- Do you have a passion for music and a dream of becoming a star? Do you want to showcase your talent to millions of people and win a recording deal worth $20,800? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should not miss the opportunity to participate in the MTN Hitmaker Show, Ghana’s most popular and prestigious television music competition.
What is MTN Hitmaker?
MTN Hitmaker is a reality talent contest created by MTN Ghana in 2011. The show is open to all amateur musicians living in Ghana or who are habitually residing in Ghana. Since its inception in 2012, the competition has fostered and injected several music talents into the public. Some of these artists include Kwame Eugene, Kidi, Fameye, and Mr Drew.
The show aims to discover and nurture the great creative potential in Ghana, and to provide a platform for aspiring musicians to showcase their skills and talents to the world. The show also offers mentorship and guidance from some of Ghana’s best beatmakers, producers, and judges, who are experienced in all music genres.
How to Apply for MTN Hitmaker?
If you think you have what it takes to be the next MTN Hitmaker, then you should not hesitate to apply for the show. The application process is simple and easy. All you need to do is:
- Download the MTN Pulse app on Android or iOS, which you can get for free.
- Register on the app with your MTN number and personal details.
- Record a one-minute video of yourself singing or rapping, and upload it on the app.
- Wait for the confirmation message from MTN, and follow the instructions to complete your application.
You can also visit the MTN website for more information and updates on the show.
What are the Requirements for MTN Hitmaker?
To be eligible for the MTN Hitmaker show, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be a Ghanaian citizen or a habitual resident of Ghana.
- You must be at least 18 years old and not more than 35 years old as of the date of application.
- You must not have any existing recording or management contract with any record label or agency.
- You must be willing and able to attend all the stages of the competition, including the auditions, boot camp, live shows, and rehearsals.
- You must agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the show, and sign a release form granting MTN the right to use your name, image, voice, and performance for promotional purposes.
What to Expect from MTN Hitmaker?
If you are selected to participate in the show, you will have the chance to compete against other talented musicians in a series of live rounds, where you will perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. The judges will score your performance based on your delivery, originality, stage presence, and audience appeal. The public will also vote for their favorite contestants through SMS and the MTN Pulse app.
The live rounds are usually organized as quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the final, where the number of finalists varies from season to season. The finalists will perform more than once, and also in groups, to showcase their versatility and teamwork. The winner of the show will be the contestant with the most votes and the highest judges score and will receive a monetary award together with a record deal.
Who Won the Last Season of MTN Hitmaker?
The last season of MTN Hitmaker was held in 2020, and it was won by Adepa, a mysterious singer who captivated the audience with her powerful voice and unique style. She beat three other finalists, Gabi Nova, Achiaa, and Kobby Tuesday, to win the ultimate prize of GH¢120,000.00 recording deal. Adepa is the second female winner of the show, after Freda Rhymz, who won the sixth season in 2017.
Why You Should Join MTN Hitmaker?
MTN Hitmaker is not just a competition, but a journey of transformation and empowerment. By joining the show, you will:
- Learn from the best in the industry, and improve your musical skills and knowledge.
- Gain exposure and recognition, and build your fan base and network.
- Have fun and make friends with other talented and passionate musicians.
- Fulfill your dream of becoming a star, and launch your music career.
So, what are you waiting for? Apply for MTN Hitmaker today, and discover the ultimate path to stardom.
- Q: When is the deadline for the application?
- A: The deadline for the application is usually announced on the MTN website and social media platforms. You should check them regularly for updates.
- Q: How much does it cost to apply for the show?
- A: The application is free of charge. However, you may incur some data charges when using the MTN Pulse app.
- Q: How many contestants are selected for the show?
- A: The number of contestants selected for the show varies from season to season, depending on the quality and quantity of the applications.
- Q: Who are the judges and hosts of the show?
- A: The judges and hosts of the show change every season, but they are always some of the most respected and influential personalities in the Ghanaian music industry. You can find the list of the judges and hosts of the previous seasons on the MTN website.