The votes are in! Moses Obi-Adigwe the ‘Teddy Bear’ won the third season of Nigerian Idol. The 22-year old is the first male contestant to win the competition and took home 7.5 million naira ($47,414.32) check, a new Hyundai SUV and a recording contract worth another 7.5 million naira.
The show opened with a performance from season one winner Yeka Onka and the host Illrymz introduced the two finalists Moses and Debbie Olu-Rise. Nigerian Idol’s finale was filled with performances and recaps of previous performances by the two.
Debbie and Moses were joined on stage by the 10 other finalists to perform together one last time. The two finalists then performed their solos; Debbie performed Tiwa Savage‘s ‘Kele kele love’. Moses performed Bob Marley‘s ‘Redemption song,’ which the crowed loved.
D’banj made a surprise appearance and performed his verse form Naeto C’s “Tony Montana” remix and his own ‘On Top of the World.’ Other performances included Nigerian Idol judge and Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti, West African Idol contestant Omawumi who wowed the audience with her ‘Bottom Belle’ single and the season two winner of Nigerian Idol, Mercy Chinwo.
Then finally the moment everyone had been waiting for arrived, Illyrmz announced Moses as the winner! However, Debbie also walked away with sum of 1M Naira and a KIA RIO automobile.
Moses made it the Top 12 through the wild card selection and took it all the way home! Congratulations to Moses and we wish him great success!
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