The last audition to select aspiring singers who will compete for Globacom’s N24 million prize money for X Factor will be held in Lagos this weekend.
According to a statement released in Lagos by Globacom, the Lagos audition will be held on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, at Dream Studio at No.1 Bamako Street, Omole Estate, Ojodu. It will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.
On Wednesday, May 29, the X Factor judges: popular rapper, M.I.; father of hip-life, Ghana’s Reggie Rockstone; and veteran singer, Onyeka Onwenu; will appraise those that will make it from the thousands of contestants who are expected to turn up for the last audition for a place in the next stage of the competition.
Successful contestants from the Lagos audition will join other talented singers who made it through to the next stage from the auditions held in Port Harcourt and Abuja in Nigeria as well as in Kumasi and Accra in Ghana. They will move into the Booth Camp which will open on June 3.
Across all the audition centres, X Factor has generated a lot of buzz and excitement with thousands of people, young and old, male and female, vying to be part of the history Globacom is making with the show.
X Factor is the world’s biggest singing reality TV show and was brought to Africa for the first time in March by Globacom. The N24 million star prize offered by the company is the biggest prize money for singing reality shows in the country. The winner will also get a recording contract with Sony Music for the recording of an album and professional management of the winning individual or group.
Last weekend, the show went on air with highlights of the auditions held in Nigeria and Ghana being broadcast on African Independent Television (AIT), Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Silverbird Television (STV) and WAP TV.
Entertainment lovers can continue to follow the show this weekend on Saturday, AIT, at 7-8 p.m.; STV at 8.30-9.30 p.m.; and WAP TV at 4-5 p.m.; NTA and Ghana’s Viasat also broadcast the programme on Sunday at 5-6 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.