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Deadline Fast Approaching for MTN Y’ello Star Show


MTN Nigeria announced that it would host a music TV reality show for upcoming Nigerian artistes. The aim of the program is to unearth talented musicians in the country and provide them with the necessary assistance.

Nigeria’s leading ICT company, MTN is launching MTN Y’ello Star. Y’ello Star is a musical platform in place to discover, nurture and give exposure to young talented Nigerian artistes.

On announcement in February, Rahul De, Chief Marketing Officer at MTN Nigeria stated. ”We know that there are a lot of talented people in Nigeria who need to tune up their musical careers. This platform will help launch them to musical heights”.

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You can contest in MTN Y’ello Star through MTN Nigeria website ( or the MyMTN mobile app. Fill a registration form, upload a 1-minute video of you singing. Then accept the terms and conditions. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

You can also contest using social media. Upload the 1-minute video on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MTNYelloStar and tag @mtnng. You will receive an automated response from @mtnng. Click the link, fill the form and submit.

It is slightly different using Facebook. Visit the MTN Nigeria Fb page, click the MTN Y’ello Star tab, fill the form and upload the 1-minute video.

Share your entry to get your friends and family to vote for you after successful submission via any platform.

The MTN Y’ello Star program draws similarities to the now-defunct MTN Project Fame. Stars like Iyanya, Chidinma and Ayoola were all discovered via Project Fame. While Project Fame was for West Africa, Y’ello Star is solely for Nigerians.

Auditions will hold at centres in Abuja, Enugu, and Lagos. The finalists from these regions will proceed to the incubation hub in Lagos, where they would be coached by a team of experts in the music industry as they aim for first place.

The winner bags a new fully furnished house with an in-house studio, a brand new car, a recording deal and prize money. The runners up will also get some prizes as well.

Deadline to submit entries is tomorrow 8th March 2020. Any submissions thereafter will not be accepted.

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