Thursday, March 22, 2018

Eight Videos Of Tusker Project Fame (2006-2013 East African Singing Competition Television Series)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post provides information about the East African singing competition called Tusker Project Fame.

Eight videos of Tusker Project Fame's competitors are showcased in this post. Some of these videos feature singers who won their season and/or that series' All Stars show.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all the singers who were featured on Tusker Project Fame and thanks to all those singers who are featured in the videos that are embedded below. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.

Excerpt #1:
"Tusker Project Fame is an East African reality-singing competition show sponsored by Tusker Lager.[2] The show is similar to American Idol and Project Fame South Africa, musicians compete to win cash and a one-year record deal with Universal Music Group South Africa.[3]


Original release: 1 October 2006 – [series ending date] 8 December 2013


Past Tusker Project Fame winners have criticized the show organizers for not living up to their promises, stating that the Tusker Company makes a huge profit, but fails to support its winners in after the season is over.[6]

Season 1...Valerie Kimani...Kenya
Season 2...Esther Mugizi...Uganda
Season 3...Alpha Rwirangira...Rwanda
Season 4...Hillary Davis Ntare...Uganda
TPF All Stars...Alpha Rwirangira...Rwanda
Season 5...Ruth Matete...Kenya
Season 6...Hope....Burundi"...
This Wikipedia page also includes the names for some of the other competitors in this series.

Excerpt #2
... “The [Tusker Project Fame] reality show brought the most talented singers from Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya. The winner of the singing competition which would take a duration of 8 weeks, got to walk away with great cash prizes. At the beginning of the contest, there are usually 15 contestants who get to battle each other in front of the audience and the judges. Every week the judges together with the audience and fans get to decide who will be evicted from the house”...

Excerpt #3:
"Word on the street has been rife with rumours that East Africa’s biggest reality singing show, Tusker Project Fame (TPF), has hit the end of the road.

The annual show which is sponsored by TUSKER LAGER, a product of the East African Breweries Limited (EABL) had reached its sixth edition last year but it still remains unclear on whether TPF will be on this season as the organizers are yet to release official statements regarding the matter.

TPF, which is similar to American Idol and Project Fame South Africa, aims to identify the best singing talent. Musicians compete to win cash and a one year record deal with Universal Music Group, South Africa.

In the past, Tusker Project Fame has been criticized by fans for failure to produce musicians who are qualified for the industry considering that most of the winners remain irrelevant as soon as they are out of the academy.


Winners of the show have also criticized the organizers for failure to support them after the season is over.

In 2012, Rwanda’s Tusker Project Fame season three (TPF3) winner, Alpha Rwirangira denounced the show’s organisers, the [sic] accusing them of not fulfilling some of their promises and abandoning past winners.

Alpha claimed that none of the former TPF winners had so far signed a recording deal with Universal Music Group from South Africa, a package the region’s largest brewers had promised.

“The Tusker Company makes a lot of money from the Project Fame music competition, but it doesn’t support the winners in return. Most of the former TPF winners are still struggling to make a name in the music industry, and chasing the recording (deal) which is supposed to be included in the package that is given to the winner of the competition.” Said Alpha."...

These videos were relatively randomly selected with a preference for videos in which the competitors sing African songs.

These videos are presented in chronological order based on their publishing date with the video with the oldest publishing date given first.

Example #1: Tusker Project Fame 2006

Brian Nyamu, Published on Sep 19, 2009

Tusker project fame 1..

Audio Enginner Brian Nyamu

Example #2: Tusker Project Fame Season 3 Finalist performs Sarafina

Gbenga Kayode, Published on Aug 22, 2010

Caroline Nabulime (Uganda), Maureen Kabasiita (Uganda), Alpha Rwirangira (Rwanda), Patricia Kihoro (Kenya), Ng'ang'a Maranga (Kenya)

Example #3: Alpha Rwirangira final performance on

Gbenga Kayode, Published on Sep 2, 2010

Alpha Rwirangira at his final performance as a Project Fame contestant in 2009
Here are three comments from this video's discussion thread:

Prue prue, 2010
"Alpha did great! Big up East Africa!"

Bella Fonti, 2011
"whats the name of this song?"

handsome devil, 2016
"Bella Fonti sina makosa

Example #4: Tusker project 4 winner Davies-Sondela

Bethwel Akuno, Published on Nov 22, 2010

What a wonderful perfomance from Davis

Example #5: TPF4 Amileena - Hapo Zamani.wmv

Tuskerprojectfame4, Published on Dec 14, 2010

African night
Here are two comments from this video's discussion thread:

simenaona, 2010
"She is great...but tone down trying so hard to be Makeba...find your own unique style! But tooo good cos not many can do this! You are on the way gal. Mwanitu...nandiyo kwarange!"

Muthoni Kamau, 2012
"it was a competition,n the songs were chosen for them,i assuming you dint knw that"
I’m assuming that this comment was written in response to simenaona’s comment two years before.

Example #6: Tusker Project Fame 5 - Top 5 performances; TPF4 Msechu - Shida.wmv

Tuskerprojectfame4, Published on Dec 14, 2010

Msechu's performance
Here are two comments from this video's discussion thread:

TheAmadoni, 2011
"great one,,we are best in our own songs!!"

afrykanqwin, 2011
"kila siku shida shida....mpaka siku yako ya mwisho"

Google translate from Swahili to English: everyday trouble ... until your last day
Shida = trouble

Example #7: Tusker Project Fame 5 - Top 5 performances from Steve, Doreen, Ruth, Jackson and Joe

eabltusker, Published on Aug 1, 2012

Example #8: Tusker Project Fame 5 Top 25 - Part 3

eabltusker, Published on May 28, 2012

Tusker Project Fame 5 Top 25 - Part 3. Enjoy!
Here are three comments about the judges' decision about one of these singers:

Made by Moosar, 2012
"I'm sorry if these judges think they are looking for talent, they must be mistaken...Juliet was the best among all those contestants.A voice like that isn't common, esp not in East Africa. I hope they aren't trying the X-factor USA stunts of letting who they will win go and then bringing them back at the end. I bet Juliet would scoop that 5 mill"

regexty, 2012
"poor judgement.Juliet would have beat most of those even not on probation on tha galla nyt...Juliet u got maaaaaaaaaaaad talent right thrr!!"

Aniah Gathoni, 2012
"JULIET JULIET JULIET you are talented!!! i was also surprised how they just let you go .. it doesnt kill you but makes you stronger..."

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