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Jeffrey Akoh wins Season 8 of MTN Project Fame West Africa!

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Congrats to Jeffrey Akoh!

The 18 year old Sound Engineer won Season 8 of MTN Project Fame West Africa last night.

The SAE Institute Cape Town graduate grew up listening to his siblings’ sonorous voices, and began his own musical journey at the age of 5.

Jeffrey Project Fame 3At age 13, he took part in a competition with his brother, and although they didn’t win, he learnt a lot and wants to consolidate on that in the Academy.

His musical influencers are Chris Brown, Lawrence Flowers, and Kim Burrell. Jeff receives the grand prize of N5 million, an SUV and a recording contract.

Pearl Olanma Awa-Agwu secured a 2nd place finish, she receives a car and N3 million. Anderson Emmanuel Amos finished in 3rd place, he gets a car and N1 million. In 4th place was Adanoritsewo “Ada” Gold Tosanwumi and she receives a N1 million prize.

Congrats!

103 Comments

  1. Trudy

    September 27, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Congratulations. Good voice

  2. CovertNigerian

    September 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    He sounds great. Sadly, market forces will push him towards the standard sound and songs with meaningless names like – banana, limpopo, alingo and other made up names.
    I wish him success at his craft.

  3. Ekene

    September 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Yeaaaaaaaa!!! My vote wasn’t in vain.

  4. mrs chidukane

    September 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Ehn? Warrisdis? Noooooooooooo! Ada and Arewa didn’t even make top 3? This is preposterous. Happy Sunday guys! BN you guys would have chilled nah for us to watch it tonight, mtcheew.

    • Anonymous

      September 28, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      You are correct ma sister

  5. AK

    September 27, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Eighteen? Wow!

    Congratulations

  6. amy

    September 27, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Who would believe that Jeff would win…. Am so glad Anderson and Ada got something…..oh Jeffery, I love u and am soooooooo glad u won

    • Peka

      September 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Abi o, I almost cried for Arewa…. she didn’t get anything!

  7. Lanrycoded

    September 27, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    This News is fake… The winner will be decided today 27-00-2015.. I don’t know where you people get your own news from…

    • ene

      September 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      A picture is worth more than a thousand words.

    • Falcao

      September 27, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      You must argue sha, you see contestant and cheque, but yet u choose to argue. Is it your birth right to be controversial…

    • FinchleysFinest

      September 28, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Oh my Lord… people can comment for Life!!! “Is it your birth right to be controversial…” got laughing so hard at work…. OMG….

    • Esther

      September 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      It’s not fake news oooo. The live shows are always done on Friday and Saturday of every week, while the tv shows are aired on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The show actually wrapped up yesterday, just dt it will be aired on tv today.
      I’m glad for Jeff but not happy that Arewa isn’t among the winners. Votes messed up this time. Left to the judges, I guess Arewa wud av finished @ 1st place or 1st runner up @ d least. Wish her all the best sha.

  8. jasmine

    September 27, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    How come? Haba!!! Arewa or Anderson was suppose to win this o. Anyway, congrats Jeff

    • Peka

      September 28, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Yup! They both were my favourite

  9. yhubie

    September 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    congratulations…. knew you would win cus I felt you were preferred and favoured by the judges and faculty cus of your looks

  10. divine owete

    September 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    My favorite deinde didn’t win sef…

    • Peka

      September 28, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Dehinde ko, Dehinde ni! They guy no reach the level of the remaining 5

    • shevi

      September 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      i am so happy that dehinde DID NOT WIN!!!. i felt like running to the end of my street. the guy no good at all reach the others.

  11. bella

    September 27, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    wow im so happy for jeff.he is so cool and calm and yet he made it

  12. ene

    September 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    @ Bellanaija, kindly confirm the prizes for the 3rd and 4th,cos I think it’s 2 million and a car and 2 million naira respectively.Thanks

    • kemi

      October 20, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      You sang the song “GODWIN” and you won… So happy for you. Congrats

  13. Ijeoma

    September 27, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    oh my God!!!*beautiful tears* I can’t believe it….Jeff? well done dude….I knew u would make it. I Wish u d best of luck out there…..

