These are the top 5 Kenyans battling for the Airtel Trace Music Star Final

The top prize of Ksh 1.5 million plus a mentorship deal with multi-award winning American singer-songwriter Keri Hilson in Atlanta is getting close for five (5) Kenyans, as the names of the top 5 finalists to battle it out for the Airtel Trace Music Star National Competition have just been announced.

The top 5 contestants who are moving on to Kenya’s edition grand finale are Ivlyn Mutua, Tonya Ahenda, Daniel Osanya, Elvis Kosiso and Ciano Maimba. These contestants were selected by a team of distinguished judges comprising Musician Atemi Oyungu, reggae sensation Wyre and producer Chris Adwar.

One of the five finalists, Ivlyn Mutua - M.S
One of the five finalists, Ivlyn Mutua – M.S

The five will battle it out at the final event for the prize of the ultimate national winner and an opportunity to represent Kenya in the grand finale in Nigeria.

To Vote for their favourite contestant, the public should text the code of their chosen contestant to 33733 to ensure they are crowned the national winner at the final event to be held at Enashipae Resort in Naivasha on Saturday, 28th May 2016.

In a statement, Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi said, “We want to congratulate Ivlyn Mutua, Tonya Ahenda, Daniel Osanya, Elvis Kosiso and Ciano Maimba for making it to the finals. This has been a keenly competitive contest and to have made it this far is a huge achievement for them. As we proceed to the next stage in the competition, we are giving Kenyans the opportunity to vote for the ultimate winner who will represent Kenya in the PanAfrican Finale next month”.

Here are the codes to vote for any of the five finalists:

 SMS Code to Vote Contestant
CIA to 33733  Ciano Maimba
TON to 33733  Tonya Ahenda Michelle
IVL to 33733  Ivlyn Ndunge Mutua
ELV to 33733  Elvis Kosiso
DAN to 33733  Daniel Osanya


Airtel Trace Music Star is a breakthrough music competition which has simplified the otherwise tedious auditioning processes that typifies most music competitions.

Season 2 of Airtel TRACE Music Star has been a huge success, with hundreds of thousands of entries it is obvious that young talented Kenyans have embraced this innovative talent search that enables them to simply call 0900733733, sing and stand the chance to become a star.


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