by Daniel Essien
Aituagbe Ebele Iruobe, popularly known as Waje, has been picked as a judge in the upcoming edition of Star Quest. The fast rising vocalist replaces Cool FM’s OAP, Freeze, who was on the panel list last year with both Paul Play Dairo and KC of KC Presh.
Yusuf Ageni, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, stated that this year’s edition will be more exciting and engaging compared to previous editions. He also added that, “Contestants from all over the country will be given opportunity to become the next stars in the Nigerian music scene and win recording contracts and other attractive prizes.”
The Nigeria’s first and only band-based music talent hunt competition/reality TV show, will kick off with auditions from 21 February to 1 March and music enthusiasts from all over the country will converge on four cities (Makurdi, Enugu, Benin and Lagos) to fight for a chance to display their musical prowess in Star’s Fameland located in a highbrow part of Lagos. Thirty-six finalists will be selected for the finals.
The band which emerges winners will get a N7.5million recording contract, N3.6million cash (to be shared by the six members of the winning band), as well as a new minivan. They will also get one year guaranteed accommodation in Lagos and a unique opportunity to participate in the upcoming 2012 Star-sponsored events as performing artistes.