EAGT team

Capital FM’s radio presenter and actor Gaetano Kaggwa has been named among the four judges for the first ever edition of the East Africa’s Got Talent reality show.

Gaetano and Citizen TV host Jeff Koinange, Tanzanian singer and songwriter Vanessa Mdee and Rwandan DJ Makeda Mahadeo were unveiled over the weekend by the show’s main sponsors Safaricom and Cocacola at an event in Nairobi, Kenya.

Judges were picked from each of the four countries taking part in the contest; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

Ugandan Queen of Comedy Anne Kansiime will be the host for the show that is expected to hit television screens next month.

The show will be aired on NBS TV (Uganda), Citizen TV (Kenya), Clouds Media (Tanzania) and Rwanda Broadcasting Agency.

The reality show was officially launched in April this year at Mövenpick Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi.

It will run for 10 weeks, starting on 4th August 2019 with contestants going through three phases before getting to the finals.

The ‘Got Talent’ show was founded by X Factor creator Simon Cowell and currently runs in 58 countries including the US, Australia and Britain among others.

The Guinness World Records recognized the ‘Got Talent’ show as the most successful reality TV formats in the world.

The winner of the finals will be determined by votes from the public and will walk away with $50,000 (approximately  Shs180 million).