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5 famous musicians you didn't know participated in singing competitions

Many opportunities have been created by singing shows, not only by winning but just by competing. In fact, so many popular musicians we listen to today once competed in a show. These set of people that made it to the list were discovered through singing shows like 'project fame', 'the voice Nigeria', 'Nigerian idol' and so on. Their careers have been booming since then.

Here are some famous musicians in Nigeria that once participated in singing shows. Don't forget to like, share, comment and follow for more.


This popular highlife and RnB singer participated in project fame west Africa, but was eliminated after reaching the top 10. He then auditioned for the voice Nigeria season 1 and finished in second place. Chike and other top 4 contestants on the voice Nigeria were signed to universal republic before he left in 2017 to become an independent artist. Last year he released a 14 track album titled 'boo of the booless'.


Niniola apata participated in project fame west Africa, the season 6 back in 2013. She Finished as the third runner up and has since then dominated the music industry.

Johnny drille

Johnny was a contestant of the 2013 project fame west Africa, the sixth season. However the singing competition wasn't much of a factor of his fame. He caught the attention of Don Jazzy when he released a cover of Dija's 'Aww' in 2015 and later signed a record deal with mavins records in 2017.


Chidinma Ekile back in 2010 participated in project west Africa, the third edition and emerged as the winner. She is popularly known for her song 'kedike', one of her greatest hits. She has also received several awards, both locally and internationally.


Iyanya with the great body won the maiden edition of project fame west Africa way back in 2008. Many people say he is the most successful project fame winner ever since. He has received a lot of awards and endorsements.

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