For three eventful months 16 contestants gained entry into the Project Fame Academy. They were tutored, guided and trained to become accomplished artistes and after they were pruned and tested, eight contestants namely Clement, Danielle, Rukky, Ugo, Geoffrey, Debbie, Emeka and Christian made it into the grand finale.
The reality show sponsored by telecom giant, MTN ended in an electrifying note as Geoffrey Oji won the contest by the largest votes going home with a brand new SUV and N5million.
The audience were in for pleasant surprises as Rukky Mercy Olotu emerged as the 1st runner-up (2nd position). She became richer by N3million and a saloon car. The winners were announced in a suspense filled atmosphere by the anchors Joseph Benjamin and Bolanle Olukanni.
Christian Amoah clinched the 2nd runner-up prize while his Ghanaian compatriot, Clement Akuoko got the third runner-up prize which is N2million and a brand new saloon car respectively. Emeka Nelson whose fans were visibly present at the Ultima studios were astonished that he lost out. Ugochukwu Nwaokobia who also wooed the crowd was dumbfounded. MTN consoled them with cash prizes.
Afro juju maestro, Sir Shina Peters mounted the stage midway into the event and used his energetic performance to move the crowd. Winner of the last edition, Olawale was also on stage as he thanked MTN for creating the platform. He went ahead to sing from tracks of his new album. Indeed this year’s music reality show lived up to the occassion and was keenly contested.