The auditions in Ibadan was fantastic and a huge success. A lot of beautiful performances and of course hilarious ones too.
Despite the heavy rain, the people came out en-mass to show their talents. While some got a 'YES', some others were encouraged to try again next season.
There were quite a number of impressive singers plus so many hilarious ones, like the guy singing with his face squashed and his neck bent sideways and the one who was carrying a weight that was too heavy for him and many others. We were absolutely cracked up by that contestant who was interviewed at the start of the audition show who when asked what he had in store for the judges said “... I go knack dem akpako, dem go hear gbagaun...”. Well, on the whole, it was a cool show from Ibadan.
Just keep tabs with your favourite TV Stations as you watch how the train traveled round West African cities in search of the next music superstar.
Hexagon Hotels, Benin went agog with excitement and fun on Saturday August 13 as tons of ‘Hopefuls’ converged for the auditions. There were those contestants who wowed the judges and there were those who didn’t quite meet the mark!
Benin auditions aired on TV, revealing all the kinds of people who showed up at the audition; the good, the deceived and the hilarious. Check out the young man with the native wrapper across his shoulder singing “Cooliyah kuliya kuliya”, ROTFL!!! Or the lady singing “Pofore, pofore”!! and the composer who sang about brushing your teeth with detergent and see if you teeth wouldn’t be cleaned up, hawking human beings in a show glass!!!! Against all the odds, the PF crew didn’t leave Benin without a good enough contestant to show for it. In your opinion, whose performance was the funniest of all?
All the same it was fun galore and a sweet display of talents which affirms the fact that Naija is awash with talent.
Did you ever get a NO from the judges? Don’t ever give up on your dreams. Success comes not to one who quits at the first fall, but to that person who refires and keeps trying till he succeeds.
Yes! It's project Fame West Africa Season 5. In season 1 we had Iyanya who has risen to become Kukere crooner, season 2, there was Mike, season 3 was the cream Chidinma who from the word go has been on top of her game, releasing hit tracks from Jankoliko even to 'Run Dia Mouth'. Just last season, Monica joined PF's hall of fame as she clinched the grand prize.
Last season, Yvonne was discovered from Benin. Will another Yvonne emerge this year? Fingers crossed...It was maximum fun and excitment as the young, middle-aged, and old came in search of fame. The funny, the serious minded also came.
This season, the search has begun round major cities in West Africa. Out first stop was at Constantial Hotel, 24/26 Airport Road, GRA, Benin City.
How will it go, will Benin be represented this year? Watch the video on youtube and be the judge.
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.
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.