Over 600,000 contestants have already registered to be groomed and mentored by US international pop and R&B superstar Keri Hilson for the second season of the Airtel Trace Music Star singing competition.
With 2.3 million calls made in its previous season, the talent search has been credited as the biggest music competition to ever take place in Africa, with the number of contestants surpassing European and American talent shows such as The Voice and Idol.
The winner of the competition will, among other benefits, fly to Atlanta for grooming sessions with the sensational Hilson, an award winning composer, producer, singer and songwriter.
Hilson, famous for her smash hit Pretty Girl Rock , is a three time Grammy nominee who has written songs for artistes such as Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige.
She says, “It’s truly an honour to help unearth the raw talent out of Africa. I look forward to working with talent and ensuring that they are set on the path to stardom.”
“Respect is essential, for your peers and your supporters. Never lose the passion and keep pushing yourself to greater heights,” Hilson advises.
For contestants, all you have to do to enter the competition is to dial a dedicated number for your participating country, sing and record a song. Then share with the viewers and fans to select you as the local winner to represent your country at the Grand Finale to be held in Lagos, Nigeria in June this year.