Saturday, September 21, 2013

DJ Switch wins Glo X Factor!! Takes home 24 million Naira

Globacom’s Group Executive Director, Mrs Bella Disu (right) handing over a cheque for N24million to the winner of Glo X Factor singing reality show, DJ Switch. Left is Sony Music Marketing Director, Spiro Damaskinos.
The 29-year-old geology graduate of the University of Port Harcourt and native of Udi, Enugu State, was declared winner at the grand finale of the show held at Dream Studios, Bamako Street, Omole, Lagos. She beat the two other finalists Ethel Eshun and Vicky Gomoti in the last round of voting to win Globacom’s N24 million cash prize and a recording contract with Sony Music. Continue...


Winner of the Glo X Factor singing reality show, DJ Switch (middle) flanked by Globacom’s Group Executive Director, Mrs Bella Disu (2nd right), 2nd runner-up in the show, Vicky (1st right), Glo ambassador, Chee the Voice (2nd left), and Sony Music Marketing Director, Spiro Damaskinos.

Before the announcement of the results, the expectation of audience, judges and contestants alike had built to a crescendo as everybody waited anxiously to find out who the first X Factor winner in Africa
would be.

The suspense was to last even longer as Glo ambassador from Ghana, Efya, came on stage for a wonderful performance that had the audience applauding rapturously. After her performance, X Factor host, Toolz, turned to the judges and sought to know how they felt about the night.

Reggie answered first, “I’m so excited that I brought my wife with me so we can both be excited together. It’s been a beautiful journey; I can’t wait to see who will walk away with the money.”

According to MI, “It’s been incredible. The crew, my fellow judges and the contestants have all been wonderful.”

Toolz asked Onyeka, “Who do you think will be the winner tonight?”
Onyeka answered with a smile, “I was so excited, I brought my Bible along with me. At this stage, I think the last three contestants have all won.”

Shortly afterwards, 2008 UK X Factor winner, delectable Alexandra Burke, got the hall on its feet with a resounding applause for a great performance of her hit track, Halleluyah. She was later joined on stage
by the three finalists, DJ Switch, Eshun and Vicky as they all spectacularly chorused the song together.

“Shake” and “Ada Ada” crooner, Flavour, came onstage next to thrill guests with a scintillating performance. He proved why he was a crowd favourite as the audience rose to their feet to dance along with him. After Flavour’s performance, the contestants came out to sing the songs they sang at the audition stage.

Vicky led the performances, and she got a standing ovation from the three judges. “How did your daughter perform?” Toolz inquired of Onyeka. “She has grown from a pupa to a butterfly. She sang with confidence and inner joy. I had goose pimples just listening to her. I have no doubt that she’ll make it. May God bless you.”

Reggie added, “You just proved to us that our work has not been in vain,” while MI said, “Wow, Vicky is just so amazing. You are absolutely stunning. The way you’re radiating joy; don’t keep it to yourself, please, share it with the world.”

DJ Switch came up next, garbed in a tight black trouser with black top to match. Her entry engendered a boisterous response from the crowd with her performance of Jay Z’s “Forever Young,” which was heavily
spiced up with raps. In a mild drama, the contestant switched over backwards, precariously clutching the mic as she raps. Her stagecraft even drew a wider applause when she stepped down the stage to hug her mother, while still singing without losing concentration.

Reacting to her performance, MI said, “Switch, people scream when you perform because you inspire us all. When you came for the audition, I felt you tried. I had already made up my mind that you wouldn’t make
it to my final three mentees, but you changed my mind. Everybody here needs to know that no matter what people say about you, it doesn’t matter as long as you fight.” he concluded. Reggie gushed, “DJ Switch, you are inspirational; you excite me. My children love you; everybody loves you!” As for Onyeka, she opined, “Unlike the other judges, the moment you stepped on stage, I knew you had it.”

When asked why she should win the X Factor, Switch simply said: “I work hard; I pray hard.”

Eshun was the next to perform, and she pulled out all the stops as she shimmered in her green attire. “One of the best things on this program is that I got to mentor Vicky and Eshun. She is exquisite, beautiful, gorgeous and talented. She walks onto the stage and lights it up. You have something that is very special. No matter what happens here, youhave me permanently in your camp. You will take the world by storm!” Onyeka declared.

