Auditions For East Africa’s Got Talent Show By Safaricom Kicks Off In Mombasa

Mashaiya a dance group from Malindi pose for a photo while dressed in their traditional regalia, during the East Africa Got Talent in Mombasa.

East Africa’s Got Talent Show by Safaricom has today kicked off its pre-auditions, at Nyali School, Mombasa County.

The gates were opened to the public as from 6.00am which saw hundreds of participants turn up from diverse cultures, social background and age set showcasing their talents with the hope of been selected and proceed to the next stage to be held in Nairobi.

The Nairobi auditions will be held next month at the KICC on June 1st and 2nd 2019.

“We believe East Africa has a lot of talent and look forward to showing the world what amazing skills we have got. We encourage all those who believe they are talented from Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to pre-register online. We are searching for the best talent in music, dance, comedy, magic and acrobatics across all ages,” said Joseph Kusaga, Chief Executive Officer at Clouds Media International.

Produced by Clouds Media International, the show will host auditions in 3 other countries; Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

In Uganda the pre-auditions will take place in Kampala on 19th May at Pearl of Africa Hotel while in Rwanda they will be held in Kigali on 25th May at Intare Arena. Finally, in Tanzania they will be in Dar es Salaam on 25th and 26th May at Julius Nyerere Centre.

 Interested participants are required to send in their applications through pre-auditions walk-ins, online submissions and WhatsApp channel.

To pre-register, participants can go to the regional audition centers nearest to them. For those who are unable to physically attend the pre-auditions due to distance; they can enter on-line by filling out the application form and send a short video clip of their act on

Alternatively, they can upload a one minute performance video accompanied by name, age, and country through WhatsApp number + 254 (0)703 437 903.

Registration is currently open and will close on the dates as follows; Kenya and Uganda on Saturday 18th May 2019, Rwanda Friday, 24thMay 2019, and Tanzania Saturday, 25th  May 2019.

East Africa’s Got Talent by Safaricom which is due to start airing in August this year, will have 10 episodes, with the semifinals and grand finalé shot live on location in Kenya.

Qualified participants from Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda will travel to Kenya for the live shows. The winner will walk away with KES 5 million (USD 50,000) as voted by the audience.