Meet the Contestants – Page Three

Contestant Nine – Abracadabra

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What are you full names? 
my name  is  Benderson Wagura Wangeci, 20 years of age AKA ABRAKADABRA.

What do you have to say about NRS?
Next Rated super star program has given me and  other  aspiring  artist  like  me  a  solid  platform to  showcase my  art. I have also got  to meet  other young  aspiring artist like  myself .

How can people vote for you to win in the competition?
You can vote  for me by sending.. Star Abrakadabra to 22348 as many times as possible through your safaricom lines.

What would you do if you were to win this competition?
I joined this  competition  hoping  to  win  and come back home and  put a  free  recording studio for other aspiring  artist  in  our  home  area.

And if you don’t win, what plans in the future do you have for music?
If I  don’t  win  I will accept and be happy for the  winners and  it  will  encourage  me to  work  extra  hard.

Any music icon or mentor?
My  music  icon  is  Khaligraph Jones because  he has  demonstrated  it  is  possible  to  do something  out of  the  expected.

What has been your biggest challenge when it comes to the music industry here in Kenya?
The  main  challenge  for  me  is  unwillingness  of  other well  established  artists  to  bring up and mentor young  artists.

Parting shot!
In God, creativity, hardwork and self confidence  everything is possible #AbraKadabra#NRS

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Contestant ten – WillyB

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What are you full names? 
William Boniface.   A. K. A Willy  B.

What do you have to say about NRS?
NRS have helped me to understand my self as a powerful artist, reason been when NRS have organized for a show, fans always love my work on stage.

How can people vote for you to win in the competition?
Star Willy B to 22384.

What would you do if you were to win this competition?
If truly I win this competition I will be so happy and I will continue working hard for me to reach high in competition.

And if you don’t win, what plans in the future do you have for music?
I will not give up in music, and will continue praying as I work hard in my practice.

Any music icon or mentor?
Christian Bella great artist of Tanzania is my mentor because out of all artist he is the artist who motivates me with is unique style in music.

What has been your biggest challenge when it comes to the music industry here in Kenya?
The Challenges I face in music industry is that, the media mostly does not support us as the upcoming artist in terms of allowing us to express our talents, they only consider great artists.

Parting shot!
Am sending my vote of thanks to the next rated superstar for giving me this opportunity to express my talent from the beginning till now. Thanks to all.

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Contestant eleven – Maureen

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What are you full names? 
Maureen Musungu

What do you have to say about NRS?
I am honored to be part of this project. NRS is really dedicated to improve Kenya’s music industry by nurturing young talents. It is a great opportunity for me as a person to learn and become the next star musically.

How can people vote for you to win in the competition?
To vote for me send “star Maureen” to 22384.

What would you do if you were to win this competition?
I’d bring what I’d have learnt in Nigeria back to Kenya and produce good music that would make a
difference in this society.

And if you don’t win, what plans in the future do you have for music?
Probably try out Next Rated Superstar Season two. Long term plans include establishing a music school whose services will be rendered at a very low fee in an attempt to curb irresponsible behavior and drug abuse among the youth.

Any music icon or mentor?
I would say my brother is my mentor. He introduced into the music world and has taught me so much considering his vast musical knowledge.

What has been your biggest challenge when it comes to the music industry here in Kenya?
Producing quality audio and video that can get airplay quite costly.

Parting shot!
Please vote for me to be the Next Rated Superstar because I have what it takes. I promise I will not disappoint you. Thank you!

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Contestant twelve – Everlyne

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What are you full names? 
Everlyne Kigo

What do you have to say about NRS?
I think NRS is a platform where I get the chance to showcase what I do best and also come out of my shell.

How can people vote for you to win in the competition?
Sms Star Everlyne and send to 22384

What would you do if you were to win this competition?
If am crowned winner, I would be happy that I have had  the privilege to use my talent and would try as much as I can to grow musically.

And if you don’t win, what plans in the future do you have for music?
Well if I don’t win I would still find a way to succeed for I am passionate about music.

Any music icon or mentor?
My role model is Beyonce , reason been she’s a performer and never fails to move the crowd.

What has been your biggest challenge when it comes to the music industry here in Kenya?
Since I haven’t created music yet, my challenge is getting financial support.

Parting shot!
All in all I’m looking forward to having fun working with everyone and all the best to my fellow contestants.

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KITHYLOUISE

KithyLouise is a Nairobi Based Writer. IT software engineer by profession and Creative Writer by passion. She loves writing about her personal experiences, travel and telling short stories. She is a young talent promoter and a Youtuber. She has also written an online book series that she wishes to publish one day.

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