Tusker Project Fame

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Tusker Project Fame is an East African reality-singing competition show sponsored by Tusker Lager.[1] The show is similar to American Idol and Project Fame South Africa, musicians compete to win cash and a one year record deal with Universal Music Group South Africa.[2]

Tusker Project Fame has aired 5 seasons.[3] To be eligible to participate, one must be at least 21 years of age and must be able to sing and perform or sing and play and instrument.[4]


Past Tusker Project Fame winners have criticized the show organizers for not living up to their promises, stating that the Tusker Company makes a huge profit, but fails to support its winners in after the season is over.[5]

Past Project Fame Winners[edit]

Season 1Valerie Kimani[6]Kenya
Season 2Esther Mugizi[7]Uganda
Season 3Alpha Rwirangira[8]Rwanda
Season 4Hillary Davis Ntare[9]Uganda
TPF All StarsAlpha Rwirangira[10]Rwanda
Season 5Ruth Matete[11]Kenya[12]
Season 6Hope[13]Burundi


  1. ^ Newvision Archive (2006-09-06). "Tusker Project Fame to cost $2m". Newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  2. ^ "DAILY POST: Look forward to TPF5". Kenyan-post.com. 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  3. ^ "DAILY POST: Tusker Project Fame COMING SOON…..Bigger and Better". Kenyan-post.com. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  4. ^ Newvision Archive (2008-02-07). "Tusker Project Fame back". Newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Alpha slams Tusker Project Fame organisers - The New Times Rwanda". Newtimes.co.rw. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  6. ^ "Powerful African Goddess: Valerie Kimani | ElleAfrique Magazine". Elleafrique.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  7. ^ Written by Abu-baker Mulumba (2008-06-25). "The Observer - TPF Update: Uganda’s new star Esther". Observer.ug. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  8. ^ "Alpha bags Sh5m in Project Fame - News". nation.co.ke. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  9. ^ Newvision Archive (2010-12-10). "Tusker Project Fame winner opens up". Newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  10. ^ 23 August 2011 (2011-08-23). "East Africa: Rwandan Artistes Take Region By Storm". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  11. ^ "TPF Winner Ruth to tithe Sh0.5M to church". The Star. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  12. ^ "Ruth Matete wins Tusker Project Fame - News". nation.co.ke. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  13. ^ "Hope from Burundi is the winner of Tusker Project Fame 6". Tusker Project Fame. 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2013-12-12.