There will be a lot of exciting moments as the 7th edition of West Africa’s most productive music reality show, Project Fame, kicks off in Nigeria this month. Starting in Benin, a concert and audition is in the offing in the first weekend of the month. The concert will feature music superstars Iyanya, Timaya, Wizkid, Kcee, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Dr. Sid and other MTN ambassadors, aside the reality show’s past contestants.
Speaking with the last winner of the show, Olawale Ojo, he said, “The concert is going to be a convergence of music superstars”. The LAUTECH undergraduate, who will be performing at the concert, also spoke about his new single, Is Nothing, and expressed optimism that his fans will love it.
Moreover, concerts will also be held in Ilorin and Lagos as a build-up towards the opening gala in July. Expectations are however high among entertainment buffs, especially at locations.
In Lagos, students of schools like YABATECH and UNILAG are exceptionally excited as this year’s Project Fame concert will be held on the mainland, a decision they said is ‘considerate and worthy of commendation’. The concerts in Lagos and Ilorin, like Benin, will also feature heavyweights in the Nigerian music industry.
This years’ edition of Project Fame will be the most thrilling ever, according to the sponsor, MTN. The ICT and telecommunication company revealed that the 13-week academy and performances have been restructured and will feature a lot of African hip-hop moments. Nigerian hip-hop superstars will be part of the show, as an entire week will be dedicated to 2Face Idibia. Also competitive renditions of D’Banj’s, P-Square’s and more are part of what will make the season one of the most enlivening.
Project Fame, having been the most consistent reality show in the sub-region, holds a wider appeal to TV audience and youths in the region. Backed by the innovative and leadership spirit of MTN, the show has consistently produced superstars who have gone ahead to produce hit songs and ensured the high profile of the indigenous music industry is maintained in terms of quality and talents.