MTN Project Fame 2016 is the Season 9 of the largest and most popular Musical Talent TV reality show in West Africa. It started in the year 2008; 8 years ago and have successfully carried out 8 seasons and currently in the 9th season.
Meanwhile, the 9th season of MTN Project Fame West Africa kicked off with Opening Gala night on Saturday, 23rd of July, 2016 at Ultima studios, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. So, the competition begun with the final selection of the 14 contestant to compete for the Winner of the Season 9 MTN Project Fame West Africa competition.
MTN Project Fame is an initiative of MTN the Multi-international, the biggest Telecommunication Company in West Africa even beyond. Currently the 14 contestants are in the Academy, where they would stay and prepare as the competitions goes on to another stage of selection of the best among the best.
UNIQUE PRIZES TO BE WON AT THE END OF MTN PROJECT FAME SEASON 9
- Winner MTN Project Fame Season 9 : N5 Million, SUV, and recording contract of millions Naira worth.
- First runner-up: NGN3 Million and a brand new saloon car.
- Second runner-up: NGN2 Million and a brand new saloon car.
- Third runner-up: NGN2 Million.
This Prizes are to be won by any of the remaining contestants that survived the audition stage.
MTN PROJECT FAME 9 2016 – LIST OF CONTESTANTS
He is 18 years old. An undergraduate of System Engineering of University of Lagos, Akoka. He began music at the early age of seven while following his mother to choir rehearsal. He won numerous musical awards while in secondary School.
Dapo is from Abeokuta, Ogun State. Has good relationship with his 6 siblings and would miss his mother while away in the academy.
Eli is 22 year old. A student of Fashion Designing in Ghana. He had an upbringing of listening to music. His family and Pastor he holds in reverence and definitely miss them while away in the Academy.
He enjoy playing basketball and likes listening to Timi Dakolo and Tuface. Eli is single, however wish to remain focused on the business that brought him to the Academy. He also, plays giutar.
Elizabeth, fondly called Elbe for short form, is 24 year old, beautiful damsel. She is the last child of the family. Having lost her father in 2013 she had to face life without father’s love and doting. She is a student of Mass Communication, Ibadan Polytechnic, Oyo State.
This is her first musical contest and she looks forward to starting her music career from here. She loves singing.
Favour is 22 year old. She got a charming and beautiful smile. She lives with family in Egbeda, Lagos Nigeria. Her dad is a Sierr Leonean while her mother is a Nigerian. Favor lost her mum in 2010. Her father has great musical influence on them, one of her brothers plays Piano while the rest of her siblings are vocalists.
She hopes to fulfill the dreams of her late mother who had always wanted her on Project Fame. She loves singing, barbing and playing. she looks forward to having a lively and fun moments in the competitions.
Gabriel fondly called Gabby by his friends is 27 year old school teacher. He is from Accra, Ghana. Gabby has great love for God, music and children. As the only child he is so much attached to his father who taught him virtually everything.
He hopes to have six children to fill up for the large family life he never had. His music is influenced by Kesse, James Arthur, Brymo and Frank Ocean. He also, plays piano and drums.
Kitay whom some personal reasons describes himself as a “Confirm warri boy is 300 Level student of Vocation and Technical Studies department, Ambrose Ali University, Edo State. He was born and raised in Warri, Delta State.
He developed interest in music from the time his father began taking him to church where he joined choir and continued to learn music. In 2013, he won a gospel music competition in Warri 2013.
Kitay also, auditioned for Project Fame Season 8 in Abuja, but did not make it to the top 24 notwithstanding he got a YES. He tried MTN Project Fame 2016 though in Port Harcourt audition this time around. He also loves playing football.
Mirabel is 21 year old from Delta State, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Babcock Business school. Meanwhile, she is a multi-dimensional beautiful girl, being into fashion designing and as well a white belter in Karate, she just awesome!
Mirabel was able to come against all odds posed by the audition in Lagos to get the point she is in now and believe Grace would single out throughout the competition.
Okiemute, Delta born singer who is 25 year old and a graduate of Linguistic and Communication from University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
She dropped her modelling career to become a band lead singer in order to pursue her passion in music. She has it that it was one of her sisters that influenced her interest in music by picking her first whenever issue on music comes up.
Born third of four girls in the family of six, she is fun-loving and jovial.
Oluchi is from Abia State, Nigeria and she is 24 year old. She studied music at Lagos State University, Nigeria. Meanwhile, Oluchi is the 6th child of 7 seven children. She a very optimistic individual believing that learning is wining equivalent.
She Looks forward to seeing Mummy J and Ms, Ige in the MTN Project Fame 2016 season 9 Academy while she would really miss her bestie’s elder brother who she is in a relationship with.
Pere Davies is 400 Level Political Science student of Niger Delta University, Nigeria. He is 22 year old. Pere believe that to win in the MTN Project Fame 2016 competition he must sing at every given opportunity.
