Nollywood Actor, Charles Okocha also known as ‘Igwe 2pac’ has been crowned winner of the VSkit Voice To Fame competition which pitched young men and women against celebrities in the first and only pidgin dubbing television show in Nigeria. The prize money is N2 million.
On the show which took over TV airwaves in July, eight contestants jostling for the N2 million prize money were reduced to three Vskit talents namely Empress Jojo, D.Machine and Igho Otega.
They then squared up against celebrities including Okocha, Nkechi Sunday, Mide Martins and Yakubu Mohammed with ace actor, Femi Adebayo as host.
The show featured re-enactment of classic movies and TV plays, rap battles and lip-syncing according to dialogues taken from clips of movies and TV shows, with focus on vocal delivery and demonstrative facial expressions.
Otega emerged the runner-up, having sent Sunday and Martins parking before Igwe 2Pac floored him in the grand finale.
“I feel ready for the world to see what I’m capable of. VSkit Voice to Fame was a great platform and competing with celebrities was the challenge that made me realize I’m ready to take on more,” Otega said after the show.
Asked about the secret of his survival, Otega added: “Preparation for any challenge even before the auditioning. I was really focused on the tasks and I took time to get my lines to sync with me, did my best to deliver and most of all I really made sure I had fun doing it.
“It’s showbiz and entertainment, which I love. So I was more particular about delivery and to learn from the show, whether or not I got evicted.”
In a statement, sponsors of the show, VSkit, a video social app said the show was an opportunity for talents to showcase their creative abilities in line with the firm’s objective to create a platform for creative expressions through short video clips.