Malawian television personality and aspiring singer, Ruth Kulaisi has been named in Keri Hilson’s Airtel TRACE Music Star (ATMS) competition top five selection.
American R&B superstar Keri Hilson who is this year’s mentor, on Tuesday announced her Top 5 selection from entrants from 10 participating countries.
The other four are Sedem Asaglo from Ghana, David Akor from Nigeria, Johnny Ekwa from DRC and Kunda Nyendwa from Zambia.
Hilson receives 50 names from the 10 participating countries every week to come up with her favorite five vocalists.
Kulaisi in an interview with one of the local media outlet described her selection as surreal and a little unbelievable.
“I am excited and scared at the same time. But I feel great for getting a thumbs up from her. That’s kind of an achievement on it’s on,” she explained.
TRACE Malawi country manager, Annie Chisala said Kulaisi’s selection should be an encouragement to all the hidden Malawian talent, saying the competition is a platform they can measure their levels of talent and learn more.
Auditions close on 17th April, 2016. At national level, the revelation of the Top 10 will be done in the aftermath of the 17th of April.
National winner is expected to travel to Lagos, Nigeria and compete at the Pan African grand show where the winner will get a multimillion dollar record deal and mentorship with Keri Hilson right at her base in Atlanta.
This year winner is expected to pocket K10 million whilst the second and third runner ups would walk away with K3 million and K2 Million respectively.
Other countries in the race are DRC, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, and Niger which is the newest territory to enter Season 2 of the biggest pan-African talent search competition.