The winner of the first-ever Nigeria’s Got Talent has emerged! Her name is Amarachi Uyanne and she’s just eight years old!!
Amarachi, a dancer from Benin City, Edo State, dusted off competition from nine other contestants and was crowned winner in front of a studio audience today, Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the grand finale held at Bamako Studios, Ikeja, Lagos.
Amarachi who turned eight in July is the youngest contestant on the competition.
After being screened from 10 to six, to four and then a final three, Amarachi was tonight announced winner by the show’s host Andre Blaze.
Judges Kate Henshaw, Dan Foster, Yibo Koko all seemed pleased with the result.
She walks away with a cash prize of N10m, amongst other prizes.
A mild fire which broke out behind the studio while Amarachi was delivering her final performance caused a chaos and caused her to run off stage. But emergency workers quickly put out the fire.
There were musical performances from EME’s Skales and Niyola as well as and upcoming crowd pleaser Dammy Krane.
‘I am happy what happened has happened. Every parent should allow their kids do whatever they can do to display their talents‘, Emike Uyanne, Amarachi’s mother told NET, a few minutes after her daughter was announced winner.
‘She deserved to win because she’s good‘, Nathaniel a member of the finalist’s group The Xpendables said.
Watch Amarachi’s last performance before the final