X Factor auditions moves to Ghana PDF Print E-mail
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The audition for the Glo X Factor Music Reality TV Show is moving to Ghana after a successful completion in Nigeria, a statement from Glo said.

The Nigerian auditions were held in Abuja and Port Harcourt, and the Ghana auditions are slated for May 4 - 5, 2013 at Goldren Tulip, Kumasi; and for May 11 – 12 2013 at Alisa Hotel in Accra.

The three judges, Hiplife grandpapa, Reggie Rockstone, Nigerian musical legend, Onyeka Onwenu, and Africa’s Number 1 rapper, MI, have expressed excitement at being part of the history Glo is making in Africa with the musical talent reality TV show.

The three judges thanked Globacom for bringing them aboard the show and for offering a rare opportunity to African youths to explore their talents.

Rockstone said he was excited because X Factor is designed to find new talents. “I am optimistic because there are a lot of talents here in West Africa. I have seen them, and I am delighted I am one of those who will help unearth them.”

He said: “The $150,000 prize money is very enticing and the opportunity to have new talents stimulated my interest in the show. I can only be scared about new comers, and the part I love is that I’ll double as judge and coach. That is awesome.”

Onyeka, popularly called the Elegant Stallion, said, “I am greatly excited to be part of this great show and I will definitely have fun while the competition lasts. I promise to be fair in my judgement, add humour to the game, be a good ambassador of Glo and display the greatest form of integrity which Globacom is known for”.

MI commended Glo for making history as the first company to bring the show to Africa. “I am very happy about this. It is going to be the biggest ever reality show in Africa and that’s the truth. It’s more than just about Nigeria or West Africa. It’s about the whole of Africa. I’d be glad if another great artiste comes out from this pack to upstage people like us but such a person has a lot of work to do because he needs the X Factor to get to the top of the pack.”

Nigerian radio station Beat FM’s Tolu Oniru popularly called Toolz, who was unveiled as the presenter of X Factor is equally excited, saying “it’s the biggest ever reality show that Nigeria and Africa have ever seen. N24 million isn’t a child’s play; no other musical show has beaten that. And you know this year marks the 10th anniversary of Globacom and this programme, I believe, is part of the company’s modest way of thanking its numerous subscribers”.

The statement said after the Ghana auditions, the judges will return to Nigeria for the Lagos auditions scheduled for Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26.


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