Airtel Africa has announced today that the highly anticipated show, The Voice Africa, will debut on 26th March 2023.
Partnering with FAME Studios Africa, the show will be broadcasted on free-to-air TV stations across its markets and Airtel TV.
The Voice Africa received 78,804 registrations from Nigeria, Kenya, Seychelles, Tchad, Uganda, Congo, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Gabon, Madagascar, Malawi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
12,308 talents were then selected for auditions and a total of 100, seven per country in addition to two wild cards, were chosen to proceed to the live shows in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Voice Africa will follow the format of the global show, starting with blind auditions, battle rounds, knockouts, and playoffs and concluding with the live shows.
The show will run for 25 weeks, airing one show per week, with the first shows running the blind auditions based solely on the talents’ voices and not looks.
The Voice Africa is expected to attract both a pan-African and global audience, featuring a high-profile panel of coaches and TV hosts who will witness one of the 100 selected talents eventually crowned The Voice Africa.
While addressing the media at Airtel Offices, David Birungi the PR Manager at Airtel Uganda revealed, “Over 5,000 applications were received when we made a call for submission and we were overwhelmed and impressed by the talent we have in Uganda. Hence, I urge all of you to vote for our representatives who I believe have great potential of emerging winners in this competition.”
The 7 Uganda’s who are representing Uganda received their USD 5,000 (shs17,500,000) and are already in Nigeria.
The grand winner will be rewarded with USD 100,000 (350,000,000) prize package and a recording contract with Universal Studios.
A viewing party will be hosted and the episodes will be featured on Airtel TV and then on NTV at 8 pm and repeated on Spark TV on Monday at 3:00 pm.
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