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Music Sun, 20 Nov 2005

NAR: From Scratch To Home Stretch

The Nescafe African Revelation talent search which is heading for a showdown next weekend can be said to be the ultimate “from scratch to home stretch” content.

This is a content that has been going round six zones in the country since August this year and which has selected 13 groups to meet at the national final.

These groups, normally formed by lads and lasses in twos or threes are asked to present themselves on stage and perform songs to qualify for the next stage and a next and a final.

Perhaps, the most interesting feature of these groups, besides their music, is their names. They bear names that suggest that the members are fresh and have just met and decided on what name to adopt on the spur of the moment.

In fact, some of them are known to have met right on the audition day and decided to bring their talents together.

From Greater Accra, have emerged Mmrantepa and 3 Units, Nsuo and Agoro from Northern, Nkwantana and Ranking Family from Western, 12 O’clock and African Drum from Volta; Key holders Kla La and Nkenten from Eastern and Traffic and NLC from Ashanti.

In true “scratch to home stretch” fashion the 13 groups are set to slug it out on stage in Accra next Saturday. According to the rules of the contest, there will be three rounds of performance by each group.

In the first round, each group will compose an acappela for Nescafe. In the second round, they will do their own acappella and in the third they will perform to their own song.

At the end of the show, the winning group will have its debut album recorded and represent the country at the Pan African final of NAR besides other prizes such as recording of music videos, hi-fi sound systems and a supply of Nestle products.

Apart from taking part in the African final, the winners will have their debut album recorded, produced and heavily promoted.

In addition to this, they will each go home with a hifi sound system and a year’s supply of Nestle products.


The Nescafe African Revelation talent search which is heading for a showdown next weekend can be said to be the ultimate “from scratch to home stretch” content.

This is a content that has been going round six zones in the country since August this year and which has selected 13 groups to meet at the national final.

These groups, normally formed by lads and lasses in twos or threes are asked to present themselves on stage and perform songs to qualify for the next stage and a next and a final.

Perhaps, the most interesting feature of these groups, besides their music, is their names. They bear names that suggest that the members are fresh and have just met and decided on what name to adopt on the spur of the moment.

In fact, some of them are known to have met right on the audition day and decided to bring their talents together.

From Greater Accra, have emerged Mmrantepa and 3 Units, Nsuo and Agoro from Northern, Nkwantana and Ranking Family from Western, 12 O’clock and African Drum from Volta; Key holders Kla La and Nkenten from Eastern and Traffic and NLC from Ashanti.

In true “scratch to home stretch” fashion the 13 groups are set to slug it out on stage in Accra next Saturday. According to the rules of the contest, there will be three rounds of performance by each group.

In the first round, each group will compose an acappela for Nescafe. In the second round, they will do their own acappella and in the third they will perform to their own song.

At the end of the show, the winning group will have its debut album recorded and represent the country at the Pan African final of NAR besides other prizes such as recording of music videos, hi-fi sound systems and a supply of Nestle products.

Apart from taking part in the African final, the winners will have their debut album recorded, produced and heavily promoted.

In addition to this, they will each go home with a hifi sound system and a year’s supply of Nestle products.


Source: ghanamusic.com