The city of Abuja had its own fair share of Project Fame experience. Young talents from the nook and crannies of Abuja trooped out to give fame a chance.
While a few smiled home with their bags full of ‘Yeses’, many others were not lucky enough to impress the judges.
Oprah and Javy came with high hopes but they were not able to impress the judges, the birthday boy also was another interesting character who though got a birthday song from the judges, couldn’t sing his way to a yes. Interesting characters you will say...
Joy and Deborah, interns at the Rhythm FM, Abuja and students of Birmingham University came to give fame a shot. While Deborah was able to sing her way through, Joy sadly has to try again next year.
Here’s another chance to see the drama, excitement and fun all at the Federal Capital territory.
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!
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 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.
Very early in the morning on the 16th of June, 2012, Krisdera Hotel,Umu-Ewo Royal Avenue, Omoku Port Harcourt witnessed a massive influx of these contestants. While the judges patiently gave ears to the singers and those who met their requirement got the deserved 'yeses', some of these contestants were so funny that you would be forced to say to yourself that this must be a joke.
The people of Ghana welcomed Project Fame crew with the real Azonto steps. Who else would out-do them? At the Musicians Union of Ghana Secretariat, thousands of hopefuls from all over Ghana gathered to give fame a shot.
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.
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.