In a chat with WG, the 18-year old sound engineering graduate from Cape Town, said, he was surprised when the judges announced him as the winner of the competition.
”I was surprised when they announced my name as the winner. I just believed that I was favoured.I can’t explain how I felt because I was so tensed,” he echoed. According to Jeff,while the competition lasted, all the contestants were tipping Tunde as the potential winner of the show. But this was never to be. “The truth is that all the finalists were looking up to Tunde. He was amazingly good.”
Speaking further, the budding singer, who started singing at the age of 5, said, he would soon hit the studio to start recording some of his songs. He plays afro pop with a blend of RnB. “It’s a different kind of music, he said adding, “ I will be doing great music that will actually convey great message to the people.”
For the six contestants that made it to the finals (Ada, Arewa, Anderson, Deinde, Jeff, and Pearl), things would never be the same again as they have indeed gone through a beneficial and life-altering eight weeks in the Academy. Ada Tosanwumi who was third runner-up went home with a cash prize of two million naira while second runner-up, Anderson Amoswalked away with N2 million and a brand new saloon car. Paul Awa-Agwu( First runner-up) earned N3 million and a brand new saloon car. The sixth and fifth positions were rewarded with N500,000 and N1 million respectively.
The grand finale which held last weekend, in Lagos,was full of suspense, intrigues and entertainment. The night turned out to be an exciting journey with great entertainment lined up in form of collabos. The six finalists had been paired up with some A-list artistes to produce amazing remixed versions of their songs, and so each team stepped on stage and brought nothing but pure joy as they sang, danced and glowed.
First up were Jeff and energetic Yemi Alade doing ‘K.I.S.S.I.N.G’ remix. Followed by Pearl and Chidinma who gracefully performed ‘Kedike’ remix. Deinde and Iyanya got everyone dancing with ‘Mr Oreo’ remix. Anderson and Praiz with their vocal dexterities delivered ‘Rich and Famous’ remix. While Arewa and 9ice paired up for the remix of the evergreen ‘Gongo Aso’.
Ada and Sound Sultan closed this round of entertainment with their creative rendition of ‘MotherLand’ remix. Amazingly, these collaborations are now available as caller ring back tunes.