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#GJNEWS: Naterial, MTN Hitmaker Winnerlaunches maiden album.


The winner of the maiden MTN Hitmaker
music reality show, Shadrack Adjei, popularly
known as Naterial, launched his maiden 12-
track album titled “Adole” at the poolside of
the plush Oak Plaza Hotel on the Spintex
Road, Accra.
The short but impressive ceremony brought
together officials from MTN led by the
Corporate Services Executive, Cynthia Lumor,
stakeholders in the music industry, musicians,
radio and TV presenters, the media as well as
friends and family members of Naterial.
Season one of the popular MTN Hitmaker
drew over 1,700 entries, with 12 contestants
selected by a seasoned panel of judges
namely Bessa Simmon, Offie Kudjo and Zapp
Mallet.
Naterial was able to hold off stiff competition
from the rest of the contestants to walk home
with the GHC100,000 recording deal.
He chose the smooth multiple award-winning
Dancehall crooner, Samani as his mentor and
featured him on the album title track, Adole,
which is already enjoying massive airplay in
Ghana.
At the launch, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor noted that
“the MTN Hitmaker show is an MTN initiative
to support talents in the music industry with
the requisite resources to develop their music
careers and most importantly record and
promote their albums”.
“Naterial has proven beyond every reasonable
doubt that he has the ability to hold the
attention of his audience with his sterling
stage craft splendid performance and
danceable tunes. He truly deserves this
opportunity given him and with the needed
hard work and discipline as a musician, the sky
is the limit”, she said.
Patrons at the launch made cash offers to
purchase the album whiles others made
pledges to buy copies of the CD.
Naterial used the occasion to thank MTN, his
family and friends as well as his teeming fans
for the faith shown in him during the MTN
Hitmaker period till date. “I will do my best in
my chosen career to get to the top. I won’t
disappoint my people. I will strive to get to the
top. I thank everyone who has contributed to
my album. God bless them”.
Naterial gave the excited gathering a taste of
the songs on his album by performing some of
his hit tracks including “Adole” featuring
Samini, “Mamle”, “Good music”, “Counting on
you” featuring Blakk Rasta.
The “Hitmaker“ is being managed by S24
Recording Studios, which produced all his
tracks.
Other up and coming musicians were also
given the opportunity to showcase their
talents.
Naterial’s current hit tracks are available on
mtnplay.com.gh as well on MTN CRBT
platform. MTN customers would have to dial
1355 and download his tracks.
Meanwhile,the first runner up to the MTN
Hitmaker show, Miriam Afari is set to release
her album on April 7th 2013.
Season two of the MTN Hitmaker show is just
a few weeks away from launch so people with
potential ‘Hitmaker’ demos should get
themselves ready for another entertaining
edition.


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