Tuesday, 9 September 2014

When 2Face & MTN Project Fame contestants re-defined TV reality Show

With the boundless confidence of the very young and the firmness of the experienced, there seems to be no end to what fun and entertainment MTN can bring, especially when it is Project Fame or Music Plus. So it was on Sunday when the MTN Project Fame contestants produced one of their best performances so far this season and 2face Idibia mounted the stage in a glorious ‘ascension’ to crown a glorious evening. With the combination of superstars and a legend, it does go that you hardly find a stage dedicated to a higher purpose than the reality show and musical academy. Continue...


Whether it was Christian’s rendition of ‘African Queen’, Daniella’s emotionally laden ‘True Love’, Ruky’s ‘See Me’, Geoffrey’s ‘Only Me’ or Ugo’s ‘Implication’, the energy and vocal dexterity put into each performance was incredible. As well, there was sheer grace in Clement, Emeka and Shola’s deliveries and Debbie who seemed to have more work to do. The approval from the judges, however, confirmed the contestants are finally emerging true stars.

When the ‘living legend’ himself took to the stage, he sang with such ease and mastery – such that, for once, music became a piece meal. With every lyric, the audience seemed to leave the shell of their bodies and become as one with Tu Face Idia. It was a great night. One that Flourish, who was eliminated a night earlier, would have missed.

Christian performing 'African Queen'
Daniella was emotionally stricken after delivering her version of 2face's song
'For Instance' delivered perfectly by Shola
Debbie, as she sang 'If Love Is Crime'
Clement performing 'Nfana Ibaga'
Ugo did justice to 'Implication'
Emeke, left, performed 'Ihe Neme' and Geoffrey right crowned it all with 'Only Me'
Meanwhile, the reality show broke another record over the weekend. The Youtube channel of the show recorded over 4.7million viewership. It was the highest ever aggregated on any similar platform in Africa.  You can watch the contestants’ performances and more #MTNProjectfFame7 moments via (https://www.youtube.com/projectfametv) or by downloading the Reel Africa App or visiting www.reelafrica.net. Reel Africa App is available on MTN App Store, Google Play and Windows App Store.

Moreover, the contestants need viewers’ votes to make the final stages of the show. They are never far from elimination however well they sang. Viewers can text their favourite contestant’s unique number to 306 or 1745 (in Ghana) to help th em make the final stages of the show.