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Glo X Factor contestants rekindle memories of African legends

The final battle for the unprecedented prize money of N24 million in the ongoing Glo X Factor reality singing show is now up for grabs among the last five surviving contestants; Pheel, Princess Pat, Vicky, DJ Switch and Eshun.

*DJ Switch performing
*DJ Switch performing

At the seventh gala show each contestant put up a glowing performance to canvass more votes before the grand finale which comes up September 21st and it was a night of the African legends as each contestant chose a track by an African legendary singer to woo the audience and voters.

Princess Pat opened the night’s performances by singing “Omo mi seun rere,” by late Christy Essien Igbokwe. Next was Vicky who performed “Umqombothi” by Yvonne Chaka Chaka and she did justice to the song with her smooth delivery. DJ Switch took the stage after that  and she sang Brenda Fassie’s “Voom Voom Daylight.”

In an amazing blend of traditional African music with hip-hop, she did an inspiring synchronisation of Brenda Fassie with homegrown hip-hop. The last man standing in the competition, Pheel, went down East of Nigeria  to unearth Oliver de Coque’s “Ibiri ka m biri.” On why he chose the song, he said, “The song has a strong message and I’ll like to pass it across in my own way.”

Last to perform was Ghana’s Eshun who sang Angelique Kidjo’s “Ori.” Surrounded by traditional dancers, she explored her vocal quality to the full to elicit applause from the audience.

However, before the gala show kicked off, a video footage was shown in which contestants were asked who they considered their major threat in the house. Interestingly, the majority mentioned Pheel as their biggest threat in the competition. Whether their fears are real or not the the day of judgement has been fixed for Saturday, September 21st when viewers across West Africa will know who goes home with the biggest prize any reality show in Nigeria has to offer.


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