fact. Africa is brimming with love and undeniable talent for music; there are a lot of people who, given an opportunity, will showcase to the rest of the continent and indeed the world just what they are capable of. The Tecno Own the Stage competition gives them the opportunity and the platform to do just that.”
To enter the competition, a prospective contestant has to visit the Tecno Own the Stage website and select a track from the track list. The contestant thereafter records a karaoke rendition and uploads the track via the submission form on the website. The uploaded track is then subjected to a review by the judges (M.I and Yemi Alade) who select the top entries with successful entrants notified directly. Qualified entrants will then have to go through an audition to get an opportunity to perform.