How do you feel emerging the winner of the Project Fame Season 4?
I feel great, I still can’t believe it. May be when I see the car and the money. I feel honoured and I am happy.
What happened after you were announced as the winner?
I felt I was not on stage, I went blank because I couldn’t believe it. I was in another world.
As a millionaire how do you feel?
Right now, I don’t know how it feels to be a millionaire because I’ve not gotten the feel of the money.
When you came into the house did you have the feeling that a lady will emerge winner?
I think I did because we had more ladies in the house and I think after four weeks, the ladies made more impact than the guys and about three guys had gone and I think they were like seven ladies were there. So, I had that feeling that a lady will win.
Were you very popular?
I didn’t know really because anytime we went out, we had people hailing us but no one hailed me personally. So I said to myself that I’m on my own here but I didn’t know I had so much impact on people until this happened.
Did you really feel at home during the competition?
Well, I felt at that time that they were just being there as the audience. They were just there for everybody. At a point I felt at home but at the beginning of the competition I wasn’t feeling at home at all because I felt I came from Benue State, nobody knew me. I looked at the audience and I couldn’t even picture any person I knew. So I didn’t really feel at home. But mid way into the competition I began to enjoy it because they knew this person had something to offer.
Were you good all through?
No, I was not good all through and the truth is, I told myself that I had not done well in the competition. I didn’t sing in the competition even till now. I just felt that God was just there for me. There were times I thought I was going on probation but I didn’t go and I’m like ‘God it’s you’ but the normal me, I knew I could do better than what I did on Project Fame stage because I was scared all through.
What really motivated you to want to sing more?
God, secondly when I saw my fellow contestants do their thing, singing their songs, it really triggered me to want to do more. I’m promising Project Fame that I will do better than what I did on their stage and it’s not as if I didn’t really sing, I sang but I think I can do better. So, motivations actually came from my fellow contestants and God and from the fact that it was a competition.
Were you scared of the first runners-up?
I was not scared of the first runners-up. I wasn’t actually scared of anybody. He was actually very popular but I was not scared of anything that came my way. I believe in myself, I believe in what I carry inside of me and I believe whatever I venture into comes out well.
When the results were being announced, what was on your mind?
I was calm. I prayed before I came. I said: ‘God if you don’t want me to win this competition, give me first runners-up’. So when they were calling first runners-up, I said that was my position; why were they giving my position to someone else. But I resigned myself to fate that whatever happens, I thank God for coming this far.
Who were you attracted to in the house?
Well I can’t really name anybody because I was everywhere. I talked to everybody.
Was there any romance in the house?
Nothing like that happened.
What about others?
For me I did not notice such thing I just mind my business.
How soon are we expecting something from you?
I’m not going to tell you a date but I just want to say expect something big from me. I want to take you by surprise.
What was your growing up like?
I grew up singing, my mum is a choir director. I grew up singing in a church I grew up in music, it actually runs in my family. So, I can’t really say when. I started singing when I was a kid.
Tell us your educational background?
I was in school of nursing before the competition. I am in the first year so I had to forfeit it to be here.
So what’s next?
School, research on music, rehearsals and music all through.
Can you describe yourself?
I am always myself wherever I go, I don’t pretend. Take me for who I am.