Nigerian Idol Announces Season 8 Winner

Victory Gbakara, one of the contestants in the Nigerian Idol season 8 edition, has emerged winner of the show, walking away with a N100 million grand prize.

This was announced by Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa, popularly known as IK, the show host, during the grand finale held in Lagos on Sunday.

Gbakara, 25, is walking away with a N35 million cash prize with a brand new SUV, one year supply of Bigi drinks, a week’s get-away holiday to Cape Town, one year supply of WAW detergent and other prizes.

Performances on the live show were judged by the viewers, who held the power to retain and evict contestants through their votes.

After five weeks of audition and theatre week performances, 10 contestants were adjudged best performers by the trio of Obi Asika, D’banj and Simi.

The season 8 top 10 contestants were: Savvy Henry; Constance; Goodness; Abraham; Quest; Precious Mac, Victory; Reigny; Ose Daniel, and Chisom.

And just a week before the show’s end, Precious Mac and Gbakara emerged as the top 10 contestants.

Gbakara is a Nigerian lawyer, singer and songwriter from Delta State.

He started singing at the tender age of nine and was part of a choir group, where he honed his singing skills.


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