MTN Yello Star is a new talent hunt reality TV show that purposes to expose, nurture, and set-out a path for talented music amateurs.
The reality show contestants would during the course of competition be taught the necessary skills needed by experts in the entertainment industry. By reason of this, the contenders would acquire deftness in music in preparation for their future career.
The winner of the competition, The Y’ello Star
, will go back home with loads of rewards. MTN proposes to the star a brand new fully furnished house, an in-house studio, a brand new car, a recording deal and several other added surprise rewards.MTN Yellow Star & MTN Project Fame
The reality TV show looks to be a replacement to Project Fame, a similar program which the telecom firm ended sponsorship in 2016 after eight years. Before it's abrupt end, MTN Project Fame served as a platform for young music aspirants to be trained from voice and movement to performance and song writing.
The untimely demise of MTN Project Fame wasn't received favourably by various Nigerians who wondered what could be the reason for it. However how the intensity of the reactions were, it took the telecom firm four years to reinvent a similar show.
The major difference between the new Yello star show and the extinct Project Fame is that the former is only for Nigerians while the later was for all West African Nationals.
Registering with MTN Y'ello Star
There are three unique ways to register for MTN Y'ello Star. Enrollment into the program attracts zero fees. It should be noted that the 1 minute video you need to send should be one with you singing acapella or with a guitar, piano and any other musical instrument.
— Through Y’ello Star Website:
» Type into your browser, the webpage ‘www.mtnonline.com/yellostar
» A form would be displayed. Fill the required data.
» Upload a 1 minute video asked to provide. Then wait for the progress bar to turn green
» Accept the terms and conditions and click the submit button
» An email notification confirming your MTN Yello Star Registration would be sent you.
— Through myMTN App:
» Get the ‘myMTN app’ on playstore and launch it, and tap on the Y’ello Star image on the homepage.
» Fill in the registration requirements presented.
» As with the steps for the one above, you will need to upload your 1 minute video.
» Accept the terms and conditions and tap on the submit button.
» An email notification confirming your registration would be sent to you.
— Through Social Media:
» Upload a 1 minute video of yourself singing on Instagram or Twitter
» Use hashtag #MTNYelloStar and tag @mtnng
» An automated response from @mtnng will be sent you, click on the confirmation link then fill the form.
More about the reality TV show
Like with the project Fame, there would be regional auditions which would hold in Abuja, Enugu and Lagos. Selected finalists from the auditions will be taken to the ‘incubation hub’ in Lagos, where they will be coached by experts in the music industry.
Whether a contestant would remain or no will be decided through voting. The mode of voting is yet to be made known.
The competition will run until June 2020.