MI, Onyeka excited over Glo X factor
… audition moves to Ghana
After hugely successful auditions in Port Harcourt and Abuja in Nigeria, the singing talent reality TV show, X Factor, moves to Ghana this weekend, with the judges expressing excitement at being part of the history Glo is making in Africa with the show.
The judges, Nigeria’s musical legend, Onyeka Onwenu, Africa’s number 1 rapper, MI, and father of Hiplife, Reggie Rockstone of Ghana, commended Globacom for offering a rare opportunity to African youths to explore their talents through the show.
Onyeka, popularly called the Elegant Stallion, said, ‘I am greatly excited to be part of this great show and I will definitely have fun while the competition lasts. I promise to be fair in my judgement, add humour to the game, be a good ambassador of Glo and display the greatest form of integrity which Globacom is known for”.
M.I commended Glo for making history as the first company to bring the show to Africa. “I am very happy about this. It is going to be the biggest ever reality show in Africa and that’s the truth. It’s more than just about Nigeria or West Africa. It’s about the whole of Africa. I’d be glad if another great artiste comes out from this pack to upstage people like us but such a person has a lot of work to do because he needs the X Factor to get to the top of the pack.”
Also speaking on his selection, Rockstone said he was excited because X Factor is designed to find new talents. “I am optimistic because there are a lot of talents here in West Africa. I have seen them and I am delighted I am one of the judges. The $150,000 prize money for me is very enticing and the opportunity to have new talents stimulated my interest in the show. I can only be scared about new comers, and the part I love is that I’ll double as judge and coach. That is awesome,” he declared.
Beat FM’s Tolu Oniru popularly called Toolz, who was unveiled as the presenter of X Factor, was equally full of excitement: “It’s the biggest ever reality show that Nigeria and Africa have ever seen. N24 million isn’t a child’s play; no other musical show has beaten that. And you know this year marks the 10th anniversary of Globacom and this programme, I believe, is part of the company’s modest way of thanking its numerous subscribers”.
Meanwhile, after hugely successful outings in Port Harcourt and Abuja, Nigeria, the auditions for the show will this weekend move to Ghana.
A statement by Globacom said the Ghana auditions would be held in Kumasi on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, while the Accra audition would be held the following weekend, May 11 and 12.
After the Ghana auditions, the judges will return to Nigeria for the Lagos auditions scheduled for Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26.