Bittersweet Weekend for Uganda in Tusker Project Fame Academy



The eviction show on Saturday was unique from the previous eviction shows, this time around contestants had the opportunity to perform to their favorite songs. Patrick from Rwanda kicked off the show with a great rendition of Eric Wainaina’s Nchi ya Kitu Kidogo. This was followed by Kojjo, Hope and Phionah who took the stage next performing Mulembe gwa Kirya by Maurice Kirya, delivering a lovely performance despite the microphone interruption which did not throw the contestants off balance.

Next on stage were the powerful diva’s Nyambura and Daisy who performed the famous Kenny Rodgers song something inside so strong, it was a powerful and impressive performance from the two ladies. Amos and Josh surprised the audience and took a risk performing to Nameless’s Deadly. The two gave and incredible performance breaking the so called “Nameless Curse” looming over the Tusker Project Fame dome. After all the performances, the eviction results came in which saw two contestants shown the door of the academy. Unfortunately Kojjo from Uganda and the beautiful Phionah from Rwanda who received the least number of votes from East Africa and were evicted from the house.

The show on Sunday was under the musical direction of the duo Atemi and Tim Rimbui who have been on the show before bringing their vast experience in the music industry to the contestants throughout the week.

With less than a week left till the grand finale the contestants definitely brought their A-game and killed the mash-up’s. Daisy from Uganda and Nyambura from Kenya opened the show with a performance of I’m a Survivor by Destiny’s Child mash-up with the iconic anthem I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. The divas enjoyed their moment under the bright lights despite Daisy slightly over shadowing Nyambura with a more powerful vocal performance. Next on stage was the ladies’ man from Tanzania Hisia who performed the famous Femi Kuti song Bang Bang Bang in a mash up with Best You Ever Had by John Legend. Despite a good and energetic performance the arrangement of the mash-up itself fell short as the tempos failed to balance out perfectly.

Patrick from Rwanda came on next with a mash up of Misery by Maroon 5 and Smooth Criminal by Micheal Jackson, and it was truly a great performance as he demonstrated the vocal maturity he has acquired during his stay in the academy. Uganda’s final contestant Daisy came next and had the dome blown away with her performance of Rolling in the Deep by Adele mashed up with Crazy. She gave the song an emotional backing and this was recognized by the Judges who were equally stunned by her performance.

Hope from Burundi then performed to Trey Song’s Rendition mashed up with Coming Home by Sauti Sol, which Judge Ian called “a performance that was deserved of a winner.” The duo from Kenya closed the night with Alingo by P-square mashed up with Don’t Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia and got the crowd going with their dancing skills and got a great review from the judges.

The weekly viewing party hosted by Uganda Breweries Limited at Panamera Bar had revellers come out to watch the show and show their support for Daisy. Her performance of the night blew the audience away giving a standing ovation, a first throughout the season of the show.

There were two lucky winners of Watch and Win’ promotion who were awarded a cheque of UGX 1milllion from the Tusker Lager. Speaking at the viewing party yesterday Brand Manager Joy Mwine said that “during this final week there a huge UGX 5 million up for grabs for those participating in the promotion.” The night was rounded off with the sounds of DJ Aludah who had revellers on their feet throughout the night.

With just six days to the end of Tusker Project Fame Season 6, all contestants in the academy stand an equal opportunity to pocket the money plus a one year record deal with Universal Music Group South Africa. East Africa will now have to vote to for the winner of the show. Ugandans can vote for Daisy sending an SMS with the word TUSKER followed by her number to 8338. Voting ends on Saturday.

Contestants’ voting numbers:

Daisy – Tusker 7,

Patrick- Tusker 9,

Hisia – Tusker 12,

Amos and Josh-Tusker 6,


Nyambura – Tusker 10