After weeks of hard work to select the best, the final 12 contestants of the MTN Hitmaker Season 3 have been unveiled to battle for the ultimate prize of a recording contract worth GH¢100,000.

This weekend, the first live show will be aired and the judges, Ofie Kodjoe, Bessa Simons and Hammer are leaving no stone unturned to bring out the best in these wannabes.

Comprising nine gentlemen and three ladies, the contestants were carefully chosen by judges from over 2,000 people who showed up from all over the country to try their chances at this prestigious competition.

Below are the 12 contestants.

Samson Bannar

Samson Bannar, also known as Samson B hails from Takpo Penentobo in the Nadowli District of the Upper West Region.   Born on the 28th February, 1987, Samson B is currently a student at Valley View University studying education.

SAMSON B

He recorded his first song in 2007 and draws his motivation for music from the environment and nature. “Big ups and thanks to MTN Hitmaker 3 for giving me this lovely opportunity to unveil my talent to the world,” he said.

Isaac Manob and Prince Kwaku Opoku Gyamfi (INK)

Ink is a highlife duo made up of Isaac Manob and Prince Kwaku Opoku Gyamfi . They both live in Kumasi. Though both have been singing since childhood, Ink started professionally in 2009 and has never looked back since.

INK

Ink has been to many musical contests and has left an indelible mark on their fans; this they say will shoot them to the top in the Hitmaker 3 competition.

Emmanuel Ankrah

Emmanuel Ankrah, aka Mac- M, believes the Hitmaker 3 platform will enable him to prove a point to people who once had doubts about what he had to offer as far as rap music was concerned.

MAC-M

The 20 year old rapper says harsh life experiences have given him the strength to keep up, show up and deliver to the best of his ability.

Angela Letsu (Anji)

Anji hopes to become one of the finest gospel musicians in the country and the world at large. She draws inspiration from God and the Bible.

ANJI

Born on 8th July, 1991, she believes she has a strong voice to wow the judges and keep through till she wins the GH¢100,000 grand prize.

Isaac Sackey (Papa)

Isaac Sackey, known by his peers as Sampo and also known as Papa on the MTN Hitmaker 3 stage, says he gets his motivation from hi-life musicians like Paapa Yankson, Kofi B and Kwabena Kwabena.

PAPA

Papa works as an accountant at the accounts department of the Central Regional Hospital. Papa feels strongly that the passion he has for the kind of music he does is good enough to keep his fans entertained each week.

Onyamepe Opoku Agyemang (Naba)

Onyamepe Opoku Agyemang known on Hitmaker 3 show as Naba says music is the best thing that has ever happened to her and hopes to use the platform to make her family proud.

NABA

She believes music is a powerful tool to unite people and through her lyrics backed by her great voice she can attain that objective.

Wilhemina Naa-Koowa Quaye (Mina)

Mina discovered her singing ability in the church and has been singing since age five. Her motivation comes from God and believes this edition of the MTN Hitmaker 3 is destined to be won by a gospel singer and it’s no other than her.

Richie Tay

Richie loves Naija music, blues, jazz, RnB, pop, rock, garage music, rap, hi-life and hip life. The 24 year old singer believes he is talented enough to perform all these genres of music without any hitches, a trick he says will work the magic in becoming the next MTN Hitmaker.

RICHIE TAY

Vincent Torgbe (Torgbui)

Vincent is a technician and an electrician who works with the Electricity Company of Ghana. Born and bred in Liatsi Hohoe in the Volta Region he is inspired to change the face of Ewe music through his rap lines. According to Vincent he is bringing on board a whole new level to the competition.

TORGBUI

Raynolds Boateng (Snow B)

Snow B says Samini inspires him a lot. He started writing lyrics when he was in junior high school.

Snow B says he is going to blow people’s minds with his music and art on stage and that Ghana should watch out for him. He is very excited and can’t wait to perform his first song.

SNOW B

Peter Famiyeh (Famiyeh)

Fameye says the MTN Hitmaker 3 is the biggest stage ever for an up and coming artiste like himself and hopes to utilise the opportunity given him to exhibit his music brand as a package to Ghana and beyond. He can’t wait to perform on stage and do what he knows how to do best.

FAMEYE

Yussif Muhammed (Leety)

Leety resides at Nima. He calls his kind of music as “RnB Afro Highlife”. As a song writer, a singer and a producer, Leety has been singing for about seven years now. ‘’My motivation comes from my uncle, who has always been there to share with me his knowledge about life and how to live it,’’ he said.

LEETY

Viewers can judge for themselves when they hit the stage this weekend. The stations on which MTN Hitmaker 3 shows include TV3, eTV, GhOne and 4Syte TV, Metro TV, Multi TV on the Cine Afrik.

Previous winners of the MTN Hitmaker television reality show are Naterial and Koo Ntakra.

Submitted by: Farmhouse Productions

 

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