Sipe, four others in finals for Airtel Trace Music Star

Airtel Malawi has sieved through thousands of submissions and selected the best 6 finalists who auditioned for the ‘Airtel TRACE Music Star’,  who will battle it out in the national finals slated for 21st February in Blantyre.airtel trace

Sipe:  Contestant to be the next African Big Star.

Sipe: Contestant to be the next African Big Star.

Among the shortlisted candidates there is former Malawi Big Brother Africa hotshot  Siphelire Chitambo – Sipe.

The other five shortlisted hopefuls include 13 year old Vitumbiko Maseko Phiri from Blantyre, 26 year old Tiyamike Chakhaza from Lilongwe, Grey Douglas Longwe, 26 from Blantyre and 27 year old Sam Mjura Mkandawire from Lilongwe.

The five have beat over 30, 000 people who also auditioned for this competition by calling 59911.

The six were selected based on a combination of singing skills- quality, pitch, originality, tone, range.

Airtel Malawi is urging its customers to vote for their favourite artist by sending the contestant’s code to 59911. Each SMS costs MK50 only.

Customers with the highest number of votes will win various prizes ranging from a Samsung Galaxy phone, MK50, 000 e- value of Airtel Money, MK1, 000 airtime and t-shirts.

The winner of this national finals will pocket a MK14 million cash prize and will further take part in the Pan African Airtel Trace Music Star with other contestants drawn from 13 countries to battle it out for the accolade of ‘the next Big African Star’.

‘Airtel Trace Music Star’s aims to create the platform to empower Malawi youths by giving them opportunities to develop their innate skills, achieve their dreams and possibly become the next biggest stars.

The competition is also taking place across 12 other countries where Airtel has presence; Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda Zambia, Madagascar, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon.

The best singing talent in each country will be identified, rewarded and put in competition with the best singing talents of other participating countries to run for the Title of best African Music Talent.

The overall grand prize comprises of a recording deal with Kon Live, a distributed label through Universal Music Group and an intense mentorship programme with Akon in the United States of America.

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11 thoughts on “Sipe, four others in finals for Airtel Trace Music Star”

  1. lex says:

    great!!!great okay i will be voting coz i know dat next time its me and also i will need others to vote for me,,,,,MALAWI this is our great chance to stand up,,,,yea!!!!!!!! its me LEX ONE.

  2. Kawale says:

    If we don’t support one another we will never move forward.
    We don’t like foreigners like Davido
    We don’t like those who are half Malawians as you say Sipe is,
    We don’t like Malawians, like Tay Grin,
    Why the hatred and the jealousy?
    We will only rise together, divided we will remain charity cases.
    I will fully support Sipe and every other Malawian or African who is hustling to better their lives, not only by messages but by actions too.
    I love Malawi, I love Africa.

  3. Kelvin says:

    Don’t just talk,if you think you could do much better than the chosen one?You didn’t compete….okay you failed,stop sulking.

  4. Mfulatuvi says:

    Kodi kulibe ena odziwa kuyimba? Tizingomva za munthu m’modzi basi!!

  5. mary says:

    #youtube VID_20150210_103528 http://www.youtube.com/ XBL8_paRwUI&sns=tw watch?v= that’s the correct link ..

    1. andrew says:

      can you please share the right link I’d like to watch this

    2. andrew says:

      can you please share the right link I’d like to watch this ..

  6. mary says:

    #youtube VID_20150210_103528 http://www.youtube.com/ XBL8_paRwUI&sns=tw watch?v= that’s the correct link

  7. mary says:

    #youtube VID_20150210_103528 http://www.youtube.com/ XBL8_paRwUI&sns=tw watch?v= watch this video.this girl deserves a chance to compete..I don’t know why she wasn’t chosen

  8. aurora says:

    koma sipe ndiosogola..honestly big up,its nice u dont give up,u got ur eyes fixed to the top…proud of u cutey

  9. to says:

    Dont fool us………….hope Malawi will be represented by REAL Malawian!!!!!!! get that Airtel
    why bring controversial candidates already!

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