Getting in to the Academy was a dream come true for all of the contestants. Their entry into the academy was punctuated with screams of joy and excitement. It was one of those too-good-to-be-true moments. The lush furnishing, elegant framed pictures on the walls, a mirrored dance and fitness room, swimming pool, patio dining area all looked like a movie. But the fabulous 15 made it in after a long tough road.
The contestants were still excited and basking in the euphoria of their new place of abode, when Mummy J came in for her class. They were glad to have her in the Academy for the first time and her class was commendation all the way. She talked about their last performances and took time to analyze them one after the other.
It was also Uncle Ben’s first class in the Academy. Ethel came in late for the class but found grace in the sight of Uncle Ben, he congratulated them all for their last performances and encouraged them to work harder for the final huddle. In preparation for the final lap of the competition, they were all asked to choose a song they would want to relive;
Brenda got motherly counsel from Mummy J, Sonia fell into Uncle Ben's 'late-comer's' net. Both of them sure won't forget today in a hurry.
Mummy J gave clear motherly rules to under-aged Brenda, telling her the issues considered before allowing her to get into the Academy in the first place. She told her to be covered at all times. No low-necks and definitely no skimpy dresses and she accepted without reservations.
It was Ige's first voice training class and trust, she has got a lot of technical words to play around with in her music class. she started out with asking the contestants what music is all about, and they started doling out all manner of definitions. She came to the rescue and took them through the basics of singing. She said her classes would entail.
At last, the final six contestants made it to the Academy! Wow. Their excitement knew no bounds as they got in surprise entrance into their new abode. Seventeen contestants made it to the boot camp but six contestants made it to the Promised Land. Awesome!
As though that wasn’t enough, they were all given the opportunity to call someone. Yvonne called Dad, Ese her boyfriend, Ethel called her boyfriend too, Monica called her parents, Roy talked to his Dad and he gave his fatherly advice, and Ruth also called Daddy and it was a beautiful display of their dialect.
These contestants sure have missed their family and can’t wait to go back to their families but not without winning the competition. So keep voting for favourite to make him/her your winner!
The contestants went through quite a drilling early this morning. Starting with mental strength, then onto multiple press-ups, hops and jogging round the Academy. Kaffy, the fitness coach cum dance instructor is determined to get them sweating real hard.
Thank God for Mummy J’s class which was after Breakfast. Evidently, Christian thoroughly enjoyed it and went on and on describing breakfast as his best meal. Edward also liked the meal so much he used his african fork. Mummy J could not hide her disappointment at him and Christian who were caught doing this with both hands to stop this habit.
Next mummy J had them play out a game where they act out an expression that reflects their names. Ayo was the most expressive and correctly interpreted his name and so he won the game. Marvelous did well too and was commended.
Uncle Ben’s class,started on a humorous note with the removal of wigs but turned out to be a tense one, particularly for Oyinkansade who was not spared at all. Diction was the cause, it landed him an immediately sending out of the class. Later called back only to be handed over to the others who were encouraged to help him out with his diction.
Ige’s class was enjoyably tough, and she seems to be liked a lot by the contestants. They rehearsed and rehearsed their songs.
Marvellous was later seen helping Oyinkansade out with his diction.
These contestants need your votes to scale through,so they made it to Naija FM to solicit for your votes. Ese(4), Ethel(5), Monica(10), Roy(13), Ruth(14), and Yvonne(16) sang ‘we wish you a merry christmas’ for everyone in the studio after having a time out on air.
It was song interpretation in Mummy J’s class especially as they prepare for their personal composition night. Miss Ige’s class was rehearsals and more rehearsals even as they get set for the weekend...
Straight to serious business, the faculty-Mummy J, Ige, Kaffy and Uncle Ben made their way into the Academy for a formal introduction.
Mummy J introduced each faculty member and in what areas they will be working to improve and polish the contestants. She was curious about why they chose Project Fame. While most of them ranted about coming to learn, and would be happy even if they don't eventually win (yeah right); Oyinkansade confessed emphatically that he is here to win. Guess time will tell.
Mummy J's session, saw her asking Grace the Academy captain for the week to take her on a familiarization tour of the Academy. They started off from the guys room, where Mummy J encouraged them to clean their carpet daily so that dust does gather and affect their voices and also to lay their beds in the morning before they are set to go to class. On getting to the girls' room, she had issues with luggage everywhere and also clothes hanging everywhere (guess that's girly). She scolded some of the girls for bad bed-making habits and immediately made sure they fixed their rooms.
Sonia is WOW..God she sends shivers down my spine with that Golden voice of hers..Keep representing,Girl
Ure doing a wonderful job.my little girl of 12 has promise to be part of project fame in d nearest future.well done u all.
the show is nice! i love ayo... christians perfomance is good.
Nigeria with lots of talent. I have never attempted to vote since this programme started but seeing Ella performing "Someone like you by Adele", I was impressed and couldn't hold back but to start voting. Marvellous is another man to watch in the house. As much as I wish Ella best in her carrier so also do give Marvellous a push for the competitive race. Good man.
Ilesanmi David Oluwatoba
My God , this year's project fame has held me and family spell. We come together every 5.30pm on Sunday . My son had learn some slang from the show such. Wholesome-Benjamin, 'come here give me a hug- Bebie, marvelous marvelous - Adorah, project fame- what are feeling. We enjoyed the show very well. God bless MTN, judges and faculty.