History was made in Africa on Saturday when the first ever audition of the world’s biggest TV reality show, X-Factor, kicked off on the continent in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Hundreds of enthusiastic young boys and girls trooped out to fight for wealth and fame on the continent’s largest singing competition platform. The show was brought to Africa for the first time by leading telecommunications company, Globacom.
As early as 7.30a.m, over 200 participants, some of whom kept vigil at the venue to beat the anticipated early morning rush, had converged on the Presidential Hotel, venue of the auditions. By midday, over 600 participants had registered and had been accredited to participate.
Just as the prospective music stars were surging to register and be auditioned, newly arrived hopefuls were also falling over one another to buy, register and activate their Glo lines at the sales points so as to participate at the epoch making event