25-year-old Ayobami Ayoola has emerged the star prize winner of MTN sponsored Project Fame West Africa (season 5), smiling home with a brand new Toyota Rav.4, N2.5 million and a mouth-watering one year recording contract. The grand finale show was held Saturday night at Ultima Studios, Admiralty Way, Lekki, Lagos .
Out of the 7 contestants who made it to the grand finale of the music competition, Ayo emerged winner on Saturday. He got the highest number of votes from viewers, both within Nigeria and the whole of West Africa.
Ayo was closely trailed by Adetoun Adekoya, Marvelous Odiete and Ella Nnabuchi, who emerged the first, second and third runners up respectively.
The excited Ayo spoke briefly after he was announced the winner of the show by the hosts, Joseph Benjamin and Adaora Oleh in a tension soaked night. He said winning the competition is a dream come true for him.
Ayo, whose music talent was discovered by his father, a pastor, said on four occasions, he had tried to participate in Project Fame, but couldn’t scale the audition hurdles.
“But when I eventually made it to the Academy this season, it was a big achievement for me, and coming this far to become winner is a dream come true.”
The first runner up of the show (Adetoun) won a brand new Toyota Corolla and N1.5m, second runner up (Marvelous) got a Toyota Yaris and N1m, while the third runner up (Ella) went home with N1m cash prize.