Ultimate Six begins journey to stardom in Quickteller Barz and Notes
It’s a journey to stardom and a dream come true for the four male, two female finalists from the over 200 entries for the maiden edition of Quickteller Barz and Notes talent show.
Following the review of hundreds of entries of prospective talents contending for the music talent show, the leading consumer digital payments platform, powered by Interswitch, announced the selection of the top six participants recently in Lagos.
Unlike other shows where there is an overall winner, Quickteller is establishing a new way of rewarding talents and creating an enviable show of no winner takes it all.
The show kicked off with a call on songwriters and singers to sing their original songs and submit for the show and the panel considered the contestants’ creativity, lyrics and the ability to evolve. When the number got to 20, they were given a bit and were told to sing with the bit before the final six were selected.
According to the organiser, the six ‘winners’ will be taken through the process of music-making, ethics, and protection of intellectual property and they will also work with the best producers in the country, another benefit is the opportunity to perform at the One Africa Music Festival.
With monetary incentives and alongside the top 20, the six will also produce a joint EP after their camp and also will have their songs produced and promoted by Quickteller at the end of the show.
The finalists include Okechukwu Chiamaka Lovette, Ann Nankling Damar, Martins Asogwa, Emmanuel Elijah, Prince Macaulay-Smith, and Bobby Phillip Eze.
While introducing the finalists, Brand Manager, Quickteller, Group Marketing and Corporate Communications, Interswitch, Priscilla Iyari, said there were over 200 entries from young and creative songwriters across Nigeria, shortlisted to 20, and then to the top and final six.
The contestants who have now successfully scaled through the adjudication process were judged based on qualities such the originality, vocals, writing skills, creativity, flexibility, willingness to evolve, and the ability to leverage value.
Celebrity singer and songwriter, Omawumi Megbele and Celebrity producer, Gospel Obi (GospelOnDeBeatz) were members of the panel that selected the top six finalists.
Iyari said: “Quickteller is on a journey with music and we are dedicated to helping the talents transition into the production camp where their career in music will be shaped by seasoned players in the music business. These players include celebrity DJ Kaywise, as well as popular music producers such as Speroachbeatz, Yung Willis, Rexxiepondabeat, Gospelondebeatz, and P.Prime.”