  14. Adedoja

    September 27, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Still can’t believe it!what of Arewa and Ada,this is ojoro o

  15. Joice

    September 27, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I knew it! Congrate Jeff! So happy 4 u.

  16. Olufunmi

    September 27, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Mtn scamming people since 19gbogboro! How d hell did pearl get 2nd place? When ada and arewa performed as if their life depended on it. Abi because Pearl’s father is rich???? Scammers aye….mtcheeeew. Bella post my comment

    • Haywhysaks

      September 27, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      It’s all about the votes….the Votes might not favour Ada and Arewa

    • Peka

      September 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      I don’t even know the Pearl, to show you how she doesn’t even make an impression and I watched every week’s episode!

    • Icantdeal

      September 30, 2015 at 4:04 am

      Pearl’s father is rich lol

  17. dolapo

    September 27, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Haba Arewa did nt win anythin… sorry babe, next time sha, congrat to u Jeff, so happy 4 u

  18. Funmology

    September 27, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Jeff and his brother Fredrick participated in Glo Naija sings in 2010, jst that the show no longer holds, though i wanted Anderson. Congrats Jeff!!! U still deserved it

  19. mizzglamour

    September 27, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Still in a big shock,with my mouth widely open,I can’t really believe dat jeff won d prize,anyways I am still very very happy 4 u,congrat dear.

  20. STEPEN CHINOMSO

    September 27, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Congrat jeff is not easy

  21. tobexy

    September 27, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    So hppy for you jeff but anderson should have

  22. Nancy

    September 27, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Jeff congrats,am so happy for you.I knew you will win cos u hav all it takes.

  23. IJEOMA MARTHA

    September 27, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    am so hap for u, congrat my dear jeff.

  24. eBay Dangaza

    September 27, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Bella Naija it’s 2 million and a car, pls confirm well. Anyway am happy for U Jeff e no easy. Thumps up

  25. Desmond Terry Hillary

    September 27, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Congratulobia to Jeffery! I am so so so so so so happy for my new Mentor Jeffery.
    I wish to be like you Boss Jeffery..I supported you from Day 1…
    You are the BEST..I love you. 08108795079

  26. Abigael

    September 27, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    YAy… Congratz to u jeff,,, I knew u wld emerge as winner…. So happy for u… Pearl darling well done….

  27. Adams

    September 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Jeff Winning should be a life lesson to all!! He has a cool spirit and sweet voice, he knows his element #InAdebantu’s Voice. Ordinarily in the spirit of the contest, I had expect someone like Ada to clinch top two. Four of them has the moral right to win top 4, sorry Arewa, my heart goes to you, Deinde should guard againt his ego, it killed him. However, In all honesty Jeff deserved it #VotersDecide

    • ambot

      September 27, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      Thank u ooo! Deinde was soo full of himself. He should go and learn that there is dignity in humility.
      Congrats to Jeff.
      I was shocked tho that Arewa ddnt make it, but oh well…*shrugs*

    • FinchleysFinest

      September 28, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Same here… the only contestant I was so sorry for …… Arewa..always consistent . I felt bad for Ada as well… To me rating the ladies I will rate Arewa,Ada then Pearl but then… the viewers votes counts….

    • Peka

      September 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      On top say e no too sabi sing, that Chidi guy better pass am sef

  28. felix

    September 27, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I really think anderson should emerge as the winner of project fame season 8 . 0 but some one destine was changed over night….. Congrat to you jeff you are so amazing that what I call divine favour thumbs up guy well done and for deinde am so sorry for the guy his ego killed him congrat to you all you guys made a diff (08117833592)

    • FinchleysFinest

      September 28, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Winning comes with the total package,…. Anderson is a singer not an entertainer… he came out as the 2nd runner up so he should be happy with that…

  29. 'Diddie

    September 27, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Congrats to Jeffrey. ..Deinde was kinda acting overconfident

  30. Timileyin

    September 27, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Na God win o na Jeff win o na me win o

  31. temitope

    September 27, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    since chike left, the only original, natural and sweet singer left in the house is Jeff. congrats and I still wonder what pearl is doing in number 2… she’s just loud and doesn’t understand the good voice she has… Ada and Arewa are better of.

  32. yellow sisi

    September 27, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    You wish you wish,did you vote for them?

