4 finalists have emerged for the grand finale of Naija Street Champ as Celestine Ogar (Big Daddy Africa) was evicted from the competition. The quest to bag the million naira prize for the winner of the music talent competition continues as the last standing 4 contestants prepares for the concluding concert performance.
Celestine Ogar, (Big Daddy Africa) who was one of the 3 contestants that qualified from the Festac Audition of the competition. Big Daddy Africa earned his spot in the top 5 position as a result of his unique RnB style of music but was edged out in the competition as he emerged the finalist with the least votes during the final voting round.
Announcing the result of the final voting round, the Project Manager Oladehinde Fajana revealed that Sholz had the highest votes with 5.69% online votes and 30.3% SMS votes total 35.99%, followed by Raptitude with 0.42% online votes and 23.27% SMS votes total 23.69%, Rodney came third with 2.92% online votes and 17.00% SMS votes total 19.92% followed by Dabreez who had 0.22% online votes and 13.55% SMS votes total 13.77%, Big Daddy had the least votes with 0.75% online votes and 5.88% SMS total 6.63%.
Fajana explained that the votes were a combination of the online and SMS votes. 10% of the online votes were used with 90% of the SMS votes to make a total of 100%. “The votes emerged from both the SMS and Online platforms giving every contestant a wide opportunity to qualify for the final stage.
After the eviction of Big Daddy Africa, the top four finalists were unveiled. The Four finalists that will be competing for the one million naira prize and 3 years recording deal in the finale are Sulaimon Idris (Dabreez) representing Surulere zone, Shanuolu Adesola (Sholz) representing Ipaja Zone, Rodney Brown Edemhanria (Rodney) representing Ikeja zone and Abimbola Olugbenga (Raptitude) representing Bariga/Akoka zone.
Speaking on the progress of the competition Fajana expressed his gratitude to the media for their support throughout the competition, “We are highly grateful to our media partners and partner producers Terry G, D’tunes, and ID Cabasa for supporting us throughout this project, Naija Street Champ has indeed come to stay”
Fajana, also used the opportunity to disclose that the finale will be held at Blue Roof LTV Agidingbi Lagos on July 26, 2014 where the first ever Naija Street Champ will be crowned and presented with the 1 million naira prize and 3 years recording contract. He also stated that information on the finale will be disclosed in due course.