Project Fame: Finalists Brace Up For Showdown
Pair Up With A-List Stars For Last Dance
Today, the curtail will draw on the MTN Project Fame West Africa 2015, with six finalists set to battle for the grand prize at the grand finale holding at the Ultima Studio, Lekki, Lagos. To this end, MTN and Ultima Limited have unveiled the critical factor in this year’s show that will raise the bar and ensure the continuous improvement of the craft of these most recent music ambassadors.
Based on the format, the six contestants, who have made it to the end of the show, will be teaming up with six A-list stars to produce remixes of six hit-songs, which will be unveiled on the night of the grand finale.
When Praiz released his hit-solo Rich and Famous, it quickly caught on and became something of an anthem on the lips of everyone who wanted to be, well, rich and famous. The booming voice of Anderson will feature on the remix of this song. With his warm personality and the notes he hits with that voice, Anderson is sure to do justice to this remix, with the hope that he turns out to become rich and Famous.
On her part, top female contender Arewa will be pairing up with 9ice, in his evergreen single Gongo Aso, which shot the star to national attention in 2008. Arewa has a big voice that is rich and entertaining, we cannot wait to hear what she does with the track.
Yemi Alade’s voice is lovely, her style is earthy and her smile is infectious. Jeffrey will be joining her in the remix of her cheeky smasher – Kissing. The studio sessions saw Jeff being pulled out of his shell by Miss Alade. The live performance is greatly looked forward to.
When Chidinma emerged the winner of Project Fame West Africa Season 3, it was obvious that a musical goddess had been unleashed on the scene. Today, she tops the charts and has become a household name. At the grand finale, the ‘last twin standing’, Pearl will be singing alongside Chidinma in the remix of the monster track, Kedike.
It doesn’t get any earthier and more ‘at-home’ than Sound Sultan. With the poignant lyrics and soulfulness of the song Area, he stamped his foothold on a genre that will reverberate for ages. Ada joins Sound Sultan on the Area remix and with how she’s been known to tear up the stage performance after performance, this is bound to be riveting.
If the season one winner of MTN Project Fame, Iyanya, is the Kukere master, then Deinde is the ‘ginger’ master of the Project Fame Season 8 academy. Both loved by their female fans, Iyanya and Deinde give off different levels of the same soft and sultry vibe. Mr Oreo is a crowd favorite and if the remix by Iyanya and Deinde goes ahead to top the charts, it won’t be surprised.
As the season winds down to an end, fans and viewers are finally on the way to finding out who will indeed be ‘The Next’ superstar. With songs like the above remixes, which will be blessing us on the night, we see how West Africa has its work cut out for it as it goes about choosing a winner for the season.
The winner of the competition will walk away with a grand prize of N5m, a brand new SUV and a recording deal worth millions of Naira. The 1st runner up will get a saloon car and N3m, the 2nd runner up will be awarded a brand new saloon car along with N1m, while the 3rd runner up will receive a cash prize of N1m.
Speaking on the project, General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN Nigeria, Richard Iweanoge said Project Fame was one of MTN’s platforms dedicated to supporting the growth of music in the country through talent discovery.
“MTN has an unwavering commitment towards supporting the development of the music industry in Nigeria. We are delighted that Project Fame in the last eight years has helped us to achieve this purpose,” he said.