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TUSKER PROJECT FAME IS BACK!

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The Sixth Edition of East Africa’s first music reality show kicks off in September

 To East Africans,  mention of the word Tusker Project Fame brings to mind  glitz, glamour, entertainment and all manner of emotions from tears of joy to tears of eviction.  Millions of fans who watch the show will be glad to hear that the show is back!    

Speaking at a press briefing today, Dan Angima, Senior Marketing Manager EABL revealed that Tusker Project Fame 6 would be bigger, better and it would feature some new faces of faculty and judges.

“The TV Reality Series provides a platform to refine gifted contestants from East Africa and prepare them for musical careers,” said Angima. “In Kenya, auditions kicked off this month in Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nakuru and  have already taken place in the other East African Countries.  So far, we are quite pleased with the quality of talent that has been exhibited.” He added.

 

The uniqueness of Tusker Project Fame 6 is in many folds. For the first time in its history, the show is open to groups to compete alongside individuals. There is a new judge and Principal on board as well as some new faces in the faculty whose details will be revealed soon. The daily and weekend shows will be aired live on Citizen TV.

18 contestants will be shortlisted to perform on the gala night to see who joins the academy on 13th October, 2013. They will battle it out for the grand prize of Ksh 5m and a recording contract.

Past contestants have moved on to launch successful careers in music, media and production, and others have launched their own albums.  Amongst them, Wendy Kimani a Kenyan finalist of Tusker Project Fame 2 recently launched her Album .Ruth Matete of last year’s edition is set to launch hers shortly.   Other positive outcomes expected from the show are; growth of East African integration spirit, employment creation and   skills transfer to East Africans from international experts to the team of locals  working on the show.

“We also see   growth of various sectors like hospitality, media, marketing, telecommunication, fashion and transport. East African Breweries is committed to nurturing musical talent in East Africa, hence the investment of Ksh350 Million in Tusker Project Fame 6.”  Says Angima.

Tusker Project Fame 6, which is open to participants of 21 years and above, is taking on a pioneering digital dimension. According to show producer Darryl Senekal, “For the first time ever there will be the Star Maker platform and what this means is every week a contestant or group that has been able to attract most social media attention will get an award.  This is a very unique approach especially as the populace seeks to move from analog to the digital way of life”.

Star Maker is a unique Facebook application created by Trigger Isobar, the show’s digital partner, to monitor the impact of Tusker Project Fame contestants in the social media. Star Maker will gauge the contestant’s social buzz by tracking social media statistics; who made the most noise. The winner of the Star Maker each week will be entitled to The Tusker Project Fame VIP Card.

The Tusker Project Fame VIP card is a reward pass for that week’s most popular social media student. It allows them access to a party outside the house, a fan may visit the academy for a VIP dinner with the socialite student and other exciting aspects.

“We are searching for a rough diamond that we can polish into a beautiful gem. East Africa will embark on a voyage with Tusker Project Fame 6 that will see the birth of a STAR.” Says Darryl.

The Journey of Tusker Project Fame season 6 commences now, let’s be entertained.

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MTN Pulse Rap Battles to premiere on NBS TV tonight

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By Staff Writer

The long-awaited MTN Pulse rap battles will premiere on NBS TV tonight at exactly 7.30pm.

MTN Uganda launched the Pulse Rap Battles back in September. The three months rap competition also acts as a lead up to the MTN Hip Hop awards in February 2020.

The telecom giant has sponsored the MTN Hip Hop Awards for the last 3 years. The MTN Pulse Rap Battles, however, offer the rap community a sustained opportunity to express their talent and are a fitting lead up to the awards.

Tonight, the journey to crowing the king of rap begins. Tune in.

The winner will be an MTN Pulse ambassador for a year and his/her music will be uploaded on to Tidal, a top music streaming app that is available to MTN customers and is owned by renowned American rapper, Jay-Z. This potentially means, that the winner can, with time start earning income from the revenue earned by artistes whose work features on the app.

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Here’s where Joseph Sabiiti is moving to after quitting NBS TV

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Joseph Sabiti

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NBS TV’s star political journalist, Joseph Sabiiti over the weekend bade farewell to his colleagues at Next Media Services shortly after hosting his last “Big Talk” edition on NXT Radio.

The charismatic reporter, whose career highlight will arguably be his coverage of the alleged stone-shooting of President Museveni’s convoy by Bobi Wine and “People Power” loyalists, sent a short and precise good-bye message to all Next Media Services staff through their WhatsApp platform.

“Good afternoon, I will be taking a break from active Journalism for a while,” read Sabiiti’s WhatsApp message to fellow staff. “Thank you for the amazing four years at Media Plaza, it has been every inch worth it and Next Media will always remain home,” he added.

Sabiiti will now assume the position of Communications Officer at Action Aid Uganda.

Before NBS TV, Sabiiti worked with the now-defunct WBS TV.

Many notable figures and colleagues have since come out on Twitter to wish Sabiiti the best for the future;

Hon. Frank Tumwebaze: Congratulations @sabitijoseph on your new Job. Advancement in career is a dream a very progressive mind should work and aspire for. All the best!

Mujuni Raymond: It was a great honour to work with you. The stories we broke, speaking truth to power, informing audiences and dignifying the profession. Thank you for countless hours of advice and sacrifice. Write us a book. 

Shaban Bantariza: Ohh! I missed your Last Talk Show?! Heading for Information Management at some Organization? Blessed Next Phase of your Journey bro!! Keep available and in touch!

Sheila Nduhukire: Thank you for sharing your brilliance with us; in the field and on our screens. Break a leg! @sabitijoseph

It awaits to be seen how Next Media Services will cover the gap left behind by clearly one of their best creations yet.

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NTV Uganda’s Arnold Segawa causes Social Media buzz

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NTV Uganda recently unveiled another talent as an addition to their vibrant news team. Arnold Segawa is the name and everyone has been talking about the financial journalist passionate about macroeconomics and monetary policy.

Just who is Anorld and what about him has gotten everyone talking on Social Media with some people abandoning the very popular NBS Live at 9 for NTV Tonight as a source of information.

Well for starters, the ladies love his voice. One lady said that his presentation is just on point and it keeps everyone glued, but it is the voice that tops it all off.

Others have come out to joke that he looks a lot like a guy from SFC thanks to his mustache and no-nonsense face when he is on set.

Well, Arnold is a Chicago Plan enthusiast and anchor. He is an experienced broadcast professional anchoring global top-tier media programs on finance and economics. Segawa describes himself as a market aficionado. It is said that no Ugandan journalist comes close to him when it is financial matters and his beard can prove this point. At only 29 years of age, Segawa is living many people’s dreams before he even clocks 30.

The now NTV Tonight news anchor is skilled in framing discussions about current challenges facing the African continent to reach a diverse regional and global audience. 

While in Rwanda, he worked as Program Manager at 94.3 Royal FM. It is here that CNBC spotted him. He holds a certificate in oil and gas management from Victoria University, a bachelors in International Business from Makerere University and Masters of arts in Journalism and media studies from Makerere University.

Make a date with him tonight at 9pm on NTV Uganda and find out why everyone is talking.

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