He was born and brought up in Lagos but moved to Bayelsa State Nigeria just after hid secondary school education. Pere is guy that likes to be pushed even beyond his limits, to him every set back is a new opportunity to work harder and better.
Meanwhile, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Tubaba, Iyanya, and Sheyi Shay greatly influenced his musical career.
Solomon who is 27 year old from Lagos is an avid lover of old music. He is a graduate of Accountancy of University of Abuja. He love to enjoy life because he believes every minute counts.
As a matter of fact Solomon began his music career singing in church as he was born into a very strict christian home. He is the only male child in the family of four children.
He has auditioned for Project Fame trice now and still did not give up till MTN Project Fame 2016. Furthermore, he enjoys cooking and singing. He also likes watching football and playing video games.
Steve Adebayo is a 19 year old school teacher from Ogun State. He teaches diction and Phonetics, meanwhile his career choice of being a teacher is as a result of his love for children and the English Language.
He is from a family with music running in their blood. Steve as a christian boy began his music career from a church choir. His music life is influenced by Rihanna, burell, Kim and Micah Stampley. Meanwhile, he would miss his aunt Beverly while away in the MTN Project Fame 2016 academy.
Winner is 23 year old singer from Delta State, Nigeria. She started singing at the early sage of four in the church.
Meanwhile, she was born and raised in the family of six however share a very tight bond with her mother whom she admitted has been a lot with her in this life.
Moreover, She hopes to win the competition, complete her education and make her boyfriend Solomon proud while he would greatly miss her mother throughout her stay in the academy. Her Musical life was shaped by musical superstars like Sinach, Celine Dion and Beyounce.
Yusuph is 19 year old born and brought in Abeokuta, Ogun State,Nigeria and graduate of Lagos State Polytechnic. He stood out among every other contestant with his distinct voice and style of Fuji music. His haircut makes sure you don’t miss him among his colleagues.
He maintains a stylish haircut which make s him practically impossible to Go unnoticed. He believes the lower part of his hair as the point he is in while the other upper is where aims to be soon.
Yusuph is the fourth child among four other siblings, born into a strict Muslim family. He veered into music when it became obvious that music is his stuff and has totally consumed every other thing he tries doing.
Meanwhile, Yusuph aims to entertains the audience as well clinch the grand prize of the competition at the end. And thereafter, hopes to launch his own niche and genre of music patterned Fiji R&B.
MTN PROJECT FAME 2016 VOTING GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
In consequence, for any of them to win they need your votes, so in a jiffy I would give you the voting guidelines adopted for MTN Project Fame 2016 Season 9.
There are three distinct methods of VOTING.
2. Google – Online voting
3. Project Fame Website.
- VOTING THROUGH SMS
With an MTN line in Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia.
SEND contestants Number to this according to the country you reside in; Nigeria and Liberia > 306. While for those living in Ghana > 1745.
Voting line usually opens every week from 4P.M every Saturday of the current week to 3P.M on Friday of the following week.
Meanwhile, you are free to Vote a many times as desired while the voting lines are open.
- VOTING THROUGH GOOGLE ( works best on Google Chrome Browser and Google Search App)
Login Google account.
Enter any of the following keywords to see the tab for Project Fame Voting > “Google.com.ng or google.com.gh; Project fame, Project fame voting, Project Fame Vote, Project fame west africa, Project fame west africa vote, Project fame west africa voting”
Click on the tab to vote for your Favorite MTN Project Fame 2016 Contestant.
You are allowed to cast up to six votes maximum daily per account.
You can also cast your vote from any location across the globe.
VOTING THROUGH PROJECT FAME WEBSITE
Logon to projectfamewestafrica.com.
Click the tab ” Videos”.
Click on Probation. watch contestant under probation performance for the week.
Just click on the VOTE button for the MTN Project Fame 2016 contestant that you are impressed with.
You free to vote up six times a day to retain your favorite contestant.
No registration required.
You can also vote from any country across the whole world.
MTN PROJECT FAME 2016 JUDGES, HOSTS, AND FACULTY MEMBERS
Of course the performances and votes are no all the contestant need, they will have to appeal to the judges who are the umpire of the competition. In addition for the smooth running of the MTN Project Season 9 academy there are MTN Project Fame West Africa Faculty Members. So, here are the names of the seasoned Judges, Hosts and Faculty Members who will be in charge of this year’s MTN project Fame 2016 Season 9 competition.
- BIBIE BREW.
- TY MIX (TEE-Y MIX).
- PRAIZE ADEJO.
- JOSEPH BENJAMIN.
- BOLANLE OLUKANNI.
- JOKE SILVA ( MUMMY J).
- BEN OGBEIWI (UNCLE BEN).
- MISS IGE.
- LOVETTE OTEGBOLA.
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