Ella who's full name is Ifeoma Victoria Nnabuchi, is a 23 year old lady from Anambra state and the first born and only daughter of her immediate family. She picked 'Ella' as a stage name when she discovered the zeal to be a performer and the name has since stuck. This isn't her first stab at fame and fortune on Project Fame West Africa. She tried once in the past but didn't make it into the academy. She was unable to attend auditions this season but was told about the wild-card contest by her boyfriend who encouraged her to sign up for it. And she did.
Asides from singing, Ella is also interested in ball-room dancing. She believes she was born to be a performer and having enjoyed the support of her mother over the years, intends to do her proud on the show. The soft-spoken and emotional dark-skinned beauty, promises to also make her neighborhoods 'Satellite Town' and 'Maryland' (both in Lagos), very proud of her.
The ever-smiley Adetoun is a bubbly 26 year-old woman whose confidence exudes in leaps and bounds. She is a studio-rat as far as she’s concerned, and has done a lot of back-up work for established artistes.
Adetoun is a graduate of Mass-Communication from Olabisi Onabanjo University. She caters for a living and has a very outgoing and friendly personality and believes in people. She is highly competitive in nature and is aiming for the Top.
Ayobami Ayoola Ayolola is the 25 year old personal assistant to a renowned saxophonist. Apart from his involvement in this saxophonist’s band, Ayo’s father is also a pastor and was a choir director for many years.
In Ayo’s own words, ‘my father discovered the music in me’ – and for this he is grateful to his dad whom he speaks of with pride. Ayo is also an actor and has had a few stints on television. He says he cannot run away from acting but music is his first love and seeing as this is his fifth stab at Project Fame West Africa, he intends to milk the opportunity for all it is worth.
Brenda made it into the Academy, but left with Kemi at the fourth week of the competition. Here is her last stage performance on Project Fame Season 5:
Brenda Adigwe is a 16 year old go-getter. She is a third-year mass communication undergraduate of the Littoral University, Porto-Novo, Benin Republic. Brenda tends to come across as older than her age and even though the competition is open to only people eighteen years and above, she returned for another season of auditions to give it another shot and convinced the academy to let her in.
Chinyere made it into the Academy, but left with Sonia at the fourth week of the competition. Here is their duet which was their last stage performance on Project Fame Season 5:
She’s 23 years old, studies Linguistics and African Languages at University of Benin, Edo State – Nigeria, and is in love with a young man who she calls her best friend. He’s a base guitarist and her number one fan apart from her family.
Chinyere is the last-born child and she receives a lot of support from her older siblings who are all married. She tends to be a bit shy and taciturn but she does express herself well enough and her biggest asset is her crystal-clear voice.
the dark-skinned and very expressive Christian is of mixed Nigerian heritage. His father is Yoruba and his mother is from Benue state. Christian has lived in Markudi for most of his life and is a fourth year Computer-Science student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Markudi, in Benue state, Nigeria.
Even though he has lived in the middle belt for most of his life, Christian emphasises that he is a Yoruba boy through and through and nothing can change that. Christian loves television, movies, and travelling. A very jovial sort, Christian does not fail to point out that he is only jovial and happy-go-lucky when he wants to be. He takes his music seriously and intends to win this competition, bringing the first prize back to Benue like Monica Ogah did in Season four.
Didi made it into the Academy, but left at the sixth week of the competition. Here is his last stage performance on Project Fame Season 5:
Dimipre Kosu likes to be known as ‘Diddy’. He is 20 years old and an Engineering fourth-year undergrad at Niger Delta University. Diddy Kosu is playful and has his own style which he believes tends to stand him out from the crowd. He loves rock jazz and soul music and really loves to dance.
At the slightest opportunity, Didi is likely to break into ‘Azonto’ – the now famous dance of Ghanaian origin which the young man seems to have mastered and given his own unique twist.
Edward Wright made it into the Academy finally after four (4) initial attempts, but left with Tega Apochi at the second week of the competition.
Here is one of his stage performances:
He is a 26 year-old and has being doing music and song-writing for a living since his college days. He has a little daughter and a girlfriend both of whom he loves very much. He says he’s a good guy but doesn’t smile much because his eyes have seen ‘too many things’ during the savage war years that besieged Sierra-Leone.
Edward says he isn’t religious but is quite spiritual and is very connected to God. He certainly doesn’t see himself as a ladies’ man but is not averse to making new friends along the way, if they can accept him for who he is.
In Edward's words, 'I'm fulfilled and you all should watch out for me'. Ride on Edward...
Grace made it to the Academy with fourteen (14) other contestants, but got eliminated with Joshua (the only contestant from Ghana) at the fourth week of the competition. Watch her last stage performance on Project Fame 5:
Grace Mark is a smallish twenty-four year old. Pretty-faced and with a chirpy speaking voice, she comes alive when she’s singing. Grace is from a large family – she has nine siblings and apparently, almost everyone in her home has a flair for music.
She has come a long way since last year, when she reached the semi-final stage of the auditions, she determined to make the opportunity in the Project Fame Academy count.
sometimes give those contestant gospel to test their vocals
GO EDWARD WRIGHT BECAUSE VICTORY IS OUR ONLY OPTION.MAKE MAMA SALONE PROUD AND KEEP UP THE HARD WORK.GOD BE WITH YOU.
Kudos 2 the Judges and faculty, they are duing a gud job. All the contestants are duing great... But Ayo is just wonderful... keep it up guys! Love y'all
Weldone project fame team,you guys are doing a wonderful job.I have noticed a few things id like to point out;I think the competition is gradually changing from PFWA to Project fame Nigeria.i believe other countries should be given equal opportunity whether they are as plenty as Nigerians or not.equal spaces should be given to the 4 countries.Nigerians always dominate the house and i dont think its fair on the other countries.
Can't wait for the show to begin. Its gonna be 10 weeks of talent hunt.