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Who’s Got the Glo X Factor? All you Need to Know About the 7 Finalists



The world’s biggest singing reality show is finally in Africa! For 3 weeks now Glo X Factor has been entertaining viewers with some of the most entertaining musical performances ever seen on African TV.

In case you haven’t been following the hit show, here are the final 7 contestants competing for the 24 million Naira prize and an international Sony Music contract.

The Glo X Factor Diaries

Name: Michael Inalegwu OgahThe Glo X Factor Diaries 2013 - BellaNaija - August2013001
Stage Name: Ankara Boi
Age: 23
Nationality: Nigerian (Abuja based)

Ankara boi is a Law graduate from University of Abuja. He’s got a strong voice, and a commanding stage presence.

Popular For: Wearing the funkiest ankara pieces, as his name implies.
Code: 502
Twitter Handle: @ankara_GXFactor

Watch Ankara boy perform live on stage here

Name: Ethel Esi EshumThe Glo X Factor Diaries 2013 - BellaNaija - August2013005
Stage Name: Eshum
Age: 21
Nationality: Ghana (Accra based)

Eshum is a sassy 21-year old Ghanaian. She’s a single mother with a five-year-old son, and a voice to die for!

Popular for: Her eccentric Bohemian-Afro hair and stunning outfits.
Code: 501
Twitter Handle: @eshumGXFactor
Watch Eshun perform live on stage here

Name: Philip OtuyaThe Glo X Factor Diaries 2013 - BellaNaija - August2013006 Stage Name: Pheel
Age: 26
Nationality: Nigerian (Lagos based)

Are you pheeling Pheel? He is a Lagos based RnB singer. “I am focused on coming out as number one. I want to be an example to young people out there,” Pheel says.

Popular For: His warm, soulful vocals have enraptured the hearts of ladies all over Africa! Ladies just love Pheel!
Code: 505
Twitter Handle: @pheelGXFactor

Watch Pheel perform live on stage here

Name: The SymphonyThe Glo X Factor Diaries 2013 - BellaNaija - August2013003

Name: The Symphony
Nationality: Ghana (Kumasi based)

The Symphony is made up of Solomon, 23, Nii Nortey, 21, and Silas, 24.The group started at the audition in Kumasi, they decided to enter the competition as a group rather than entering the competition as solo artists.

Popular For: Thrilling the audience with their vocal prowess and distinctive sense of fashion and swag.
Code: 508
Twitter Handle: @sympho_gxfactor

Watch the Symphony perform live on stage here

Name: Mohie Patience Uyoyo OgheneThe Glo X Factor Diaries 2013 - BellaNaija - August2013007 Stage Name: Princess Pat
Age: 49
Nationality: Nigerian (Lagos based)

Princess pat is 49 and about the oldest! She’s an all-round entertainer: Singer, songwriter, actress, gospel minister, and scriptwriter.

Popular For: Delivering the most powerful performances of gospel songs on stage.
Code: 506
Twitter Handle: @p_patgxfactor

Watch Princess Pat perform live on stage here

Name: Obianuju Catherine UdehThe Glo X Factor Diaries 2013 - BellaNaija - August2013002 Stage Name: DJ Switch
Age: 29
Nationality: Nigerian (Abuja based)

Dj Switch is a rapper and professional DJ whose primary passion is rapping. She adopted the name DJ Switch because of her versatility and ability to switch from one thing to another.

Popular For: Doing a lot of dancing, and delivering killer rhymes on stage.
Code: 504
Twitter Handle: @switch_GXFactor

Watch Dj Switch perform live on stage here

Name: Victoria Ebi GomotiThe Glo X Factor Diaries 2013 - BellaNaija - August2013004 Stage Name: Vicky
Age: 20
Nationality: Nigerian (Lagos based)

A sensational vocalist, Vicky hails from Biseni in Bayelsa state. She believes that hard work and determination are the keys to her success. She has been doing her very best in the competition so far.

Popular For: Because of her powerhouse vocals, she is known in the competition as “The Voice. ”
Twitter Handle: @vickyGXFactor

Watch Vicky perform live on stage here

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  1. esther

    August 23, 2013 at 10:28 am

    YAY! First to comment! Dj switch all the way!!

  2. Amaka

    August 23, 2013 at 10:39 am

    DJ Switch!!!

  3. OO

    August 23, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Pheel is the man to beat

  4. Kamal

    August 23, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Vicky The Voice!!! Great Talent! Powerful Vocals!

