4 January 2013

Zambia: Shadreck Lungu Wins K250,000

FINALLY, the K250 million 'Dreams' came true to 27-year-old Copperbelt based budding musician Shadreck Lungu, though his millionaire status was short-lived after the rebasing of the Kwacha on January 1.

Shadreck surprisingly beat the likes of experienced songster Trinah whose performance that night was undoubtedly unmatched and that of versatile Natasha who was equally billed favorite to win the grand prize.

Shadreck pulled an amazing win over all that seemed favorites; becoming the first-ever ultimate winner of the life-changing Dreams reality show grand prize.

This is not to say he was in any way undeserving, but truth be told, the competition was stiff and difficult to place a finger on a specific deserving winner as everyone seemed to be on the tops in their delivery that night.

With a Whitney Houston song "I look you", Trinah for example, grabbed the audience to a point of spell binding some of them to tears in disbelief of her close-to-excellent execution of a multimillion dollar Whitney's voice that granted her a standing ovation.

"I believe I gave out my best performance that night. That is why I chose the song 'I look to You' in appreciation of God and my faithful fans who voted for me ... that is why I poured it out that I look to you God and my fans" Trinah could say after the show.

This was really good for the winner for he definitely felt special and the worth of winning amid such stiff competitors like Blake, Trinah and Natasha and Zillah.

With his mouth agape, trying to fill the gap of his speechlessness, Shadreck just had to allow a flow of joy through a flow of tears as history was getting down to paper. What a day!

The young man who feeds on music was airlifted by his excited fans amid deafening cheers, screams and ululations before he could be rested to receive his prize from the guest of honour, Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo.

The first to be sent off stage was the gorgeous Zillah followed by Blake much to the dismay of his especially female fans. Then Trinah.

The moment of truth had finally befallen the diminutive, Natasha and Shadreck who held hands for sometime before the full-of- life show host who was actually an excellent engine of the show could announce the winner.

Dreams executive director Luckie Chiyowele says he is happy that finally history has been written of the wall and that season two will bring with it much more splendor and experience.

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