24th September, 2010
It has been an exciting three months of MTN Project Fame West Africa performances butÂ like the saying goes â€œall good things must come to an endâ€. It just seems like yesterdayÂ when the contestants came into the Academy with raw talent and determination. Over theÂ following weeks, the Faculty polished their rough edges and has successfully refined themÂ into quality performing artistes.
This weekend marks the end of the third season of Project Fame and the question onÂ everyoneâ€™s lips is who is going to be the winner of this seasonâ€™s competition. It hasÂ never been easy predicting winners since the show kicked off in 2008, and this season hasÂ even proved more difficult, churning out some of the finest contestants thereby makingÂ the art of prediction quite a complicated science.
From the surface, most folks are tipping the Ghanaian wonder boy Kesse to become theÂ first non-Nigerian to win. His soulful and passionate performances have never failed toÂ bring down the house, praise from both the judges and members of the faculty. At an earlyÂ part of the show he was seen as the runaway winner but lately petite bombshell ChidinmaÂ from Lagos has been giving him Kesse a run for his money. Chidinma has blossomed from theÂ girl who lacked confidence into a sassy and bold diva. In the past few weeks she hasÂ commanded standing ovations and commendation from the likes of Onyeka Onwenu and Cobhams.Â If an upset is to be made, it could come from Chidinma who has proven that she can fightÂ tough with the boys.
But letâ€™s not be too quick in jumping the gun, Tolu whose voice melts the coldest ofÂ hearts and who has rediscovered his form might just pull enough votes to win the topÂ prize. Tolu has shown that he is more than capable. His original composition, Arewa wasÂ one of the crowd favourites if that is anything to go by. But Ochuko and Eyo wonâ€™t justÂ be folding their arms and allow the others to have all the fun. Ochuko has steadilyÂ proven himself to be a mature performer while Eyo has revealed layers of depth in hisÂ craft after toning down on his theatrics.
Before the die is cast, letâ€™s not forget that Yetunde is still a force to reckon with.Â She has proven to be the dark horse in this race and at the last minute might have a lotÂ of votes swing her way. One thing for sure is that an upset is likely to occur. Donâ€™t beÂ told about it, watch it as it unfolds.