Reality TV show “Project Fame” started out to to show off the abundant musical talent of West Africa. However the show seem to have turned into a one-man riot. Nigeria, the giant of Africa and most populous African country, has taken total domination of the show. There has been a loud outcry from other participants of various other West-African countries about how the winner always emerges from Nigeria.
Here’s a tweet from one aggrieved fan: @adwartin : I don’t find it relevant to Ghana if we never win @MTN_ProjectFame even when we come so close or have what it takes. Maybe MTN should go back to its drawing board & make it “Regional” as it should be.
The voting method has made it certain that the other three West-African nations remain just participants and never actual winners. However you view the situation is painful but the fact remains that Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa, and it’s not her fault that the criteria to win the Project Fame prize is by single votes. The organizers should been held responsible for this because they would have altered the voting method.
“It’s never going to be okay for Ghana, Liberia or Sierra Leone who come every year just to participate,” says 2010 Project Fame finalist Anis Holloway. “With the criteria to win being by votes, Nigeria will always win given their population. It doesn’t seem fair to the others.”
With the preparations for its 6th edition on the way, West Africa is hoping some changes are going to be made.
“I don’t blame Nigerians winning all the time. But we look towards a better show every year and remarkable changes from every participant careless your country. All of the contestants are amazing but the best always win,” says “Project Fame” judge TY Mix.