Veteran TV news anchor and host Jeff Koinange and Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee have been named talent show East Africa’s Got Talent judges.

The two were unveiled on Saturday alongside Ugandan Gaetano Kagwa and Rwandese Contact Makeda as official judges for the event that will be searching for talented individuals across East Africa.

In April, stakeholders in the entertainment Industry across East Africa converged at the MovenPick Hotel in Westlands to officially launch “East Africa Got Talent” a reality TV show that will be discovering and nurturing new talents.

Jeff Koinange, Vanessa Mdee named East Africa’s Got Talent Judges

The show will bring together talents from four East African countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda as the participating countries.

Launch

Speaking during the Launch, sports and culture Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, said the show was a big step towards nurturing talent and preserving culture.

The show is sponsored by Safaricom, Clouds Media Group, and Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) among other partners and will run for 10 weeks with the contestants going through 3 phases before getting to the finals.

‘East Africa’s Got Talent’ will be hosted by Kenya’s Larry Asego alongside Ugandan Queen of Comedy Ann Kansiime. It will also be filmed in Nairobi and aired on Citizen TV.

The ‘Got Talent’ show, which was founded by X Factor creator Simon Cowell, currently runs across 58 countries.