For those marginalized in most reality shows in the country, this is the opportunity to showcase their musical talents in the “Kill The Beat: Become a Star” Television Musical Reality Show.
The show has five musical categories, namely Highlife, Hip-hop/Hiplife, Reggae Dancehall, Gospel and Classical Music.
Unlike other reality shows in which all the categories are jammed up to produce a single winner, each category in the “Kill The Beat: Become a Star” show will produce a winner.
The programme is a unique reality show and it is expected to hit the screens of various TV stations across the country soon.
It is aimed at unearthing talents not only from the youth seeking to enter the music industry but also the aged who may have had such talents but could not exhibit them due to lack of opportunities.
How to apply
Under “Kill The Beat: Become a Star” reality show, an audio CD with several instrumentals is given to contestants when they purchase audition forms.
The contestant then select one of the instrumentals, rehearse with their own lyrics and perform it at the audition.
The Chief Executive Officer for Trinity Business Consult Ltd, the organizers of the event, Raymond Koomson, expressed optimism that “Kill the Beat: Become a Star” has come to give a solution to several reality shows that are already in the industry.
“Several of these musical reality shows are already being aired on our various TV stations and they are doing well but ‘Kill the Beat: Become a Star’ has come to tackle the challenges that have engulfed those already in session. Winners in the already existing ones do not come back into the real music industry as commercial products and it is either the judges get it wrong or the people.”
Raymond said “most of these have the talents that have not been tapped because if you have a dancehall artist in a reality show, the likelihood of the artist drawing or attracting the crowd or followers is high because dancehall reigns.”
“The Ghana music industry has not given the attention to the classical music such as blues, jazz and Ariel so Kill The Beat: Become a Star will have attention on talents from such areas,” he added.
9th-10th October, 2015 – Radach Hotel, Tamale which will receive applicants from the three Northern Regions, namely, Northern, Upper and West Regions.
16th-17th October, 2015 – Sunset Hotel, Kumasi and is expected to receive applicants from the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions.
23rd and 24th October, 2015 – Viana Beach Resort, Takoradi and is expected to receive applicants from Central and Western Regions.
30th 31st October, 2015 – La Villa Boutique Hotel, Osu, Accra and is expected to receive applicants from Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta Regions.
Credit: Kweku Antwi Otoo