Jul 3, Kathmandu: Simon Bista "Viber" has won the title of Nepal's first hip-hop music reality show 'Nephop's Shreepech'. He defeated four other competitors in the final held at the Soaltee Hotel in Kathmandu on Saturday.
Simon was joined by Babu Bilibar of Kathmandu, MC King of Nawalparasi, Janice Chhetri of Pokhara, and Bishesh Bhattarai of Jhapa. Simon who won the title won Rs 1 million in cash, Rs 5 million in insurance from Reliance Life Insurance, a smartphone from Honor Mobile, and a chance to travel the world.
Similarly, Janice who came second, got Rs 500,000 in cash and the opportunity to travel the world, while Babu Bliver, who came third, won the opportunity to travel the world with Rs 100,000 in cash. After a digital audition of 8,000 people, the judges selected 500 people for the physical audition. Physical auditions were held in Pokhara, Chitwan, Butwal, Itahari, and Kathmandu.
From the physical audition, the judges selected the best 17 and dropped them to the top 12. After that, the contestants were eliminated from the show 1-1 a week. The judges of the show were Girish Khatiwada, Manas Ghale, and Balen Shah. While this was going on, Shah was elected the mayor of the Kathmandu metropolis.