Thursday, 6 July 2017

Meet GCGT Season 7 Winner - Esther Benyeogo

Born 15th September 1997 to Dr. and Mrs. Kennedy Benyeogo, this rising star is a big dreamer. She believes with patience and unwavering faith in God, all things are possible!

Esther Ebelechukwu Benyeogo ‘s life changed forever the moment she was announced as winner of God’s Children Great Talent Season 7. The 19-year-old undergraduate is a 200 level major in English & Literature at the University of Benin, Edo State.

An indigene of Ika North Local Government Area in Delta State, Esther is the last of six children raised in Asaba but considers herself a citizen of the Heavenly Kingdom.

With an incredible influence from her elder siblings who are also singers, Esther discovered her vocal gift at age 13 when neighbours would rather compliment the quality of her voice than complain about the noise.

Esther Benyeogo is no stranger to the stage. She was first runner-up in the Next Big Teen talent competition organized by Teens church of Christ Embassy in 2012. As though fulfilling the prophesy over her life, five years later on Saturday June 24th 2017 Esther made it to the finals winning the coveted title beating thousands of contestants at the grand finale of God’s Children Great Talent season 7.

Esther’s mother Stella is a retired school principal while her father who passed away on 4th of March 2010 was a medical doctor. Her father’s death was devastating to the family but God’s divine grace has held them strong. “I miss my father everyday. Even as I performed during the grand finale, my thoughts were focused on making my late dad and family proud while I held my faith in God”.

As a member of Christ Embassy Church, Esther draws much inspiration from the Holy Spirit and teachings of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome for daily guidance in life. Her greatest music influence comes from Nigerian gospel artiste, Sinach who is also a worship leader in Esther’s church. Others include, American gospel sensation Natasha Tameika “Tasha” Cobbs and Nigeria’s praise and worship leader, Nathaniel Bassey.

“I would love to work with these artists in the nearest future. People may say my dream is too big but I know with Christ, I can do all things and it is very possible for me”.

In line with her ambitions as a songwriter and singer, Esther hopes to constantly improve on her singing talent that is strictly for ministering the gospel. “I am the gospel and will use my talent to win souls for God’s glory. In addition to my many goals, is to coach other young singing talents”.

Esther Benyeogo has her focus in life clearly set as she plans to pursue music. She believes with support from the management team, which comes as part of the winner’s prize – a 250 million Naira management contract, 10 million Naira cash and brand new Kia Rio, there will be a great balance between her education and singing career.

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