Tusker project fame was a gulp of fresh air in a region previously lacking reality television programs. Ever since its inception Tusker project Fame has aired 5 seasons already and currently it’s on its 6th episode. You cannot afford to miss this enticing program that creates music stars in the region of East Africa. To begin with, Tusker Project Fame is an East African singing contest sponsored by Tusker Malt Larger. The reality show brings the most talented singers from Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. The winner of this singing competition which takes a duration of 8 weeks gets to walk away with great cash prizes. At the beginning of the contest there are usually 15 contestants who get to battle each other in front of the audience and the judges. Every week the judges together with the audience and fans get to decide who will be evicted from the house. This article looks at five of the winners of Tusker Project Fame ever since the show started.
Here are 5 Tusker Project Fame Winners You Should Never Forget
1. Valerie Kimani
Valarie was from Kenya and was the first winner of Tusker Project Fame season one. She was the first ever contestant to walk away with 5M Kenya Shillings, a contract from Gallo Records, Medical Cover together with other goodies. Throughout her stay in the house, during the first season of TPF, Valerie worked diligently in order to please the judges and beat the other contestants in the house. Basically after emerging the winner of TPF 1, Valerie released several songs, became part of some band and later begun acting before vanishing from the scene.
2. Esther Nabaasa
Esther was a Ugandan woman who apparently possessed a voice similar to that of an angel. Word has it that Esther joined TPF 2 as a naive engineering undergraduate. Nonetheless, she managed to emerge as the winner of season 2 of this reality program by using her magical voice. She was 21 at that time and was pursuing a Bachelor of Telecommunications at Makerere University. During the finals she beat three talented finalists – Wendy, David and Victor to emerge as the winner.
3. Alpha Rwirangira
The 5 million grand prizes during the 2009 TPF singing competition went to Alpha Rwirangira from Rwanda. It is without doubt that alpha’s music career started when he won the East Africa TPF 3. His victory was not just by chance; this gentleman was talented and had great vocals. Rumor has it that Rwirangira victory during TPF 3 provided him with an opportunity to collaborate and record with A.Y from Tanzania whereby they released a few songs. Alpha released a debut album in 2010 by the name “One Africa”. The aim of the album was to promote unity as well as reconciliation.
4. Davis Ntare
Having failed to make the cut during the previous year academy, David was crowned the king during TPF 4 in the year 2010. His success was somewhat similar to that seen in movies where the underdogs achieve victory but through hard work. During his final performance, David performed Billie Jean dance all time hit. Aside from that, he also got to perform with Bongo’s finest Anita and Vaileti. David’s performance throughout his stay at the academy was brilliant and it is no surprise that he had the most number of votes in East Africa by the end of the season. Aside from winning tpf4, he is also an individual who is multi-talented and one who has great affection for music production, photography, abstract art and song writing. David is known to have a diverse musical background including playing the trumpet back at home in a brass band. Also he assists Maurice Kirya do the background vocals during her shows, sing in church choirs as well as schools.
5. Ruth Matete
Ruth was a 26-year-old Kenyan lady from Daystar University when she was crowned the queen of Tusker Project Fame 5. She had the most number of votes in East Africa and came first after Doreen, Jackson and Joe. There were rumors that later on Matete collaborated with his second runner’s up- Jackson whereby they worked on a wedding song together. She was the second Kenyan to become the winner of Tusker Project Fame since its inception after Valerie Kimani.
Indeed, these are among the 5 Tusker Project Fame Winners You Should Not Forget. Their ambition and desire to sing was evidently seen in the academy. In addition to that, they have grown to become icons in the music industry even after the tusker project fame competition.