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Airtel, Trace Unveil Nigeria’s Biggest Mobile Song Contest

Winner to get record deal with Music Megastar, Akon

Telecommunications operator giant, Airtel Nigeria is partnering with Trace, an International music video channel,  to launch a unique mobile song contest, designed to empower Nigerian youths and create robust platforms for them to achieve their aspirations.

The competition tagged ‘Airtel Trace Music Star’ is a mobile song contest which will allow contestants to audition right from their phones and earn a chance of becoming the next big music star in Nigeria. Contestants can participate by simply recording their song with an Airtel line, using a short code and will be aided by an interactive voice prompt.

The interactive voice prompt will be fortified with multi-lingual functionality including English and Pidgin which will assist in eliminating any language barrier and will enable youths from all parts of across Nigeria participate in the competition

Speaking on the initiative, the Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Maurice Newa, noted that Airtel as a youth-centric telecoms company will be initiating the ‘Airtel Trace Music Star’ platform to empower Nigerian youths by giving  them opportunities to develop their innate skills and achieve their dreams.

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He said: “Airtel is delighted to be associated with Trace in bringing excitement and providing entertainment opportunities for our teeming customers especially youths and the music lovers. This initiative is geared towards supporting and nurturing talents of Nigerian youth. In the next few weeks we will unveil the biggest platform for Nigerians to express their singing talent through their mobile phones from the comfort of any location they choose. ”

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Trace Group, Olivier Laouchez sees the collaboration as a perfect opportunity to showcase African youth talent to the rest of the world. According to him, “We are tremendously excited about this pan African partnership with Airtel. Trace is dedicated to African youth and this ground breaking competition is a great step towards our joint goal of empowering African youth”.

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As a pan-African initiative, the Airtel Trace Music competition is designed to hold simultaneously in other African countries where Airtel operates. The winners from each participating country will then compete in a televised pan-African grand finale where the African champion will win a trip to the USA to be mentored by megastar Akon in addition to a professional music video and a record deal with Universal Music.

Airtel Nigeria has been in the forefront of empowering Nigerian youths through various credible platforms with the sponsorship of top entertainment and talent-hunt projects such as Nigeria’s Got Talent, which has provided opportunities for thousands of youths to take their skills to the next level. The Telco also recently initiated another music talent show tagged ‘Airtel One Mic’ with the aim of discovering young talents in tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

Another robust platform created by Airtel Nigeria to empower youth is the yearly Airtel Rising Stars championship which was conceived to discover youths, both male and female, with football talent across Nigeria.

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Trace, an international media group has deep African roots and is a major promoter of African music to the rest of the world. It runs five music TV channels across Africa and currently, it airs videos by numerous A list African artistes in 160 countries globally through its network of music and sports celebrity TV channels. Trace Urban is available on DSTV Channel 322, while Trace Sports Stars is currently available on DSTV channel 188.

Sam Onyemelukwe & Maurice NewaL-R, Managing Director, Trace Nigeria, Sam Onyemelukwe with Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Maurice Newa, during the launch of Airtel Trace Music Star at Trace Office, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday.

  • Please do let me know when Airtel Trace music star 2016 will begin

  • i wanna participate in diz competition, plz let me know when ever their is any contest. tankz

  • adu friday

    My name is adu friday and i love music i want to participate in this music competition. Please when it is ready to start Please info me by calling this number 09038405019 or sent me text message. Please i want to be part of this competition

  • hie am in SA how can i enter on Airtale music competitions please help me

  • omotayo

    how can I enter the competition

  • I want to be a winner I sing pop music r&b I love singing ever since I was a child I grew up as an orphan my dad die an my mum abandoned me please I would love to be part of this audition to proof my talent please call this number inform me when audition starts 08138699991or08140507090
    Thank u

  • shalomwinkz

    Pls after recording the song through ur fone what’s the nxt step???07087582341

  • shalomwinkz

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  • plz my name is centino

    i want to participate in the airtel trace music star competition……i need more information on how to go about it.

  • Captain-mali

    My names is damilola lawal aka captain mali,,,i base in ajegunle
    Got a passion for music and i plan to use it to better the
    World and spread Positivity 🙂
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  • idongesit Daniel

    Well i’v got musical tallents by God’s grace. I don’t know if i could record my music on my phone or i will have to go to the studio to record my track

  • Samuel

    playing I need info on d competition plz. I’m Samuel by name

  • Onumonu Nnamdi

    Please I really need to be on this Musical Talent Hunt. I need to knw the code which I can send my Record. Thanks God bless you.

  • Onumonu Nnamdi

    Please I really need to be on this Musical Talent Hunt. I need to knw the code which I can send my Record. Thanks God bless you.

  • Godspower Hanson

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  • Izna Djens

    Has nigeria started selecting the recorded songs?

  • HAKEEM

    Please I wanna know if it’s too late by now.
    I wanna send in mine

  • Keecy

    Please, I want to know if its already late for entry???

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  • Hello my name is Tinalina I will love to paticipate in the competition pls I need more information on how to join

  • Jemima

    Pls do remember when dis airtel trace kicks off. I really be a participant. My life is music and music is my life. 07013074157/07084518666. Lily Feng@facebook.com

  • Reinhart

    When is this coming up again?

  • eddiflexx

    will like 2 know wen this competition will start