By Osagie Alonge
With just seven days in the house, five MTN Project Fame Academy contestants have been put on probation…
It was a fun and pure excitement for the audience who watched all 16 contestants perform at their best to avoid being on probation on the very first nomination show.
However, Ayoka (1), Oluchi (15), Leonard (11), Simon (17) and Roland (16) were not lucky enough to escape this trap and will be hoping to survive the eviction process this weekend.
Johnny was the first to perform ‘If I could turn back the hands time‘ by R Kelly, Leonard performed ‘Runaway‘ by Styl Plus. Henry on his part rendered ‘Unchained Melody‘ by Righteous Brother. David took another song outside of his comfort zone when he performed ‘Knock on wood‘ by Eddie Floyd.
Ayoka stepped on stage to perform ‘Waiting to Exhale‘ by Whitney Houston. Oluchi did not so impress the judges with ‘Fire To the Rain’ by Adele. Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ was performed by Immaculate.
Jimoh took to the stage all looking dapper as he performed ‘You Raised me Up’ by by West Life. Simon hit the stage with ‘Crazy’ by KC & JOJO. Olawale performed ‘Against all Odds’ by Phil Collins. Roland did a good one with Michale Bolton’s ‘Soul Provider’. Margaret sang her heart out with Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl on Fire’. Niniola took the stage to perform ‘I’ll be there’ by Mariah Carey .
The show continued with Blessing singing Rapture by Anita Baker, Gbemisola rendered ‘Subway’ by Asa. Omolayo then rounded off with a passionate rendition of ‘Aye Ole by Infinity’.
Now, their fate is in your hands! To save your favourite contestant(s), send his/her number to 306 if you are in Nigeria, Liberia or Sierra Leone. Viewers in Ghana can text their favourite contestant(s) number to 1745. All votes must be from an MTN line in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. In Sierra Leone, voters can vote from other networks. Voting lines will be closed on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 5pm. So start voting now, West Africa, because the power is in your hands to keep your favorite contestant(s) in the competition.
There are mouth-watering prizes to be won. Cash prizes have been doubled, so this season, the third runner-up goes home with Two million Naira, the second runner up with two million Naira and a brand new salon car, the first runner up will be rewarded with three million Naira and a mid-size salon car, and the winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 6 will go home with five million Naira, a brand new SUV and a recording contract worth millions of Naira.
It doesn’t end there though. There will also be prizes for viewers. Every week, the viewers/voter with the highest number of votes will win LCD TVs, home-theatre sets and microwave ovens. The next five voters with the highest votes will take away Star-Time decoders and 50 other voters will win consolation prizes of lots and lots of MTN airtime. The star prize for viewers/voters this season is a fully loaded Hyundai Accent executive car which will go to the voter with the highest number of votes at the end of the season.
So, start voting to keep your favourite contestant and you could be a proud owner of any of these mouth-watering prizes…