…As Paul Play, Freeze play judges
Award winning Hip Hop artiste, Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popularly called Rugged Man has been unveiled by Nigerian Breweries Plc, manufacturers of Star lager beer, as this year’s host of Star Quest.
Star Quest has since inception in 2002, been anchored by a Nigerian superstar musical act and Rugged Man would be anchoring the programme for the third successive year.
The trio of Paul Play Dairo, acclaimed R & B crooner, Freeze, popular radio on air personality and KC of KC Presh, winners of the first edition of Star Quest, have also been selected as judges for this year’s edition of the popular musical talent hunt programme.
As judges, they would be saddled with the task of pruning the large number of applicants who are expected to besiege the audition venues for a chance to participate at Star Quest, down to the 36 who will ultimately compete at the Fameland.
Even though the grand prize winners will be determined by the public who will vote their preferred musical band via SMS, the judges will play a vital role in determining which band gets to the finals.
According to Mr. Yusuf Ageni, Nigerian Breweries Corporate Affairs Adviser, the choice of Rugged Man as show anchor and Paul Play, Freeze and KC Presh as judges is geared towards raising the bar of Star Quest as Nigeria?s best musical talent hunt competition.
He said: “Our panel of judges are versatile in their various areas of musical endeavours. Paul Play is an established and highly respected musical artiste. So is KC, a member of KC Presh, the group which won the very first edition of Star Quest.
Freeze has over 13 years of radio broadcast experience and the show anchor, Ruggedman is a well known Nigerian hip hop artiste.