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Top 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Rose From Reality Shows To Stardom

The road to stardom is never easy. While some celebrities became famous through the support of their family, friends and their hard work, some others had to go through public scrutiny to attain fame.

Below is a list of top Nigerian celebrities who had to pass through various platforms of talent competition to actulise their dream of becoming a star.

1. Iyanya

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Kukere master, Inyanya, won the 2008 MTN Project Fame reality show and since then has worked so hard to stay relevant in the music industry. After his big win, his first two singles did not make waves due to their sultry nature. He went back to his drawing board and re-branded. Inyanya has grown from the R & B lover boy singer to a serial club-banging-hit performer. Currently, he is one of the hottest and most sought after musician in Nigeria.

2. Muna

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28-year-old Munachi Abii popularly called Muna came to limelight after winning the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant in 2007. The Rivers born diva has been on the scene since then trying her hand on several other things which include rapping,presenting and modelling.

3. Kcee

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Limpopo crooner, Kcee is most known when “Presh” is added to his name. He won the first edition of NB Plc sponsored reality Tv Show, Star Quest, alongside his Duo mate “Presh” and together, K.C Presh released several songs before their separation. The road seems smoother for the Limpopo crooner as a solo singer, because he has made more hits and acquired more fame and wealth now compared to when he was in the group.

4. Chidinma

The cute and petite star Chidinma Ekile well known as ‘Miss Kedike’ was born in 2010 in the MTN Project Fame Academy. She was loved by all during the competition and after she won, she has never stopped making hit songs and numerous collaborations. Although Chidinma is yet to release an album due to her engagement with school, she continues to make her sponsors proud of her.

5. O.C. Ukeje

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On the acting category is O.C. Ukeje who rose to fame as one of Nigerian’s biggest actor from Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show. Ukeje started acting from his first year at the University of Lagos where he played a lead role in a stage play. He was a stage actor for four years before his big win. His first screen appearance was in ‘White Waters’ 2008 alongside Joke Silva and Rita Dominic. Ukeje has a thing for cinema movies and that is a great standard if you ask me.

6. Kaffy

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Dancer, choreographer, dance instructor and fitness coach, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, popularly known as Kaffy, is a Guinness World Records breaker for “Longest Dance Party”. The prolific dancer,wife and mother of two is also the founder and owner of Imagneto Dance Company. Kaffy has not for one bit gone off stage since her emergence. Even while she was pregnant, she did an energetic dance of Beyonce’s “Who Run The World” on the MTN Project Fame Stage.

7. Praiz

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31-year-old Kogi state-born singer Praise Ugbede Adejo, better known as Praiz was the second runner-up at the maiden season of Project Fame West Africa.So far he has done several hit songs, and national/international collaborations. His most famous songs include “Rich and Famous”, “Sisi” and “I Love You”. His most popular collaborations are “That Stupid Song” with Bez, “Oshe” with Awilo Logomba and “Acapella” with DiL and Lynnxx.

8. Omawumi Megbele

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This Ambrose Ali University Law graduate was the first runner-up of the first edition of West African Idol. Although she didn’t win the competition, she has more fans than the winner and was even more popular than him at his early stage of stardom. Aside being known for her hit songs “In the Music,” “Bottom Belle,” “If You Ask me,” Omawumi is a brand ambassador for Globacom, Konga and Mortein.

9. Dare Art-Alade

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Darey is probably the first Nigerian celebrity to rise to fame on the back of a reality TV show. He participated at the 2004 edition of Project Fame Academy, and emerged third in the contest. The award-winning musician and song writer is the son of iconic Nigerian entertainer, Art Alade and he is a classic singer.

10. Timi Dakolo

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34-year-old King of soul music, Timi Dakolo rose to national fame after winning the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007. Prior to that, Timi had won a local talent hunt contest G.E FACTO in Port Harcourt and had been singing in a choir since he was 12. Just like Darey, Timi’s music is for mature minds and he does major presidential shows across the nation and beyond.

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