If you have not been watching TECNO Own the Stage, showing on Sundays on DStv’s Africa Magic Showcase, and following any of the show’s social media accounts on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Tecno-Own-The-Stage-1620883718194632/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/tecnoowndstage) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tecnoownthestage/), then not only have you been missing all the thrilling performances by the contestants, but you have also been missing out on opportunities to win some of the great prizes up for grabs in the online competition.
Some of these prizes include TECNO’s Boom J7, Camon C8, Phantom 5 mobile phones, and much more, and all followers of the show across all the aforementioned social media platforms need to do is follow the show’s hash tag (#OwnTheStage) and answer a simple question centred on the show.
Speaking of the show, the fourth episode of the karaoke-based competition went on air on the 6th of December, and what a fantastic episode it was with the contestants performing songs by various popular African artistes.
Nigerian superstar, Yemi Alade, who is one of the show’s judges, the others being rap sensation M.I. Abaga and Bien-Aimé Baraza of the globally acclaimed Kenyan afro-pop band Sauti Sol, was looking hot in her cowgirl costume and she really wanted the contestants to wear their best smile and put on their best performance.
The first contestant to perform was Mary from Kenya who sang ‘Loliwe’, by Zahara, and Yemi enjoyed her performance and even tried to sing along, even though, as she later admitted, she didn’t understand the words from the song.
Next was Shaapera from Nigeria who sang ‘Woju’, by Kiss Daniel. Shapeera, as usual, put on a show, but Yemi felt she was too comfortable during her performance especially as Shaapera had raised the bar in the previous episode. However, Bien said he couldn’t wait to buy Shapeera’s album.
The third contestant was Banye from Tanzania who rendered one of Diamond Platnumz’s hit tracks, ‘My Number One’. But Bien had issues with his voice, while Yemi couldn’t understand why Banye wore Nike shoes to go with his African attire!
Tosin from Nigeria sang ‘Show’, by Victoria Kimani, and forgot her lines in the middle of the song but quickly picked up. Afterwards, M.I. told her not to let the judges down, and reminded her that as it was a karaoke show she should endeavour to make use of the Karaoke board whenever she felt lost. Bien and Yemi also admonished her to buckle up next time.
Thereafter it was the turn of Zooccu to take to the stage where she sang ‘Sisikii’, by Jux, and Yemi could tell from the performance of the lovely Tanzanian that she enjoyed her choice of song.
Jeff Mduma, also from Tanzania, was up next and he sang ‘Kioo’, by Kenyan superstar, Jaguar, with so much swag and got a standing ovation from the audience. And Bien was glad that Jeff was able to bounce back from his unimpressive performance of the previous episode, while M.I. commended him for fighting for his spot on stage. Yemi also said she loved his performance.
It was then time for the elimination round and Bien revealed the three contestants to be put up for possible eviction. They were Tosin from Nigeria, and the Tanzanian duo of Mary and Banye.
Unfortunately for Banye, he was the one picked by the judges, and the episode ended with a recap of Banye’s previous performances and his final message.
You can watch previous episodes of the show on Youtube (www.youtube.com/tecnoownthestage) and keep watching new episodes every Sunday on Africa Magic Showcase and Africa magic Urban. The show also airs on Masha Magic East on Tuesdays and Africa Magic Family on Wednesdays.
Click to watch the full episode 4 video (https://youtu.be/QTDcfp0zWbA).
Remember to keep up with the competition on the various Africa Magic channels and on Masha Magic East.
Africa Magic Showcase – Sundays at 19:00 CAT
Africa Magic Urban – Sundays at 21:00 CAT
Africa Magic Family – Wednesdays at 19:00 CAT
Masha Magic East – Tuesdays at 18:30 CAT.
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