Amarachi Uyanne, a dancer from Benin City, Edo State, dusted off competition from nine other contestants and was crowned winner on Sunday.
Nigeria’s Got Talent is a weekly talent show search broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays on various television stations in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
On receiving her cheque, Amarachi said, “I am happy that I won. At first I was afraid and thought I would lose, but thank God I won in the end. I want to help orphans with the money, and also for the education of my two siblings as well as mine.”
Amarachi emerged from a cast of ten finalists, reduced to six, then four and finally three based on votes cast by viewers. Voting ended on Friday, December 7.
Over ten thousand acts cutting across different genres of entertainment participated in the just concluded Nigeria’s Got Talent, season one. Nigeria is the 42nd country in the Got Talent franchise, according to Optima Media Group CEO Femi Pedro.