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Meet Nigeria’s Youngest New Millionaire! 8 Year Old Dancing Sensation, Amarachi Uyanne Emerges Winner of Nigeria’s Got Talent | Wins 10 Million Naira

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Yibo Koko, Rajan Swaroop (MD/CEO, Airtel Nigeria), Amarachi Uyanne, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal & Dan Foster

Young, witty, entertaining and now a millionaire! That’s our Nigerian dancing sweetheart, Amarachi Uyanne.

Yesterday, Sunday 9th December 2012, the 8 year old dancing sensation was announced winner of season one of the hit reality TV show, Nigeria’s Got Talent. She was presented with the grand prize cheque of N 10 Million by the sponsors of the show, Airtel Nigeria.

At the final show, the Primary 5 student from Delta State  who won through a public voting process, went head-to-head against one of the top contenders, violinist Godwin Ogechukwu.

According to a rep for the show, Amarachi is now the youngest non-inheritor millionaire in Nigeria having broken the previous record set by Solomon Ebuka Nwanke Ubani, who became a millionaire at 20.

Mrs. Uyanne, Rotimi Pedro (CEO, Rapid Blue Format and Optima Media), Rajan Swaroop (Airtel Nigeria), Amarachi Uyanne & Andre Blaze

Speaking on her prize money, Amarachi said she would use part of the money to support orphans and to pursue her ambition of becoming a medical doctor. “I am happy that I won. At first I was afraid and thought I would lose, but thank God I won in the end. I want to help orphans with the money and also for the education of my two siblings as well as mine.”

We wish Amarachi all the best.

 

43 Comments

  1. her royalmajesty

    December 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, congrats little girl

  2. tbn

    December 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    How cool is that? I dont watch the show but i’m happy for this little girl. I hope her parents put the money into good use for her.

  3. studio56

    December 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Wow, fantastic news. So young and so talented. Go girl, you rock. Her parents must be super proud of her. We love you Amarachi.

  4. babe

    December 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Pretty girl

  5. Tinex

    December 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I’m so happy for you girl. You rock!!!

  6. Chattyzee

    December 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Her parents must be really proud … good for her!

    http://dprodigalchild.wordpress.com/

  7. eva

    December 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    So cute, and she thinks of others at that young age. God bless and make her achieve her dream of becoming a medical doctor

  8. Glam

    December 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Osinawata buruogaranya 2! Congrats dear girl…
    http://theglamfile.blogspot.com

  9. Princess

    December 10, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I hope her parents arent one of those greedy folks that wud use the lil girls sweat to run their own thing in the name of being her parents…!

    • goldfinch

      December 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Exactly my thought as well but I really hope not.

  10. Adewale Adeshina

    December 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    That is great,

  11. johnson adeniyi

    December 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    we love u Amarachi and we are proud of you.

  12. i no send

    December 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    lovely girl yes i hope the parents use the money on her

  13. wisdom

    December 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    she derisive i am proud of her

  14. Ogunmefun simbiat

    December 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Am happy for the 8 year old amarachi, the new airtel ambassador.

  15. Bisi

    December 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    That’s cool, I hope I can find some videos to watch her performances online. I really want to see her dance.

    • macario

      December 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      go to youtube and search for her there u can see her performance

  16. Samuel Mbang

    December 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Amarachi was destiny to win with her boldness, courage and hardworking showing that she will be crown the winner of the Nigerian Got Talent…

  17. chirstabel

    December 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    wow…. im happy for u

  18. femmelounge

    December 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    awww! congrats to her and her family. she deserves it
    http://www.femmelounge.org

  19. Gold

    December 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Congrats lil one!!

  20. dee one

    December 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    @samuel…do U̶̲̥̅̊ understand wat U̶̲̥̅̊ typed…just wondering

  21. Beenie

    December 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Wow wow,happy for her.and her parents and thanks to the for not shutting the girl’s talent off( unlike some parents who woul want their kids to start wearing ward coat from inside womb sef all in the name of being a doctor)

  22. Buchakk nze

    December 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    She is jt uncomperable and gifted.

  23. huh?

    December 11, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Nig got talent show is a huge joke..may be I didn’t watch her dance,I would have been less judgemental..kudos to her,I have nothing against the buddy little,cute girl.I wish her well

  24. ForestM

    December 11, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Amazing

  25. Motun

    December 11, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Happy for her but if not for the public voting process, i honestly don’t think she deserves the grand prize. please she obviously isn’t the most talented amongst the contestants; check out the violinist or the guy who makes beats&rhythm from his mouth.

  26. posh

    December 11, 2012 at 9:53 am

    @motun exactly my point she really did not deserve to win..Godwin the violinist was clearing the most talented…Even dan foster said it talent or Emotion..,,,Nigerians fell 4 her cuteness I guess…she is not world class material Godwin was

  27. LaizaLounge.com

    December 11, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I was sooo excited when she won. Her boldness and talent cannot be denied. She’s sooo cute and adorable 😀

  28. Purpleicious Babe

    December 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I am glad she won but I wish the expendables or the violinist won. Maybe because they are much older sha and not get getting younger. But not to worry, this should open doors for them too. The show is a great PR.

    Keep the dreams alive.

    xxxx

  29. JOHNFRESHER

    December 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    keep it up gal bt all glory 2 GOD

  30. me

    December 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    The violinist should have, dats was TALENT. Come to the ghetto and see kids do crazier steps or at children’s parties, u’ll be “wowed”……………. anyway, God’s favour was upon her, CONGRATULATIONS GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • dorys

      December 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      i agree with u,kids dance all kinds of dance steps this days.dan foster said it, that its easier to vote by emotion than vote for raw talent.i think Amarachi was voted for based on emotion, being a little girl can gravitate pple to her.to me my winner is Godwin and i pray he goes places

  31. Pida

    December 12, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Congratz!! Amarachi was superb..at dat age, its worthy of commendation bt i lovd d violinist he was gr8

  32. Doks

    December 12, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Congrats darling! Invest wisely o!!! God bless

  33. Funmi

    December 13, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Congrats dear

  34. happiness

    December 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    hi,
    she is really a gift for her familly

  35. oluwafunmilayo adebisi bolatito

    January 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    she is a gift for her family

  36. Lurdaviz

    May 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    congratulations 2u my dear sister.

  37. Emenike Emmanuel

    March 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I’m proud of you. In fact I must talk about you in my upcoming magazine. So proud of you…

  38. olonirotimi

    January 12, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I’m proud of you gul, it all about you take it up, brands 4 d best u can.

  39. didi

    December 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    congratulations 2u my dear sister.

  40. John1 or som1

    December 14, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    She is only eight years old and she already a millionaire! Destinies indeed differ and life is not a rat race…somany adults there looking for even 50k jobs! Congrats girl

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