Two days to the D-day, Mummy J reminisced on all that happened during the season, from the constructive and objective criticisms of the judges, the safety net of the faculty, to the ingenuity of the contestants. As a matter of fact, she pointed out the beautiful studio set and the appreciative audience.
Later in the day, a surprise party was organised for the contestants and they were so happy to see everyone. Everyone? Yes, from the judges, the faculty, Project Fame alumni from Iyanya, Chidinma, Mike, Monica, Tomiwa, Kesse and so many of them. Some OAP champions were not left out, it was a full house and Mummy J thanked everyone for coming as they all moved to the party ground.
It was mega music, plenty to eat and dancing things as they all bonded as one big family.
As the competition gradually pulls to an end, the contestants still kind of found it difficult to come to terms with how far they have come. Mummy J took time out to hear them out individually.
They openly expressed their heartfelt appreciation to her and how her insight has helped with their post-PF plans. Oyinkansade particularly seem to be concerned with whom will be the next PF star, he was advised to leave it to the Lord. Adetoun also had an issue with her Dad accepting her as a Fuji cum waka artiste, but Mummy J told her to relax as she will be amazed at the acceptance she'll get from her Dad.
Another day started with Ms.Ige who asked Marvellous to sing but judging from his attitude and looks, he's probably in a funk and needs some time to get his act together.
Next she listened to Ayo, who will be performing "jankolikoko" with Chidinma winner MTN Project Fame West Africa 3. Adetoun was next.
Voice class in 60 seconds:
How to ad-lip a song. Use very simple scales with simple vowels (aaaa-eee-eee—aaa) do the notes without slurring them and keep repeating them in cycles.
Oyinkansade was made to sing "Bodyhug". He got stuck on the igbo part of the track and was compelled to either learn or resign from the Academy which seem not to be a favourable option to him.
The day continued with a re-cap of their visit to cool 96.9fm where they had a swell time with Mannie and the Angels. The contestants were allowed to perform their personal compositions and canvass for votes.
The day ended with Kaffy's class on choreography and performances for the Fela tribute songs.
With preparations in top gear, keep watching and keep voting for your favourite contestant
Today began with a quick re-cap of contestants’ performances in mummy J's class. She talked about what they did well and what they did not do so well. The contestants were encouraged to keep up the good work in the few remaining days and beyond. She then went ahead to advise them on how to save up and invest their money, rather than squander or spend the money on other people, “invest your money and then spend the remaining”, she advised.
The contestants obviously had an interesting time during the "Google hangout" session. They got to know they have fans around the world who called in from Ukraine, France, Nigeria and other parts of the world. They sang and canvassed for votes and sure had a swell time.
They were later asked about how they feel as the season gradually pulls to an end. They all confessed they’ll miss the Academy and faculty members especially Uncle Ben's classes which never went by without dolling out nicknames to them, and also their "moments of torture’.
The day ended as the contestants continued to show their gratitude for the time spent in the Academy which they will not forget in a long while.
As the days roll by, the contestants need your votes more than ever to make it to the end. Who is your favourite contestant? Then crown him/her the winner with your votes...
The day started with uncle Ben waking the contestants to have a 'sit-down' with them and get to find out what they've learnt in the academy so far. He wanted to know how the Academy has brought growth to their music career. His questions pointed to Oyinkansade's confidence level, Marvellous' control, Ayo and Adetoun's self discovery, Musulyn's growth and so on. He went ahead to applaud those who have been consistent and he pointed out that the supposed underdogs- Oyinkansade, Adetoun and later Christian- have all improved and now have a good chance at stardom.
Ms.Ige's class started the day, rehearsing personal composition with the contestants. She started with Ayo, Ella, then Musulyn came up with the question "how do you not sound classical?" The few issues Musulyn had with her song were addressed without much ado.
Christian also had issues with his song because of the latin in it. He was chanting them instead of singing them, but gradually eased into the song.
Ige's Voice Class in 60seconds:(Vibrato)
What is the vibrato?: Simply an oscillation between two notes, a quick rapid movement between two notes. You can achieve vibrato by getting a comfortable note and then a slight note above it (go from one note to another and repeat that in quick succession) but make sure you have good breath control. Repeat this till you get an excellent vibrato. Don't over use it in any song through.
