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. Some organizations have made the dreams of many Nigerian talents come to pass as they offer various platforms for talent competition.
Not everyone who went through reality shows was able to sustain fame. We have the likes of Mike Anyasodo of Project Fame 2009, Yeka Onka of Nigerian Idol 2011 and Jon Ogah of Glo Naija Sings (Maiden edition), who after going home with the prize are not seen anywhere near the top. However, this list is made up of popular Nigerian celebrities who are products of various reality shows and are still keeping the flames high in the heating atmosphere of entertainers.
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.
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. K.C Limpopo
K.C 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.
The cute and petite star Chidinma Ekile 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
On the acting scene 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.