By Martin Ndijjo
Nairobi - Tusker Project Fame season 6 (TPF 6) kicked off with massive talent display as exhibited by contestants from the different East African countries at the grand opening ceremony held at the Tusker Dome, Eabl Headquarters, Ruaraka
It was a great Sunday night for the Ugandan five contestants as they all made it to the next stage in what looked like a music battle between Uganda and Kenya.
Undercover Brothers; Timothy Kirya John(right) and Kakiika Abdul from Uganda performing on stage at the grand opening ceremony of Tusker Project Fame season 6
It was Ugandan, Sitenda Kisakye with a sweet voice who first impressed the Judging panel as she performed ‘Jailer’ by Asa but her earlier reward of performance of the night was canceled by the Kenyan duo Amos & Josh who crowned the night with a superb performance as they did If I Ain’t got you by Alicia keys, a performance that left Judge Ian Mbugua labeled ‘criticizer’ with no comment only nodding his head and finally saying “the best of the best tonight”
Tanzanians were unlucky as they had two out of the three people eliminated on the first day and these included; Tana and Durbat plus Peace from Rwanda and this means there are now 15 contestants remaining in the academy
Uganda is not only represented by the five contestants; Daisy Ejang, Sitenda Kisakye, Derrick Kojjo and a duo dubbed “Undercover Brothers” comprising Timothy Kirya and Kakiika Abdul, there is also music artist, Julian Kanyomozi on judging panel and Dr. Mitch Egwang the main MC.
The show started with paying tribute to Westgate fallen heros after Dr. Mitch took control of the stage with his co-host Joey Muthengi as they stared calling contestants one by one those who had to prove to the Judges the reason for saying in the academy in a bid to win sh150,000,000 and a one-year recording contract in South Africa When asked about the Ugandan contestants in this year’s TPF, Julian said this could again be Uganda’s year (chance) to take it fielded great talent.
“From what I have so far seen, both the girls and the boys are good. They can sing and perform and I think they have the qualities to challenge and possible win,” he said.
In this edition, certain changes like new faces in the faculty and the judging panel have been made (Zahir Ally Zorro joined as new judge) and the edition has taken another approach of fielding singing groups allowed to compete alongside individuals.
TPF 6 will be shown on Vision Group's: Urban TV, TV West and Bukedde TV and the winner will be announced on December 8.