Nyambura: TPF 6 – Tusker Project Fame 6

Nyambura TPF6
Nyambura TPF6

Name: Nyambura
Age: 22 year
Occupation: Small actress and student
Country: Kenya
Status: In The Academy
TPF6 NO.

More About Nyambura

Born into a musical family, Nyambura was born to sing. Her dad plays the keyboard in church and her mother is always singing, so naturally, Nyambura is singing all the time. Her stage name is ‘Sueyonce’… which is a name she was given some years ago and it just stuck. But the comparison to Beyonce doesn’t end there. Talented, beautiful and confident, Nyambura knows what she wants and knows how to get it.Nyambura has been tracking Tusker Project Fame for a while and is a big fan of the show. Finally old enough to compete, she tried her luck last year in Nakuru but didn’t make it to the Academy. Believing that this was her second chance, she came to Nairobi and has not looked back since.

 Q: Who are your musical role model(s) and why?

A:Emeli Sande, because she has soul. Demi Lovato, Beyonce (because no one has energy like her), Sage and Valerie Kimani

 Q: What would you do with the money if you won Tusker Project Fame 6?

A: (laughs) Of course, I would have to buy land and start a business. Invest in myself.

 Q: What is your relationship status?

A: I am. Dating a guy who has been my best friend for two years and my boyfriend for one year.

Fun Facts about Nyambura:

  1. Nyambura can DJ, but only does so for fun.
  2. Nyambura hates arrogant people.
  3. Nyambura can do a split comfortably.
  4. Nyambura hasn’t been out of East Africa but really wants to see Japan one day.
  5. If she had 24 hours left to live, Nyambura would head out to the middle of the Indian Ocean and swim there. When she is done with that, she wants to bungee jump.
  6. Nyambura doesn’t drink alcohol anymore.

Amos and Josh: TPF 6 – Tusker Project Fame 6

Amos and Josh TPF6
Amos and Josh TPF6

Name: Amos & Josh
Age: 29 and 23
Country: Kenya
Status: In The Academy
TPF6 NO.

 Amos

29 year old Graphic Designer, born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya

“I’m kinda an old school guy. I love the legends like Bob Marley… I love their music because it was soulful… the kind of things they stood for is what made them big” – AMOS-

One half of the group ‘Amos & Josh’, Amos is the middle child of a single parent home. Inspired by ‘old school’ artists like Bob Marley, Michael Jackson and Boyz II Men, Amos believes that music should be driven by a message. The oldest contestant in the TPF 6 house at 29, Amos loves his chicken and loves the colour red. Amos has plans for the competition and the prize money at the end. A confident start… I believe so.

 Q: Put your chances on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being you have no chance and 10 being you will win this thing…

A: I think I would say 8… because we are a team and I believe that two are stronger together.

 Q: What is the one thing you cannot do without?

A: I cannot do without music. I love singing. I think a world without music is unfair. Music is life for me.

Fun Facts about Amos:

  1. Amos has travelled to South Korea to sing in 2012.
  2. If he had 24 hours to live, Amos would enjoy his last hours with friends and family. Bungee jumping and sky diving are off the list as he believes it would be pointless daring death with only 24 hours left to live
  3. Amos’ ideal Saturday night would be going out with friends to see a live band play. No excesses, just good old fashioned fun.
  4. Amos is a little reserved… and he doesn’t like to put himself out there.
  5. Amos is single.

Josh

23 year old Bachelors in Commerce (B. Comm) student, born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya

“I believe in believing in people” – JOSH-

One half of the group ‘Amos & Josh’, Josh is the first born of a family that is all boys.  This soft spoken vocalist who comes alive when there is a song to be sung believes that Tusker Project Fame 6 is the chance he has been waiting for. His plan is to take his music to new heights by working with the wonderful faculty and always being open to a new challenge or lesson. And after? He plans on paying his good fortunes forward, so that other people can gain from his experiences in the Academy.

