Big Man Zest is one of the lucky artists that have reached the second stage of MTV’s brand New 2012 unsigned act competition.

The competition aims to discover the next breakthrough act for 2012 and fingers crossed that act will be him.

The lucky winner will have the chance to follow in the footsteps of Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Lady Gaga and Wretch 32 and will feature in a special on-air MTV spotlights as well as having their music streamed on MTV’s website.

The south London star is probably most widely known for his popular funky house track Jump in the Middle and Skank and has worked with big grime stars such as Bashy and Skepta.

Big Man Zest, who believes there is more to him than meets the eye, is determined to win the competition saying

I’m really hoping to win, I’ve had a lot of support behind me however you never know how the music game will unfold until the last minute… Regardless I will continue to work even harder for my supporters in 2012

Other stars up for the prize are girl group Vida managed by JLS’ Ortise and Daddy’s Girls.