Rwanda’s Gilbert Gabiro, who was evicted on the third week of TPF 4 final, remains optimistic despite not winning the Kshs 5 million, prize.
Speaking to The New Times, Gabiro said: “to be honest, I was devastated. I was confident of winning but I don’t know why the results didn’t go in my favour.”
Gabiro noted that the experience helped to hone his music skills; having been taught by professional vocal teachers.
He also formed a good bond with all the contestants, particularly with Davis, Msechu, and Steve, but had a cordial relation with everyone else.
With the TPF experience behind him, Gabiro is looking forward to a music career and hopes that more music opportunities will come.
“Music is what I really want to do and I want to gain the platform to make and sell music. I definitely have dreams of doing music professionally.”
The celebrity status that comes with being a reality TV star is short lived for many who may sit back and lay on their pillows but Gabiro is certainly not one of them.
Gabiro commented on his relationship with TPF4’s straightforward Judge Ian.
“I think Ian simply didn’t like me. He used to attack me personally,” Gabiro said. “…at one point he even told me that I didn’t belong in the competition.”
Gabiro revealed that while in the Academy, Rwandan contestants had a challenge with language, but struggled to learn english, as all contestants were expected to use it.
He encouraged everyone to support Rwanda’s only remaining representative, Gaelle, to win.
“Now it’s not about talent but votes. Gaelle has a good personality, humble, beautiful and talented--people should vote for her,” Gabiro said.
The star, who was honoured a “PHD” in probation, by TPF 4’s comic MC, Dr. Mitch, has promised his fans across East Africa good stuff, very soon.
Meanwhile, the grand finale for the Tusker Project Fame season four is slatted for December 5, 2010.