Talent search and promotion competition ‘The Voice’ is spreading its tentacles in Africa. After taking off in Angola, South Africa and Nigeria, it is now time for Francophone Africa.
‘The Voice Afrique’ has announced that Cameroonian singer, Charlotte Dipanda, will be a coach on ‘The Voice Afrique Francophone’.
This announcement comes after Franco-Congolese singer Singuila was named the first coach on the upcoming show. Other coaches will be announced following a one week pattern.
Running over a period of 17 weeks with 17 episodes, the program will identify and promote talented musicians from 17 Francophone African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea , Mali, Niger, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Chad and Togo.
The competition premiers on Vox Africa on August 15 2016 and will run through three phases, blind auditions, battles and live shows.
The Voice Francophone Africa offers the winner the opportunity to record his own album with UNIVERSAL, world leader in the music industry.
Regional castings for ‘The Voice Afrique Francophone’ will be taking place in Abidjan and Douala on the 23rd and 24th July 2016.
Charlotte Dipanda’s presence on the coach’s line-up is one tick for the Cameroonian music industry.