Radio N Tv | 14 August 2010 20:47 CET

Monica and Shehu Bow Out of Project Fame

By Victor Obot


Last night, two more contestants were eliminated from this season's MTN Project Fame West Africa. The two talents, Monica and Shehu, were part of the five contestants with the lowest amount of public votes today. The other contestants were Adebola, Vwede and Rhoda.

After the contestants were announced, they were given one last chance to perform the songs they sang the week before. All the contestants put their heart into the African songs they performed but at the end of the day someone had to go.

The judges made their choice – Rhoda while the Faculty (The group of music professionals whose main duty is to tutor the contestants) voted for Adebola to stay in the competition. Interestingly, the judges also saved Rhoda while the Faculty saved Adebola last week…

With three contestants left, it was the turn of the contestants who were not part of the five on probation to cast their votes. At the end of the day Vwede had the highest number of votes thereby saving him from elimination. Shehu and Monica were the last contestants on stage and with none of them being saved they were automatically eliminated from MTN Project Fame West Africa.

24 year old undergraduate of Ebonyi State University. Monica Abania loves reading, visiting friends, going to the church and singing. Her favourite artistes include Whitney Houston, Beyonce Knowles, Asa, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys and Lara George.

30 year old Shehu is one of the few selected from Kaduna. He currently works in an internet café to support his passion, music! He has been in a happy relationship for three years. He believes Project Fame is the ultimate platform for him to showcase what God has blessed him with!

Monica performed Six Pence None the Richer's Kiss me while Shehu delivered Everything I do by Bryan Adams

With six contestants gone, 12 contestants are now remaining in the Project Fame Academy. Expect things to get tougher and more exciting as the show progresses

MTN Project Fame West Africa is produced by Ultima Ltd, a leading TV production company in Nigeria which has produced many franchise shows. Project Fame is currently in its third season, past winners include Iyanya Mbuk and Mike Anyasodo.

Iyanya was the first winner of MTN Project Fame Season 1 in 2008. Shortly after his historic win he released his first single Love Truly which was positively received. In 2009 he dropped his album My Story which so far has been a critical and commercial success.

In 2009, Mike Anyasodo became the second winner of Project Fame West Africa. His dazzling performances captivated the whole nation and it was no surprise when he was declared as the winner. He has released three good singles which includes the fan favorite Fine Fine Lady.

With this being its third season, the franchise show is stepping it up several notches higher. The winner of this year's PF will be going home with N2.5M, a brand new Toyota RAV4 and a recording contract. The 1st runner up is set to win home with N1.5M and a Toyota Corolla while the 2nd runner up will win N1M and a Toyota Yaris. The 3rd runner up will end up with N1m

The Five Contestants on Probabtion
Monicas farwell performance
Shehus last performance
Rhoda thanks judges for saving her yet again

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