One of the biggest Music reality shows in West Africa, Project Fame is in its 9th season. And over this period they have created some remarkable memories. Memories that transcend the actual musical performances.
Project Fame auditions are now a thing that Nigerian internet (that what Nigerian’s social media demographic calls itself) looks forward to. The internet lives for this.
Besides, the show introduced some remarkable talents. And led to debates similar to the ones on Premiership game nights.
Soon we’ll have one more name etched in our hearts after the current season is over.
But where are the stars that shone brightest on this platform?
Here’s a list of past winners. Thank me later.
1. Iyanya, 2008
Iyanya won hearts with his delivery while on the show. The audience’s love for RnB wasn’t replicated after he was won the competition. After his first album, in 2008, Iyanya soon changed his style and found the commercial path when he released his 2011 hit single, Kukere.
A few months ago, he left Made Men Music Group to start his imprint.
2. Mike Anyasodo, 2009
He performed at the on going season (9) of the show. Redemption? Maybe.
3. Chidinma, 2010
Miss Kedike, an alias she got after her first single. She became the first female musician to peak at number 1 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart. Along with Iyanya, she’s one of the most successful winners of the Project Fame show, so far.
She joined Capital Hill Music in 2010 and is an A-list artist in the Nigerian music industry.
Just this year, she announced that she’s leaving Capital Hill Music after her contract with the label expired. She’s now with Zando. And has one album (selftitled) to her credit.
4. Monica Ogah, 2011
Monica became the second lady to win the competition. And signed to Ultima studio, while being managed by Goretti Company. She released her debut album, Sometime in August. It featured collaborations with singers Wizboyy and Chidinma.
In 2014, she was nominated by the Headies in the Best Vocal Performance (Female) category. Her recent single is “My Way”.
5. Ayoola, 2012
Ayobami Ayoola Ayolola, first single after winning was Amin featuring Vector. And released his second single, Ochanya featuring Phyno.
His latest single is “Love U”
6. Olawale, 2013
Started from the bottom…(you know right?) Olawale doubled as a laptop and phone repairer while he was in school. And a year after he made it to the top (winning the show) he released his debut album, Almost Famous.
Well, he still lives true to the title.
7. Geoffrey Oji, 2014
Geoffrey is under a management deal with 960 Music Group. He dropped his EP “Bursted” in 2015. But hey, he’s not hungry for fame, he says.
8. Jeffery Akor
The youngest winner on the show, so far, at the age of 18. In 2010, Jeffery and his brother, Fred Akoh contested as a duo on Glo Naija Sings- they finished in the Top 10.
Looking forward to seeing Jeff put out content.
9. Who’s Next?
Who is your money on? Let us know.
Praiz didn’t win the show, he finished second runner-up at the maiden season of Project Fame West Africa.
Praiz’s biggest single to date is Rich and Famous, the title track of his debut album.
Praiz is one-third of the Project fame season 9 jury. Homecoming you say?