by Yemi Olowu
The remaining eight contestants of Project Fame West Africa, performed reggae songs to save themselves from probation. The first performance was by Ese, who sang ‘Who the cap fits’ by Bob Marley, then Ruth, who took us back in time with Marley’s ‘Buffalo Soldier’. It was our favourite performance of the evening.
Ethel gave a rather slow rendition of Lucky Dube’s ‘Different Colours’ and it was followed by Rachael who sang ‘Number One’ by Gregory Isaacs.
The only man in the pack, Roy, gave an electrifying performance of ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner’ by Black Uhuru. In our own opinion, it was amazing, but Roy got the most number of critisism from the judges, they believed he should have done better. Then we heard ‘Princess perform ‘Youth of the day’ by Musical Youth.
The judges went hard on Estelle’s ‘Bring it on’, which Yvonne performed, it was said to have lacked professionalism.
The last contestant, Monica, got the entire house on their toes, with a mind blowing performance of Patra’s ‘Workerman’ and re-writing the lyrics on the song was what put her above the others.
Yvonne, Ese, Ethel, Rachael, Roy and Princess now await their fate from the pubpis, while Ruth and Monica were saved this week.