The new winner of Nigerian Idol is Progress Chukwuyem, who won the contest’s season seven grand finale this weekend.
KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA — Nigerian Idol’s seventh season finale at the weekend saw Progress Chukwuyem emerge as the competition’s new winner.
- It is sponsored by MultiChoice Nigeria and provides a launch pad for local talent.
- Zadok will also have an EP and music video produced by a leading Nigerian producer.
A 21-year-old named Progress battled it out with another contestant named Zadok to win the top prize package of 100 million naira (about $240 800), which included a new SUV, a brand new EP and music video, as well as sponsored products.
Zadok is also slated to have both an EP and a music video produced by a leading Nigerian company.
Originally from Ika South in Delta state, Progress Chukwuyem is a singer-songwriter and music author. He replaces Kingdom Kroseidem, who took the title last year.
Progress said in response to his win: “Thank you so much to everybody who took their time to vote from Day 1 till this time. Thank you for making my dream come true.”
The show, which is organized every week by MultiChoice Nigeria, offers undiscovered talent a platform for them to get noticed and inspire careers.
Producers of the show reveal that the competition this season has seen a record-breaking 200 million votes cast, of which 40 million were cast in the past week.