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Monica Ogah wins Season 4 of MTN Project Fame West Africa! Photos & Highlights from the Finale



Joseph Benjamin, Monica Ogah (Winner MTN PFWA S 4) & Adora Oleh

On Sunday 18th December 2011, Nigeria saw Monica Ogah crowned the Winner of the MTN Project Fame West Africa season 4. It was everyone’s delight to see the 22 year old go home with a cash prize of N2,500,000, a fully loaded Toyota RAV 4 and a recording contract worth several millions of Naira.

The finale show saw the ‘”Senstional Six” (Finalists) – Ethel, Ruth, Yvonne, Roy, Ese and Monica, entertain attendees with two performances each in which one was the memorable song they had performed in the competition and the other their very own musical composition premiered with their music videos.

The Winner Monica Ogah was sure the centre of attention when she performed the hit single – “Only Me” by 2face Idibia and her own personal composition titled “Na You”. After her performance, one of the judges – Kwame said “You have an amazing voice and you know how to connect with the audience with your voice and your body language. You have greatly improved since you entered into the academy and you have evolved into a star…Well done!” and the beautiful voice coach – Ige said “You always know how to put the perfect amount of energy and body language into a song. You also know how to engage your audience in every song you perform and you have an amazing voice…you were definitely born to do this!”

Speechless after being pronounced winner of the MTN Project Fame West Africa season 4, Monica thanked God, the MTN project fame judges, faculty and her loyal fans saying “I am very grateful for all the love and training I have received since I got into the academy. I feel very blessed and I promise not to let you all down.”

This finale show saw the creme de la creme of the society such as Abike Dabiri (Member of the Federal House of Representatives), Bola Akingbade (C.M.O MTN Nigeria), Olu Jacobs (Veteran Actor), Leanne Lyons (From R&B group – SWV – Sisters with Voices), Ayo Animashaun, Saint Obi, OmoBaba and many others.

And to keep the house bubbly, MTN didn’t disappoint at all as there were musical performances by International R&B group – Dru Hill, Wizkid and MTN Project Fame Season 3 Winner Chidinma who performed songs from her album launched the day before the finale.
The runner-up’s were not left out, as Roy (1st Runner-Up) went home with N 1.5 Million and a fully loaded Toyota Corolla Car, Ese (2nd Runner-Up) went home with N 1 Million and a fully loaded Toyota Yaris and Ethel took to her home in Ghana N 1 Million.
So far so good, MTN Project Fame West Africa has launched immensely the music careers of Iyanya Mbuk (Season 1 Winner), Mike Anyasodo (Season 2 Winner) and the small but mighty Chidinma who broke all odds to become the first ever female  to win the title of MTN Project Fame West Africa and now Monica Ogah.
Be sure to watch out for the next MTN Project Fame West Africa to see who will be crowned West Africa’s next Super Star!


Dru Hill performing on Stage

Dru Hill on Stage

Hon. Abike Dabiri (Member, House of Representatives)

Wiz Kid performing on Stage

Olu Jacobs watches on

MTN PFWA Finalist Ruth performing her own song

MTN PFWA Faculty Panel - Ben Ogbeiwi, Kaffy, Ige & Joke Silva

MTN PFWA Finalist Roy performing on stage

MTN PFWA Judges- Kwame, Bibie Brew, NoMoreLoss & TY Mix

MTN PFWA Finalist Yvonne performing on stage

Saint Obi and his wife watch on

Winner MTN PFWA 4 performing her song "Na You"

Chidinma performing her songs

Leanne Lyons presenting Ethel her prize money of N 1 Million for being the 3rd Runner-Up

Ese receiving her prize money of N 1 Million and the car keys to a Toyota Yaris for being the 2nd Runner- Up

Olu Jacobs presenting Roy with his prize money N 1.5 Million and car keys to a Toyota for being the 1st Runner-Up

Roy showing off his prize money with his mum

Monica Ogah announced Winner of MTN PFWA Season 4

Monica Ogah hugging her mother after being announced winner

Hon. Abike Dabiri & Bola Akingbade presenting Monica Ogah with her prize money and keys to her Toyota RAV 4

All the Winners of MTN PFWA Season 4

Monica Ogah showing off her prize money

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  1. tinu

    December 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    wow! happy for monica

  2. ucylo

    December 20, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Congrats dear!!

  3. giggy

    December 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    really impressed with her remix of 2face’s only me……. congrats girl

  4. funmi

    December 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Well didn’t really follow it but congrats all the same

  5. Maureen Opara

    December 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Congrats Monica,Roy, Ese and Ethel. You guys rock

  6. dency

    December 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Monica u are gud. u deserve it, and u are a very focused person. congratulations. for the rest of u, u were all gud keep it up.

