The announcement was made by Gerrard Forster, the Head of New Business Development for Sub-Saharan Africa for UMG International, on Saturday night during the eviction show. The manager is also the fourth judge in the fifth season of Tusker project fame 5.
The record is expected to cover a 10 track album which is scheduled to be released by the time the season ends on the 29th of July 2012.
Judge Ian Mbugua however advised the contestants that while this opportunity provided the contestants with the unique chance to see their music recorded by a top music label, it was up to them to work on the quality of their delivery as they would represent their countries.
TPF Judge Ian's sentiments were echoed by Judge Julianna Kanyomozi who implored the lucky contestants to make the best of the opportunity.
A highlight of the show must have been Ugandan musician Jackie Chandiru of the “Gold digger” fame making a guest appearance and performing to an already charged audience that had been thoroughly entertained by the top 10 contestants who sang their hearts out to stay out of the nomination list.
Here's a recap of the nomination show...