Uganda is blessed with abundant natural resources as well as talent in many areas. One of which is music which has produced many bright shining stars from the legends like Philly Bongole Lutaya veterans like Jose Chameleone, Juliana Kanyomozi and Bebe Cool to current youngsters like Irene Ntale, Ziza Bafana, King Saha and Sheebah Karungi.
However, some the current talent was discovered through talent search Competitions that have already produced big names in the industry like the Blue 3 girls Jackie Candiru, Lilian Mbabazi and Cindy Sanyu as well as the likes of Davis Ntare, Esther Navas and Sandra Suubi.
It is therefore due to such a rich back ground that Vodafone one of the giant telecom companies in the country has come up to unearth and nurture new talent in the music industry.
Vodafone has therefore invested 20Million in a new competition dubbed the’ WhatsApp Mania’ that will see youth compete for recording contracts and other mega prizes.
The competition in which Vodafone has partnered with Talent Africa and Deuces Entertainment, two of East Africa’s finest and most respected music production houses, will see the winners walk away with audio recording deals for their original compositions as well as videos for their music by Sasha Vybez.
The competition which was officially launched yesterday at Sky Lounge in Kisementi Kampala kicked off with a call for entries into the competition and will run until March 24, 2016 when the winner will be announced and recognized.
“We are excited to announce this competition because it’s an opportunity for Ugandans to identify their next big music icon by empowering and challenging music enthusiasts, to Compose and record original and adorable work that demonstrates their passion for music” Said Allan Richardson the Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Uganda.
To participate in the Vodafone WhatsApp Mania, contestants are required to purchase and load a Vodafone power bundle of any amount or buy any mobile device from any of the Vodafone stores or outlets, compose and record either a video and audio song using their phones and to submit them to WhatApp number 0723000500. The deadline for submission is 5:0PM, March 24, 2016
For details on how the competition will run on daily basis, the public can log onto http://whatsappmania.vodafone.co.ug