Who Wins Nigeria’s Got Talent This Sunday? Meet the 10 Finalists Competing for the N10 Million Grand Prize

Posted on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 10:15 AM

By Adeola Adeyemo

As we count down to the final episode of the hit Reality TV show, Nigeria’s Got Talent, this Sunday 9th December 2012, meet the ten finalists slugging it out for a grand prize of N10 million.

Name:                                      Amarachi Uyanne
State Auditioned:            Benin, Edo State
Act:                                            Dancing
Date of Birth:                      17/07/2004
Educational Status:       South Point Primary School, Benin
Occupation:                        Student
In her words:                      I started dancing at age 5. It is a gift and a passion that God deposited in me.

Her Final Performance

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Real Name:                             Bariyu Yesufu
Stage Name:                           Bariyu
State Auditioned:               Lagos
Act:                                              Ventriloquism
Educational Status:         MBCHB (Medical Degree) Obafemi Awolowo University Ife
Date of Birth:                        23/02/1976
Occupation:                           Medical Doctor
In his words:                         I am a Ventriloquist/ Comedian. I haven’t seen another Ventriloquist in our environment before.

His Final Performance


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Real Name:                            Boniface Ukeme
Stage Name:                          Boniface
State Auditioned:             Port-Harcourt, Rivers State
Act:                                             Dancing
Date of birth:                       27/04/1988
Educational Status:        Graduate; Computer Science (Lagos State University).
In his words:                        I have a special and unique ability that the world needs to see.

His Final Performance

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Real Name:                              Godwin Ogechukwu
Stage name:                            Godwin
State Auditioned:               Benin, Edo State
Act:                                               Violinist
Date of birth:                          25/08/1992
Educational Status:           Undergraduate: Linguistics and African language (University of Benin)
Occupation:                            Student
In his words:                          My music is a unique one, only done by few Nigerians; I hope to show to the world that Nigerians can do this just like they do it abroad.

His Final Performance

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Real Names:                    Kalio Blessing, Greg Immanuel, Daniel Aneke, Iheanacho Daniel & Precious Green
Stage name:                     Impulse
State Auditioned:        Port-Harcourt, Rivers state
Act:                                        Singing
Date of birth:                  Kalio blessing 12/12/1994, Greg Immanuel 19/08/1993, Daniel Aneke 02/01/1996, Iheanacho Daniel 19/12/1994, Precious Green 24/05/1993
Educational Status:    Greg Immanuel- O’ Level, Precious Green- Undergraduate, Rivers State Polytechnic, Iheanacho Daniel – O’ Level, Daniel Aneke – Undergraduate- Marketing(University of Port-Harcourt), Blessing Kalio -  O’ Level
In their words:                We are an Acapella group; singing in harmony is what we do.

Their final performance

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Real name:                           Oghomwen Edosowman and Jesse Umoh
Stage name:                         Jesse and Ogbhomwen
State auditioned:             Benin, Edo state
Act:                                            Dancing
Educational Status:       Jesse: Ebenezer Secondary School Benin, Edosowman: Igbinedion Montessori Primary School, Benin.
Date of birth:                       Jesse -  27/06/1999,  Edosowman - 11/05/2003
Occupation:                         Students
In their words:                   Because we take ballet and contemporary dance to the best of our ability and uniqueness, we are the best at what we do.

Their final performance

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Real name:                                          Kamanu Chuka Solace
Stage name:                                        Chuka
State Auditioned:                           Lagos
Act:                                                           Rapping
Educational Status:                      O’ Level
Date of birth:                                      24/07/1994
Occupation:                                        Student
In his words:                                      I do music, rap to be precise. My music is my voice and my only way of expression. I am that ingredient that has been missing in the Nigerian music scene.

His final performance

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Real name:                                          Nathaniel Oliva
Stage name:                                        DJ Mouth
State auditioned:                            Port-Harcourt, Rivers state
Act:                                                           Beat Boxing
Date of birth:                                      14/06/1985
Educational Status:                       O’ Level.
Occupation:                                        Student
In his words:                                       Beat box is an unusual talent by which your mouth is the production of your act, the only external device you need is the speaker and the mic for your act to be pronounced. My talent is not common.The world needs to know more about it especially in Africa. It is a gift from God.

His final performance

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Real name:                                          Oluwatoke Salami
Stage name:                                        Toke
State auditioned:                            Ibadan, Oyo state
Act:                                                           Singing
Date of birth:                                      14/03/2001
Educational status:                       American Christian Academy, Ibadan
Occupation:                                        Student
In her words:                                     I think you should pick me because I have the talent

Her final performance

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Real names:                              Friday James, Moses Aniefiok, Fortune Johnbull, James Samuel, Simeon Kofi Nathy
Stage name:                              Xpendables
State auditioned:                  Port-Harcourt, Rivers state
Act:                                                 Dancing
Date of birth:                           Friday James 23/4/1993, Moses Aniefiok 4/5/1994, Fortune Johnbull 2/9/1994, James Samuel 1/05/1997, Simeon Kofi Nathy 7/5/1994
Educational status:             O’level
In their words:                       Our dance is so special and unique because we do incredible things and we are always accurate.

Their final performance

So, who do you think will win the competition this Sunday?

