East Africa will for the first time have a taste of the global talent search show ‘Got Talent’
On Tuesday 9th , stakeholders in the entertainment Industry across East Africa converged at the MovenPick Hotel in Westlands to officially launch “East Africa Got Talent” a reality TV show that will be discovering and nurturing new talents across East Africa.
The show will bring together talents from four East African countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda as the participating countries.
Conceived and owned by Simon Cowell’s SYCOtv company, the franchise has been featured in over 40 countries worldwide, with the most famous being America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent.
Speaking during the Launch, sports and culture Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, said the show is a big step towards nurturing talent and preserving culture.
The show will be sponsored by Safaricom, Clouds Media Group, KFCB among other partners.
“We are happy to announce our sponsorship of this iconic show which has been lauded as one of the world’s most successful reality TV franchise,” Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom said
The show will run for 10 weeks with the contestants going through 3 phases before getting to the finals.
The show will be hosted by Kenya’s Larry Asego alongside Ugandan comedian Ann Kansiime.
Auditions are expected to commence on May 11 and May 12, 2019, at the Kenya International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi.