Joe is really serious at his music, but the competition is tough. Will he have the discipline to push himself to the limit? Do you think he has the swag to captivate the audience? Does he stand the chance against others?
Emmanuel has a nicely textured voice. He had his first stage performance in 1998 which earned him a whooping sum of two hundred naira. He's having a shot on a bigger stage now, do you think he can win the N2.5M?
'Joba or JJ as he is fondly called by his friends is set to give us all-round entertainment. He is counting on you, yes you to give him maximum support in this competition. Are you ready to ride with him?
Princess is a young singer from Liberia. This mummy's girl won the 2010 edition of 'A Star is Born' -a Liberian music reality show. Would the experience be the same for her here, what is she to expect?
Ethel is a Ghanaian singer. Having bagged the fourth position in 2011 edition of 'Mentor' - the keenly contested music reality TV show in Ghana, would she want to step up her game and Project Fame Season 4?
Who watched the final 24 audition aired on TV day on sunday?
Think of it, these guys and ladies stand as the best 24 from amongst the thousands auditioned in Abuja, Ghana, Ibadan, Kaduna, Lagos, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Uyo!
They’ve come a long way, but it isn’t over yet, as they had to slug it out before the judges during this audition to be among the 19 that would make it to the next stage of the competition.
As you can imagine, they each reached into deepest parts of their beings and summoned every ounce of musical talent in them to please the judges. But, for a certain five-some, their best wasn’t good enough to ferry them through to the next stage of PF4; and for the 19 that made it through, another battle lies ahead as more people will be dropped at the coming stage.
Congratulations Aziga, Chidinma, Damilare, Emmanuel, Ese, Ethel, Isaac, Joba, Joe, Kamal, Monica, Princess, Rachel, Roy, Ruth, Temitope , Velma, Yvonne and Zaliha; enjoy the spotlight for now until some of you get dropped from this train.
The talented 15-year old Brenda is worthy of mention. She came and wowed both the audience and the judges but did not get a chance to go further because she is under-aged.But her efforts did not go unrewarded as TY Mix made up his mind to Produce her single, and sponsored by the communication giant, MTN.
All roads in Lagos and its environ led to LTV 8 premises on the 9th and 10th of September 2011. It wasn't a National Conference neither was it the venue for a Governor's town meeting, it was the audition venue of Project Fame West Africa 4.
Very early in the morning, despite the rain, thousands of music star hopefuls flooded the gates of the audition venue in a bid to sing their way to fame. Lagos babes and guys,decked to the teeth, with top notch swag, all with just one aim, to impress the judges. The venue was great,the weather was cold and wet but the contestants were more than ready. To add colour to the event there were side attractions as some contestants thrilled their fellow contestants with impeccable dance steps as the DJ dolled out tunes while others engaged in a rap battle. Freebies were available for the contestants also.
Tension, excitement, thrills and drama all laced the air as the contestants filed in to see the judges. while some wowed the judges, some could not perform up to expectation and of course the judges felt some other people don't have business being in the singing competition in the first place.
Stunning performances, the frenzied dancing outside the audition halls, and yes we discovered enough talent in Lagos. The judges were wowed; but on the other hand, we had the wacky, the unbelievably ridiculous, the lost and those living in the past. Judges must indeed be blessed with a lot of patience. One of the contestants from season 3 who passed through the Academy and made it to the final 6, Uchuko was around to encourage the contestants and give them some tips to help them impress the judges. One of the contestants was interviewed, who had gone round four audition states, Lagos being the fifth, in an attempt to get a ‘yes’ from one of the sets of judges in one of the venues!!
The days came to a halt when,despite the huge turn-out,all the contestants have been given a chance to sing for the judges. Some got a YES,some NO while some got a "please look for another profession" verdict from the judges.
For those that got a YES,the battle has just begun...
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Folks from the north were not left out at all. God obviously must have evenly distributed talents at creation.
“Kadunians” as well as contestants from several Northern states of Nigeria, were not left out the PF excitement as the crowd poured into the Gamji Hall venue and took their turns singing to the judges. While some impressed the judges in the first round, some only succeeded in turning off the judges; and at the end, it was just one contestant, Zaliha who made it through to the next round. How do you see the guy who rendered a “song of peace” in Hausa language? Too bad, PF is unable to accommodate folk musicians for now, maybe for later considerations...
We are left wondering whether we are going to find another star like ‘Tolu’ of PF 3 from Kaduna this season? The stakes are very high because Kaduna peeps have stepped up their game.
National Women Development Center, Garki had an influx of hundreds of ‘wanna bes’ last weekend (Sept 3rd). These hopefuls were all in their best elements in a bid to give stardom a chance.
Very early in the morning, the gate of the venue was opened to as many as would want to give fame a chance. With tangible excitement, ‘state-of-the art’ swag, crooner’s voice, participants in and around Abuja trooped out en-mass to the venue to show what they’ve got.
Recently aired, the Abuja audition had a really glitzy opening, from the pristine audition venue to the arrival of the judges in style; one of them arrived in a Hummer Limousine. That day was in fact one of the judges’, Matilda’s birthday and she got a cake and lots of love on set.
