Progress has emerged winner of Nigerian Idol Season 7, and has walked away with a whopping N100 million grand prize.
He was announced as winner of the edition on Sunday.
The show’s host, IK Osakioduwa, announced Progress as the winner after he battled with Zadok, for the grand prize worth N100m.
Zadok and Progress were the two contestants in the finale of the show which started with top 12 contestants who all emerged from the preliminary stage.
Banty was last week eliminated from the show, leaving Zadok and Progress to battle for the grand prize.
As the winner of the competition, Progress goes home with a cash prize of N30m, a brand new SUV, a Bigi-branded refrigerator and a year’s supply of Bigi drinks.
He will also get to record an Extended Play album produced by a leading music producer in Nigeria and a music video, a weekend getaway from TravelBeta, and a DStv Explora fully installed with a 12 months premium subscription.
For the finale, D’banj and Simi, who are also judges for the show, performed on stage and thrilled the audience.
D’banj had a performance with the two finalists, while the season 6 winner, Kingdom Kroseide, performed with the other 10 finalists.
As friends and family celebrate his victory, Progress also received congratulatory messages from netizens.
@Susan Okoli: “A big congrats to him, it’s a well deserved win. He did so well. His Innocence and simplicity is so endearing.”
@Aishat Emmanuel: “I rooted for Zaddy, but I knew progress was going to win . Same feeling I had last year for Francis and kingdom.Congrat pastor P.”
@Elsie Emem: “Zadok did great, he’s a bomb but you see Progress….. ha I love his innocence, simplicity, trust and faith in God, always ready to try new things leaving his comfort zone. I loved him from the moment I spotted his personality.”