It is no longer news that the maiden MTN sponsored Y’llow Star music competition is a wrap. The competition came to a close over the past weekend. The winner of MTN Yello Star Season 1 is Dotti.
Biography of Dotti, MTN Y’ello Star Winner
Dotti became the winner of the maiden MTN Yello Star competition. Here is a brif about of Dotti.
My name is Okeowo Oladotun Alani, aka Dotti. I’m 26 years old and I have a National Diploma in Music Tech from The Polytechnic, Ibadan. I’m interested in music, fashion, football, and my faith as a Christian, as well as radio presenting. Before the show, I worked as a songwriter and a jingle producer.
I’m the only Christian of a Muslim family. People might not like the fact that I might give off a snub vibe, that I don’t talk fast and that I can be very persistent. I’m inspired by Fatoumata Diawara, Oumou Sangare, Mali Music, Adeolu Akinsanya, and Brymo.
I’m from Oyo state and I auditioned in Lagos state. I’m a cancer and as a side hustle, I’m an occasional voice coach. I’d describe myself as “Impressionable”.
How to Watch the MTN Yello Star Season 1 Finale
The MTN Yello Star season 1 was streamed live on YouTube. Here is the video of the event;
Y’ello Star is a musical platform created by Nigeria’s leading Telecommunications and data services provider, MTN Nigeria to search for, discover, nurture, expose and launch music talents in young Nigerians.
At MTN Nigeria, we believe every hidden star and talent deserves a chance to shine bright. We appreciate the fact that there are huge musical talents hidden in every part of the country, and most times, these talents are, at best, under-developed or out rightly allowed to die because they are not being harnessed. The challenge, we have discovered, is that these talents are not given the opportunity to showcase themselves. This is partly due to the fact that many producers lack the wherewithal/resources to go into the nooks and crannies of the country in search of these talents. This is the prime offering of this show – to go in search of these talents that are hitherto, lying wasted or under-utilized.
When these talents are discovered, they are assembled in a house where their skills and talents are horned through lectures, guidance, mentoring and practical sessions by renowned teachers, artists who have distinguished themselves in the industry.
Through the contest, the winner, and runners up get prizes that will assist them in their musical aspirations.