Monday, July 18, 2011

M-Net says Naija Sings is bigger, better

As the latest edition of M-Net hosted Glo Naija Sings competition advances kick off, the officials said the contest is coming out bigger and better.

Also, M-Net said DStv audiences would soon be able to tune in for the third season of the popular music reality series.

A press statement by Timothy Okwu of the MultiChoice corporate communication, said that tapping into the talent of Nigeria’s music community, the series combines the energy and emotion of aspiring performers with the expertise and skill of already established industry stars.

“The result is sensationally entertaining television that has the unique potential to change lives, as in the case of season one winner Jon Ogah and season two’s breakout star Casey Edema who both walked away with USD 100 000 in cash,” he said.

According to him, the contest is open to a wide range of vocal music performers from soloists and duos to groups of up to 4 persons, GLO NAIJA SINGS gets underway later this month with free auditions set for seven cities across the country where hopefuls can put their singing ambitions to the test. So whether you like to express yourself through hip-hop, reggae, R&B, Afro-Beat, pop, soul or jazz, now’s your chance to step into the spotlight. The competition is open to entrants over the age of 18, with valid proof of Nigerian citizenship. All entrants will have to complete an entry form and are only allowed to audition once.

Produced by M-Net Nigeria and Nevermachine, he said that previous seasons included special celebrity judges as part of the audition process and this year, it will be no different.

He listed some of the past celebrity judges to include General Pype, Djinee, Omawumi, YQ, GT the Guitarman, Tyeng Gang, Kore Brown and TJ to name a few.

“So, fans are advised to keep an eye out for more top performers this time round,” he advised.

Mrs. Biola Alabi, the Managing Director M-Net Africa, was quoted as saying that they have been very fortunate that the cream of Nigeria’s music industry have joined them over the past two seasons, to the absolute delight of audiences and the benefit of our contestants.

“By giving so generously of their time and their talent, they have grown not only their own fan base but also played a vital part in the development of Nigerian music” she said.

Maintaining that M-Net is happy to partner with Glo once more on a programme which has really begun to draw large audiences’ eager to see, hear and celebrate great music from rising Nigerian stars.

“It’s fantastic that audiences are so responsive to this kind of series, that viewers participate through voting and that they really want to see the contestants succeed. It’s exciting, dramatic, and of course, fun” he said.

Remmy Nweke

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