  7. kem

    December 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    happy much, it was well deserved and i am most grateful to God that Roy came second, pained me a bit for yvonne cos she is good too, all the best to you all, keep shinning and dont stop…love u all

    • dency

      December 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      yvonne is Gud but i think she should work on her facial appearance. She is not gud at expressing song. she has a fantastic voice and I like her for that.

  8. jessy j

    December 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Monica over deserved to win …in fact ehhhh chei… she and tuface should go back to the studios and re sing ….omo i over voted ( first time inmy life ) and am sooooooooooooo happppppppppppppppppppy

  9. herroyalsexiness!

    December 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    She stole my heart with tuface’s only me…..congrats girl! Victory well deserved!

    • NJayEzzy

      February 15, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Yea me 2. She got swag one a Hundred Billion Thousand Thrillion. She’s d girl 2 watch out for in Africa straght up. #NewestBaddestFemalePerformerInAfrica.

  10. kem

    December 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    i love MTN sincerity……and integrity, they rock big time

    • Egbuchilem benita

      December 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      mtn project freme monica you have a gud voice but mostly ese is the best i thought ese would win but you did it keep it up

  11. John

    December 20, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Gratulationz darlin woderin whr u 4rm..

  12. yemmy

    December 20, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    this is really a resounding success for monica. really, I never thought of her as the winner but as they one knows. All the best, Monica.

  13. aylala

    December 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    congrat lol, you deserve it. Pls where can i get the finale cd cos i miss it. I really it.

  14. Betty

    December 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Monica,Roy, Ese and Ethe A̶̲̥̅♏ really ĦάƿρƔ fO̶̷̩̥̊͡Я U̶̲̥̅̊ guyz… kudos τ̲̅ǿ MTN!!!

  15. Ada

    December 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Congrats Monica

  16. chinny

    December 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Didn’t know saint obi was married o,haba I dey naija at all?

    • u-jay

      December 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      u r not alone,didnt kw too

  17. BukiOni

    December 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulations Monica, here’s to a successful music career!

  18. Tina yakubu

    December 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Am so happy 4 monica congratulations

  19. Patricia

    December 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    whoa…..,……………….splendid. This is indeed a success for Monica………..congratulations

  20. olayinka

    December 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    i congrats u all.

  21. Yemisi

    December 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Monica,I’m so happy you won. I’m happy I voted for her all through the program and my vote counted. Right from the beginning she knew why she came to the house. She’s focussed,professional,humble,level headed and mature. Give her any song with any beat,she’ll sing it perfectly adding her own flavour. MONEY+CAR=MONICA. Keep shinning girl! Make us proud always.

  22. grace

    December 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    congratulation my dear u rock d all d songs with ur voice,keep it up God bless u.

  23. grace

    December 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    congratulation my dear u rock all d songs with ur voice,keep it up God bless u.

  24. peters Anthonia Abiola

    December 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Monica, u deserve it. U reaaly tried so well, luv ur concerntration, ur attention Etc. Congrates Go girl.

  25. tama

    December 20, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    i never liked her all thru watching the show , i was rooting for Ese , but oboy, after her performing Only Me by Tuface i was tripped to the bone… she sure deserves it . i love Yvonne too think she will make a good celebrity/singer she has a carriage i love

  26. q

    December 20, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    DId anyone see the size of Kaffi’s Nose. I always thought she wud stay trim even in Pregnancy. Congrats Monica!!!

  27. @Seun_Ajs

    December 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Eyaaaa….I really rooted for Roy…and Still have a big crush on Yvonne..

  28. Nonso

    December 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    congrats Monica, Yvonne, you are good, you might not be their best but you are your best, am in love with your song, Ese, well done love u all

  29. Sam

    December 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    You are great Monica, I know the sky is your limit!

  30. Amaechi Hillary

    December 20, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    wow, well, monica deserves what she got. I mean she is a star, an earthly angel, she got me like “wow”. Congratulations monica.

  31. ladybird

    December 20, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Congratulations monica!! As for mtn cheapskates I’m sure it cost u a nickle to bring dru hill!! Erm….. U certainly can do BETTER!!!!!!

  32. Clement

    December 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Congratulations…Monica, u did well Keep it up.

  33. princesszee

    December 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Pls is Kaffy pregnant?….she looks….hmmm!

    • lish-lish

      December 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      seriously? are you seriously asking this question right now?