  33. juliat

    September 27, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Congrats Jeff my kogi brother. His elder brother Fred was my skul mates back den in uni. those guys can sing. proudly kogites

  34. King Olamzy

    September 27, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Congratz to u Jeff..Buh Arewa nd Deinde deservs to b among d top 4 nah..#Aaabaa..Letz 4get sayin “Deinde ego killed him” cuz I see nofin wrong in wht hiz duin..buh wht of Arewa..does her ego too killed ha..abi wetin???

  35. Decipher

    September 27, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Naa…Arewa should have won this season. She was obviously the best and most consistent performer throughout and she sang her heart out all the way – Pearl should not have been among the runner ups. That was the most disappointing surprise!..na ojoro una do o!

    • Oke Mimo

      September 28, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Yes na true talk na Ojoro joor, i hate dis season , dehinde u re win also love you bro

  36. alli oluwapelumi

    September 27, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I’m soooooooo happy u won
    Love ya
    I’m a great fan

  37. Juliet

    September 27, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    So arewa did not win any price. Mtn project fame is so fake this season. Jeff congratulation

    • Juliet

      September 27, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Una just rob Arewa for broad day light. This is to obvious. Mtn una no try at all watin pearl dey do for 2nd possition this one na pure wayo magomago ojoro combination una do

  38. Juliet

    September 27, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Una just rob Arewa for broad day light. This is to obvious. Mtn una no try at all watin pearl dey do for 2nd possition this one na pure wayo magomago ojoro combination una do

  39. jayqute

    September 27, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    my goodness……i always knew dis from d beginning Jeff was going to emerge d winner.. …he’s worth more Dan vhat…..err’thing bout him is so complete….above all ma votes were not worthless….thumbs up man…..u really deserve dis

  40. Thobatech

    September 27, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    I still can’t believe this even after watching it on the TV, how on heal did Arewa failed 2 make it to top 4? Can MTN explain to us how Pearl made it 2 d 2nd place? This is not fair at all, Anyways, my congratulations goes to Anderson, I’m proud of u my guy! See u at the top and to Arewa, ur destiny 2 make it in d music industry lies in d hands of God, I’m eagerly waiting for ur song, thumbs up dear, go out there and tell the world especially MTN dat u’re worth dat price, it is not over until u WIN dear

  41. David

    September 27, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Wa na nonsense be this .. Na ojoro and project fame is supid and I will never watch it again ..God go punish una..arewa did not win, Dehinde did not win..I weak ..stupid and nonsense season ..Jeff will never use that money to do better ..

    • Phoebe

      September 28, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Oh wow! Such negativity and hate..
      How would you feel if someone cursed you as you did Jeff? Anyway, I pray that God fills your heart with love you cannot even explain, even when you wanna hate on something or someone, your heart will be flooded with love.. Amen

    • ije

      September 28, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Did u vote? If pearls pple campaigned more for votes, what do u think will happen even when arewa is obviously better.

  42. praise

    September 27, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Am so happy Jeff won,he’s so calm,sweet and cute am happy as for areas it’s sad she didn’t go with anything she’s more like an entertainer and for deinde am not try a be an enemy of progress but it’s kinda good for him he was too freaking proud and over confident, eat your pride.

  43. Sharon

    September 27, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Jeff’s really good and I’m very happy for him. I’m disappointed tho dt Arewa wasn’t even among d winners. Pearl!!!! Aww pls. MTN weldone oo

  44. omotayo

    September 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Like seriously feeling so bad,arewa is just d best followed by Anderson,Jeff is gud cool n calm don’t dispute his victory but arewa should ave gotten sumfin…..its painful.

    • FinchleysFinest

      September 28, 2015 at 10:49 am

      So good i wasn’t the only one feeling this way..

