East Africa got talent Mombasa auditions kick-off

The Warriors Acrobatic Team show case their talents during the East Africa Got Talent in Mombasa./COURTESY

Mombasa, KENYA: East Africa’s Got Talent Show by Safaricom kicked off its pre-auditions on Sunday, at Nyali School in Mombasa County.

Hundreds of participants turned up from diverse cultures, social background and age set showcasing their talents with the hope of been selected and proceeding to the next stage to be held in Nairobi.

The Nairobi auditions will be held next month at the KICC on June 1st and 2nd 2019.

“We believe East Africa has a lot of talent and look forward to showing the world what amazing skills we have got. We encourage all those who believe they are talented from Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to pre-register online. We are searching for the best talent in music, dance, comedy, magic and acrobatics across all ages,” said Joseph Kusaga, Chief Executive Officer at Clouds Media International.

The show will host auditions in 3 other countries; Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

In Uganda the pre-auditions will take place in Kampala on 19th May while in Rwanda they will be held in Kigali on 25th May. Finally, in Tanzania they will be in Dar es Salaam on 25th and 26th May.

Interested participants are required to send in their applications through pre-auditions walk-ins, online submissions and WhatsApp channel.

Registration is currently open and will close on the dates as follows; Kenya and Uganda on Saturday 18th May 2019, Rwanda Friday, 24th May 2019, and Tanzania Saturday, 25th May 2019.

East Africa’s Got Talent by Safaricom which is due to start airing in August this year, will have 10 episodes, with the semifinals and grand finalé shot live on location in Kenya.

Qualified participants from Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda will travel to Kenya for the live shows. The winner will walk away with sh.5 million (USD 50,000) as voted by the audience.