Interestingly, small but mighty Olawale Ayodele Ojo emerged the winner of MTN Project Fame Season 6 on Saturday, September 28, 2013.
The 400 level Agronomy student of Ladoke Akintola University, Oyo State, pranced home with the coveted prize of N5 million, a brand new SUV jeep and a recording contract worth millions of naira. The six finalists were all considered winners and each walked home with mouth-watering prizes.
The first runner-up, Immaculate Patience Edachie carted away N3 million and a new mid-size saloon car. Margaret Cephas emerged second runner-up pocketing N2 million and a brand new saloon car, while the third runner-up, Niniola Apata, a graduate from University of Lagos clinched N2 million.
The best loser of the finals, Omolayo Peter, evoked tears and anger from the audience due to his superlative performance. He went home with N1 million. And Rowland Rickette who picked the sixth position left the academy with N500,000.
In an exclusive chat with ENCOMIUM Weekly, the winners, Olawale Ayodele Ojo and the first runner-up, Immaculate shared their moment of joy with us.
How does it feel winning the MTN Project Fame Season 6?
I feel happy, elated and wonderful. I am speechless.
What would you say gave you the edge?
I won’t attribute it to any other factor but God.
When it was only you and Immaculate on stage and the winner was about to be announced, what was going through your mind?
I was nervous. The reason was that both of us deserve to be winners. I don’t know why I was chosen. I just give thanks to God.
Immediately you were declared winner, what was the first thing that came to your mind?
Sincerely, my mind went blank. I didn’t expect it.
What’s the lesson you have learnt through this?
I have come to realize that everything is possible. No matter where you are coming from or your background, anything is possible.
You are N5 million richer, a car owner plus a recording deal of one year, what’s your plan for the money?
I don’t know for now, but I am planning to go into music.
‘I feel fulfilled’ – IMMACULATE EDACHIE, first runner-up
How does it feel emerging first runner-up?
I feel really great. In fact, this is what I wanted. Sincerely, everything I have requested from God has been fulfilled. It doesn’t matter who the winner is, but the six of us are winners. I am so grateful I came onto this platform and so glad that I got to this point.
You have massive followership and when it was down to you and Olawale, what was on your mind?
I was like God, please just take charge. My fans have actually done a great job. And I feel so grateful to them.
What’s the secret of your success?
I would say everything gave me an edge, especially God’s grace. My performance too really stood me out. Whenever I am on stage, I don’t think of any other thing but my performance and making my people happy. I just feel I have done my best.
You are N3 million richer, what’s your plan?
My plan is to use it to bring it out good music. You will hear a lot from me.
– FEMI OYEWALE