Multimedia channel, Adom TV, has announced a new singing contest for children aged 8 to 12.
Launched on September 30 at the Oak Plaza Hotel —Spintex Road, Accra, the programme, a 90-minute music reality show, looks to provide “a platform for children’s development and give them invaluable skills as singers as well as give them the opportunity to be seen by a wider audience.”
Again, the initiative, according to Channel Manager, Abena Yiadom, seeks to whip up both an awareness and interest in authentic Ghanaian music among children, and elevate indigenous music unto the global stage.
Contestants for the show were selected via auditions across three zones; the Northern Zone, comprising Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Upper East, Upper West and the North Regions; the Western Zone, consisting Western and Central Region, and the Eastern Zone, made up of Accra, Volta, and Eastern Region.
The competition arrives in three stages; the judges’ auditions, where judges (including veteran musician, Amandzeba, and Akwaboah Jnr.) screened over 600 contestants down to 30; the Classroom, which sees the selected 30 perform renditions of various songs to the judges; and then the live shows, which will witness the top 12 perform with a live band, with evictions taking place weekly, until only four remain. The four finalists will then battle it out on the final show, slated for January 6, 2019.
Contestants of Nsromma will perform solely Ghanaian music —highlife and hiplife.
Aside helping to develop the children’s mental and vocal abilities, the programme, organisers say, is also aimed at providing a springboard for talent expression as well as to equip them with experience —all of which will ensure their readiness to take up the mantle from their seniors when the time is due.