Q: Who is your role model and why?

A: I like John Legend and Tye Tribett, because of the kind of music that they do. It is really creative and has a lot of content. It isn’t ordinary.

 Q: Put your chances on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being you have no chance and 10 being you will win this thing…

A: 11 (laughs)…we’re winning this one! We have confidence and we are open to the learning process

 Q: What are the craziest things you have ever done?

A: Two things… First, asking my girlfriend out… Second, Auditioning for Tusker Project Fame. Both took a lot of guts on my part.

 Fun Facts about Josh:

  1. Josh’s favourite colour is purple
  2. Josh met Amos while singing with a bigger group and they formed ‘Amos and Josh’ through their connections at church.
  3. Josh hasn’t been out of East Africa, but dreams of visiting the Bahamas one day.
  4. Josh’s ideal Saturday night would be spending quality time with his friends
  5. Josh hates bullies and hates people who complain unnecessarily.
  6. Josh is in a committed relationship, and has been for the past 4 years.

 

 

Phiona: TPF 6 – Tusker Project Fame 6

Phiona TPF6
Phiona TPF6

Name: Phiona
Age:  26 Year
Occupation: Student in Uganda
Country: Rwanda
Status: In The Academy
TPF6 NO.

More About Phiona

Phionah fills the space with a wonderful warm energy when she enters the room. The second born of a family that is pretty big, Phionah is not only part of a big family, she is also a single mum. Phionah is raising her 3 year old daughter Leila all on her own. So strength is something that Phionah has in bucket loads. Honesty is also very big for her, and she believes that she can make it all the way to the semi-final. Phionah is excited about the challenge of Tusker Project Fame… and is ready to take the stage.

Q: What habits annoy you the most?

A: Liars, Disorganised people and irresponsible people

Q: Craziest thing you have ever done?

A: I told my uncle (who is a general in the army) to stand up and salute me. I was young then.

Q: What are you really passionate about?

A: Orphans and Music. If I won Tusker Project Fame, I would use my all to build up the orphans with musical talent.

Q: Who is your music role model and why?

A: Whitney Houston. Her powerful voice and determination to sing

Fun Facts about Phionah:

  1. Phionah is single after she split up with the father of her child because he was not very responsible.
  2. If she had 24 hours to live, Phionah would call her father to apologise for disappointing him.
  3. Phionah would love to visit USA and The Netherlands.
  4. Phionah’s ideal Saturday night is a house party with friends.

Patrick: TPF 6 – Tusker Project Fame 6

Patrick
Patrick

Name: Patrick
Age: 27 year
Occupation: University Student (Final year)
Country: Rwanda
Status: In The Academy
TPF6 NO.

 More About Patrick

Growing up in Kigali, Rwanda, Patrick comes from an average family. The last born son of the family, Patrick has learned to be independent over time.  Patrick loves to give love but also loves’ to give love. Describing himself as a bit of a mad lover, he is open to it, but will not chase it. His priority is singing. Patrick enjoyed his audition since it was a challenge, but he believes that he can go all the way this time around. And Patrick is looking forward to being in such close quarters with so many talented artists and so many exciting Faculty members.

Q: What is the one thing you cannot do without?

A: I always have to have music

 Q: How far do you think you will get in this competition?

A: I think I will get as far as possible. I have the talent to be the winner but I will work hard to make it happen.

 Q: If you won Tusker Project Fame, what would you do with the money?

A: (laughs) I would build a studio and help shape careers of the upcoming musicians in Kigali.

 Q: Who is your music role model and why?

A: I don’t know… (laughs) I like lots of people… but I would say R. Kelly. But if he were alive, it would be Michael Jackson.

