May 22, 2008
Tusker Project Fame Update
Nanyonjo evicted, Naava resumes probation

By Abu-baker Mulumba

Winfrey Nanyonjo’s tears did not save her from eviction even after the Principal Achieng Abura threw in words of encouragement.

“You can get over probation. You have done it before and nothing should stop you now,” Achieng encouraged her. But she was evicted on Saturday and this week three Tanzanians and Uganda’s Naava Asha Zziwa (Contestant number 11) are on probation.

Naava has been nominated more than anyone in the house. She has only missed one nomination in the 39 days they have been in the academy.

Others on probation are Linah Mohammed Blanche (9), Felly Kano (5) and Hemedi Seif Suleiman (6).
But despite the eviction fever, the students had an extraordinary day on Tuesday in the Academy as calls were made, a movie screened and a change of lifestyle was about to happen.

All students were allowed to call their loved ones back home and Stephen’s mum had a piece of advice for her son: “lose the vest that you always wear my boy, you are embarrassing me!”
Linah’s fiancé reprimanded her for getting too close to the boys in the academy.
The academy also had a surprise guest in form of the popular East African rapper CMB Prezzo.

Ugandan Jacob Nsaali was saved from probation after impressing the judges with I’m the Tiger from Rocky. Stephen Oundo did How Deep is Your Love from the Bee Gees and he was given thumbs up by the judges for his fantastic vocal and performance.

Esther Mugizi’s rendition of Vanessa Williams Colours of the Wind impressed even Kenyan judge Ian Mbugua: “you have made my evening with that great performance.”

Viewers will get a chance to save one of the contestants, in the Shs 75m singing competition that also comes with a recording contract with Gallo Records, for the winner.

Watch daily highlights on WBS TV at 8:30 p.m. and live evictions on Saturday 8p.m; and the live nomination show on Sunday 9:30p.m.

To save Naava, SMS 11 to 0901009263 (utl), 0902009263 (MTN) and 0903009263 (Celtel) for Shs 300.