21-Year-Old Nigerian, Mo Adeniran Wins The Voice UK

A 21 year old Nigerian singer, Mo Adeniran, has emerged the winner of the 2017 edition of The Voice, United Kingdom.
Mo saw off competition from both Into The Ark and Jamie Miller to be crowned this year’s winner, with the latter being eliminated halfway through the show.
Adeniran who worked night shifts at a hotel prior to the show, came to the show with his best friend, Max Vickers, who made it through to the semi-finals.
Adeniran who scooped the title with winning performances of Paolo Nutini’s Iron Sky and Unsteady by X Ambassador looked stunned as host Emma Willis announced his name.
He thanked his mentor, Hudson, for her support. “An amazing thank you to the most phenomenal person I have ever met, thank you Jennifer,” he said.
Adeniran’s stirring performance of “Unsteady” had Hudson struggling to contain her emotions.
Blinking back tears, she told him: “Mo, we feel your heart.”
He won praise from all the coaches, with Gavin Rossdale gushing: “You have the voice of a generation.”
Adeniran was adopted into a family at the age of three – only to be taken away again at the age of eight after it was discovered his adoptive mother was abusive.
The star was then placed back into social services and his turbulent family life led him to go off the rails as a teen.
This came to a head when Mo lost his close pal in 2015 after he died from a drug overdose.
Mike Carter, who was one of Mo’s band mates, battled with an addiction to painkillers which he was taking for chronic back pain.
Tragically, Mo suffered another personal loss when his friends from the band Viola Beach died in a car crash last year.
The band were to play at a tribute concert for Mike before the accident Sweden which killed Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, and Jack Dakin.
Adeniran was congratulated by his fellow contestants, Jamie Miller and duo, Into The Arkas as confetti fell on the stage.
His mentor, Hudson who could not control her tears, tweeted her delight at his win.
She wrote: “Now that I’m kinda done crying ….OMG!!!!!! CONGRATS @imjustcalledmo #Teamjhud #TheVoiceUk”.
He is now headed to the studio to record his winner’s EP.

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