Cobhams Asuquo, a songwriter, singer, pianist, and producer was a guest at the last weekend’s show and also made it to the boot camp to have a mentoring session with the contestants.
He started by explaining what it takes to write a hit song. Children songs, rock songs, hip hop, and other genre of songs and the lines that characterises the genre of the song. ‘if you try to sell yourself to a group of people and you don’t completely identify with them, then your song may not be a hit’ he said. He also took them through the technicalities of song composition. He concluded by saying ‘keep it nice and simple’ and promised to visit them again soon.
Searching through Sierra Leone this year was both work and fun for our crew. In season 1, we had Brenda, season 2 was Anis, Season 3 was Joecelia and last year Velma came in to represent her dear 'Mama Salone'.
Some contestansts who had been trying to give fame a chance since season 1 finally got a 'yes'. How far will this yes take them?
For the new contestansts, some got a yes while majority got 'NOs'.
To watch the good, the not-too-good, and the hilarious moments in Sierra Leone, visit youtube.com/projectfametv and air your candid opinion.
Didi made it into the Academy, but left at the sixth week of the competition. Here is his last stage performance on Project Fame Season 5:
Dimipre Kosu likes to be known as ‘Diddy’. He is 20 years old and an Engineering fourth-year undergrad at Niger Delta University. Diddy Kosu is playful and has his own style which he believes tends to stand him out from the crowd. He loves rock jazz and soul music and really loves to dance.
At the slightest opportunity, Didi is likely to break into ‘Azonto’ – the now famous dance of Ghanaian origin which the young man seems to have mastered and given his own unique twist.
Pretty Rachael is the daughter of a naval officer father and a mother who is a caterer. Born in June, 1989 in Lagos, she is the third amongst five daughters and grew up closely knit with her sisters (who she refers to asher best friends). She grew up an ardent music lover and joined the choir at the tender age of 6. Rachel comes across as soft spoken and reserved; but stops at nothing to sing her way into the hearts of her audience; indeed it seems that singing is where she has channeled all of her depth and energy of expression.
While some found singing reggae songs easy, some contestants like Princess had issues with their lines. This became obvious while rehearsing their group song ‘World of our own’ by West Life. It was rehearsal and more rehearsal in Uncle Ben’s class. Even in Miss Ige’s class, some of them couldn’t really pull through.
What would do the magic by weekend, are they going to evolve and surprise everyone? What are we to expect?
Meanwhile, the voting lines are still open for you to save your favourite. To keep your favourite in the competition, text his/her unique number to 306 from an MTN line if you are in Liberia and Nigeria. If in Sierra Leone text from Comium line and in Ghana text to 1739.
the dark-skinned and very expressive Christian is of mixed Nigerian heritage. His father is Yoruba and his mother is from Benue state. Christian has lived in Markudi for most of his life and is a fourth year Computer-Science student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Markudi, in Benue state, Nigeria.
Even though he has lived in the middle belt for most of his life, Christian emphasises that he is a Yoruba boy through and through and nothing can change that. Christian loves television, movies, and travelling. A very jovial sort, Christian does not fail to point out that he is only jovial and happy-go-lucky when he wants to be. He takes his music seriously and intends to win this competition, bringing the first prize back to Benue like Monica Ogah did in Season four.
Roy will stop at nothing to be the best at what he is out to do. The tallest dude in the academy was born in November 1984, in Lagos, Nigeria. He is the third of five boys and one girl and speaks Igbo and English Languages. He started singing as a child. He remembers his days at the University of Benin fondly and enjoys meeting people and loved his former job as a Customer Service Officer.
Chinyere made it into the Academy, but left with Sonia at the fourth week of the competition. Here is their duet which was their last stage performance on Project Fame Season 5:
She’s 23 years old, studies Linguistics and African Languages at University of Benin, Edo State – Nigeria, and is in love with a young man who she calls her best friend. He’s a base guitarist and her number one fan apart from her family.
Chinyere is the last-born child and she receives a lot of support from her older siblings who are all married. She tends to be a bit shy and taciturn but she does express herself well enough and her biggest asset is her crystal-clear voice.
Ruth believes women should stand up and give life their best. She graduated with a BSc in Philosophy & Logic from the great Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, Nigeria and is fluent in English, French and Igbo. Ruth was born on the 8th of June, 1989 and is the first born of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Chukwu of Aba, Abia State. She says Mr. Callistus Anopue her coach taught her very early to accept her person, which has helped her to discover, understand and appreciate herself.
Am happy MTN Project Fame is up again. MTN - WHAT A FEELING.
Nice show I watched last night.
Project Fame is a platform display the best of talents and some home singers would come for audition they already have a zero rating. MTN keep the good work.
MTN Project fame has really come to stay but if its actually to produce the best contestant with talent I personally feel the purpose is defeated if contestants are not being judge by their performance but by viewers/family/friend's vote. The best contestant may not have d highest vote and it doesn't make an objective judgment. But then I must commend the constructive criticism of the judges as well as the efforts of the Academy Crew, they're great!
MTN is really doing a wonderful Job by detecting and promoting talents.