  34. esther

    December 20, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    congrat girl u are d best

  35. Bolanle

    December 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    lmao @ Dru Hill! i cant believe they are still around

    • Truth be told

      December 20, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      my first thought.Dru Hill. Didnt know they still exist

  36. Lenny

    December 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Monica was on point all tru.A big congrats to her…she deserves it.

  37. RITA

    December 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Congrats Monica, am so happy for you, you did a job weldone, kudos also to Roy & yvonne.

  38. Austin David

    December 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    i wish yvonne won it,but all d same congrats monica.MONI + CAR=MONICA. may dats y u won it

  39. Chizy Chuks

    December 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Congrats! Monica!

  40. nigerian gossip council

    December 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    ESE my Ese>>>i really rooted for u. am happy u got a car though.

  41. Ada

    December 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Monica,i thank God my vote counted.Always knew u would win cause u have got all it takes.CONGRATE luv.

  42. florysure holuwaseyifunmi

    December 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    U r my role model…much love nd keep it up.cares

  43. Emmanuel Bolaji

    December 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Yeah! She deserve it, she’s got the qualities of an artiste, she has this fighting spirit that no one could meet up with, i think she deserves to win, i would prefer Roy to be the winner but we just have to give it to the best, thumbs up to you Monica, well-done!

  44. mekhi phifa

    December 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Dru hill who caresssssssss

  45. May

    December 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Monica u re 1 in a million u deserve d crown nd bigup 2 roy,eze nd d rest,u guy’s re gud 2 gooo

  46. owolabi oluwatomisin

    December 20, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I’m so xtremely happi for my baby monica….roy….my main man…..ese….my heartbeat…..God bless u all…..

  47. fagoyinbo samuel sunday

    December 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    congrats to you guys, my own time will come, Amen

  48. Lar

    December 20, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Bella, please ask them to put up final videos abeg. Thats the only way some of us catch up with stuff.

    Monica so deserved to win, cleaned up a bit, I’d purchase her re-mix of “only me”, in a heartbeat, it was good.

    Yvonne was good too, but needs time to get used to being on stage and perhaps appreciating the fact that she has a voice. She just got sooooo lost in it all.

    These shows and the talents are still a far cry from comparable shows elsewhere, however, we dey try:-).

  49. Ceejay

    December 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    She is aluck girl i thank God 4 her performance.

  50. Gift isiodu

    December 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Monica darling, its really ur opportunity, no one would have taken it from u so long as destiny is concern. But one thing, don’t stop here, aspire higher. More grace to ur elbow.

  51. moyosola

    December 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I tot ese or roy wud win, all d same congrat monica. Ao d yvonne enter final?

  52. Josiah awajis

    December 20, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Aw! Monica i’m happy 4 u..and i thank God for your success..I was thinking Roy or Ese would have emerge the winner,all the same,i thank God for u all..luv u!

  53. dunni ariyo

    December 20, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Ruth u r my winner………….monica doesn’t deserve it at all

  54. Peter igbru

    December 20, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    CONGRATS to you monica you are where the of all of

  55. Franconeri

    December 21, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Congrats monica.Does it mean that Ruth went home with nothing as one of the final six?. Talking about Dru hill….old glory one may say….em…..

  56. Kemzy

    December 21, 2011 at 6:38 am

    monica congrat,u deserve even more,was touched wen u were singin ‘NA U’,u sang lik an angel.Congrat 2 odas u are all winners,kip it up.

  57. charles

    December 21, 2011 at 7:22 am

    i love dis gal to happy she won.i believe Yvonne & Ese are going out to have a successful career. Pls is it possible to download their individual song.i want to have them now.anyone help me.

  58. charles

    December 21, 2011 at 7:29 am

    i love dis gal to happy she won.i believe Yvonne & Ese are going out to have a successful career. Pls is it possible to download their individual song.i want to have them now.anyone help me.

  59. Kachy

    December 21, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I cud rmba vividly wen d guy frm faculty walked u out, 4 nt knw’n ur lyrics of chris brown, yeah3* bt dissapntmt d say z a blezn n disguise, thank God 4 u, my vote counted enjoy ur cash u worth it.

  60. Enyiazu Henry Okechukwu

    December 21, 2011 at 7:36 am

    i really hoped dat Roy won d competition cos, i rooted 4 him. He’s such an amazing singer bt al d same i tank God dat he came 2nd to d best. As 4 monica, baby u’re gud no doubt abt dat. D crown is wel deserved. Even 2baba ur broda can’t bt to say ‘OSHE’. Kip it up gal. D sky is ur startin point nd nt ur limit. To d rest of d finalist, u al were 1daful. Tank u al.

