Monday, 11 August 2014

MTN Project Fame’s contestants recast Wizkid &Davido to audience delights

The MTN Project Fame stepped up to a whole new level of reckoning on Sunday when the thirteen contestants in the academy recast the two most popular Afro Hip-Hop princes, Wizkid and Davido. With performances that the judges tagged intense and stellar, 13 hit songs from the gifted artistes rang through the studio and propelled the audience into unusual dancing mood. (pictured above is Clement performing Davidos One of a Kind). Continue…

Emeka rendering Aye by Davido
It was the Nomination Show. It started with Clement, who, despite a broken leg , opened the stage with a spirited rendition of Davidos One of a Kind. Balanced on the tread of a 3-step stair, the Ghanaian was a marvel and seemed in control of his colourful dancers. He evinced total mastery of the song, and endeared himself to a previously doubtful audience.

Clements performance turned out to be the perfect opener as subsequent performances were equally adjudged fun, amazing, decent and more. Second was Laami performing Wizkids I Love My Baby followed by another Davidos hit song Aye performed by Emeka.

Taiwo, Christian, Shola, Ruky, Geoffrey, Ugo and Debbie were the other contestants that rendered select popular songs by Wizkid. The songs include Holla at your Boy, Oluwa Lo Ni, Dont Dull and Joy, a mixture of hip hop and reggae performed by Debbie to an extensive applause from participants and the faculty.

Kofo, Flourish and Ogechi did justice to Davidos famous songs like DamiDuro, Ekuro and All of You. The performances trumped all contentions and defy arguments as it turned out that the artistes recast were in different worlds and peculiar classes too close to call . That seemed the obvious reason the judges – including a guest appearance by one of the shows guest judges from Ghana, Akosia Agyapong – decided to put all the contestants on probation.

Laami doing Wizkids I Love My Baby
Hence, Ugo (18), Christian (1), Debbie (4), Clement (2), Geoffrey (8), Kofo (9), Laami (10), Ruky (15), Emeka (6), Shola (16), Kofo (9), Ogechi (14) and Flourish (7) are now on probation. The truth is anyone of these contestants could be eliminated this Saturday except their fans weigh in by voting to keep them in the academy. Viewers and fans can text their favourite contestants unique numbers to 306 or 1745(Ghana), via an MTN line, to keep them in the academy.

The five wildcard entrants who performed on the show on Saturday also will need viewers votes to make the academy.

On the flip side, Melody and Lasbrey have been eliminated from the academy, after three great weeks of outstanding performances.
Taiwo performing the popular Jaiye Jaiye by Wizkid
Christian doing justice to On Top Your Matter by Wizkid
Ogechi singing another Davidos hit, Ekuro
Shola recasting Wizkids Pakuromo
Left: Tomboy Ruky enjoying herself while delivering Holla a Boy by Wizkid. Right; Geoffrey singing Oluwa Lo Ni by Wizkid
Ugo, with a dancer, performing Dont Dull
Kofo in her Benz 190, delivering Davidos Dami Duro’
One of the best performances of the evening, Wizkids Joy by Debbie
Melody and Lasbrey, the two contestants, eliminated a day earlier
The five wildcard entrants
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