Giovani Caleb and Berla Mundi of TV3 have been tasked to host this year’s edition which is dubbed “Live Your Wildest Dream”.
Over 3,000 entries were sent in and the number was pruned down to 27 who made it to the boot camp. The boot camp, which was held over four days, came off at the Holy Trinity Spa and Health Farms.
The contestants were taken through a personal branding session, communicative skills and the power of the voice in the music industry. They were also educated on the basics of song writing, music production as well as the business of music.
Project managers of MTN Hitmaker from MTN Ghana also took the contestants through the Dos and Don’ts of the competition.
At the end of the camping session, the final 12 contestants; Nessa, Qwesi Ishe, Sinam, Singer P, Derrick Adjei, Jeremy, Kofi Pages, Kojo Karl, Lasmid, Mawuly, Mimi and Ali Baba were selected to battle it out to win the ultimate prize of GH¢ 100,000 recording contract.
“I have learnt a lot, I thought I knew all about music but after the boot camp, I now have a broader knowledge of what it takes to be a good artiste. We were taught a lot of things which I know will take me to higher heights". Contestant Derrick Adjei stated.
“I also want to thank the judges and MTN most importantly for believing in me and giving me such an opportunity, I promise not to let them down”. Finalist Adjei continued.
“I know this event is not child’s play so I’m ready to give it my all and get to the top. I want to thank my family and friends for encouraging me, I will not let them down”. Contestant Mimi said.
Songstress Eazzy, Richie Mensah of Lynx Entertainment and Kaywa of Highly Spiritual Music will be the judges for the Season 8 whilst Mix Master Garzy, DJ Breezy and MOG Beatz will be in charge of Beats and Sound.
Nana Yaw Citizain