Tosin Bucknor of TOP Radio, was tonight's master class guest. She talked about how they present themselves to the outside world, how they look, think, react to issues, etc. She asked all the contestants to tell her something that nobody on the outside knows about them and there was a moment of truth...lols
She also revealed secrets to the 'super-star life' and the need for PAs, Managers and an entourage who will handle issues that they may not readily handle.
As the finals approach, keep voting for your favourites...
The day was started with Bob Marley tribute songs which Uncle Ben rehearsed with the contestants.Musulyn seems to be having issues with finding her melody, explaining that working on her personal composition was on her mind constantly. Well... hope she gets over that soon. Uncle Ben announced the cancellation of the collaborations with the past stars of Project Fame West Africa.
Marvellous wasn't sure of his favorite performance, while others picked the performances that gave them standing ovations. Ayo chose Olufunmi, Musulyn-Ole ku, Adetoun- Salawa Abeni, Ella-I Was Here, Christian- Pay Phone and Oyinkansade-Bubble but Uncle Ben helped out after the class and he decided to perform 'Holy Spirit' again.
Mummy J came in and read Social Media comments directed at the contestants from their fans and she then went ahead to introduce a debate topic 'Is Partial Nudity or Hip Grinding An Essential Part Of Music Videos'?
Marvellous spoke for the notion and Ayo spoke against it while others contributed, it almost ended in an argument, but they all concluded that "controversy sells".
The day ended with Ms.Kaffy teaching the contestants their moves for their songs; lots of jumping and stunts on stage all in a bid to bring you a wow performance this weekend...
While they get ready for you, keep the votes coming..
The day started off with the morning exercise and learning from Ms kaffy how to salsa, mambo and tango. Though it proved difficult initially but they learnt it anyways and eventually made it look simple.
Mummy J came in and got reports from the contestants on their meet n' greet; On what their fans had to say to them and what they did for their fans. The contestants obviously were overwhelmed at the love showed them by the fans and it really encouraged them to go ahead and do better. While Mummy J was assisting with their songs, Ige came in for her class. Apparently, Mummy J was cutting into her class.
Musulyn had her opinion about her song preference and the kind of image she wants to pass across to her fans. Ayo on the other hand did his song well, while Adetoun went with the waka feel she had done before. Oyinkansade did justice to his R'n'B song. Ella, was very comfortable with her song. Marvellous(the love crooner) wrote a beautiful song about a lady, and Christian went all romantic on his song too.
Ige's voice classe in 60 seconds; Ige this time talked about hitting the high notes. To hit the high notes. First know your range, to gauge that do the bubble exercise with your lips and the 'sigh' exercise to feel your range.
While you keep trying this, don't forget to vote for your favourite contestants...
It was contestants' day out today. They all woke up very early in the morning to canvass for votes.
Their first point of call was to MTN head office where they went to pay a visit to the sponsors of the show. It was a warm reception for them and the contestants were so thrilled at the way everyone came out to encourage them. They sang and danced and the CMO was particularly happy to receive them.
Their next point of call was at Top Radio with Tosyn Bucknor 'Area mama' where the contestants also sang and canvassed for votes. Phone lines were opened for fans to call-in and many called to cheer them on.
At Cool 99.6fm with Freeze, was simply an awesome experience for them to have gone out of the Academy to solicit for votes.
And back to the Academy, though tired, they had to face their classes. Kaffy came in for her class, it was Caribbean and latin dance moves session getting them ready for the weekend's performances.
Yea, as they all get set to thrill you, don't forget to lend your votes as they right now need your votes to make it through.
Project fame is the best,Thank God for the wisdom and strength given to every body involved in the program.
Whaaaoooooooo!!! Am soo Excited & Thrilled...Wat an AWESOME Performances..Keep it up guyz! Love u Alll.
Judges & Faculty...Thumbs Up... 3 GbooooZaaaaaah!!!!
i would have loved 2 come 4 d audition but i am just 14
Wat a Feeling!Too bad iwnt be able to watch it once iget to schl,cuz we dnt ve all dis channels there,iwish I'm given a ticket to watch it Live!Grace&Sonia u gals rock
Why was Anthony not picked? The question goes to Ade Bantu? What are you looking for that you didn't get? You said you can hardly hear what he's singing. When he sing aloud you say he's shouting. Please that guy need to be given a chance. He's good. Please had already piked him as my best.