Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Battle of the Musical Clans On the Way

The Battle of The Musical Clans, a musical competition that will incorporate aspects of reality TV and straight stage competition is in the pipeline.

The competition which is designed to discover "King of Nigerian Musical Clans" will run on prime time and is intended to reflect today's national musical culture.

Unlike any other music competition, the project is divided into 26 musical clans with Lagos having 15 of the clans, while the rest of Nigeria will make up the remaining 11 clans.

Some of Nigeria's musical clans include- Festac (FTT), Ajegunle (AJ-City), Surulere (SL) Akoka (AKOKA), Okoko (Oko town), Ojo (OJ City), Port Harcourt (PH City), Benin (B Side), Ibadan (IB), Imo-Enugu (East-siders), Kano-Kaduna (K Town), Warri-Sapele (Wafee), Agege-Bariga-Omole-Yaba, Jos (J Town), Abuja, Calabar (Caly).

Each of the musical clans is any area/community which has more than 50 star musical artistes. Each clan will have three mentors who are popular star musical artistes who will groom the base representatives selected through a "Base Slam" (auditions) at the base.

The programme is not a talents hunt as the base representatives could be stars or up-and-coming recorded artistes. The competition will have different stages and musical tasks for the base representatives and performances by base icons (superstars from the base) which also scores. Eviction will be based on a combination of factors like successful execution of musical tasks, voting from audience, appraisals from judges etc.

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