Famous music instructor and Music Director at Project Fame Academy, Benneth Ogbeiwi (popularly known as “Uncle Ben”) has said that the Project Fame reality show will be back this year.
Recall that there had been several questions and doubts as to whether the popular reality show would join the list of defunct reality shows in Nigeria due to the inability of the organizers to hold the show last year.
While speaking with ALEDEH at the closing ceremony of the two-day music workshop organized by the Anointed and Chosen generation Baptist Associations today, Ben stated that the sponsors of Project Fame are working towards ensuring that the show holds this year.
“The sponsors are looking at better ways to make it happen. It was becoming a thing of worry. Two shows were going on at the same time and there was a clash of interest. Apart from that, we are looking for an appropriate time the show holds without any other show altering our timetable”, he said.
He also said the show would come up at a period devoid of other shows or national celebrations, assuring Nigerians that the show will be held this year with auditions coming up between May and June.
“There are other reality shows coming up so we are looking at the appropriate time and also, we want to make sure that it stays away from a lot of national celebrations like Easter, Muslim festivals so that the participation can be overwhelming.
“Project Fame is coming back this year and the auditions will come up in May/June”, he said.
Ben, who was one of the guest speakers at the workshop urged participants to treat their voices well and gave them tips on how to be good vocalists.
Meanwhile, the two-day music workshop which was held at First Baptist church, Ikeja is an annual event organized by the music department of the Anointed and Chosen generation Baptist Associations.
According to one of the organizers, Bamgbose Oluwaseun, the workshop themed “Praise ye the Lord” was aimed at training choristers to know basic conducting of songs and transcription of musical notes. He however encouraged choristers to endeavour to praise God with whatever musical instrument they can lay their hands on.
“We should know the main reason God created us is to glorify and worship him. We are meant to praise God so far we are still alive with every musical instrument we can lay our hands on. Praise must not cease from our mouths”, he said.