Airtel Ghana and TRACE have announced the top five contestants for Africa’s biggest music talent search and competition, Airtel TRACE Music Star.
After two months of exciting voice entries from thousands of talented Ghanaians, the top 5 contestants who are moving on to the grand finale are Moses Ugheighele, Ama Yeboah, Sedem Afaglo, Fathia Gyimah and Vanessa Abossey.
These contestants were selected by a team of distinguished judges comprising ‘Grand papa’ of Hip life Reggie Rockstone, the Multi-talented singer and songwriter Becca, and popular radio personality Sammy Forson for their originality, voice pitch, tone and creativity.
One of the finalists, Sedem Afaglo, expressed her excitement for making it into the finals. She said “Airtel Trace Music Star competition has offered me an opportunity of a lifetime and the feeling is indescribable.
I cannot begin to put it in words! I am over the moon with joy and I have to keep reminding myself that this isn’t a dream. This is real! Out of all the entries, I made it this far and I intend to make it all the way to the Pan African finale. This competition has given me a shot at doing what I love! A shot at a real music career. It doesn’t get any better than this.”
The announcement was made during a live studio session on Live 91.9FM. These top five contestants will compete for the national winner at the National Theatre on the 13th of May 2016. The ultimate winner will walk away with GHC 50,000 and represent Ghana at the Pan African finals to be held in Nigeria.
Cornelius Kakrabah Head of Brands & Marketing Communications at Airtel Ghana said, “We want to congratulate Vanessa, Moses, Sedem, Fathia and Ama for making it to the finals.
This has been a keenly competitive contests and to have made it this far is a huge achievement. As we proceed to the next stage in the competition, we are giving Ghanaians the opportunity to vote for the ultimate winner to be crowned on Friday 13th May. We will be outdooring the 5 top five contestants and their respective short codes in the coming days”.
He continued “Season 2 of Airtel TRACE Music Star has been a huge success. We received well over 200,000 entries and Ghanaians have truly embraced this innovative, stress free talent search that enables budding music stars to call, sing and win.
At Airtel, we continue to empower Ghanaians to fully realise their potential and this competition has done just that”.
Airtel Trace Music Star is a breakthrough music competition which has simplified the otherwise tedious auditioning processes that typifies most music competitions. All participants did was to simply call the short code 533, recorded a song and one of these five stands the chance of winning a life changing contract with a record label, a mentorship programme with American singer-songwriter Keri Hilson in Atlanta and worldwide media exposure through various TRACE’s platforms.
·Airtel Ghana and TRACE have announced the top five entrants for the Airtel TRACE Music Star Competition;
·The Voting Period for the innovative audition-free music contest ends on May 12th, 2016 after which the judges will decide on the ultimate winner at the national finale on May 13th at the National Theatre, Accra;
·Voters can win exciting prizes weekly in the Airtel TRACE Music Star Competition;
·The national winner of this season’s competition will be awarded GHC 50,000 prize money and an all-expenses paid trip to Lagos for the Pan African finale.
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Source: Airtel Ghana