  45. omotayo

    September 27, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Nah,arewa is just d best n Anderson d great man,Jeff is gud cool n calm can’t dispute his victory.there most be a mistake sumwhere

  46. wa abdul

    September 27, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I didnt xpect Jeff to win at all; he is nowher close to Anderson n Arewa. Anyways,d winners of stuffs lyk dis ar not always d most successfl. I feel 4 Arewa!!!!! Congrats Jeff sha

  47. BIANCAGOLD

    September 27, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    eyiya jeff my man waoooooow. he was really favoured because of his innocent looks.congrats man

  48. Napoleon

    September 27, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Jeffy congregation ooooooo but Arewa do not win any price

  49. joy

    September 27, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    No na mtn is not fair…….arewa deserve to be the winner

  50. Brune Sucre

    September 27, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    can’t get out of d shock…bt am so happy for @Jeff @anderson. Félicitations

  51. patience

    September 27, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Wooow am so happy Deinde didn’t win, his ego was too much plus I didn’t really see anything special in him. Anderson has almost the best voice but his physique didn’t marry his voice, oh my pearl sang as if what she was singing really happend to her slow and steady, Arewa to me has ginger but Ada sang better. Jeff is what I call favoured, looking at him ordinarily you can see humbleness and when performing he glows like the Glory of God on him. Congrats Jeff and my beautiful Pearl. Ibinu learn to learn.

  52. aklly

    September 27, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    it’s really painful when one perform like arewa on stage and at the end of the day up without among the winner mtn eberu olorun

  53. Bobolink

    September 27, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    great talent!!! I wish him even greater success!!

  54. Missy J

    September 28, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Arewa and Dehinde went home with something oh… 1million, #500,000 depending on who came 5th and 6th respectively.
    It hurts that Arewa wasn’t top 4 but we the fans made it that way.
    #listening to Homeland Remix -Sound Sultan ft Ada#

  55. abbey kate

    September 28, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Congrats Jeff, so happy for u. always wanted u to win.

  56. juliet

    September 28, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Y’all should voted if u wanted Arewa to win. And those asking how come Pearl came second, go and listen to her performance of Loving you, then you’ll know why she came second. Congrats to all the winners tho. I feel sad for Arewa tho. Her fans should have voted more….

  57. Nancy

    September 28, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Flash back 2010 glo naija sings d brodas,Jeff and Fred where great and was rooting for them ,fast forward now one of them won .Dreams do come tru ,u deserve it cos u worked hard for it long tym ago.once again congrats

  58. #Irawo

    September 28, 2015 at 5:04 am

    In all honesty,judging by their performances from day 1 Arewa stood the chance of winning. She wasn’t learning how to fit in like most others,she was already made…she just needed to show the world. Hers I feel is a raw talent and she not even getting a dime well,was so saddening. Only if she was being voted for as much as she was loved and as good as she was… it’s a sad turn up I tell you.well congrats to the 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th positions. Wish y’all the best and Jeff definitely deserved something I just thought he would come second next to Arewa. But congrats dear.
    Y’all watch out for Arewa though, she’s gonna spring out in unimaginable ways that I’m sure of.longing to meet you dear.
    #Irawo
    @ [email protected]

  59. Feirooz

    September 28, 2015 at 6:30 am

    So happy for my lad Anderson even though i hoped he would come 2nd.I always had a feeling Jeff would win this.Sorry Arewa u deserved a top 4 spot too. Atleast we in East Africa now know u dont give up.

  60. browny

    September 28, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Am glad Jeffery won,am sad Arewa didn’t make the cut…..She was the best, she puts everytin into it…she and jeff and Ada was my favourite.pls mtn compensate Arewa she truly deserves it.

  61. victoria

    September 28, 2015 at 8:32 am

    you know, ever since kumi left bcos they claimed she was sick. i knew it was begining to look ugly, but not to the extent of making ADA take 4th position. GOSH!!! that girl never failed any challenge thrown at her. nawa oh. and AREWA with such originality oozing from her, they could not even give her anything. project fame is really not all that it is cracked up to be.

    • FinchleysFinest

      September 28, 2015 at 11:18 am

      There are terms and conditions to shows like Project fame…. You don’t expect them to start compensating families of the dead if anything happened to a sick contestant . They shouldn’t risk someones life .

    • sheila

      September 29, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      My thoughts exactly! Ada and Arewa were AMAZING! all the time.

  62. Ogamazi

    September 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Guess Peral made it cause of her beauty. Would have loved it if Anderson won. But Jeff is ur destiny. Shine on guys. Dendi will succeed more than them all. Hes a brand already and very commercial.

  63. ije

    September 28, 2015 at 10:27 am

    It was a shocker yday. This explains d words grace n divine favour very well. The race is not to d swift neither d battle to d strong, d battle is d lord’s

  64. FinchleysFinest

    September 28, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Can you people stop with Chike been a natural entertainer… he struggled a lot at some point….

