After a gruelling competition, 25 year-old Okiemute Ighordoje on Saturday beat five other finalists to become the winner of the MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 9, carting home five million naira, a brand new SUV and a recording contract.
Giving an electrifying performance of Phyno’s Fada Fada at the closing gala was the clincher for Delta State born singer and University of Port Harcourt Linguistics and Communications graduate.
Musician Praiz Adejo, one of the judges and a Project Fame alumni praised Ighorodje’s performance.
Other winners are the first runner-up Elizabeth who performed Tiwa Savage‘s Standing Ovation, winning three million naira and a saloon car and Kitay who performed Kiss Daniels‘ Mama emerged second runner-up and won two million naira and a saloon car.
Also Pere who performed Sam Smith‘s Writing on the Wall came fourth and won two million naira, Dapo who performed Labyrinth‘s Jealous came fifth and won one million naira while Winner performed Adele’s Hello came sixth and won N500, 000.
The gala was also spiced up with performances by Adekunle Gold and dance instructor Loveth.