Exactly 7 years ago, MTN Hitmaker hit TV screens for the first time, forever changing the landscape of music reality competition programming. With the previous season marking the birth of its first female winner, producers of the reality show announced, a little over three weeks ago, the launch and call for entries for the 7th season of the show. The search for the next Hitmaker had begun!
Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Kurlsongs, Koo Ntakra, amongst others have had their lives transformed after being a part of Ghana’s biggest most consistent music reality TV show, MTN Hitmaker! Season 6 contestants Yaw Berk, Drew, Krymi and the winner Freda Rhymz are signed to two of the most recognized record labels in Ghana; Highly Spiritual and Black Avenue Music. Yes; such are the perks that come with partaking in and making an impact on MTN Hitmaker.
Having sat every week to listen to and select the best from the thousands of demos sent in this season, CEO of Lynx Entertainment, Richie Mensah, together with talented musician and sound engineer, Magnum and DJ Breezy (search panel and season beat makers) had the rather arduous task of cutting down the numbers to a little over 400 wannabe hit makers who had an opportunity to meet them one-on-one.
The one on one encounters which was held at the NAFTI studios on 9 and 10 September 2018 saw the over 400 hopefuls battle to secure a spot in the final 12 that would make it into the live shows.
After an intense two-day audition, the panel were able to cut the numbers down and the final 22 were unveiled.
The final level of the audition process will see these 22 at bootcamp where they will have various interactions with performance experts, A&R managers, brands experts, voice coaches, etc. all in the hopes of getting them ready for the battle ahead.
A final clash after all the facilitation at bootcamp will see the 22 drop to the final 12 who will enter the competition proper.
A swell time is definitely ahead as Ghana prepares for yet another exiting battle of talents only, on MTN Hitmaker 7 dubbed, “RULE THE MIC”.
Produced by Charterhouse Productions, MTN Hitmaker 7 will be hosted by EIB’s Giovani Caleb and Berla Mundi. The show airs on Saturdays on TV3 at 8pm, UTV at 3pm, GHOne TV and TV Africa at 7:30pm, Kessben tv at 4pm and Tv3 at 8pm. And on Sundays on 4syte TV at 5pm, Joy Prime at 6:30pm, Homebase Tv at 4pm, Maxx TV at 8pm, Oceans tv and TV XYZ at 6pm.
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