Sunday, September 26, 2010
Chidinma Emerges Winner of MTN Project Fame Season 3
Chidimma Ekile has emerged winner of the keenly contested season 3 of the MTN Project Fame. She was announced winner on Saturday at the competition's finale, which took place at the Optima Studios in Lagos, Nigeria. Ghananian, Kesse Frimpong, emerged 1st runner up, with Eyo Eminue grabbing the 2nd runner up spot, while Yetunde Orijah was named 3rd runner up. Surprisingly, Tolu Aadesina and Ochuko Ogbu-Sifo, who were crowd favourites, came fifth and sixth respectively. With this win, Chidinma Ekile becomes the 1st female winner of the MTN Project Fame music reality show. The business promoter and student drives away with a Toyota Rav4, 2.5 million naira, and a record deal. Kesse won a Toyota Corolla and 1.5 million naira; Eyo, whose win came as surprise to many, won a Toyota Yaris and a million naira; while Yetunde, aka Omo Ibadan, won a million naira. The star-studded finale saw a scintillating performance by Mo Hits artist, Dr Sid, who performed his hits; "Pop Champagne" and "Something about You" to the delight of the audience. The search for the winner of the MTN Project Fame West Africa started 10 weeks ago with 18 hopefuls vying for the coveted star prize. Past winners of the reality show, which began three years ago, include Inyanya Mbuk and Mike Anasodo.