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National talent search show Star Brite has taken talent scouting a gear up with Season 3’s first auditions being held at Harare Central Prison last week. The move saw at least 55 inmates of all ages that had registered being auditioned. 20 of them qualified for the second round of the competition.

This development resulted from a partnership with the Zimbabwe Prison Services according to executive director Barney Mpariwa.

“The response in the prisons has been huge with aspiring actors, poets, dancers, and singers showcasing their talent. The level of talent is high from teenagers to those in their 50s,” he said.

Mpariwa added that the auditions had started very well with many being excited and appreciative of the opportunity to be on Star Brite.

“We thank the ZPS team for allowing us to be part of their prisoner reintegration program. It is humbling to be able to afford the inmates a rare opportunity to realise their dreams. It is an honour for the show to get yet another chance of touching a talented soul. It is our mandate to discover, nurture and promote talent no matter where it is,” added Mpariwa.

This season has also seen Star Brite establishing strategic partnerships in order to widen their search for talent in most of the country’s regions.

Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Walter Mzembi is Star Brite’s new patron.

“Amakhosi of Bulawayo, Kariva Arts of Kariba, Laag Beats and Vibes of Kadoma and Duemo Steel Entertainment of Kwekwe are some of the strategic partners that have come on board to do preliminaries for us,” he said.

The second auditions were held at Danhiko School yesterday and 22 disabled students were auditioned.

Meanwhile, Star Brite and its stakeholders staged a cleanup campaign in Harare’s First Street last week during which the team cleaned and removed posters of prophets, artistes and politicians from the streets.

Source : The Herald