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Meet MTN Project Fame 7.0 Contestants

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As MTN Project Fame Season 7 rolls out, we present to you the contestants that will dazzle the world with their voice and musical prowess.

SOLA EKUNDAYO

Sola is a young man who knew hardship while growing up.  He hawked edibles to make ends meet but that has not deterred him from living life to the fullest particularly because of his ability to sing. He currently earns a living doing music. He sings with a couple of music bands and dubbed a “Working Musician” by admirers.

LASBREY OJIMBA

Lasbrey is a chatty, happy go lucky 25-year-old gentleman whose world revolves around music. The Federal University of Technology, Owerri graduate of Material & Metallurgical Engineering is the first child in a family of 5. Besides music, he likes playing chess, swims, and loves to read. MELVIN OKOLIE

Melvin, 22, is a student of Ghana Technology University College, Accra. The lowest point of his life is having lost his brother, and mother some years ago. While growing up in Lagos, he discovered his love for music and singing. Over the years, he’s managed to translate his passion to a career.

FLOURISH AGU

Flourish, 25, is a pretty young woman who discovered her love for singing at the age of 6. She intends to achieve her dreams of being a diva at her first attempt at Project Fame. An Imo state indigene and graduate of PR & Advertising at the Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, Flourish grew up in Port Harcourt in a family of four; her parents whom she described as caring, and one sibling.

TAIWO OKUNOLA

Taiwo is from Ibadan, Oyo State. He is a Civil Engineering undergraduate at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. In a family of 6, he is the only one who is passionate about music. He is a good guitar player whose ultimate goal is to be a successful musician.

DAVID OLUWAJOBA

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David Oluwajoba, aka Opera, is a 23-year-old talented musician from Ondo State. Growing up was not easy for David; he had to do odd jobs from time to time to eke out a living. But like David in the Bible, he saw his obstacles as a platform for big things.  He currently works at a salon as an apprentice with interests in hairdressing and facials. David discovered his singing talent years ago when he was in the children choir of his church. He cites his church music director as his biggest influence in music, and he dreams to do collabos with Dare Art Alade, and gospel artiste, J Moss.

CLEMENT AKUOKO

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Clement is an exception to the popular belief that an “only child” is usually a spoilt child. He is an only child that carries the mentality of a regular lad. His principle to life is “serve and respect people, then expect the same.” The 18-year-old high school graduate is interested in nature, and good music. He’s an introvert with good sense for music.  He discovered his singing talent at 9, when he tried to mime a song by Westlife. He has recorded three songs, he says people often find it hard to believe he did the songs because they are incredibly good songs. Clement hopes to be the first Project Fame winner from Ghana.

DEBORAH OHIRI

Born on 20 May, 1989, Deborah loves God and loves singing. She is the fifth child of her family. Deborah has had her fair share of life challenges as an orphan.  She lost her mother 13 years ago and father eight years later. She had to drop out of Yaba College of Technology, where she was studying Science & Laboratory Technology to take care of her late father. She is now an undergraduate of Environmental & Resources Management at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Deborah made it as far as the top 24 stage of MTN Project Fame West Africa two years ago, but she did not progress beyond the quarter final.

RUKY MERCY OLOTU

Beautiful, sassy, and friendly Ruky is a 23-year old who loves to sing, dance, read, and write. Born in Abuja into a family of six, Ruky is currently on internship at a construction company in Abuja while awaiting her National Youth Service call up. Music, children, loving people, and a peaceful environment inspires her. She fell in love with music before falling in love with singing. She was the choir leader back in secondary school, and she has two recorded songs to her credit. Ruky believes Project Fame will give her the opportunity to grow, and reach a wider audience.

KOFOWOROLA AKINTOYE

If Kofo had not made it into MTN Project Fame, no one can bet against her getting into the U-23 female national team. At 22, she enjoys playing football and singing but its her luring eyeballs that’s the catch. Apart from playing football as a defender for three years in secondary school, she also nurtured her music skills carefully which she discovered as a child. She kept faith as she grew, which accounts for her ability to sing very well and instil in her the confidence to make it to the top. She’s ready to explode and she’s here to make the most of her second chance as she didn’t get past the final 24 last season. Success for her is getting to the finals, as this would change a lot of things for her.

 GEOFFERY OJI 

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•Geoffrey

Geoffery is a Nigerian who lives and schools in Ghana. He is a determined and relentless young man who kept auditioning since the first season of the competition. His ability to sing and lead earned him shelter and scholarship at the Zenith College, Accra, Ghana. He is from Benue State and could well follow in the steps of 2Face Idibia to become the next big thing. He looks forward to making his family proud at the competition.

 DEBBIE STEPHEN-OLOTU

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•Debbie

At 22, Debbie seems to have conquered the world when her peers are yet to find their footing. She is an Abuja-based filmmaker and a creative artist. She’s free-spirited, diplomatic and a no nonsense lady. Debbie grew up in Sierra Leone and having survived the war with her family, she craves deeply for the power to stop chaos in Nigeria and allow peace reign. One thing she cannot do without is her guitar, which keeps her going in lonely times. Her inspirations are tied to three things- nature, music and family while the most important things to her are – family, God and herself.

OGECHUKWU OKAFOR

An open-minded graduate of University of Port Harcourt who loves to cook and watch movies. The 27-year old has a knack for martial arts. Her lifelong dream is to make world-class music and own a non-governmental organisation for kids.

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•Ogechukwu

UGOCHULWU NWAOKOBIA 

Ugochukwu is a 25-year-old Delta State cum Lagos gentleman. He is an Accounting student at the Lagos State University. He is a multi-talented dude who sings, plays the guitar and piano. He aspires to change the current face of music by unifying the past generation and the present through excellent music delivery.

 RAUHEL HALIDU YAKUBU (LAAMI) 

Rauhel is a 24-year-old Kumasi-born beauty. She auditioned in the last three seasons in Accra and Kumasi and now deeply grateful for coming this far.  She eagerly awaits the various trainings awaiting her in Project Fame Academy. She’s determined to win this competition and make Ghana proud. Rauhel is a graduate of Islamic University, East Legon.

 CHRISTIAN K. AMOAH 

Christian has got a unique voice and talent to sing. The 27-year-old Ghanaian is also training as a sound engineer. He has made several attempts to get into Project Fame Academy and now he is finally living his dreams. Christian has tried his hands on commercial music and expects to be a hit at MTN Project Fame.

EMEKA NELSON

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•Emeka

Emeka Nelson is a Guidance and Counselling undergraduate at the Abia State University. Having lived a seemingly rough life, he is coming to Project Fame with a fighting spirit. Emeka is a gentle and humble soul. The 26-year-old’s turn-off is lies. Not only does he sing, he also writes songs and soon, he hopes to collaborate with Tuface. MELODY GABRIEL

Gorgeous Melody is a 24-year-old graduate of Industrial Relations from the University of Benin.  She is the third child of her family and started singing at a very early age of four. She is blessed with wonderful parents who mean the world to her. While Melody loves touching lives through music, she gains inner satisfaction when playing basketball, modeling, catering and managing events.

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