Boomplay, the leading music streaming and download service in Africa has announced its top six winners of the Booming on Boomplay competition.
The four months campaign, was led by Boomplay in partnership with Supadrum, a music production studio based in Kenya.
Dubbed ‘Booming on Boomplay’, the initiative will enable upcoming artists to walk away with cash prizes and promotional opportunities such as billboard features, in-app and digital placements to enhance exposure.
The campaign witnessed over 500 audio submissions from Kenyans of all ages, ethnicities, gender and religion showcasing their talents.
The first winner will walk away with $1,500. The second and 2nd runner up $1,000 each while the third and the 3rd runner up $500 each.
The criteria for selecting winners involved three stages. First, was to shortlist 50 artists based on their streams on Boomplay and online judges score.
Second, was to shortlist 20 artists based on their fan votes & judges score and third, involved shortlisting the top 6 winners based on votes for their performance videos that they had submitted for the final stage which were also scored by judges.
In a statement issued to newsrooms, Boomplay’s East Africa Managing Director, Martha Huro, said,
We were incredibly blown away by the quality of work that was submitted by talented young Kenyans for this competition. I take this opportunity to congratulate the top six and thank everyone that entered the Booming on Boomplay competition.
It wasn’t an easy task to select winners as all participants submitted quality work. I am glad that through the help of our judges, the choice to select winners got easier.”
Supadrum’s CEO, Allan Njoroge, commented,
It was uplifting to see the huge variety of work that was submitted by talented Kenyans from across the country. As partners in the campaign, we were impressed by the range of techniques that had been used and the creativity deployed within the work.”
The winners are:-
Number One King Gray