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Project Fame West Africa

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Reality, talent show

Original language(s)

Executive producer(s)
MTN Nigeria

First episode date
18 July 2008

Bolanle Olukanni

Country of origin

No. of seasons

Ultima Limited

Praiz, Tee-Y Mix, Bibie

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Presented by
Joseph Benjamin, Bolanle Olukanni

Nigerian Television Authority, Africa Independent Television, Soundcity TV

Tusker Project Fame, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Nigerian Idol, The Voice Nigeria, Big Brother Africa


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Project Fame, also known as Project Fame West Africa or MTN Project Fame West Africa (for sponsorship purposes), is a music talent TV reality show filmed in Lagos and aired in the West African subcontinent. It is a regional version of Star Academy reality series that was developed and is licensed worldwide by Endemol. The show used to feature contestants from Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, but Liberia and Sierra Leone have been dropped since the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. The show is broadcast by networks in these four countries and across the African continent.


Run by Ultima production, Project Fame's inaugural season began in 2008. The production format consists of gala evenings held each Sunday night in prime time and hosted by Joseph Benjamin and Adaora Oleh. In season 7, Adaora was replaced with Bolanle Olukanni. Additionally, there's a weekly recap show and the Eviction night on Saturday night.

The jury is formed by three judges; Praiz, Bibie Brew and Tee-Y Mix, and Faculty members of the Academy which include: Joke Silva, Lovette Otegbola, Dupe Ige and Ben Ogbeiwi.

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Gala evenings

1st Live Show - Contestant's choice
2nd Live Show - Aṣa & Tracy Chapman

Mentor: Aṣa

3rd Live Show - Reggae

Mentor: Samini

4th Live Show - African Night

Mentor: Lagbaja

5th Live Show - Soft Rock and Soul

Mentor: Frank Edoho

6th Live Show - Classic Duets & Evergreen Disco Songs

Mentor: Yinka Davies

7th Live Show - Afro-Caribbean night

Mentor: Onyeka Onwenu

Elimination chart

     The contestant won the show      The contestant lost in the final      The contestant was in the Bottom Five, but saved by the jury      The contestant was in the Bottom Five, but saved by the academy      The contestant was in the Bottom Five, but saved by the students      The contestant was eliminated

Season 8 (2015)

Season 8 is being broadcast on TVC, MITV, DBN, SOUNDCITY, ONTV and GETTV. the finalists are Ada, Anderson, Arewa, Deinde, Jeff and Pearl.


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