Photo Credit: Shola Animashaun
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  • 27 Comments on “Who Wins Nigeria’s Got Talent This Sunday? Meet the 10 Finalists Competing for the N10 Million Grand Prize”

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    • KB December 6, 2012 at 10:37 AM

      So this Nigeria’s Talent? Surely they should have cancelled the show when they found out that these were the finalists

      • Lue December 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

        as in ennnnn…….cant agree more
        total and complete rubbish

      • ArabianPrincess December 6, 2012 at 6:12 PM

        If to sey criticism be correct talent, you for enter finals!

    • Yve December 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM

      Naija’s got jokers is more like it. mssstchewwww.

    • I Can't Shout December 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      I cant believe these are our finalists sha. What nonsense.

    • nuella December 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM

      Honestly…
      1..Expandables
      1..Boniface
      3..Dj Mouth

    • nana December 6, 2012 at 11:10 AM

      and they say edo state is a village !! I rep ma city plssss!! lol
      I enjoyed the beat boxing. but the xpendables were very good

    • Theodora December 6, 2012 at 11:10 AM

      May the best man or woman or team win, well done peeps

    • Idak December 6, 2012 at 11:15 AM

      I tried watching it last week and even my lack of talent in these sort of activities could not curb my criticism. I doubt the sponsors will return for a 2nd season. The paucity of real talent in this show is cringe worthy, apart from the kids singing.

    • I wan cry! December 6, 2012 at 11:18 AM

      This is a joke! I am sure we have better talents than this. Horrible!!!!!!!

    • DORYS December 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM

      this is unbelievable,10m for this nonsence

    • DORYS December 6, 2012 at 12:07 PM

      this is unbelievable,10m for this nonsense

    • Fagbola kemi December 6, 2012 at 12:23 PM

      I love amarachi

    • Motun December 6, 2012 at 12:27 PM

      Sorry, but isnt that the same guy (Opus Green) in Maltina family dance show among the Xpendables*just saying*

    • Slim December 6, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      Yes it’s Opus

    • Purpleicious Babe December 6, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      loves the dancers…… the cute girl dancing lol.. yeh and the violin dude chuka… The xpenndables, I didnt want them to STOP…. love the alanta and the originality…

      I do think we have talent… so lets not spoil it.. this is only the first show, it can get better with plenty of interest next time around… This is just PR… if you watched the first Britons got talent… lol you will laugh only few people stood out. But now it very competitive.

      keep up the work people.. xxx

      http://lifeinstagesdoz.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Bunmi December 6, 2012 at 2:52 PM

      Talents should be extra ordinary…. I haven’t seen anything extra ordinary here.

      • Purpleicious Babe December 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM

        really? says who? N No talent does not have to be extraordinary although if it did great as long as it has an entertainment factor sha in this case. We all have our own individual talent that makes out stand out respectively. Anyways the qs u should ask is can you do any of those things people are doing? Yes you might have seen it b4, but can u do it? If you cant then I will leave d rest to you to Go figure.

        I think the fundamental purpose people are forgetting to grasp or are failing to comprehend or chose to ignore or all of the above, is that? *drumolls* it is for ENTERTAINMENT purposes. Pls google the word Entertainment, it meant to wet your appetite, get you gisting about it even if you are dizzing the show, it doesn’t matter, as long as viewers rates are sky rocketing, money is being made and PR for adverts. Kia it will carry on.

        http://lifeinstagesdoz.blogspot.co.uk/

    • PLUSH & LUSH December 6, 2012 at 10:31 PM

      Place this side by side with either America or Britain’s got talent and see how this joke of a talent show holds up. It really is embarrassing if you want to compare the two. Please let’s just stick to the ones we can handle like West African Idol, MTN project fame, Glo Naija Sings and the Maltina Dance Whatever, and stop making such ridiculous forays into areas we cannot take the time to really finetune, because I do think that’s the problem with Nigeria. We see others do something and we jump in without proper assessment bc we no wan carry last.

    • word December 7, 2012 at 2:24 AM

      they all good..you guys should take it easy, they cant judge or pick finalist that did not come and audition. what ever you input is what comes out as your output..these are the people that audition. its not their fault plus i think they okay except the baniru guy and maybe the light skinned girl in ankara

    • loo December 7, 2012 at 3:58 PM

      Excuse me people…….. Rome wasn’t built in a day, watch the first season and first episode of US or the UK gots talent, that’s what you should compare with not shows that have improved themselves over the years. We keep saying we have talent in Nigeria now some people have gathered the courage to display and you guys as always been NEGATIVE. This is the first and if the sponsors make enough Profit which is always the main aim trust me they will be back in no time and they will also fix all the defectives issues. what works in US might not work in Nigeria we are all different. More seasons and it will get better and become a success “tiny droplets make a mighty ocean”

    • Skates December 8, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      I’m sure most of you criticising can’t do half of what these ppl can, some of you haven’t even seen the program. Sure some of em ain’t all that but the others have sum’n unique. How many ppl you know can play the violin like that guy can or beat box like the other guy. Don’t be a negative nancy (•ِ̑•̅). Be positive or stfu.

    • meena December 8, 2012 at 10:36 PM

      My issue is y do dey giv just a person 10m things r hard o it,it shuld b splitted just like project fame dey r all stars
      Its realy not fair giving just a person.

    • Chiney December 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM

      splitted???

    • oluwafunmilayo adebisi bolatito January 21, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      naija real have the talent

    • jacinta nwachachukwu February 5, 2013 at 4:41 PM

      how do i participate at the 2013 Nigeria got talent

    • dkosis March 14, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      how do i perticipate at the 2013 nigeria got talent,i will glad to showcase my taalent there