By Niyi Tabiti
It was Yeka Onka moment of glory last Saturday as she won the first Nigerian Idol music
reality Show in Lagos. The 26 Year old lady from Abia State Nigeria is an orphan yet that didn’t stop her determination. At the final recording of Nigerian idol at Dream Studio in Omole, Yeka sang Whitney Houston’s award winning song ‘I will always love you’
As the first Nigerian Idol, Yeka won N7.5 cash, a brand new car and recording deal with Sony BMG
In an interview with gistmaster.com, Yeka told us that she was very excited that her dream of becoming the first Nigerian Idol out of thousands of people that applied has been achieved. When asked what gave her the victory, Yeka told gistmaster that “it was GOD’
Regarding her marital status, Yeka told gistmaster that she is single,in fact she does not have a boyfriend at the moment but not desperately searching.
The second position went to Naomi Mac, the petite and talented singer who contented at the grand finale with Yeka. People think Naomi was more talented but other features contributed to Yeka’s victory.Well, you can say she has the Beyonce shape.
On how she would spend her money,Yeka who is a member of Christ Embassy declared that she would first pay her tithe. She also plan to take care of street children. According to her, many of these less privileged kids need the help of people in the society.
Yeka who is studying History and International Relations at the University of Calabar says her never say die spirit contributed so much to her winning the crown. first she entered for the auditioning in Enugu but she failed.She also participated for the one in Calabar, she also failed but she came to Lagos to participate. Despite the overwhelming number of people that took part in Lagos, she was picked and today she is the winner of the first edition of Nigerian Idol reality show. Etisala
t Nigeria, Royal Exchange Assurance, Tom Tom, Pepsi and Sony Sponsored the event.