Thursday, April 25, 2024

MAQ launches MAQapella Botswana

Following the overwhelming success of MAQapella South Africa, MAQ is launching MAQapella Botswana in Association with Pick n Pay. MAQapella is an acapella talent search competition for a new MAQ song that features amateur singers who are not registered with any record companies. The competition invites all amateur singers who are Botswana citizens and are over 18 years old, to perform their original ‘MAQ /Pick n Pay’ song for a panel of star judges. “So whether you’re a group or an individual, MAQ MAQ your way to stardom and be famous,” reads a statement from the company.
The company has employed the services of local celebrities Shona Ferguson, Vee Mampeezy and Tshepo Ntshole to preside over the competition. Ferguson is one of South Africa’s finest television and film industry doyens. Vee needs no introduction, having dominated the local music industry for the past 15 years while Ntshole’s is one of the most recognisable voices on local radio. The judges will decide which of the amateur Acapella singers shall go through to the finals.
Shona was recently a judge in MAQamovie, a search for five amateur actors to star in a new South African movie. “It is with immense excitement that I return to my home country Botswana to be a judge in the sensational MAQapella song contest. I can’t wait to experience and discover the exceptional talent,” Ferguson was quoted as saying. Jacqueline Jacobs, Sales and Marketing Director of MAQ, says they are extremely excited about MAQapella Botswana. “We are eager to unearth all the exceptional talent that this country has to offer. We are looking for a new, original song for MAQ Washing Powder and what better way to do this than through a national song contest that showcases the best amateur acapella singers in Botswana.┬áMAQ is here to brighten up your day and we invite all amateur acapella singers to showcase their best original MAQ song and brighten our day.”
Auditions will be held in various key locations including the following Pick n Pay stores: Riverwalk, Molapo, Francistown, Sebele and Southring. Auditions will also be held at Shoppers Palapye and Mahalapye.
There will be prizes to be won. The winning group or individual will receive numerous prizes that will help their singing careers, including a P30 000 cash prize, a video and in-studio recording valued at P30 000 and MAQ products for a year. Furthermore, the winning song will be the new MAQ Washing Powder song for Botswana.
Bruce Milne of Pick n Pay Botswana is looking forward to the campaign. “This is just the competition we have been waiting for! Botswana is brimming with talented amateur singers and we are thrilled to be giving them a platform to really shine,” he says.
To enter, hopefuls should attend MAQ Roadshow auditions and perform their original ‘MAQ MAQ’ song between 9 am- 3 pm, or SMS or WhatsApp their singing entry to 083┬á382 3854. They should also listen to RB2 or Gabs FM as well as visit and like the MAQ International Facebook Page, where they will find more details. MAQ is a brand of high-foam washing powder and low-foam auto washing powder, and has also introduced a range of new products.


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