With a big bang Monica, Iyanya, and Chuddy K kicked off MTN Project Fame Season 5 in grand style. After auditions in ten major cities in West Africa, the eighteen finalists sang their hearts out to convince the judges to give them a ticket into the highly coveted fifteen spaces in the Project Fame academy.
The hosts of the show - beautifully adorned Adora Oleh and Joseph Benjamin the dapper stepped out elegantly on the world class stage to kick off the night. The faculty and judges in their usual exquisite element were introduced with glamour. Worthy of note is the introduction of Ade Bantu, as a new member of the panel of judges, whom has begun to ingrain his wealth of experience and expertise into the music climate of Project Fame.
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 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.
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.
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and also to carry the people long to the future please keep it up. Any way you people have what it takes to make life sweet for people.now i come to understand the vision of your company but you people should do more after mtnprojectfame let it not be only projectfame your company doing there still more vision to run in life without project your company should do more. thank you for the once you people down. i am saying thank you so much for..
This year's MTN PFWA got more talents and its more interesting. Please someone should tell sweet lovely Bibie Brew to free Marvellous!! thank you.
i see no reason why everybody cant just kip voting for ayo... he deserves to win...hes a star and hes destined to shine n kip shining. thumbs up to d faculty and judges even thou i didn't see a reason why ella was saved she has a great voice but you should have just let it be after all sonia's got a superb voice as well.
What i love most about MTN Project Fame is the fact that they don't just push the contestants to perform but take time to teach them all they need to succeed in the entertainment industry. Kudos to the entire faculty on a job well done. Adetoun keep it up. See you at the top.
I was by a wicked judge @ d lagos audition, she did not even allowed me to freestyle at all. Buh i wil stil cum bk nx yr sha.
Wat a feelin!