Africa’s Amazing Voices Season 2 Set for Return to Our TV Screens
7 April 2021
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Not even a global pandemic has been able to stop Africa’s amazing voices from being heard. Season two of Old Mutual Amazing Voices singing competition is on its way to the TV screens across Africa from 11 April 2021.
Since the announcement of the return of season two last year, 546 entries flooded in for the audition phase, in which the top 10 acapella groups from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa will be selected to experience the gruelling judging process as they display their passion and determination competing for the whopping US$ 100 000 grand prize.
It all began in October 2020, when all entrants submitted online videos. After an initial screening process, Africa’s top unsigned talent attended closed auditions before celebrity selectors in their home countries. The in-country selectors and assistants included :
- Nigeria: E-Kelly / Aramide
- Ghana: Pauline Odduro / Reggie Rockstone
- Kenya: Sanapei Tande / Ted Josiah
- Zimbabwe:Thembalami Tagwire / Misred
- South Africa:Buhlebendalo Mda / Morena Sefatsa
The top 10 groups, two from each country, will then set out for South Africa where they will undergo an intense musical, educational, and inspirational boot camp at Sun City.
During an intense three weeks, while living in a Covid bubble, the groups, of four, six and eight members, are put through their paces as they prepare for the final phase sing-off by having their vocal and performance abilities perfected by a team of experts.
Their journey to stardom will be closely monitored by the experienced judging table from each of the countries and supported by the show advisor Zwai Bala.
The talented judges table includes: Zimbabwe’s afro-pop and RnB singer/songwriter, Ammara Brown Kenya’s Filah Tuju, renowned as a performer, voice coach, writer and producer and founder of a Music Academy, Ghana’s Trigmatic, a multi-award winning rapper, composer and songwriter, South Africa’s Vusi Nova, the best afro album and best male awards winner. Nigeria’s Evelle, a previous Nigeria Idols winner, singer and collaborator
All the drama and the build-up of one of Africa’s premier musical shows will be shared with a pan-African TV audience when Amazing Voices season two premiers on Sunday, 11 April 2021.