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DJ Switch emerges Winner of the 2013 Glo X Factor – Photos & Scoop from the Finale

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And the winner of the Africa’s debut Glo X Factor TV show is DJ Switch.

29 year old rapper DJ Switch (real name – Obianuju Catherine Udeh) has been crowned winner of the 2013 Glo X Factor competition.

The finale show was recorded on Wednesday 18th September 2013 and just aired today Saturday 21st September 2013.

DJ Switch who is a geology graduate from the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State beat out the two other finalists Ethel Eshun and Victoria “Vicky” Gomoti in the last round of voting.

She wins a cash prize of N 24 Million and a recording contract with Sony Music.

Just before the announcement, there were performances by UK X Factor winner Alexandra Burke as well as Efya and Flavour.

The finalists – DJ Switch, Vicky Gomoti and Ethel Eshun also took to the stage to give their farewell performances.

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Glo X Factor Season 1 Winner – DJ Switch.

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Spiro Damaskinos (Sony Marketing Director), Alexandra Burke, DJ Switch & Bella Disu

Spiro Damaskinos (Sony Marketing Director), Alexandra Burke, DJ Switch & Bella Disu

DJ Switch & Her Mum

DJ Switch & Her Mum

The first runner-up  Ethel Eshun as well as the second runner Vicky Gomoti, both won a cash prize of N 1 Million. Glo ambassadors Chee and Omawumi were also present at the event.

Check out more photos from the event

Ethel Eshun

Ethel Eshun

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Ethel Eshun

Vicky Gomoti

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96 Comments

  1. didi

    September 21, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    God bless your soul catherine

  2. Veeda

    September 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Switch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!totally deserved it. Watched her rap for MI. Dayumm!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats girl, you deserve it!

  3. Mobs

    September 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Deserved! glad

  4. Babee

    September 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Aww so happy, the girl deserved to win more than anyone else on the show. Congrats girl!!

  5. Bunmi O

    September 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Switch it up!! Congrats

  6. Dami

    September 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Happy for Dj Switch every kobo well deserved, whats a Sony contract worth in NAija these days though?

  7. Cruz

    September 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    The 1st and 2nd runner up 1million only. Habatically!

    • Ofili

      September 23, 2013 at 5:49 am

      The one in pink look so sad in the final picture. I fit help her hold the money sha.

    • Vee

      September 23, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      She looks so sad! lool but the difference is too much lol

  8. Meena

    September 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    A mother’s love awwww. congrats DJ Switch

  9. Switchwhoelse

    September 21, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Switch!!!!!!!

    • samilo

      September 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      wow d j switch you are so lovely you made proud you deserve the winner because you are so talented baby you are good thank you

  10. Nneka

    September 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Congrats DJ Switch

  11. Barbs

    September 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Eshun shoulda won *sob

  12. Modella

    September 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Well deserved..This is the first show that I’m more than impressed..- watched her once,and I was swept up my feet…she is fun,energetic and everything! So unfortunate I couldn’t watch it,but I could feel the vibe.

  13. Need

    September 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Switch all the way

  14. Lover

    September 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    If anyone deserved the prize, this girl did, I’m proud of this girl. Well done, well deserved

  15. Switching

    September 21, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Congrats Switch!

  16. skills

    September 21, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    swiiiiiitch……a whopping 24millis

  17. lex luthor

    September 21, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    This was no contest mehn…she killed it since.the others were just tagging along.

  18. sway

    September 21, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Its M.i’s person na…..best of the best …na them win.She no fit dull

  19. nelly

    September 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Congrats to my girl switch!!!!!Nelly loves you crazy

  20. wolf

    September 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    chei….24 million sha…..of wich if i catch this alexander burke ehn…..d tin we y i go do am

  21. ridwan

    September 21, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    this vicky go sing if i chook am ogolo

  22. mr S

    September 21, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    yeah yeah yeah wateva…

  23. warris

    September 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Na toolz nyash suppose win that 24million

  24. bambie onyia

    September 21, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    EEYAH happy for her sha. She deserved it

  25. Kilaju

    September 21, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Wheres pheel.Lol

  26. riley

    September 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    love you switch.

  27. Sikira Adebowale

    September 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    EEYAH GOD BLESS YOU MY SISTER WELL DONE. MAKE SURE YOU PAY YOUR TITHES. GOD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SUCCESS. WITHOUT GOD YOU ARE NOTHING. DJ SWITCH GOD BLESS YOU

  28. Niti Oyolede

    September 21, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Eshun should have won jor smh. Naija tinz are never straight. dis one no b election but dey don rig am o chei

  29. Kemi ojewale

    September 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    In the words of Onyeka Onwenu: THIS GIRL! THIS GIRL! THIS GIRL! deserved to win! She is the definition of the XFACTOR. Well done

  30. Naire

    September 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    What’s going on with Alexandra Burke’s thighs?

