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Music Tue, 10 May 2011

African Music night was electrifying on SOF 5

Dubbed the African night, the eighth performance session of the Stars of the Future music talent hunt competition last Thursday night at the National Theater witnessed spirited performances from the five contestants on the night. Aside being a night of tribute for the award winning OSIBISA band, it was just more than the audience had expected as they were treated to several carefully selected hit songs from diverse parts of the continent.

The night witnessed two set of performances from each contestant. The first was a composition by the internationally acclaimed OSIBISA band followed by another African composition.

Noella continued with her amazing showing in the competition on the night with a spectacular performance of the OSIBISA classic ‘Welcome Home’. She returned to complete what was described as a fantastic showing with a great performance of Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s ‘Thank you Mr. DJ for playing my song’. Daniella had a perfect night, first doing an exclusive rendition of ‘Patapata’ originally composed by OSIBISA. Her second performance of Asa’s ‘Bibanka’ went well with the patrons on the night who couldn’t resist joining the talented singer. After an unimpressive performance of the OSABISA song ‘Woyaya’, Kwame came back stronger to grab the shine and attention with his second performance. With a great stage craft, he got the entire auditorium going with him as he performed ‘Zo Blazo’ by Freddie Meiway. Emmanuel had a great time as he performed ‘Warrior’ by OSIBISA then ‘Ekwe’ by Onyeka Onwenu much to the appreciation of the audience. It was another splendid moment when Kaki came out to perform ‘Kpatonga’ by Angeli Kudjoe and OSIBISA’s ‘Celebration’.

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The competition continues with the last eviction show and patrons are encouraged to support their favorite contestants and also vote to keep their favorites in the competition by texting their names to the MTN short code 1750.

Stars of the future season five is sponsored by MTN with support from Somovision LG, Close Up, Vodka Kick, Koala, Spa 216, GTP and shows on Television Sunday at 1:30PM on GTV and 3PM on e.TV. There is a repeat show at Mondays, 12.30PM on GTV. The weekly eviction shows will air Tuesdays at 9PM on e.TV and 9:30PM on GTV. Those who miss the TV series can catch the radio series of SOF 5 on YFM every Monday at 7PM sharp. One can also follow their favorite delegate on facebook.com/starsofthefuture.

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