Catch The Talented And The Crazy on East Africa Got Talent Show on Citizen TV this Sunday !

“Umenifurahisha sana, una kipawa kwa uhakika….”

That’s a futile imitation of Judge Vanessa at East Africa Got Talent Show judge’s bench. It’s a pity that print hardly gives credit to her voice and the distinctive Swahili lilt when she candidly comments and talks to a contestant. All along she’s remained soft spoken, a little matronly. Let’s see if she keeps her cool on this weekend’s edition of #EAGTPoweredBySafaricom that airs on Citizen TV, 8:00 p.m. EAT.

Never before has this region had such an amazing array of fresh talents and gifts. Most of the talents are innate, while some skills are acquired over time through pure grit and hard work. For instance, the acrobatic group from Dar es Salaam made up of kids from unfortunate backgrounds – they are amazing. All we see is the talent, but really, hard work makes up half of that success.

This Sunday evening, the show will be smoking hot, to paraphrase Kenyan Judge Jeff Koinange – do not be surprised if he tags along his adored red fire extinguisher, from The Bench.

Lots of viewers love the fun side of life, and besides the comic side dish served fresh by the host Anne Kansiime, the stage will sure attract contestants blessed with the gift to make you collapse in stitches. It’s been a while, but everyone recalls Dan from Migori County – The Professional Mourner. Who shall beat that?

Be sure to tune in to Citizen TV on Sunday 8:00 p.m. EAT and find out.

The knife-thrower and his human targets. Those may be his point of targets, but aren’t they also deadly near-misses? Have you seen a fire-eating stunts man? Will we have less singers and acrobats this week, and have more of stunts men? Who doesn’t marvel at the skills needed to ride a unicycle?

On a personal level, I get thrilled by animal performances. What beats a dog that matches, stands on his hind legs, topples and rolls over on a simple command? That pulls my eyes right out of their sockets! Horses and ponies, too.

It’s relieving that snakes do not feature much in this region, else we would have a snake-performer – Indian style. These brave men are turbaned, and sit cross-legged facing their open basket. They play a flute, and dear Lord, a huge snake rises up. Nine out of ten times, it’s a deadly African Cobra. Scary stuff.

How does that work, since snakes are said to have no ears?

Let’s meet on #EAGTPoweredBySafaricom Show on Sunday, 11th August 2019 at 8.00 EAT, and watch amazing stuff.

The East Africa Got Talent Show on Citizen TV Sunday Evening – Incredible !

The East Africa Got Talent show aired at 8pm EAT on Sunday 4th – Citizen TV – was incredible.

For starters, professional mourning, starring 25 year-old Dan from Migori County.

Clad in a bright red shirt and colorful headgear – excellent regalia for a street carnival, this contestant brought down the entire house in stitches. Dan was confident, had an imposing stage presence, and superbly delivered endearing poetry to the deceased in-law. This performer could not be cut down by the judges banging down the bells!

That hilarious interlude aside, The East Africa Got Talent show indeed had first class, star-level contestants.

The performance bailed by Judge Vanessa as “beyond exceptional” came from Leyna K, a cute 7-year-old girl, from Uganda. She rocked an immaculate sprightly white bridal dress. At first, the judges couldn’t believe she could hack her choice of track – One day at a time, by Daniel O’Donnell – which most gifted vocalists wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole. Little Leyna K had it beautifully balanced in high and low vocals – which Judge Makeda wryly confessed “has given me goose bumps…”

She unbelievably had all the judges giving her a standing ovation!

The audience broke into poignant tears when her mother rushed onto the stage and hugged her. When, not if, she wins the Ksh 5,000,000 prize money, she wants to buy her brother a watch.

Everyone is awed by acrobats, and more so, when it involves kids. In this show, a group of kids tagged as Safi Theatre Group from Dar es Salaam ingeniously combined music and acrobatic stunts – really unique. Catch them at the semi-finals.

Also quite unforgettable is another group – there’s strength in numbers – of 5 little girls and a lady skilled with drums. It’s a Rwandan group named Uruyange, whose desire their guide hailed as to ‘show the strength of girls’ – and it’s easy to see they’re achieving that goal. Amazing performance.

The back stage was equally lit, with Host Anne Kansiime berating the viewers with endless goofs and comic antics. Her stylist was also on point, dressing her in a lovely off-shoulder African print dress. Kansiime’s girl-next-door mien visibly had the contestants relaxed and confident as they hit the stage, and huge audience.

There is beauty in language diversity, and following Judge Vanessa’s comments in flawless Swahili is captivating.

There is so much more amazing stuff to experience at the next airing of East Africa Got Talent on Citizen TV. Don’t miss!

Kansiime to Kenyans: Stop sending me nudes or money on my number to bribe you way to EGT

Comedian Kansiime has asked Kenyans to at least be professional if they want to compete in the recently launched East Africa Got Talent edition where she’s a judge.

According to the Ugandan comedian, Kenyans have been sending queer things on the number such as nudes and Mpesa so that they can qualify.


First of all, Kansiime is married so don’t send her nudes. Also that’s not her Mpesa number so start work on reversing your money if you are among the mentioned.

“We have already done auditions in Mombasa Uganda, dare salaam and, Kigali. We want to usher in a new era of talent. We eliminated all excuses by allowing Kenyans to send us a one minute video via whatsapp.” she said. 


“Please put on some clothes and stop sending us pictures and videos of your body parts. This is not my m-pesa number so do not send me money. All we want to see is your talent. Don’t look for me because I am just a host and nothing you will do for me will make you win. If you want to loose be friends with me because they will think you cheated.” she posted. 



East Africa´s Got Talent Show auditions kick off in Mombasa

East Africa´s own Got Talent Show is one that was much anticipated and kicked off its pre-auditions in Mombasa county, Kenya.

Gates opened at 6:00 AM with masses turning up for the competition irrespective of culture, social background or age.

All turned up at Nyali School in a bid to scoop the ultimate prize in waiting, for the best talent across the East African region.

Well, the next level goes down in Nairobi, come the 1st and 2nd of June at the KICC grounds.


Chief Executive officer at Clouds Media International, Joseph Kusaga, reiterates:

We believe East Africa has a lot of talent and look forward to showing the world what amazing skills we have got.

Therefore, we encourage all those who believe they are talented from Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to pre-register online.

And we are searching for the best talent in music, dance, comedy, magic and acrobatics across all ages.


The show airs as from August this year, comprising 10 episodes then semifinals with the grand finalé live in Kenya.

Therefore, the top brass from Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda will have to come into Kenya for the live shows.

However, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda will also get to host the auditions.

The ultimate winner bags themselves Ksh 5 M.

Registration is open and set to close on dates:

  • Kenya & Uganda on Saturday, 18th May 2019;
  • Rwanda on Friday, 24th May 2019;
  • Tanzania on Saturday, 25th May 2019.

East Africa´s Got Talent Show is produced by Clouds Media International.