  31. Gbemi

    September 21, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I was thinking same thing. Is this the Alexandra that ppl are hyping smh. I guess just because she’s from jand. I’m not impressed.

  32. Tayo

    September 21, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Naire, let’s see your own thighs na. Rubbish!

  33. Ayo

    September 21, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I’m in love with Alexandra Burke

  34. Linda

    September 21, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Alexandra, wow the pikin fine oh

  35. Saka

    September 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    eeyah PHCN no allow me watch am ooo. But I happy well well say DJ don win am. GBAM.

  36. Priya

    September 21, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Winners of all these reality shows are never succesful. there’s a curse on reality show winners. DJ Switch should have been second runner up so she will be succesful. Sorry switch you are jinxed. Career is over before it started. what a damn shame.

    • Ewa

      September 22, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Ewa is d name Y do u hav2tlk lik dis ree u human atall ,or re u Gog dis lady was only favoured by God y d curse.u re ntin bt a curse2w dis generration .wht hav u even achieve so u can understand wht it means 2 be a winner

    • Lizzie

      September 23, 2013 at 1:16 am

      Wasn’t Iyanya a winner? pls stop…

    • Osie

      September 23, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Pray Priya, who did this to you? why you so bitter? Iyanya, Chidinma, Ebuka Obi Uchendu…I could go on and on, all reality show winners. Keep calm and talk to Jesus.

  37. lola

    September 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    People like Priya are the reason Africa will never move forward. What a waste of space you are.

  38. Bimpe

    September 21, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    hahahahhahahahahahahah na wa o. Una come bella comment page to insult una self. kolo people

  39. bola

    September 21, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Wow. Good for her. DJ switch is awesome.

  40. filimon

    September 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Can I have some of the 24mill?

  41. Nextee

    September 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Dj switch you really makes me feel proud… i am glad you made it!!!!

  42. grace

    September 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Vicky should have won. DJ switch is overrated

  43. brymo

    September 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    mschewww gloxfactor is razzest show in life. SMH. THE WORST XFACTOR in history.

  44. ben

    September 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    brymo pls go and produce your own show so we can watch. Idiot.

  45. ben

    September 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    And your name is “brymo” really? SMDH

  46. KELECHI

    September 21, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I was rooting for Princess Pat

  47. katie

    September 21, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Princess Pat ke? LMAO. Old cargo.

  48. Lucinda

    September 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Thumbs up DJ Switch. The best man. Oh sorry woman. won.

  49. Carl

    September 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    She’s a good role model for the kids at least. No flashing of breast and bum bum all over the place. I support this choice. congrats to DJ Switch

  50. Fadeke

    September 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Eeeyah I felt like crying too when DJ Switch cried. She’s so humble. I’m so happy for her.

  51. Iyanla

    September 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    eeyah. Vicky had the best voice. But it takes more than a good voice to win XFactor I guess. I think Vicky would be more suited for The Voice show. Hope they make a Nigerian adaptation soon.

  52. Kema

    September 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Wow omawumi really lost weight. Nice.

  53. Odukoya

    September 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    24 MILLION NAIRA! WOW! hian! just for singing. wow I wish i could sing o i would have competed

  54. ruky

    September 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    MI was my favorite judge. *sniff* I’ll miss seeing him on Friday and Saturday nights *sob*

  55. ekene

    September 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I go give am bele o. Alexandra ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  56. kimani

    September 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Alexandra has an AMAZING voice. Damn! How come I never heard of her before now?

  57. somwe sam

    September 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    u to much D J switch………..

  58. MAT

    September 21, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Efya is living proof that you do not have to participate in these ‘international’/ ‘West African’ singing reality shows to make it in the real world. Thank goodness! Congrats DJ Switch. The pattern has been set for X Factor as well I guess…

  59. kiki

    September 21, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    All I c is competition btw MTN anD GLO……nyways congrats switch

  60. Itsurboi

    September 22, 2013 at 2:33 am

    Congrats Dj switch

  61. maxwell

    September 22, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Congrats dj switch .God bless

  62. Joy

    September 22, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Congrats Uju!

  63. Cynthia Akani

    September 22, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Switch is alwax rpresntn. Bcox of ha, THE PULSE win star quest. Now only u win x-factor. U 2 much jawe. I dey uniport oo! No 4get ur amamata. U hv made uniport proud

  64. Susan

    September 22, 2013 at 8:12 am

    DJ switch you too much…..congrats….

