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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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NBS TV launches “Political Command Center”, to offer extensive coverage of 2021 General Elections

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Joseph Kigozi, the Next Media Services Chief Strategy Officer.

Joseph Kigozi, the Next Media Services Chief Strategy Officer addresses guests during the launch.

By Our Reporter 

With rallies banned and candidates set to use digital and mainstream media to campaign, NBS Television has moved quickly to yet again position itself for the unprecedented task ahead. It has today launched the “Political Command Center” ahead of the 2021 General Elections.

“The Electoral Commission’s position on scientific elections is well-known to all of us by now and we have quickly adapted to its needs at NBS Television; all candidates, regardless of their political affiliations or any other divides, shall be catered to,” said Joseph Kigozi, the Next Media Services Chief Strategy Officer.

With the launch of the Political Command Center, NBS Television has put together an extensive plan to exhaustively cover the whole nation, and is set to deliver daily spot-checks across the country. The station has also committed to availing all its resources, both human and technology, to ensure its viewers are kept updated.

Also speaking at the launch, Joyce Bagala, the Next Media Services Head of News and Current Affairs, said, “Our viewers, you already know how much we value you and it won’t be any less with this. We are going to, just like we did with our COVID-19 coverage, adjust our programming to ensure you’re all well updated.”

“On Monday, June 27th, you can expect a new property that will come to you daily at midday with all the latest on the elections from across the country, along with our 4:30pm and 8:30pm special bulletins,” Bagala added.

Critically-acclaimed political reporter, Joseph Sabiti, will also mark his return to the general elections frontline following a short sabbatical, along with a cast of personnel in a mix of both youth and experience on this project.

NBS Television has also confirmed that it, through its fully-fledged research
department, will conduct opinion polls in the central region along with selected hotspots across the country.

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Tinah Teise is back with another season of Login Xtra

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Renown TV presenter, Tinah Teise has something new coming for her fans on NTV. The NTV Login Xtra presenter returns to television after a short break this Wednesday with a brand new season of the show.


Tinah who released a promo for her upcoming season is seen learning how to ride a bike as is the new thing in town since most transport means are limited apart from the bikes.


On the show’s first episode she features Comedian Alex Muhangi, his wife, Prim and other stars among which is Spice Diana.
The new season promises a different touch to the usual as she may not be covering events that were cancelled due to the pandemic.

Tinah is not only the face and presenter of the show but the show’s creative director produced by her production house Production Progress Africa Ltd.


One cannot wait to see what she has in store for her fans. Make it a date this Wednesday at 8pm on NTV Uganda.

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Hope For Africa concert on tonight

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Tiwa Savage performing during the Airtel Women's day concert.

Tiwa Savage is one of the big stars lined up for the Hope For Africa concert

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MultiChoice Africa in partnership with One Africa Global Foundation is staging a special COVID-19 Hope For Africa concert aimed at raising funds to support health care workers who are at the front-line in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds raised from the show will be used as special interventions for accessible, functional medical equipment, COVID testing stations and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to minimize their exposure to the virus.

The concert will feature some of the biggest acts on the continent including Ykee Benda (Uganda), 2Baba (Nigeria), Akothee (Kenya), Davido (Nigeria), Eddie Jay (Senegal), Nandy (Tanzania), Sarkodie (Ghana),  Stonebwoy (Ghana), Tekno (Nigeria), The Ben (Rwanda), and Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) among others.

There will also be goodwill messages of hope and encouragement by community leaders, health workers and COVID-19 survivors.

The 3-hour televised special will be hosted by Dakore Egbuson-Akande (Nigeria), Mawuli Gavor, (Ghana) Osas Ighodaro (Nigeria), and Wanjira Longauer (Kenya).

The show airs tonight on Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 and GOtv channel 302) at 9pm.

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Pearl Magic introduces learning segment for students

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Ms. Joan K. Semanda(L), the Public Relations and Communications Manager and Mr. Colin Asiimwe, the Head of Marketing at MultiChoice Uganda.

Ms. Joan K. Semanda(L), the Public Relations and Communications Manager and Mr. Colin Asiimwe, the Head of Marketing at MultiChoice Uganda.

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MultiChoice Uganda, has through local content channel – Pearl Magic, launched Learning Time, an education segment on the channel dedicated to providing educating support to students in Uganda amid lockdown.

The segment will cover all the major subjects for Ugandan students and will run on weekdays, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am to allow students time to drill down further into their education and use the time being spent at home, while Ugandan recovers from the COVID-19 for revision purposes.

“The launch of Learning Time on Pearl Magic gives us a chance to further our efforts in supporting Ugandans through COVID-19,” said Colin Asiimwe, the Head of Marketing for MultiChoice Uganda. “It comes at a time when we know that our Ugandan students need quick access to education, and slotting Learning Time during the morning hours on weekdays is a good time, while we know our candidates will be trying to be productive and study.”

To pull this off, MultiChoice Uganda partnered with Next Production House an arm of Next Media which in turn partnered with Taibah High School for the Primary Seven, Senior Four and Senior Six content.

The channel, which is open to all DStv customers, and to GOtv Max up Value customers, is inadvertently open to all DStv and GOtv subscribers following an automatic upgrade announcement dubbed DStv Tweyanziza and GOtv Mwebale Nnyo for DStv and GOtv subscribers respectively from 20th of April as an extension of MultiChoice Uganda’s gratitude to its customers for their support despite being in lockdown.

“The introduction of Learning Time is an exciting and different approach to the content mix that is currently available on the channel” said Margaret Mathore, Channel Head of Pearl Magic.

“Whilst our mandate is to entertain with shows that resonate with our customers, we equally believe that adding a show that is specifically targeted to the education of young Ugandans will create the much needed balance that is required for any channel especially during this current pandemic.” She added.

The addition to the channel will remain open until further notice, with the aim to stay on as long as need be to support Uganda’s candidates.

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