Agip Motel in Mbarara was on Saturday August 31 transformed into an extravaganza of music talent as hopeful individuals and music groups turned up in their numbers for Tusker Project Fame 6 auditions, the ultimate music talent show in East Africa.
The much awaited auditions kicked off amidst heightened anticipation from participants who had rehearsed, received tips and got the much needed moral support from former Tusker Project Fame contestant and now prolific musician, Naava Grey who graced the auditions and later on performed at the after party held at the new De-posh Bar in Mbarara.
The judges for the day, music producer Benon Mugumya, Capital FM presenter Flavia Tumusiime and Urban TV’s Bush Baby were amazed by the different levels of talent showcased in Mbarara finally settling on seven contestants who proceed to the Kampala auditions scheduled for September 7 at the Sheraton Hotel.
“We are looking for authentic singers with rich voices to compete across borders. We have certainly seen some exemplary talent today which if polished, can be able to give a good account of Uganda when Tusker Project Fame 6 begins,” said Benon renowned music producer and judge.
The talent search in Mbarara discovered seven talented individuals in: Hope Natukunda, a lawyer, Rita Abenitwe a Makerere graduate, Christine Aboth, Andrew Mukama, Andrew Aijuka a radio presenter and Faith Gandhi a student of Uganda Christian University Mukono.
Tusker Project Fame 6 returns to the screens in a new format that allows music groups comprising not more than 3 people to audition making the competition tougher.
Speaking during the auditions, Tusker LagerBrand Manager said“We have registered an increment in the number of people auditioning today and got great talent. We are confident that we the individuals that will represent Ugandain Tusker Project Fame season 6 will be the best and are hopeful that we will produce the ultimate winner this season”.