TPF contestants scoop recording deal with Universal Music Group
MONDAY, June 26, the top ten contestants in the ongoing Tusker Project Fame Five (TPF5) may see their music careers rise to a different level after Universal Music group revealed that, the ten will record an album before the end of the show.
The announcement was made on Saturday night by Gerrard Forster, the Head of New Business Development for Sub-Saharan Africa for UMG International, who is also the forth judge in Tusker project fame 5.
The 10 track album will be released by the time the Tusker Project Fame’s fifth season ends, on July 29, 2012.
The five contestants on probation that evening had to fight for the three slots to make it into the top ten in order to get this chance of a life time.
Judge Ian Mbugua advised the contestants who made it to the top ten to prove they deserve the unique chance to see their music recorded by a top music label.
His sentiments were echoed by Judge Julianna Kanyomozi who implored the lucky contestants to make the best of the opportunity.
The announcement by UMG International seemed to have given them impetus to work harder as most of the performances were much better than seen in previous weeks.
The fifth edition of Tusker Project Fame now features a narrowed down list of ten contestants from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Southern Sudan and Burundi battling it out for the top prize – a KSh5 million cash prize and a recording deal worth KSh10 million with Universal Music Group, one of the world’s leading music production and merchandising companies.