Tusker project fame, East Africa’s biggest and most popular singing competition has been cancelled. Reports coming in from Kenya indicate that the show is no more.
The annual singing competition which is sponsored by Tusker Lager, a product of the East African Breweries Limited had reached its sixth edition last year but it still remains unclear on whether it will be on this season as the organizers are yet to release an official statements regarding the matter.
It is believed that EABL is considering dropping TPF for Twende Kazi despite the fact that the show was not received very well by any of the East African Countries.
Fans of the show have for the past years criticized it for failing to produce stars in the music industry. Winners of the show have also shared the same issue, saying that the organizers of the show have always failed to support them after the show.
In 2012, Rwanda’s Tusker Project Fame season three (TPF3) winner, Alpha Rwirangira accused the show’s organizers of the show of not fulfilling some of the promises and abandoning past winners.
“The Tusker Company makes a lot of money from the Project Fame music competition, but it doesn’t support the winners in return. Most of the former TPF winners are still struggling to make a name in the music industry, and chasing the recording (deal) which is supposed to be included in the package that is given to the winner of the competition.” Said Alpha