After what seemed like a smooth week following the opening gala of the Mtn Project Fame Season 9, the real competition started with the contestants making their very first impression on the first show. Hosted by Benjamin Joseph and Bolanle Olukanni. It was definitely a night to remember as the contestants not also dazzled in their attire but sang flawlessly.

This year’s judges comprise of Ty Mix, Bibie Brew and surprisingly Praiz Adejo!!!

The able faculty still comprised of Joke Silva, Mr Ben Ogbeiwi, Miss Ige and Lovette who is the new dance coordinator.

The MTN project fame Season 9 contestants are Mirabel, Dapo, Gabriel, Yusuf, Solomon, Favour, Winner, Okemute, Oluchi, Elizabeth, Eli, Steve and Pere

Eli kick started the event with a timeless piece by Elton John called “can you feel my love” which got the crowd speechless. We can agree with the judges that it was just a remarkable to start the show.


Kite on the other hand performed “time to grow” by Lemar bringing back fresh memories of days of puppy loving and Midnight calls. The highlight of the night was Dapo who performed “jealous” by Labyrinth, the after effect of his performance was overwhelming as the audience lost control in applauding him, with a fresh voice and hitting the clear notes, this is one contestant that is worthy to look out for in the finals.


Solomon performed “Crawl” by Chris Brown, his performance was slight amazing but it was totally worth the while.

Pere served us lyrical food for thoughts as he performed “how do you want to remember” by Magic and not only impressed the audience but left the words he sang in their hearts.

Okemute who we envision would be a dramatic personality to always be on the look for performed “ain’t no other man” by Christiana Aguilera. Elizabeth performed “walking shoes” by Mali Music which was clear as water and green as trees as we would best describe such performance.

Gabriel performed “pretty little birds” by Bob Marley and got the audience swinging and jeering even the judges were not left out. Favor on the other hand performed “i will survive” by Gloria Denor which was all shades of classy and royalty, I mean throwback to those days of Gloria Denor and relive a performance synonymous to that, it was a performance definitely dear to a 90s baby.

Mirabelle went very trendy with a music song from the popular series “Empire” as she left us wondering “what is really love”

Oluchi gave a fair performance of “don’t break my heart” by Cynthia Morgan and Steve performed “refugee” by John Legend which was also an average performance.

Yusuf who we would like to call the “Fuji Master” performed “katapot” by Reekado Banks and delivered wonderfully well like he was a pro and the whole contest was a paid performance

The judges alongside the faculty members were impressed and all agreed to look forward to the next formidable 9 weeks to come.

To close the event, the new judge Praiz sang his “if I fall in love with you’’.


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