At the FOG Auditorium, Jason Moyo/11thStreet, Bulawayo
StarBrite has continued its reign as the #1 reality show in total viewers since the series premiered in 2012. Currently in its milestone 7th season, the next $25000 dollar act was crowned at the just ended finale on the 19th and 20th of January 2018 at the FOG Theatre in Bulawayo.
Since premiering in 2012, StarBrite has remained the only competition series that gives entertainers of all ages and talents a chance to showcase their unique skills to a nationwide audience, regardless of where they are domiciled. Urban areas, rural areas, jails schools all targeted. Following the landmark partnership with the Zimbabwe Prison services, many inmates throughout the country have participated on the show as part of the rehab program.
StarBrite is the only talent competition series open to performers of all backgrounds, allowing them to showcase their skills and take the stage in front of the celebrity judge panel, as well as the entire country. Previous winners include Willom Tight, Kireni Zulu, Prudence Katomeni Mbofana, Tendai Chidarikire, Mateo, Bryan K to name but a few. Acts in the just ended season of the show ranged anywhere from comedians, to dancers, to singers, to magicians – the StarBrite stage truly welcomes all.
This year’s finals were expected to be bigger and better than before and indeed lived up to the billing. This year’s finals honoured the legendary musician Lovemore Majaivana. All singers performed live with the StarBrite Band a song from the music icon.
The competition leveraged the power of the stage presentation, to engage the audience, a big presence on social media, generating support over 90 days. Intended to build a global artist, the platform always acts above and beyond the confinements of an ordinary talent search show. StarBrite is more of an academy focusing on developing an artist rather than limited to just discovery. The winner was determined based on the overall quality of the performances ability to follow instructions the number of Facebook likes, tweets, and social media interactions each submission generated.
The show opened at 7pm with an inspiring panel of judges, including Tehn Diamond, Novuyo Dube, Munyaradzi Gunduza, Patience Lusengo and Ba Shupi. The competition celebrated the legendary Lovemore Majaivana andin his honour, StarBrite got 2 wheel chairs from Mr. Ben Chimutengo to be donated to Jairos Jiri association Bulawayo
2017 season Winners: Nomagugu Ncube, 25years(Overall winner). She shrugged off stiff competition from 26 other finalists.
1st runner up -Silos Gumunyu (singer) an inmate at Marondera prison, will be released from prison in about 42 days.
Second 1st runner up: Shephard Chidima (co- runners up). Poet from Bikita Masvingo province
Nomagugu Ncube The Overall winner will receive
Residential stand from Charlene investments
20000 bricks from Willdale Ltd
Diplomas in music- Music cross roads
Tablet Gtel communications
Phone Gtel Communications
$500 cash/ complimentary prizes
Headphones from Huawei
Silos Gumunyuco- runner up will receive the following
Certificate in Music - Music cross roads
$250and Phone-Gtel Communications
Shepherd Chidimaa poet from Bikita Masvingo province – runner up will receive the following
Phone - Gtel communications
Rumbidzaishe Mundeta14 years old from Wise Owl School in Marondera junior category winner will receive the following
Certificate in Music- Music Cross roads
Phone - Gtel communication
Note to Strategic Partners:
Following the success of the past StarBrite show’s since 2012, StarBrite continues to seek meaningful and significant partnershipsinto 2018 and beyond. This significant stage is designed to bring the communities together to encourage talented people of this beautiful nation of ours to showcase their spoken word/poetry, Singing and Dance skills on stage. StarBrite is aired on ZTV every Saturday s at 17:30. As a person of much social standing and honour, we solicit your esteemed presence and sponsorship of prizes for any one of the items that you like. We have held competitions and you can kindly sponsor prizes to any of the items that you find interesting in the categories given above.Such annual festivals are our initiatives to boost the artistic spirits of our young generation who are the promise of the day.
The winners and the runners’ up will receive their winnings on the 20thof February 2018 and you and your team are invited to attend. Details of the event will be provided once all logistics have been put in place.
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