 Fun Facts about Patrick:

  1. Patrick is now single.
  2. Patrick hates liars and people who act inappropriately.
  3. Patrick’s favourite colour is rouge – bourdeaux (which is French for Burgundy)
  4. Patrick has travelled to Germany in 2009.
  5. Patrick’s ideal Saturday night involves watching comedy movies and spending time with loved ones

Hope From Burundi Wins TPF 6 – Tusker Project Fame 6

Hope TPF6
Hope TPF6

Burundian musician Hope was has been voted winner of the Tusker Project Fame season 6, beating off competition from Kenyan duo Amos and Josh.

Hope walked away with Sh5 million and a recording deal.

Ugandan songstress Daisy finished third, while Tanzanian Hisia finished fourth.

Hope  started out shy but gained confidence in his skills shocking his detractors.

Even with his trademark francophone accent, he still managed to pull off a performance that will either make you sing along or sway your head from side to side when he sings in his native tongue.

 

Name: Hope
Age: 25 Years
Occupation: Performer and Jazz Singer
Country: Burundi
Status: In The Academy
TPF6 NO.

 More About Hope

Out of all the people left in Tusker Project Fame 6, Hope is one of the few who knows that he has the star power that people like. The son of a pastor father and singer mum, Hope grew up in a family with 8 boys and 2 girls. The advantage that he has is that Hope has already performed with major East African names like Kidum, so he knows what it takes to play major stages. Finally taking his shot and stepping out of the shadows, Hope is taking the stage to find out if he came make it.

 Q: What is the one thing you cannot do without?

A: My nylon string guitar and my plectrum.

 Q: How far do you think you will get in this competition?

A: (laughing) I am winning this.

 Q: Who is your music role model and why?

A: My role models are Frank Sinatra and Otis Redding. The old school big band sound is beautiful.

 Q: Who is the past Tusker Project Fame houses did you like?

A: I liked Jackson Kalimba. He could really sing.

 Fun Facts about Hope:

  1. Hope is dating someone. She happens to be a former Tusker Project Fame contestant, but he refuses to reveal who it is.
  2. Hope’s favourite colour is black.
  3. Hope can be messy but can be neat.
  4. Hope can be seen on the stage at the SERENA in Kigali, even though he is from Burundi.
  5. Hope’s charity of choice, homeless people. Providing them a home… and a meal… and a livelihood.
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Hope tpf 6
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Hope tpf 6

Angel: TPF 6 – Tusker Project Fame 6

Angel TPF6
Angel TPF6

Name: Angel
Age: 24 Years
Occupation: Graduate
Country: Tanzania
Status: In The Academy
TPF6 NO.

Angel grew up as the child of a musical dynasty in Tanzania. Her father (Dick, now deceased) played for major bands like the B-Locks, The Jenje Band and The Kilimanjaro Band. Angel was raised by her late grandfather (who was a professor and an organist). Music is in her blood. Funny and truly beautiful, Angel enjoys a good laugh. When Tusker Project Fame rolled into town this time around, Angel got calls from her best friend, her best friend’s mother, and a number of other people telling her to audition. Angel took a chance… and she doesn’t regret it at all.

 Q: What habits annoy you the most?

A: People who cannot clean up after their mess. I hate dirt and dirty kitchens and such.

 Q: If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?

A: Spain… great food

 Q: Who is your music role model and why?

A: In Africa, Zahara (South African singer) because her voice is very soulful.

Q: What is the craziest thing you have ever done?

A: (laughs heartily) Ummm… I don’t know. I am too careful to do strange things.

Fun Facts about Angel:

  1. Angel grew up in Tanzania and Zambia.
  2. Angel loves seafood.
  3. Angel is single.
  4. Angel’s ideal Saturday night involves a night out with friends.
  5. Angel and her best friend Lillian are very close, and her best friend’s mother is like a mother to her.

Hisia: TPF 6 – Tusker Project Fame 6

Hisia TPF6
Hisia TPF6

Name: Hisia
Age: 22 Years
Occupation: Student at USIU
Country: Tanzania
Status: In The Academy
TPF6 NO.

