A judge, who has spoken on condition of anonymity in this year’s auditions of Tusker Project Fame in Kigali Rwanda, has labeled the talent search competition as blur. The competition is set to kick off early September in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, but first all the participating countries have to pre-select their representatives to make it to the big scene in the East African country. In Rwanda auditions have been taking place at Sports View Hotel in Remera, where the turn-out has been unimpressive.
Speaking to rwandashow.com through the phone, the judge alleged that organizers of the competition have issued a warning that there should be no information passed to the media unless they convey the message themselves. The judge said, “Right now as we speak, I am not allowed to give you any finer details regarding TPF. We have been warned against providing any information to the media, and I think that is why the turnout has been low. The competition is unclear and blur.”
Meanwhile leading judge from Kenya Ian Mbugua, has accused Rwandan artistes of being lackluster and dull, and said that they lack that extra bit of confidence to compete at the level of their East African counterparts. Mbugua, speaking after the first day of the auditions, seemed unimpressed with what he had seen and warned the artistes that they should expect stiff competition in Nairobi.
Six countries that include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan will send their representatives to compete on the big stage in September. The eventual winner goes home with a cool five million Kenyan shillings.