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Monday, September 12, 2016


Since it debuted 8 years ago, MTN Project Fame has grown to become a viable platform and launching pad for budding musical talents that abound in the West African region.
And after seven weeks, six contestants who made it into the Academy on their journey to fame, have emerged as finalists.
The winner of season 9 will cart home 5 million naira, a brand new SUV and a multi-million naira recording deal, the first runner-up will get 3 million naira and a saloon car, the second runner-up will get 2 million naira and a brand new car while third runner-up will get 2 million naira.
BEBEAKINBOADE.COM presents to you the 6 super finalists below.

Kitay describes himself as a ‘confirm Warri boy!’ He was born, raised, and had his Primary and Secondary school education in Warri, Delta state before proceeding to Ambrose Alli University in Edo state where he is currently a 300 Level student of the Vocation & Technical Studies department.
Kitay is the 5th child of a large family. Music for him started when Dad began taking young Kitay to church. He joined the choir and continued to school himself in music. Kitay won a gospel music competition in Warri in 2013.
This music enthusiast auditioned for Project Fame in Season 8 in Abuja, but he did not make it to Top 24 even though he got a YES. He decided to give Fame another shot this year but at the Port Harcourt audition. Outside music, Kitay enjoys playing football.

Okiemute is a 25 year old Linguistics & Communications graduate from University of Port Harcourt.  With a contagious smile and a bubbly spirit, it is very easy to believe the Delta born singer when she describes herself as a fun-loving individual.
Okiemute used to have a career in modeling, but lately she is following her passion as a band lead singer.
She is from a family of six, and the third of four girls. Okiemute credits her journey into music to one of her sisters, whom she said was always quick to put her at the fore front of any music-related activity. 
A first timer on Project Fame, Okiemute made the decision to participate this season because she was certain she had built enough confidence, hence she auditioned in Port Harcourt.

22 year old Pere would make you realize he is in the competition to win at every opportunity he has to sing. Though born and raised in Lagos, Pere moved to Bayelsa State Nigeria immediately after secondary school. 
He is currently a 400 Level Political Science student at the Niger Delta University, and seems to be an internet sensation with quite a huge social media followership and a number of cover songs on YouTube.  
While some others see Uncle Ben as terror, Pere says he is in the competition to drain Uncle Ben’s energy as he likes to be pushed, even beyond his limits because, every set back is an opportunity for him to work harder. A little wonder he kept auditioning since 2010 not deterred by the ‘NOs’.
He sees singing as an opportunity to express himself and not to impress; and at every opportunity, he makes effort to express himself excellently. His musical influence includes Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Tubaba, Iyanya, and Sheyi Shay.  Having worked so hard to get here, Pere is set to clinch the prize.

She is fondly referred to by friends and family asElbe- short form of Elizabeth coined by the damsel herself. This 24 year old was forced to grow up after the demise of her loving and doting dad. As the last child of the house, she enjoyed attention from her dad until his death in 2013.
Very early in life, her Dad introduced every member of her family to music, got them musical instruments, hence she sees him as her first musical influence.
The pretty gap-toothed singer studied Mass Communication at Eruwa Campus of the prestigious Ibadan Polytechnic, Oyo State. She sees herself as strangely quiet but jovial and cool to be with. Auditioning for Project Fame in Lagos was her very first real audition; and she is here to define her musical journey. Her hobbies include singing in the kitchen and bathroom, talking and swimming (even if she has never tried it before).
Elizabeth looks forward to the Academy and meeting all the faculty members. She also looks forward to starting her career in music.

18 year old Dapo is a Systems Engineering undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Akoka. His interest in music started at the age of seven when he began following his mum to choir rehearsals; and he became sure of his talent having repeatedly won a music competition in secondary school.
Dapo hails from Abeokuta, Ogun state. He enjoys an amazing relationship with his family of six but will mostly miss his mum while in the Academy.
Wizkid, Davido, and Chris Brown are Dapo’s biggest musical influence.

Winner is a 23 year old singer from Delta state who started singing from the age of four in church. 
Though she grew up among a family of six, Winner particularly shares a strong bond with her mum, whom she admits has been through a lot with her; and would miss greatly while in the Academy.
She wants to grow into musical icons like Sinach, Celine Dion, and Beyonce; and she hopes to win the competition not only to achieve this dream, but also complete her education. 
Winner also hopes to make her boyfriend- Solomon proud while in the competition, so she is not ready to mingle.

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