Vodafone Uganda yesterday launched a new music competition that will see youth in Uganda compete for 20 million shillings in addition of a music record contract deal. The competition dubbed “WhatsApp mania” will feature two of East Africa’s finest music production camps, Talent Africa and Deuces Entertainment Group.
The anticipated competition is set to run until March 24, 2016, commencing today with a call for entries into the competition.
Daniel Kigozi alias Navio, Ken Daniels Kayongo, a renowned music producer and Swahili Nation singer, plus Moses Serugo, a seasoned critique of theArts and Rukh-Shana Namuyimba, the communications manager at Vodafone Uganda, have been named judges for the competition.
“We are excited to announce this competition because it’s creating an opportunity for Ugandans to identify their next big music icon by empowering and challenging music enthusiast, to compose and record original and adorable work that demonstrates their passion for music,” said Allan Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Uganda.
To participate in Vodafone WhatsApp Mania, contestants are required to purchase and load a Vodafone power bundle of any amount, compose and record either a video or audio song using their phones and to submit them to WhatsApp number 0723000500. The deadline for submission is 5:00PM, March 24, 2016.
The winning singles will be recorded and produced by Talent Africa, while Deuces Entertainment Group will shoot the video for the overall winner.