New reality talent search show to unearth musician hopefuls from four African countries in a historic battle of the genres

Image Supplied - Amazing Voices competition

18 October 2019. Old Mutual in partnership with DStv will be starting a new reality talent search show in South Africa to unearth musician hopefuls. The search for musician hopefuls in different genres started in Ghana on 01 October, followed by Kenya and Zimbabwe and will now be on home soil for its final search for Africa’s next household name in the music industry.

On 12 January 2020, Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices, a pan-African singing competition, will premiere on the small screen with contestants from nine African cities – Accra, Kumasi, Mombasa, Nairobi, Bulawayo, Harare, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, – squaring off against each other for the grand prize of $100 000 (around R1.5 million). The show will run for 13 weeks until 5 April 2020.

The show will seek to unearth unsigned talent across three genres – gospel, pop and rhythm and blues (R&B) with amazing voices.

Old Mutual Amazing Voices will see music industry Selectors from each of the four countries selecting three groups from each genre after mass auditions to steer them through the elimination round before the winning group is chosen.

“Reality TV will never be the same again! Amazing Voices will take viewers on the musical journey with hopefuls from four African countries set to showcase their talents across three genres. This will make for compelling viewing and entertainment like never before and we are glad that the show will premiere on our platforms as this reaffirms Multichoice as Africa’s best storyteller,” says Nkateko Mabaso – CEO of M-Net.

The show will kick-off with mass auditions before our celebrated mentors select three groups of singers to advance to the home ground battle, which will be the elimination stage. After the elimination phase, three groups will advance to the grand stage where they will sing it out to win the main prize.

“Old Mutual is excited to be the title sponsor for a show we believe will bring Africa together in a unique and uplifting way. We believe that music is a universal language which is why it forms the basis of our businesses strategic sponsorship focus. Now, more than ever, we believe that the continent is ready for the unifying experience and amplification of talent we know Amazing Voices is going to deliver”, says Vuyo Lee, Chief Marketing Officer at Old Mutual.

The show will be broadcast on Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, Africa Magic, Maisha Magic East and Zambezi Magic at 18:00 Kenyan time and 17:00 South African time.

About the Auditions in South Africa

Auditions will be taking place in the following cities, starting in on the 8th of October 2019

South Africa

Cape Town

CPUT, Bellville Campus

22 & 23 October 2019

08:00 – 15:00

Durban

Durban Conference Centre

25 & 26 October 2019

08:00 – 15:00

Johannesburg

Joburg Theatre

28 & 29 October 2019

08:00 – 15:00For more information on Old Mutual Amazing Voices and how to register for the auditions, go to: https://africamagic.dstv.com/show/old-mutual-amazing-voices