  61. christy

    December 21, 2011 at 9:18 am

    im so happy for monica cos, she worth it. in short all d contesters are stars and im wishing dem success as dey move into d labour mkt.

  62. vic

    December 21, 2011 at 9:32 am

    just took time 2 read wat u wrote blessed,u must be a very analytikl person cos i rily do blive it.gosh u r gud.

  63. Taitai

    December 21, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Never really noticed monica not until d day she sang dat tufaces’ song…goshhhh…dat was toooooo bad!
    U rock girl nd u deserve it,trust me u do!
    Na you girl…like ige said,”…u were born to do dis!”

  64. Mike

    December 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Wow Dru hill…they probably need that cheque…

  65. Becks

    December 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Monica U gooooood. After Tu face’s song my 8 year old son gave you 1000%

  66. terry

    December 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I am very happy for you Monica, keep the benue flag flying

  67. terry

    December 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    congratulations Monica, keep the Benue flag flying

  68. oppsie

    December 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

    this is to MTN project fame producers;those songs composed by the contestants are to beautiful not to receive air play, i know the recording contract is just for the winner but it can be sold on line or as singles and that would further achieve the aim of bringing out this talents you have developed. Music producers listen o. Ethel song is being sung constantly by my son since the night she first performed it.

  69. jbabe

    December 22, 2011 at 10:56 am

    congrats to Monica cos she deserve s it o,i followed patiently and the truth is that i love people who takes whatever they do seriously cos the Holy Book said “whatever your hands findeth to do ,do it with all your might” well done dearie and God bless you.Compliment of the season to all

  70. sade

    December 22, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I literarily ad goosepimples wen she sang “only me”…….chei I would listen to her perform that song a thousand times

  71. Mamamia

    December 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    congrats Monica.St. Obi is aging nicely.ofcourse,Kaffy is gonna pop any time soon.

  72. Lara

    December 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Well done babe is not easy

  73. hotdame

    December 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Monica u rock. Ese and roy, u guys did well too. D ghanian girl ethel did great but am sure d know she cant go to ghana with d car so d gave her a cheque of a million. Kudos to u all.

  74. Becks

    December 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Monica U gooooood. After Tu face’s song my 8 year old son gave you 1000%. Not 100 but 1000. Keep ur head out of the clouds.

  75. chibuzor

    December 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    i havd always belived in monica,he made me wach thd show.congrats am proud of her.good luck

  76. adegboye

    December 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Congratulation, Am really hapi 4 u MONICA. And 4 d others, u can stil b among d world best. ROY, i ve always believed in u. Keep it up

  77. Pastor solomonlaz

    December 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Am happy for monica, and equally congratulate all the others expecially Roy the guy among the six. Roy keep it up. You’re good

  78. Gabriel Success

    December 23, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I thank God almighty 4 ur victory Monica,With joy in my heart,I wish u ”SUCCESS” ahead.AMEN!!!

  79. ima

    December 23, 2011 at 8:37 am

    ethel to me was the best… opinion.

  80. Oshinaike A.

    December 24, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Monica u ar great,nd i wish al contestants sucess in their musical career

  81. Benny

    December 24, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    congrats to Monica! Ruth was the 2nd closest by my assessment. Yvonne was great. Ethel was superb. Ese was a great performer with a strong vocal. Roy did excellently. They were all great. Wishing them a fulfilling career in future, in jesus’ name.

  82. joshua uteme

    December 25, 2011 at 10:01 am

    congrat! There is no doubt about it monica deserve d award. One again congrat!

  83. Ige ms olamide

    December 25, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Baby u deserve it

  84. Jeff

    December 26, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I couldn’t help crying with ghost pimples all over my body while monica was singing,tuface’s ‘only me’ u’re gr8 gurl…shine on!

  85. Egbuchilem benita

    December 28, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    ese i am so sorry for not actually voting for you monica deserve the gift ruth was to be the 2nd r unner up monica you deserve it.

  86. shoepsy

    December 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    ese m/y gurl..ur stilll d best forget this people…….u rock..ur a winner..

  87. JoyIfy...

    January 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    MoneyCar, u are the bomb! from the onset i knew you have what it takes…. thank God, my votes counted and i am so happy that u eventually won. Ese,you are great, i just love u… Yvonne is good too, u all did very well.

  88. jennifer iyasere

    April 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    My girl Monica,i tank God my votes counted u were d bomb.u really deserved d crown n dis is just d beginning of ur success story. wen u did d reggae stuff, i was not only moved, i was flabbergasted. abeg , u r too much, kudos!!!!!!!

  89. Adejare Adedeji

    May 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I am pulsating with MTN Pulse and very proud of them.Love you all.

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