There was a big crowd of contestants and the judges had a filled day as usual with the good voices, the not so good and the downright injurious. Did you see the guy whose singing was like an angry cat meowing loudly? Shiver my timbers; or the guy whose self composed song was richly interspersed with shouts of ‘danger’?! Whew. A big relief it was for the judges when Kamar came in with his guitar and serenaded their souls with music so beautiful, they didn’t want him to stop playing. Altogether, I guess you’d agree with me that Abuja auditions rocked!
The search for the next music mega star continued as the train finally pulled to a halt in Lagos.
The hype is now live in Accra. Great talent is taking the battle to the center stage. Faces from different places are in Accra for the race but who will be crowned?
Flowing from the nice sights and sounds of the streets of Ghana, up to the audition grounds, Ghana did not dull at the auditions. Did you see sweet Kesse, the first runner up from PF Season 3 interviewing with Joseph Benjamin in the Toyota car he won on the show? Sweet if you ask me plus his words, advising the contestants to be themselves and not be overconfident. Interesting victory dances from contestants who got yeses from the judges, more words of advice from Season 3’s, Christian, who said he ‘s been working on and is about to release a single. Who is wowed by the contestant, Nicole who left in the middle of her brother’s funeral to be at the audition? And she did get a ‘yes’ from the judges.
And the crowd crowded in on PF in PH to be crowned. Some croaked, some cracked and there were those who crooned. But who will be crowned?
PH peeps came out en-masse to display their musical talent and we weren’t disappointed. We saw the good, the bad and the superlatively funny.
Well what do you think about the contestant - ‘Dennis Lion Heart’ as he calls himself; the Michael Jackson wanna-be who believes he and MTN have a lot of business to do together? Really really funny!!!
The awaited Uyo auditions finally came last weekend (20th August) as eager participants from Uyo and environs trooped to Ibom Hall, Babangida Rd, Uyo to try their chance to stardom.
The excitement got to a state of frenzy as Iyanya (The Winner of Season 1) performed some lovely tunes from his album. They all identified with Iyanya as their hopes got renewed that if Iyanya could come this far, why can’t they?!
Despite their characterized accent, Uyo peeps did not fall short of the standard. They came totally prepared for the judges. Were they able to impress the judges enough? Time will tell …as the search continues!
Hexagon Hotels, Benin went agog with excitement and fun on Saturday August 13 as tons of ‘Hopefuls’ converged for the auditions. There were those contestants who wowed the judges and there were those who didn’t quite meet the mark!
Benin auditions aired on TV, revealing all the kinds of people who showed up at the audition; the good, the deceived and the hilarious. Check out the young man with the native wrapper across his shoulder singing “Cooliyah kuliya kuliya”, ROTFL!!! Or the lady singing “Pofore, pofore”!! and the composer who sang about brushing your teeth with detergent and see if you teeth wouldn’t be cleaned up, hawking human beings in a show glass!!!! Against all the odds, the PF crew didn’t leave Benin without a good enough contestant to show for it. In your opinion, whose performance was the funniest of all?
All the same it was fun galore and a sweet display of talents which affirms the fact that Naija is awash with talent.
Did you ever get a NO from the judges? Don’t ever give up on your dreams. Success comes not to one who quits at the first fall, but to that person who refires and keeps trying till he succeeds.
Wow! Sierra Leone had a fair share of excitement as talents trooped to Miatta Conference Centre for the auditions on the 13th of August, 2011.
The clips from the Sierra Leone auditions opened with an interview showing one of the contestants from Season 3 who made it into the Academy and up to the last 18, Joecilia; she had words of encouragement for season 4 contestants.
As usual, there were the good, the croakies and the entirely funny. There were also those who sang sweetly but still didn’t make it to the next stage, because they didn’t impress the judges enough. Sierra Leone sure was good and didn’t disappoint.
Their were some folks who go a NO on previous seasons, but got a YES this time. So, have you ever been discouraged or given a NO? Don’t ever get discouraged, keep improving and keep trying, you may be the next music mega-star.
The auditions in Ibadan was fantastic and a huge success. A lot of beautiful performances and of course hilarious ones too.
Despite the heavy rain, the people came out en-mass to show their talents. While some got a 'YES', some others were encouraged to try again next season.
There were quite a number of impressive singers plus so many hilarious ones, like the guy singing with his face squashed and his neck bent sideways and the one who was carrying a weight that was too heavy for him and many others. We were absolutely cracked up by that contestant who was interviewed at the start of the audition show who when asked what he had in store for the judges said “... I go knack dem akpako, dem go hear gbagaun...”. Well, on the whole, it was a cool show from Ibadan.
Just keep tabs with your favourite TV Stations as you watch how the train traveled round West African cities in search of the next music superstar.
Wonder y pple kip putting Omowunmi has a Project fame winner point of correction she was 1st runner up West african Idol. Thumbs up for Ayo..Ure d Man
i love the show, buh yet i missed it, i hope to come next time....keep it up everyone
am under a creative therapist class and through music class u can know people's mind and MTN project fame is there to take people stress away and u people are doing a great job.you are great, splendid and you are going outrageous for going thruogh this far I hope u keep them tegether.
Desmond Nestor Roberts
Hi, my name is Dorcas and i just want to say that project Fame rocks. Ok Bye.
Some of these guys going for the audition are jokers. I could have done better than them.