Organizers of the annual reality TV show Primus Guma Guma Super Star have announced major changes in this year’s competition, changes that will bring a complete overhaul in the sms voting system.
Those wishing to vote through short text messages will continue to do so, but it’s the percentage of the public votes which has been allocated to this block that will arguably shock many.
With a mere twenty percent, the public will be nothing short of spectators with the judge bench being allotted a hefty eighty percent. Organizers say it’s the only way that vote rigging will be avoided as it has happened in the past.
In the last three editions it was alleged artists would purchase numerous simcards and distribute them to their fans so as to increase their chances of being voted.
Speaking to the media after announcing the changes, Mushyoma Joseph of East African Promoters said, “It’s the only way we can curb this deadly vice. We want the public to be part of the competition but at the same time make it fair for everyone.
Twenty percent is a fair allocation to the public as this will encourage the contestants to work hard especially in their live performances.”