More About Hisia

From the minute Hisia walks into a room, the room lights up. Charming and funny, this International Business Major at USIU – Africa is always cracking a joke and telling a funny story. However, Hisia is serious about one thing, and that is performance.Hisia loves his mother (who shares his deep passion for singing). Hisia knew he wanted to be on Tusker Project Fame from a while back, and he chased his dream to take the stage.

Q: What habits annoy you the most?

A: Hypocrisy

Q: What is the one thing you cannot do without?

A: Water and my guitar

 Q: What is your favourite colour?

A: Red, It looks good on me… at least the girls say so.

 Q: Who is your music role model and why?

A: John Legend, because I like the emotion in his voice

Fun Facts about Hisia:

  1. Hisia is the KiSwahili word for Emotion.
  2. If Hisia won Tusker Project Fame, he would invest half the money, and the rest in the entertainment business.
  3. Hisia is single… and figured that when the time is right, it will happen.
  4. Hisia has been to the UK to attend Primary School.
  5. Hisia’s ideal night out on a Saturday would be a place where there is live music.

Kojjo: TPF 6 – Tusker Project Fame 6

Kojjo TPF6
Kojjo TPF6

Name: Kojjo
Age: 23 Years
Occupation: Pianist
Country: Uganda
Status: In The Academy
TPF6 NO.

Kojjo’s story is one of triumph over adversity. Kojjo lost both his parents and his sister to HIV / AIDS (mother in 2001, father in 2007), and since then, Kojjo has been looking after his brother with the help of close friends. Kojjo and his brother are HIV Negative, and Kojjo has been playing the piano in church since he graduated from music school. Kojjo never finished secondary school but worked hard to become an avid pianist and guitarist, Kojjo is passionate about music and setting a good example for his younger brother.Kojjo heard about Tusker Project Fame about three years ago. He decided then that he had to try out and he prepared for months for this audition. Kojjo believes he has what it takes and he is ready to learn and ready to wow East Africa.

Q: What habits annoy you the most?

A: People who lie.

 Q: Who is your music role model and why?

A: Usher Raymond. His performance is something worth watching.

 Q: Who do you think has the best dancers and singers in East Africa?

A: (laughs) Umm… Best dancers? Umm, I would say Uganda. As for singers, I would say Uganda. I have heard it so many times.

Fun Facts about Kojjo:

  1. Kojjo loves dark colours.
  2. Kojjo has never been outside of Uganda.
  3. Kojjo is very single.
  4. Kojjo can read sheet music but he can also play by ear.
  5. Given a choice, Kojjo would prefer to cook rather than clean.

Daisy: TPF 6 – Tusker Project Fame 6

Daisy TPF6
Daisy TPF6

Name: Daisy
Age: 21 Years
Occupation: Worship leader
Country: Uganda
Status: In The Academy:
TPF6 NO.

More About Daisy

Daisy is a Ugandan singer who is making a big step into the Tusker Project Fame Academy. The youngest of 6 children, Daisy believes that she is an independent woman, who can take care of herself. Mentioned by a number of other contestants as ‘the voice to beat’ in this year’s competition, Daisy has a big voice. And Daisy is ready to rise to the challenge. A big voice and a beautiful smile, East Africa had better watch out.

 Q: What habits annoy you the most?

A: I hate pretentious people and people who don’t just say what they mean or what they want.

 Q: Do you cook?

A: Of course I do, I am an African woman.

 Q: Describe your fashion style?

A: Ummm… I don’t know… I am comfortable. I dress comfortable.

 Q: Where is the furthest you have ever been from home?

A: I have been to Nigeria, as a worship leader.

 Q: Who is your music role model and why?

A: Israel Houghton… because I relate to his personal story and his style of music is awesome.

 Fun Facts about Daisy:

  1. Daisy leads worship at Mavuno Church in Kampala.
  2. If Daisy won TPF, she would save, give some to charities, and then take herself on holiday.
  3. Daisy is a soul singer at heart, and would love to do an album with that kind of tone.
  4. Daisy is single-ish.