Genre: Music Reality
Date: 9 February 2015
Timeslot: Mondays, 8PM
Channel: Maisha Magic channel 161, repeat on Maisha Swahili Channel 158
Season one's Star Mentors include Nameless and Rabbit from Kenya, Maurice Kirya and Jose Chameleone from Uganda and AY and Shaa from Tanzania with Erick Wainaina from Kenya taking charge as the music director. The Celebrity Mentors will identify talent via their music industry leads and knowledge on the ground. Once their top 3 discoveries have been identified, the Celebrity Mentors must make their final selection of just one 1 talent (Star Rookie) to mentor.
Week after week the Celebrity Mentors, supported by a resident team of specialists such as composers and producers, directors and even image consults, will prepare their individual Star Rookies in a bid to outdo the competition in weekly performance episodes. In each performance the Star Rookies must win over the favour of the judging panel made up of the music industry's most influential stakeholders and the fans.
Unlike other talent reality shows, Maisha Superstar does not have eliminations after the Star Rookies' weekly performance – at least not until the end of the series. The absence of eliminations in this unique series will ensure equal opportunity for all 6 Star Rookies to become a star in their own right by growing a fan-base and a solid endorsement from the judging panel.