X Factor, the world’s number one singing reality TV show, which national operator Globacom brought to Africa for the first time in March has gone on air.
Highlights of the auditions held in Nigeria and Ghana will be broadcast on Saturday on African Independent Television (AIT) at 7-8 p.m., Silverbird Television (STV) at 8.30-9.30 p.m. and Wale Adenuga Production Television (WAP TV) at 4-5 p.m.
Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Ghana’s Viasat will also broadcast the programme on Sunday at 5-6 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. respectively, the statement added.
Auditions for the show have so far been held in Port Harcourt and Abuja in Nigeria as well as in Kumasi and Accra in Ghana. Lagos auditions are scheduled for the 25th and 26th of May.
With the programme going on air, entertainment lovers are now able to see all the exciting highlights of the battle by thousands of aspiring singers to make the final stages of the competition that will see the winner going home with a N24 million cash prize. The winner will also get a recording contract with Sony Music for the recording of an album and professional management of the winning individual or group.
After the broadcast of the auditions, television viewers will also have the opportunity to follow other aspects of the show, including the Booth Camp and Live Shows, on the same television channels on the stated days and time schedules.
Since arriving in Africa, X Factor has generated a lot of buzz and excitement with thousands of people, young and old, male and female, vying to be part of the history Globacom is making with the show. According to the company’s Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO), Mohamed Jameel, Glo is proud to be the catalyst that brought about this development. “Africa has been yearning for a programme of this optimum quality and we are privileged to have made it possible,” Jameel said.
Ghanaian contestants in the X Factor auditions conducted in Accra over the weekend commended Glo for bringing the world’s biggest singing reality TV show to Africa, declaring that it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring singers to realise their dream.