WOW Just Wowed the World! COOU Graduate Thrills at The Voice Nigeria Competition

A graduate of Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) has just thrilled the world with his scintillating voice at the just concluded ‘The Voice Nigeria‘ singing competition hosted in South Africa.

He is Chuks Aniebonam popularly known as “Wow” which is his stage name.

This was the Second Season of the Voice, four participants made it to the final stage but Daniel Diongoli got to take home the grand prize.
Chuks was the third runner up at the event and that was a huge one in view of the fact that 105 contestants participated in the highly competitive and prestigious event.

From a zonal audition that involved thousands of singers 105 contestants were selected to start the race.

Wow went through the blind auditions and got all four judges ( Timi Dakolo, Waje, Yemi Alade and Patoranking) turning for him.
His battle round was as land slide victory earning him a place in the lives shows.

The Gospel sensation continued to bring his ‘A’ game performance after performance and didn’t fail to entertainment the audience with his lively performance skills which  made Nigerians love him and keep him in the show by their votes up to the final day.

” I didn’t win the grand prize but I’m grateful to God for bringing me this far. I also thank everyone who supported me, voted for me, posted good stuff about me and prayed for me. You all pushed me to thus height and gave me wings to fly. Now I believe I can fly. God bless you all”, he said in an interview.

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(Listen to one of his hit songs which he used to thrill the audience at the event. This one is entitled “Eje Ajo” originally done by PSquare.)

Wow has moved on to planning something really sensational with one of the judges on the show.

It was a keenly contested event. After the entire phases of all performances, Wow placed fourth while Syemca ranked third. This left Ebube and Idyl in the top 2.

The top 2 then took to the stage to give their final performances on the show. Idyl went first giving an emotional rendition of John Legend’s ‘This Time’ while Ebube performed Celine Dion and R Kelly’s ‘I Am Your Angel’. The DNA twins subsequently returned to the stage singing their new single, ‘Queen.’ The climax of the evening was when the host, IK, announced Idyl from Team Timi as the winner, with Ebube coming second.

Since its original launch in 2010, The Voice has won audiences in countries like the US, Australia, South Africa and the UK, where other renowned artistes have occupied the show’s famous red chairs as coaches.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. We are the pacesetters……each time and every day

  2. the first time I watched that guy perform, I knew I would forever be spellbound to his matured, loud voice. though he didn’t win, but he has made his point.

  3. Thanks guys! I’m grateful. I’m not stopping there. The sky is now my stepping stone and I believe I can fly. I’ll stop at nothing to make everyone who supported me proud.

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