Bongo Star Search


Bongo Star Search is an interactive musical reality TV show. The show seeks to find talented up and coming artists in Tanzania through nationwide auditions. The show premiered on ITV in 2006, since then the program has grown to be loved by viewers.

The show presents a unique platform to the youths of Tanzania whose talent lacks exposure or the funds to support and advance it. So far Bongo Star Search has been held over seven successful seasons.

The show consists of a panel of judges who critique the contestants’ performances. The audience is also involved in determining the eventual homegrown super star via SMS voting. The core judges of the show are: entertainment business entrepreneur Rita Paulsen, record producer Master J and TV/Radio Presenter and talk show personality Salama Jabir. In 2015 the BSS winner Kayumba Juma was awarded more than TSh 50million.


TZDar es Salaam, Tanzania
In operation since: 


Rita Paulsen
Profile added by In-house East Africa on 22 Oct 2015