  65. Mr Rayz

    September 22, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I’m on ma feet clapping,am still clapping.So DJ SWITCH U prove 2 me dat i havn’t been wasting ma time watching d X FACTOR in U,coz u gat it .It is wat it is,mo greese 2 ur elbow cngrt dear…I’m waitin 2 hear 4rm U again again n again.(KISS on ur CHEEK):-*

  66. Friyans

    September 22, 2013 at 9:07 am

    dj switch you are the best that I have ever seen you me africa proud

  67. Jatty alvin johnson

    September 22, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Dj switch u re an awesome singer,i lv u moves,u swags,u mood of singing,ur dance step,infact i lv evrytin about u,u realy deserve the price!am sure jay z,ur parents and ur fans all over the world will be very proud of you.well done dear..jatty.

  68. Alex freakum

    September 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Alex Burke’s thighs tho!

  69. Teekay

    September 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    O meehhhn, so my airtime spent on ur vote is not in vain? I’m so so proud of u. Although vicky tried but it was mt enough, for d ppl saying bla that ppl who win never amount 2 anything, God will definatly put them 2 shame cuz there are all haters, even though there got no proves 2 back there silly talk. I lyk ur swags no be d 1 wa there go da sample there dirty nyansh 4 ppl wa no wan see. God bless ur hrt, no shaken. Swith it on my baby gal.

  70. Mujidat

    September 22, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Am so happy dat u switch on d Gloxfactor. Dj switch

  71. EMKA OKOYE

    September 22, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    BENEFIT OF HARD WORK, DJ SWITCH GOD HAS REMEMBERED YOU FOR YOUR RELENTLESS EFFORT THROUGH THIS JOURNEY AND FINALLY HE HAS CROWNED YOU AMONGST OTHERS, SO CHEER UP AND NEVER FORGET JEHOVAH THE OMINISCIENCE, OMINIPRESENT AND OMINIPOTENT. THUMBS UP! LUV U!

  72. Syl Anya

    September 22, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Eshun and Vicky are not good match for Swith. Everything
    they can do Switch can do; but they are things Switch can do that
    the others cannot do. So Switch deserves to win. Congrats,
    Switch.

    • uche

      September 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Totally agree with you Syl

  73. Ubong George

    September 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Switch All The!Expecting u to switch all the way to Nigeria Music Industry. A crown well deserved.God bless u.Congrats SWITCH.

  74. toin

    September 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Congrats Dj switch.

  75. rruth

    September 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I love u like crazy to hell with dream killers always ur fan

  76. EMEKA OKOYE

    September 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    CONGRATS DJ SWITCH!

  77. Habiodun

    September 22, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Congrat DJ switch

  78. Hassan Adulmumin

    September 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

    congratulations

  79. ebony

    September 23, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    choi! From 24 milla to 1 milla.. glo, which kain wickedness be this naa? the gap between the first and second position is damn humiliating..anyhoos, congrats Dj switch and pls invest wisely…

  80. Aderonke

    September 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I knew this lady -Obianuju is going places and will be a superstar from the first day i set my eyes on her when she won with her group on star quest (The Pulse). When I saw her again on Glo X-factor I said like Jackson on Idol -“This girl is in it to win it! Go girl u deserve it and much more too. God be with u all the way! Congratulobia!

  81. Grace

    September 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Well deserved…..buh she might be gay right?#justthinkingshao#

  82. Happy

    September 23, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    the wad was too poor now, eh! at least they should have received 5 milla for the 1st and 2nd runner up. Glo did not do well at all.

  83. chichi

    September 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    DJ SWITCH YOU DESERVE IT, MY SISTER ASK ME TO VOTE FOR YOU BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT HAVE A GLO LINE,THAT SHE DON’T WANT ANY BODY TO TAKE THAT PRICE AWAY FROM YOU.MI YOU ARE A FIGHTER,AND YOUR CHOICE OF WORD IS MATURED WELDONE

  84. www.rehobothland.com

    September 24, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    D J Switch!!! You deserve that money! You are so down to heart and very loveable!
    Whoa! I admire your God’s given talent! And I equally appreicate the fact that your mom loves what you do! God blessings now & ever!

  85. oliver

    September 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I’m so proud of you, i can raise my shoulder high and tell the world that we have one the best performer in the world, and I’m also glad that you are a Nigerian

  86. NG

    September 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    DJ Switch! The first day I watched Glo XFactor, I was moved by ur performance and I never missed to watch it again. You deserved to win from begining to the end.

  87. Rhoda

    September 30, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I am a Ghanaian and have always supported Eshun but i bet u DJ, u deserve it
    God bless u

  88. Sese

    November 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Her stage name alone is what hooked me on to her from the
    very first day. Glad she didn’t disappoint me.

  89. Serwaa Akoto ohemaa

    July 4, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Don’t hide u aren’t a ghanaian,cos Eshun deserved it,she’s got it all. Dnt know why Ghanaians continue to take part in nigerian reality shows ooo,they are so bias .

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