Twelve contestants drawn from the four East African countries have been selected to join the Tusker Project Fame 3 reality show contest.
The contestants who were unveiled last night at a star studded glitzy event are now set to compete in the ten-week reality show which will see the winner walk away with a Kshs 5million cash prize, sponsored by Tusker, as well as a year’s recording contract with South Africa’s Gallo Records.
The contestants have been enrolled at the Tusker Project Fame Academy where they will be exposed to the best in music vocal, song-writing and performance coaching to fully nurture their talent.
The twelve contestants joining the Tusker Project Fame 3 House are, on the Ugandan front: Karolyne Nabulime, Leah Atute, and Maureen Kabasiita; and on the Kenyan front: Patricia Wangechi Kihoro, Debarl Clement Ainea, and Benard Ng’ang’a Maranga. Caroline Uliwa, Kelvin Stephen and Illuminata Rwelamira will represent Tanzania, while Nina Bola, Christian Robert Rwirangira and Alpha Rwirangira, will represent Rwanda.
Tusker Project Fame 3 fans across the region will be able to participate in choosing East Africa’s next music star through SMS voting, set to commence in a fortnight.
Through weekly evictions, the 12 contestants will be whittled down to one talented winner who will be crowned the Tusker Project Fame 3 winner in October.
Unlike common talent competitions, Tusker Project Fame allows viewers in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, a unique opportunity to follow, day by day, the behind the scenes progress of the chosen contestants as they are groomed for success.
This year, the reality show scope has been expanded to cover Rwanda, and will for the first time in its history afford all the top three finalists recording deals. Contestants will also benefit from Medical Cover, from Resolution Health, amongst multiplebenefits.