Judges of East Africa version of the world’s biggest reality franchise ‘Got Talent’ have been unveiled.
Organizers of the show dubbed 'East Africa’s Got Talent' announced the judges in a ceremony held in Nairobi on Saturday.
Judges were picked from each of the four countries taking part in the contest; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.
The four judges include Kenyan media personality Jeff Koinange, Ugandan radio presenter and actor Gaetano Kagwa, Rwandan DJ Makeda Mahadeo, and Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee.
Ugandan comedian Anne Kansiime will be the host for the show that will air on television screens from next month.
The show, which is shot in Nairobi, will be aired on Citizen TV (Kenya), Clouds Media (Tanzania), Rwanda Broadcasting Agency and NBS TV (Uganda).
The program is sponsored by telecommunications company Safaricom and beverage maker Coca Cola Africa.
The reality show was officially launched in April this year at Mövenpick Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi.
It will run for 10 weeks with contestants going through three phases before getting to the finals.
The ‘Got Talent’ show was founded by X Factor creator Simon Cowell and currently runs in 58 countries including the US and the UK.
The Guinness World Records recognized the ‘Got Talent’ show as the most successful reality TV formats in the world.