Nigerian Music legend, 2Baba announced yesterday on Instagram, a call to entry for ‘Next Up’ – an online talent search for a video director and three vocalists who will perform as a boy band at his ‘20YearsAKing’ concerts.
2Baba expressed his delight at bringing together a trio boy band and a video director to the Nigerian music space. The mogul’s interest in creating a boy band stems from his 20-year celebration in the Nigerian music industry.
To participate, singers between ages of 19-22 are expected to make a video of a short performance of ‘Ole’ by 2Baba with lead and harmonies whilst using the acapella maker app.
Video directors are to shoot an amateur camera phone music video of any 2Baba/2Face’s old song.
Entries are to be submitted on Instagram tagging the handles @official2baba @hypertekdigital @officialhiptv and @thenetng with the hashtag #20YearsAKing.
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Hey guys! I'm looking for 3 badass vocalists who will perform as a boy band at the #20YearsAKing concerts and a video director. If you are a gifted amateur vocalist or video director between ages 19-22, you should be grabbing this chance. Each winner gets N500,000. Vocalist (males): make a video of a short performance of my song 'Ole' with the lead and harmonies combined using the acapella maker app. Video directors (females/males): Make an amateur camera phone video of any of my old tracks. Post your entries on Instagram and tag @official2baba, @hypertekdigital @officialhiptv @thenetng and use the hashtag #NextUp #20YearsAKing Finalists will be selected by my brothers @cobhamsasuquo and @unlimitedLA, so guys put in your best. Good luck.
As part of the reward for participation, the four winners will each be awarded the sum of N500,000.00, and will have the opportunity of working with 2baba for the rest of the ‘20YearsAKing’ project.
Deadline for submission of entries is September 8th, 2019, after which 8 finalists including 5 vocalists and 3 video directors will be selected by elite judges Cobhams Asuquo and Unlimited L.A for an online voting process to select the final winners.
Next Up! is part of the activities lined up for ‘20YearsAKing’, a celebration of 20 years since 2Baba scored his first hit as a member of the now-defunct Plantashun Boiz, with their debut single ‘Knock Me Off’ in 1999. Other activities, projects, and events for the year include a book, a documentary, an album, merchandise, fete, fundraisers, concerts and parties.