Airtel Trace Music Star crowns Ghanaian winner

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Before the winner was announced, finalists of the contest slugged it out, belting tunes for the opportunity to represent their country at the continental finals.

The event was held at the National Theatre in Accra, where hiplife maestro Reggie Rockstone, singer Becca and radio host and Sarkodie manager Sammy Forson gathered in their capacity as judges.
At the end of the show, Moses Ugheighele came out tops, clinching 50 000 cedis ($13 000) for his efforts. The IT expert has sung professionally for a decade, mostly in church. He thanked his family and his pastor as supporters of his talent. His rendition of ‘Everything I Do’, the 1991 soft-rock ballad by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, was the winning performance.

“I was not expecting it; my fellow contestants were very talented,” he later said about his success at the competition. “I promise to give myself to training and performance lessons as I prepare for the Pan-African finale in Lagos.”

Next time Moses is on screen for the Airtel Trace show, he’ll be up against nine other singers from across Africa (representing Niger, DR Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia), who will compete to become the grand winner of the show’s second season in Lagos, Nigeria. The show aims to uncover the continent’s next big thing, and comes with an opportunity to record with USA star Keri Hilson. The Airtel Trace Music Star contest is regarded as one of the biggest music talent searches in the world, with hundreds of thousands of hopefuls entering this year’s edition.

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Ghanaian Publicist and Brand expert based in Accra,Ghana. In 2011, Jonilar started professional public relations with Tema-based record label,Harbour City Recordz,the force behind award wining music group,Gallaxy. Jonilar is the founder of Aurelia Republic,an entertainment service provider in the area of public relations,branding,production and consultation. Between 2013 and 2016,Jonilar worked with Vision 90.1 and Pluzz 98.9FM respectively as a radio producer of a talk show that focuses on arts and entertainment. He is serving a number of boards in various capacity helping promoting show business in Ghana. He currently works with a good number of brands and artistes in Ghana and other parts of Africa. Mobile:+233246106248 E-mail:Jonilaronline@gmail.com

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