There’s no doubt that the popular music reality show, ‘Mentor’ produced by TV3 was famous not only because of the contestants but also the judges, especially, Mark Okraku Mantey and Dominic Ansah Asare, who were involved in all 7 seasons of the competition until it went on a hiatus.
The excitement of lovers of the show was rekindled after it was announced that the show was coming back to the screens but that enthusiasm was somehow cut short when organizers of the new look ‘Mentor’ released the list of judges without the name of Mark Okraku Mantey.
The list of Bessa Simons, Adina and Trigmatic have been rejected by a chunk of the followers of the show, who have scowled at the exclusion of Mark on the new season tagged, ‘Reloaded’.
Aside the social media movement, calling on Media General, owners of TV3 to recall Mark, www.entertainmentgh.com has reliable information that there’s been intense lobbying by astute personalities including politicians, lawyers, clergy and media persons to get Mark back on the show.
The pressure, according the sources, has been overly massive, prompting TV3 to reconsider their decision not to include the now Interim President of the Creative Arts Council.
The sources claim that, Media General have reached out to Mr. Okraku Mantey to be part of the new season and the two parties are currently discussing terms.
Audition for the new season will begin from October 9, 2019 at the Radach Hotel in Tamale, and then October, 11 at TV3 office in Kumasi. The train will then move to Takoradi October 16 at Connect FM premises, and end in Accra at the TV3 on October 18 and 19.
Twelve raw talents (mentees) would be scouted from across the country will be assembled and mentored for weeks during which they will give weekly performances to battle each other musically for the ultimate prize – a two bedroom house at a prime location in Accra.
The first, second and third runners-up will respectively walk away with 50,000 cedis, 30,000 cedis and 20,000 cedis worth of airtime on TV3 and other Media General platforms.