Bien Of Sauti Sol, Yemi Alade And M.I. have been selected as the judges of the event which kicked off this past weekend in Kenya at the Hilton Hotel, Nairobi.

Tecno, a leading mobile phone brand in association with Africa Magic will run the Tecno Own the Stage karaoke competition which sees talented karaoke singers from across the continent battling it out for a prize pool of $50, 000 and an opportunity to record a song and go on tour with a renowned musical act.

Over the next three months, 15 contestants drawn from Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania, will contest via a number of themed challenges with one person ultimately emerging as Africa’s first karaoke champion.

To enter the competition, a prospective contestant has to visit the Tecno Own the Stage website and select a track from the track list. The contestant thereafter records a karaoke rendition and uploads the track via the submission form on the website. The uploaded track is then subjected to a review by the judges who select the top entries with successful entrants notified directly.

The Tecno Own the Stage premieres on Africa Magic on the 25th of October 2015 and will be broadcast on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv 151). The winner will be unveiled at a grand finale in February, 2016