The second season of Airtel Trace Music Star is back this year and award winning singer, songwriter, actress and record producer Keri Hilson is on board as a mentor. Season 2 of Airtel Trace Music Star commences in Kenya, with. Atemi Diva, Wyre, and Chris Adwar as the panel for season 2.

Last year the competition received 2.3 million calls into the dedicated telephone line, making it the biggest Pan African talent search competition in African. This season of the competition will see Niger join Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia as the newest African territories to enter this year’s competition.

To participate call in the number- 0900 733 733, record their songs to stand a chance to become the next big music star in Africa. The grand finale will be held in Lagos in June this year. The competition is only open to Airtel subscribers or numbers ported to Airtel. The Kenyan winner stands a chance to win Ksh 1.5M at the Kenya finale and thereafter, qualifies to compete in the grand finale where the ultimate prize comprises of;

  • A mentorship program with multi-award winning American singer-songwriter Keri Hilson in Atlanta.
  • Star in their own music video alongside Keri Hilson
  • Record a duet with the “Knock You Down” songstress,
  • A signed contract with a major music label and worldwide media exposure through various

The first and second runners up will take home an iPhone 6s Plus + Kes 100,000 and the 3rd winner will be taking home a Samsung 6 Edge and a Cash prize of Ksh 50,000.

In Season one of the competition, Benjamin Webi was crowned as the winner of the Airtel TRACE Music Star competition, Kenya taking home the first prize of over (Euro 25,000) in cash and an iPhone 6 Plus. Phillis who came in at a close second took home Kshs. 100,000 and an iPhone 6 Plus. Trina Mungai wrapped up the top three with a cash prize of Kshs. 50,000 and an iPhone 6.

180 countries. TRACE is a signature hub for black and urban entertainment content, and offers TV channels, FM radios, mobile services, events etc. to millennial and young adults’ audiences in 180 countries. The best part about it is getting into this competition is dependent in your looks at all and all the contestants will have mass exposure that if well harnessed could kick start a music career in the music industry.