The contestants seems to have fully settled in to their new environment- the Academy and of course with one another. Mummy J's class was a very interesting one as they were asked to tell stories behind the origin of their names individually, as well as mention who their music legend is.
Many of the contestants had a lot to say as to how their names came about especially Winner. Mummy J encouraged them to have African role models and celebrate artists from their own country as much as the foreign artists.
Winner’s boldness while narrating the story behind her name, however, disappeared with the presence of the Music Instructor, Uncle Ben as she felt nervous to sing in front of him during rehearsals, this same effect he has on all the other contestants.
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Having beaten thousands of other hopefuls to get into the prestigious Project Fame West Africa Academy, it came as no surprise that the top fourteen contestants could hardly contain their joy when they stepped in. ‘Ahhhhhhhh’, they sighed in relief, their dream was finally beginning to come true, and they have now gone further up the staircase to stardom.
After weeks of auditions across major cities in West Africa, in search of the next set of music diamonds in the rough that will be polished to stardom, the Project Fame West Africa Season 9 Academy opened its doors to receive fourteen contestants for the new season. The unveiling of these lucky ones took place at the Opening Gala which was held at Ultima studios, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016.
At some point in our lives, we have all had to wait earnestly for certain dreams to come true. This period of waiting can be somewhat apprehensive.
For contestants who scale through the city auditions of MTN Project Fame, going through a period of waiting for a phone call from Lagos, informing them that they have made it into the Semi-Final is the next hurdle they have to cross. Only 24 contestants out of the lot will eventually get this call.
The search for the next superstar moved to the city that currently holds the bragging right- Abuja.
Jeff Akoh, the reigning champion (Season 8 winner) began his journey to stardom when he joined a host of other hopefuls at the Abuja audition last year.
So, will Abuja produce yet another winner this year, having already birthed two (Monica and Jeff)?This is the exact desire of one of the Judges- Matilda Duncan, and also most of the confident contestants that came out to give fame a shot. In their words “Abuja is ready to take the crown, back to back”. Well, guess time will tell.
Without further ado, let’s find out if the confidence of the Abuja hopefuls matches their singing and fighting skills.
Sit back and enjoy this first episode of the Abuja auditions, featuring voices that are amazing enough to give you chills, and the ones that are funny enough to make your belly ache with laughter. Click here to enjoy.