  65. FinchleysFinest

    September 28, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Pearls” loving you “shouldn’t just be the reason. her fans voted and did not assume…. Arewa has been consistent since Day 1
    But to compare Pearl to Arewa is just unfair…. Arewa is a crazy soulful singer…. Pearl is still on her way..
    The votes got me mad… Jeff deserves the grand prize no doubt but I was expecting the result as Jeff| Arewa| Ada| Anderson or Pearl…..

  66. Prince

    September 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Anderson was the best guy in this season. His vocal is outstanding and in a class of his own, that’s why I don’t like all this voting things, the best don’t always win

  67. adeola

    September 28, 2015 at 11:50 am

    congrat dear,anoda korede bello with ur nice look,knew u are going to win ,cus u are different from others so cool handsome with nic voice keep flying dear love u congrat

  68. ayobola

    September 28, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    im soo happy for Jeff,,, congrats guy,,, u really got tears outta ma eyes .. i only felt bad for arewa, she should have been part of the winning 4,,, Dehinde,, ur pride don dey reach heaven oooo,, abeg calm down..

  69. jane

    September 28, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    congrats Jeff, am happy 4 u.nd m so glad dat dehinde didn’t win.pride goes b4 a fall

  70. Temitope

    September 28, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Arewa was the best of them, Anderson has the voice but he’s definitely not an entertainer. I was thinking Arewa Jeff and Ada would be the top 3, Arewa and Ada performed flawlessly. Anyway, life doesn’t end with mtn project fame. That glory is awaiting you in the real world Arewa. Winning is not success. I believe you’ll shine. We all know this competition is nothing near merit.

  71. moore

    September 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Arewa was good no doubt and she was consistent right from day 1, so painful she didnt make it to the top 3 but u fans out der saying it was ojoro, how many of u voted for Arewa and how many times did u vote? whn u all knew that it’s all about votes, pearl got to no 2 cos of her votes and was loved by her fans who voted for her to see her thru to d end.

  72. dcbabe

    September 28, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    uhm! na wah oooo! how dem dey get this their result sef? Arewa not among the top 4? very shocking indeed. this is really a case of written in the stars oooo.

  73. nwanyi na aga aga

    September 28, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Arewa should have won this season, I dont know what happened but I was gunning for Arewa and Anderson, anyways Arewa the platform has been given to you, dont let go, see Omawumi..tred her path, Jodie too, they didnt emerge winners but today they are waxing strong. I believe so much in your ability!!!

  74. Favour

    September 28, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Jeff is someone who still doesn’t have a direction! For crying out loud, each time this young lad was asked what he wants to do or the brand he wants to be known for, he was always clueless. He would just stand there laughing. I feel like he is a good singer and he grew but my fear is he might just be forced to become someone he really isn’t and that’s bad for business.
    Also, people have been saying Deinde’s ego is too big and i do not agree with that. Guys! This guy came in with a huge ego which was humbled. I saw Deinde transform. Now, what he has isnt ego; he’s built a brand. Ibinu!!! Love him or hate him, you’re still talking about him. Looking at the music market in Naija now, would he sell? Yes! Some of you here now would be dancing to his songs and singing along when he releases them now o. Just free the guy. He can’t keep apologising for who he is. He is who he sis.

    • Peka

      September 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Well thank God he got nothing!!!!!

  75. laali

    September 28, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    What counts in a competition like this is votes. Then again humility go a very long way in whatever own does. Lets all be true to ourselves. All those that won actually deserved the price they got. They were all good and all of them had something special to offer but everyone cant win. The very best have been separated from the best. However life goes on and life after project fame is what really matters.
    Congrats to you Jeff.

  76. Adadiorammaa

    September 28, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Humility pays ,oh my jeff congrats i expectet you to win. And Deinde was busy making noise and feeling like winner of season 8 chaiiiiiii its Deinde oooooooo ofe mmanu syndrome.

    • Tkum

      September 29, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      WTH!!!! COME WHY R U LIKE THIS??? YOU ARE SO DISGUSTING…

  77. treasure

    September 29, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Arewa should’ve been part of the top 4, shikena!

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