Reality shows are taking more attention to the audience; therefore, almost all the countries launch different types of reality shows that have various topics. Surprisingly, most of them are the most-watched TV shows in their country.
The Democratic Republic of Congo also experiences the first-ever reality show that went viral. The Vodacom Superstar completed its first season, and Innoss’B declared the winner of the show. His fame starts with reality TV, and still, he is the Megastar of the generation. He got over 100 million views on Youtube that made him even more popular. It has been ten years now, but the fame of Innoss’B never ends as he continues his journey.
He was nominated for 2020 Best International Act at the 2020 Black Entertainment Awards in Hollywood, California.
Background of the show:
The show was managed and produced by Akonic Entertainment company with the help of Nickie Davis, a veteran Hollywood producer. The show was not only getting fame in the country but also recognized by the neighboring countries. The program was also getting attention in Europe and all of Africa. The winning sensation of the show, Innocent Balume, took the prize money, which he utilizes in a humble giving way. He records his first-ever song with none other than the American superstar Akon. Before heading further, let us get some information about Innoss’B.
His full name is Innocent Balume, but people recognize him with the name of Innoss’B. His parents were also related to arts and music, where his mother was a singer, but his father was a dancer. So, you can say that it was obvious to serve any art’s field when both parents were related to the same field. Somehow, it helps him a lot in making his career.
His first single was also Innoss’B and Maisha Soul went on to win the Revelation 2007 Award during their Goma Tourism Fair for the single Another Way. He was also selected to represent his province in the Vodacom Superstar. The theme of the show was like other reality programs like American idol etc. the producer of the show, Nickie Davis, said,
“It was clear from day 1, that Innocent was a true superstar. Innocent just had that special something. He also had the drive and work ethic (even at that young age) that far surpassed the other competitors,”
Talking about the hobbies and interests of Innoss’B, he is very much into the charity campaigns where he donates his prize money to his school. He also provides supplies and other hardware stuff to the school, which is a very kind act. He also gets the chance to perform with the iconic musical stars Sean Paul and Akon, which is an honor for a new star.
Moreover, they record several songs with Akon and get many awards. It has been ten years now, and the rising star still shines with his upcoming release in 2019, YOPE. He is not only a performing artist but a writer too. The list of his collaboration is also long, in which hip top stars and pop singers are including:
1. Fally Ipupa
3. Koffi Olomide
Now, we are waiting for the upcoming projects that he never mentioned yet. He already builds a shiny and bright future for him, but he still has a lot more struggles. The producer, Nickie Davis, Hollywood Producer, also admires his work ethics and devotion. He often says that he can become a superstar many times, and after ten years, he still maintains his fame. It is not easy for people of his age, but he knows his job very well. We wish him the best of luck with his upcoming projects and collaborations.