Tusker Project Fame

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Tusker Project Fame
Tusker project fame logo.jpeg
Presented by
Judges
Country of origin Kenya
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
Production
Running time 38—46 minutes
Release
Original release 1 October 2006 (2006-10-01) – 8 December 2013 (2013-12-08)

Tusker Project Fame is an East African reality-singing competition show sponsored by Tusker Lager.[2] The show is similar to American Idol and Project Fame South Africa, musicians compete to win cash and a one-year record deal with Universal Music Group South Africa.[3]

Tusker Project Fame has aired 5 seasons.[4] To be eligible to participate, one must be at least 21 years of age and must be able to sing and perform or sing and play and instrument.[5]

Controversy[edit]

Past Tusker Project Fame winners have criticized the show organizers for not living up to their promises, stating that the Tusker Company makes a huge profit, but fails to support its winners in after the season is over.[6]

Past Project Fame Winners[edit]

SEASONS WINNERS COUNTRIES HOSTS
Season 1 Valerie Kimani[7] Kenya Gaetano Kagwa
Season 2 Esther Mugizi[8] Uganda Gaetano Kagwa
Season 3 Alpha Rwirangira[9] Rwanda Sheila Mwanyigha, Mitchy Egwang
Season 4 Hillary Davis Ntare[10] Uganda Sheila Mwanyigha, Mitchy Egwang
TPF All Stars Alpha Rwirangira[11] Rwanda Gaetano Kagwa
Season 5 Ruth Matete[12] Kenya[13]
Season 6 Hope[14] Burundi Mitchy Egwang, Joey Muthengi

Contestants[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Nakaaya sumari TANZANIA
Valerie Kimani  Kenya

Season 2[edit]

Contestants Country
Esther Mugizi  Uganda
 2nd patricia

Season 3[edit]

Contestants Country
Alpha Rwirangira  Rwanda

Season 6[edit]

Contestants Country
Jenifer, Sueyonce, Amos & Josh (duo),Michel, Fess  Kenya
Undercover Brothers Ug, Sitenda, Derrick Kojjo, Daisy Ejang  Uganda
Hope  Burundi
Kissy  South Sudan
Patrick, Phiona, Peace  Rwanda
Angel, Hisia, Tanah, Dubson  Tanzania

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tusker project fame judges". 
  2. ^ Newvision Archive (2006-09-06). "Tusker Project Fame to cost $2m". Newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  3. ^ "DAILY POST: Look forward to TPF5". Kenyan-post.com. 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  4. ^ "DAILY POST: Tusker Project Fame COMING SOON…..Bigger and Better". Kenyan-post.com. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  5. ^ Newvision Archive (2008-02-07). "Tusker Project Fame back". Newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  6. ^ "Alpha slams Tusker Project Fame organisers - The New Times Rwanda". Newtimes.co.rw. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  7. ^ "Powerful African Goddess: Valerie Kimani | ElleAfrique Magazine". Elleafrique.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  8. ^ Abu-baker Mulumba (2008-06-25). "The Observer - TPF Update: Uganda's new star Esther". Observer.ug. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  9. ^ "Alpha bags Sh5m in Project Fame - News". nation.co.ke. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  10. ^ Newvision Archive (2010-12-10). "Tusker Project Fame winner opens up". Newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  11. ^ 23 August 2011 (2011-08-23). "East Africa: Rwandan Artistes Take Region By Storm". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  12. ^ "TPF Winner Ruth to tithe Sh0.5M to church". The Star. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  13. ^ "Ruth Matete wins Tusker Project Fame - News". nation.co.ke. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  14. ^ "Hope from Burundi is the winner of Tusker Project Fame 6". Tusker Project Fame. 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2013-12-12.