Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Talent Show Produces Two More Finalists

As the competition for Nigeria's most talented person enters crucial stage, two more contestants have emerged for the finals billed to hold early December in Lagos.

Violinist Godwin Ogechukwu and Chuka, a rapper last weekend made it to the finals where they will have a run with eight other contestants for the N10 million grand prize. Already, ventriloquist and puppeteer, Dr. Bariyu and Impulse, an acappella group from Port Harcourt, are in the finals, thus bringing the number to four.

The two acts were unveiled at the weekend at the Nigeria's Got Talent eviction show for the second batch of semi-finalists.

Also crowd favorite, Godwin Ogechukwu polled the highest number of votes from the viewing Nigerian public to have an automatic qualification for the finals. Hopes were high for him in the semi-finals where he, will be playing on his violin to a mix of local and foreign tunes .

In a chat with one of the contestants, Chuka confessed that "It was tough for me waiting to hear whom the judges would vote for. I had never been that tensed up in my life, my legs were shaking until I heard my name. I would have cried if I had lost to the other contestant" .

Meanwhile, nine acts are up for eviction as the semi-finals enter stage three. They include Vodavillz, a dance group from Enugu State, Asuquo Romeo, a juggler/dancer, Azuka, The Pebbles, kid sensation, Toke, magician Lion Heart, Debbie, The Expendables and drummer girl, Blessing.

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