These 18 individuals were chosen from a round of auditions and are in a Performance Academy where they will live throughout the duration of Project Fame competition. They will be trained and coached into becoming music professionals by members of the Faculty. The Faculty is a group of music professionals whose main responsibility is to teach and train the contestants.
While in the Fame Academy, contestants will be filmed 24/7, and a daily thirty minute show will air on several TV stations all over the country from Monday to Friday. Each Sunday the contestants will perform. and after their individual performances, the judges and members of the faculty will comment ,then members of the public get to vote for the contestant who they think had the best performance, they got their first taste of stardom when they performed on Saturday the 17th of July 2010.
Voting starts from Sunday 8pm and ends on Saturday at 4pm.
The show is to last for three months,the winner of season 3 goes home with a recording contract, a whooping 2.5million naira and a brand new TOYOTA RAV4.
The 1st runner up takes home N1.5m and a Toyota Corolla while the 2nd runner gets N1m and a Toyota Yaris. Plus the top 6 contestants get to work with Nigeria’s leading producer on their own compositions and release a group song!
The first winner of MTN Project Fame was Iyanya Mbuk who has gone on to release his successful debut album, My Story. The winner of Season 2 was Mike Anyasodo ‘Fine Fine Lady’ single is a radio and a TV regular.
Asa is set to visit the contestants of the on Thursday 22nd of July 2010 and will share her experience as an upcoming talent; telling of her rise to international fame. As a tribute to the singer who has proudly flown the Nigerian flag, the contestants will be performing her songs this Saturday at this week’s performance show. The contestants will also perform select numbers from Tracy Chapman. Asa will also be on hand to judge the contestants when performing. Obviously the highlight of the evening will be when the singer mounts the stage to perform some of her hit songs.
MTN Project Fame West Africa is produced by Ultima Limited.The academy principal is Joke Silva, the judges are Kwame,Ty Mix,Bibi and nomoreloss,The voice coach is Dupe Ige,Dance coach ,Kaffy, and the music director is Ben Ogbeiwi..This show is proudly hosted by Adaora Oleh and Joseph Benjamin... The show airs on STV Mon-Fri: 7:30-8pm, Sat 11-1, 5-6 and Sun7:30pm-9:30pm and on AIT 7-8pm