GLO, M-Net Launch GLO Naija Sings III
Lagos, Aug 22, 2011 (Daily Independent/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) --
National telecom operator, Globacom, in partnership with leading Pay-TV giant, M-Net Africa, has launched the third season of famed musical reality TV show, Glo Naija Sings. The third season is following the success of the second season of the popular programme won last year by the singing sensation, Casey Edema.
At a special event held in Lagos to officially launch the new season, Globacom's Head of Glo 1 and Business Solutions, Folu Aderibigbe, stated that "all hands are on deck to ensure that the third season is bigger, better, and more exciting in terms of organisation, exposure and the quality of talents that the show will put on stage for the big cash prize of $100,000 and a brand mew Toyota RAV 4, Glo ambassadorship and a recording contract with a leading record company."
Speaking at the event, Gideon Khobane, Marketing Manager, M-Net Africa, said the company was happy to partner with Glo once more on a programme which has continued to draw large audiences who are eager to see, hear, and celebrate great music from rising Nigerian stars.
Viewers of the programme will also have an exciting time as selection will be done by voting through Short Messages Services (SMS) on their phones.
Viewers stand to win exciting prizes such as Glo high speed Internet Modems, Glo recharge cards and DSTV mobile phones as a reward for their participation.
Already, auditions have been held in several locations across the country with top contestants selected in Ibadan, Benin, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kaduna and Lagos.
Open to a wide range of vocal music performers from soloists and duos to groups of up to four persons, Season III of Glo Naija Sings will allow contestants to put their singing ambitions to test. Selected contestants, who must be Nigerian citizens over the age of 18, will be allowed to display their talents, win great prizes and get an accelerated shot at stardom.
A new addition to this season's show is a music sensation, Dare Art-Alade, while the energetic Denrele Edun will be bringing his unique style, panache and humour to the production, as a 'behind-the-scenes' presenter.
Popular broadcaster, Olisa Adibua, will be moving from his two-season stint as the show's host to a brand new position as resident judge.
Olisa, will be putting his formidable music knowledge and wide ranging expertise to use in evaluating contestants, giving them honest and straightforward feedback as they attempt to become the next Nigerian superstars.
Returning to lend his knowledge and skills to the aspiring contestants is music star, Tosin Martins, as vocal and performance coach, while the ever dynamic Dokta Frabz is back as music director.
In order to make the show even more interesting, other specially selected music professionals, artistes and top Nigerian music industry icons will be joining Olisa during each episode as celebrity judges.
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