  5. lorita

    August 23, 2013 at 10:43 am

    All d best

  6. Ifeanyi

    August 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

    DJ Switch…that babe is versatile! Switching from Rap, Rn’B and has a strong Commanding presence…regardless of what comes out of this show, Switch…make an Album, I would be the first to buy it…feeling you Dieeeeeeee…

  7. Little Timmy

    August 23, 2013 at 10:53 am

    DJ Switch: Formerly of Star Quest winners Da Pulse (So tey) once signed to Kennis Music.
    Pheel: Currently signed to Cobhams C.A.M.P.

  8. Gloria

    August 23, 2013 at 11:14 am


  9. Mercy

    August 23, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Vicky! Your voice is so awesome!

  10. Ifiok

    August 23, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Ankara boi all day

  11. Meena

    August 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

    24 million naira is not bad though i hope these people deserve this. dont trust music reality shows

  12. Posh

    August 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Princess Pat all d way! all those kids have nothing on her wow!

  13. Posh

    August 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    DJ Switch: Formerly of Star Quest winners Da Pulse (So tey) once signed to Kennis Music.
    Pheel: Currently signed to Cobhams C.A.M.P.
    DJ Switch: Formerly of Star Quest winners Da Pulse (So tey) once signed to Kennis Music.
    Pheel: Currently signed to Cobhams C.A.M.P.
    DJ Switch: Formerly of Star Quest winners Da Pulse (So tey) once signed to Kennis Music.
    Pheel: Currently signed to Cobhams C.A.M.P.
    Vicky: former glo naija sings competitor ( and she was 20 abi 21 two years ago)

  14. chika

    August 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Dj switch baby!!!!……sure winner!

  15. yomi

    August 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    This princesspat woman,i no wan too talk before i chop abuse,but rily…can she win??

  16. willyblinky

    August 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    i wan nack this eshun.I go give am my own “eshun”

  17. Mr.D

    August 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Vicky the voice.This girl’s singng has the most power

  18. kola

    August 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    these symphony boys should go and buy jamb form

  19. vivian

    August 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Dj switch is winning this thing.

  20. emma

    August 23, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    my boy pheel for the 24 Milla!!

  21. andrea

    August 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Its Dj switch alll d way…..Go girl


      August 24, 2013 at 4:03 am


  22. cherry

    August 23, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Switch is da best……Go grab d cash babe

  23. Diane

    August 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Switch for real…..any oda one na fake

  24. Meena

    August 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Lol at Jamb form. HAba!!

  25. Carol

    August 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Mr Eshun nacker what are u doing here, wrong blog pls relocate abeg abeg abeg

  26. Peter pan

    August 23, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    DJ Switch all the way. and whats with the signed to kennis music and star quest thing? this is Glo x factor not kennis music talent show, cobhams talent show or star quest so sharrap.

  27. Bubblehead

    August 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Omo,I didn’t know Toolz is this Huge oh..Good luck to the 7 finalists

  28. Amarachi

    August 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Please when is this show aired?

  29. GreenDiamond

    August 24, 2013 at 12:06 am

    am happy those twins are out jes so horrible.. dj switch eseme and vicky u lot are freaking gud!!

  30. Her royal freshness

    August 24, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Saturday, 7pm sound city

  31. Comedian stes gideon

    August 24, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Those two twins eh. Their songs make me wanna throw up. First impression lasts. The first and only time. I’ve watched that show was the day they performed

  32. teetee

    August 24, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Pheel pheel pheel pheel pheel pheel pheel pheel pheel pheel pheel pheel pheel.PHEEL For XFactor!!!!

  33. Candor

    August 25, 2013 at 2:07 am

    DJ Switch all the way!!!

  34. sirKay

    August 25, 2013 at 2:27 am

    they all did well, but i think PHEEL has the edge in terms of all round performance..

  35. DeeOne

    September 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    we all want Dj Switch..but she needs our
    vote by textin,not by commenting..So keep
    voting 504…#Team Dj Switch..Dj Switch..Dj Switch..Dj Switch..

  36. debaroness

    July 19, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    The game is flawed on several counts
    U cant put up professional musicians like pheel and DJ switch with amateurs…
    Dj switch is my girl but she wouldn’t have had a platform to shine if she competed in her previous competitions that way.
    Also the producers should randomize the sequences for the contestants…..making a particular contestant sing last is giving an unfair advantage. ….
    May the best and most versatile vocalist win!

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