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2nd StarAfrica Sounds music contest launched

The second edition of the StarAfrica Sounds music contest was launched on Tuesday in Abidjan, the Ivorian economic capital in a bid to promote music talent on the continent, APA learns here.Open to all, the contest aims to give maximum visibility to artists coming from the continent, notably through the distribution of their songs on the main streaming and downloading streaming platforms, said a release from mobile operator, Orange, the organiser of StarAfrica in partnership with Deezer and Zimbalam.

The contest will be held in stages. The first stage will be held between 15th April and 31st May. The second will be from 31st May to 1st July.

During the first stage, candidates (singers, groups, artists, musicians) can register on StarAfrica.com, “proposing an original song, representative of their musical universe.”

This song will then be online on StarAfrica.com, available for everyone to enjoy.

During the second phase, the public will vote to support their favourite candidates.

The 5 candidates who would have collected the highest number of votes will then be selected for the final.

The finalists to have their songs on Deezer Africa and North Africa, and distributed on the main digital platforms thanks to Zimbalam.

For the third and final stage, a jury composed of music professionals will designate the overall winner from the five finalists. The winner will be announced on StarAfrica.com on 8th July.

The winner will get a contract with the African music label Musiki, a Deezer for Artists certified account, a one year free access to Deezer Premium + and 3 album accounts on zimbalam.com.

The 2nd to 5th prizes include a Deezer for Artists certified account, a one year free access to Deezer Premium + and 3 album accounts on zimbalam.com

Kutchala Sutchi with his song “Gomanan” won the first edition in which 60 artists from 19 countries took part.