NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — After a nail-biting inaugural season, The Mic: Africa — the primary music competitors and docu-series TV format born in Africa — has introduced its profitable artist. Nigerian emcee, Fecko, took an eleventh-hour lead within the Take Again the Mic (TBTM) app charts, rising because the present’s winner. Because the chief amongst each followers and Superstar Champions alike, he wins $25,000 and a VIP journey for 2 to Kigali, Rwanda, courtesy of the Rwanda Conference Bureau.
Founder and CEO of AMP World Applied sciences, Derrick N. Ashong (“DNA”), constructed and launched the TBTM app in 2020 to reward shoppers with ad-supported cell information for locating and amplifying the most well liked new content material. Derrick additionally created and hosted The Mic: Africa, which he based mostly on his two-time Emmy finalist digital sequence, “The World Cup of Hip Hop.”
Followers used the Take Again the Mic (TBTM) app, obtainable within the Google and iOS shops, to pick out 18 semi-finalists and finalists from six nations: Ghana, Kenya Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Africa. Native filmmakers directed revealing artist profiles, providing an on-the-ground perspective whereas enabling the manufacturing groups to work round Covid-19 journey restrictions.
Six Superstar Champions from throughout the diaspora additionally helped select the profitable artist: Hip Hop legends DJ Maseo of De La Soul, Doug E Recent, the daddy of beatboxing, and trailblazing Demise Row rapper, Woman of Rage, in addition to newer stars on the scene, MI Abaga, the highest Nigerian rapper, David Kau, South Africa’s main standup comedian, and Raja Kumari, certainly one of India’s hottest MCs.
Along with crowning Fecko the general winner, followers selected Rwandan graffiti artist, Muntu 621 for a $10,000Fan Favourite prize, and Nigeria’s ChiChi Nwoko for the $15,000 filmmaker prize.
“We’re so pleased with Fecko, Muntu, and ChiChi for his or her extraordinary work,” mentioned Ashong. “They personify the excellence rising from the continent that we search to amplify throughout the globe. We plan to work with them and the opposite wonderful artists for years to return in establishing Africa as a hub for one of the best in Music, Media & Expertise.”
Profitable artist, Fecko, responded, “I’m honored to signify my nation because the winner of the inaugural season of The Mic: Africa . . . Uplifting my neighborhood and taking my profession to the following stage are my prime priorities proper now. Africa is the long run and I’m on a mission to indicate the world what it means to be a Limitless African Youth.”
The Mic: Africa was distributed throughout the continent by Ghana’s JoyPrime TV, Rwanda’s RTV, Kenya’s CitizenTV, Mauritius’ MBC, Ethiopia’s Asham TV, Tanzania’s ETV, Guinea’s Djomo TV, and satellite tv for pc broadcaster, Africa XP. Season 1 continues to be obtainable for viewing at www.takebackthemic.com.
“We recognize our companions for amplifying this motion,” added Ashong. “Pepsi in Mauritius, telcos Liquid Telecom, 9Mobile in Nigeria and Kenya Telkom, and our radio companions JoyFM in Ghana, the BeatFM and Naija FM in Nigeria, all helped us to succeed in hearts and minds throughout Africa and the diaspora. And that is just the start.”
About AMP World
AMP World is revolutionizing the Telecom and Media industries by empowering followers to earn cell information for locating and amplifying nice content material. Its Take Again the Mic app is the premiere interactive rewards platform for the fastest-growing media section on earth — youth in rising markets. Watch all 5 episodes of “The Mic: Africa” Season 1 and obtain the Take Again the Mic app at www.takebackthemic.com About
Desiree Peterkin Bell, DPBell@desireepeterkinbell.com
DPBell & Associates
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