MTN Project fame season 9 unveils with opening gala

After weeks of  auditions in search of the next industry rave in  West Africa, the Project Fame Season 9 Academy has received 14 contestants for the new season. The unveiling of the lucky 14 contestants took place at the opening gala which was held at Ultima Studios, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos last Saturday.

The atmosphere was full of suspense as the contestants and audience held their breath to know the verdicts of the judges on the contestants who would get admitted into the Academy and the ones who will sadly drop out of the competition. The evening could boast of enough glitz, glam and entertainment that no one will forget in a hurry.

One of such was Jeff’s (winner of project fame season 8) electrifying performance, which again reminded us why West Africa thought he was the perfect head to wear the crown of Season 8 winner. He thrilled the audience with his debut single titled ‘Never let you go’.

For the 18 contestants who hoped to get the baton from Jeff, the judges ruled that 12 of them had fully convinced them that they deserved a spot each in the Academy, hence Eli, Oluchi, GABRIEL, Winner, Elizabeth, Yusuph, Pere, Mirabel, Dipo, Solomon, Okiemute, and Favour went straight in.

However, Benjamin, Blessing, Kitay, Kissi, Seun, and Steve had to perform again to get their admission. In the end, Kitay and Steve made it in. For Kissi, Seun, Benjamin, and Blessing, it was time to say goodbye but not the final goodbye as they will automatically assume the wild card contestant positions.