MI said, “You are a perfect example of what this show is all about. You epitomises everything X Factor stands for. You’ve been one of my favourites.” Her Ghanaian compatriot, Reggie, said, “My story with my sister is different. We come from the same place and people expect me to give her a pass. It often seems as if I’m tough on you, but look at where you stand now. You have done well!”

On why she thinks she should win the competition, Eshun said, “The potter in the Bible goes around looking for clay to mold them into the type of pots that he wants. X Factor came looking for me; found me and I am glad. These past weeks, I have gone through moulding, and now, I’m ready.”

Then the climax! The contestants held hands together as they anticipated the results that would change the lives of one of them forever.

As Toolz invited the representative from Alexandra Forbes to the stage, she lingered a bit, teasing the audience as she twirled the green envelope containing the results in her hands.

“The first winner of the Glo X Factor West Africa is DJ Switch!” she announced as the crowd erupted in jubilation.

“How do you feel?” Toolz asked Eshum. She answered, “Fortunately, the Lord did what He wanted to do, and I’m happy for that.”

Vicky said, “I want to thank Glo for this platform, and I think DJ Switch deserved to win.”

Thereafter, DJ Switch performed her single, “Safe Landing” which is billed for release next week.

The first runner-up was Eshun and she got the sum of N1m for her efforts, while Vicky, the second runner-up, also got N1m.


Glo ambassador Omawunmi flanked by Sony Music Marketing Director, Spiro Damaskinos (left) and Duncan Irvine, CEO of Rapidblue Format.

2nd runner up in the Glo X Factor singing reality show, Vicky; 2008 winner of UK X Factor, Alexandra Burke, winner of Glo X Factor, DJ Switch, and 1st runner-up, Eshun, at the grand finale of the show in Lagos.
Winner of the Glo X Factor singing reality show, DJ Switch (middle) with 2nd runner-up, Vicky (left), 1st runner-up, Eshun (right), Globacom’s Group Chief Operating Officer, Mohamed Jameel (2nd right)
and the company’s Regional Director, Marketing Communication, West Africa, Charles Jenarius, at the grand finale of the show in Lagos.

131 comments:

Chinonso Charles said...

24M? wow! congrats.

Naira Community

Anonymous said...

Dint this girl win star quest and was in a band with a record deal and album on kennis music why not give other people a chance..

BRIGHTINO said...

She deserves it. Congrats switch

Anonymous said...

I seriously think she deserved 2 win too. She had a unique style of singing and her rap makes all her songs stand out. Congratz gal. Ama be watchin out 4u henceforth

BRIGHTINO said...

She deserves it. Congrats switch

Anonymous said...

Almost didn't notice Alexandra Burke in that photo, 0 star quality/personality #JayBeyBlu

Harold Egbo said...

Wow! That's a whopping sum, you know.. I only wish....
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Emmanuel said...

Linda, why didn't u post ma initail coments? Crime to say ma mind?

Anonymous said...

I knew she was going to win,She deserves it, she's d best to me. Congrat dear.....

Anonymous said...

She truly deserves it! Congrats 2 her with much love.

Tony Prah said...

I knew it!!!! Switch am celebrating u already abeg go and spice up the industry oh jare.... VIA ERRICSSON P900

Tony Prah said...

I knew it!!!! Switch am celebrating u already abeg go and spice up the industry oh jare.... VIA ERRICSSON P900

Rough Diamond said...

Choi! Her destiny don change for life!
Happy for her!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! I'm so happy for Dj switch but I was sad that I didn't get to watch it. Linda thanks for this post I love you.Emm I guess glo needs to change their stylist and makeup artist,they no try @ all.
***EDO BABE***

Anonymous said...

Congratss...u all я̅ winners

Omo bendelie said...

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Anonymous said...

I knew it... She deserved it

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Anonymous said...

wow, she made it..congratz 2 ha, first to comment

pink said...

So happy for her love her so much she is a true talent

pink said...

So happy for her love her so much she is a true talent

Reloaded said...

Congrats to her.. She deserves the winning.. Am happy for her... Bye bye to poor living.

Anonymous said...

She already won since tuesday last week.I was @ d live show

Dan

Anonymous said...

Congs. 1st runner up is pretty.

Anonymous said...

She already won since tuesday last week.I was @ d live show

Dan

Anonymous said...

whoa!!!..congrats dj switch...she gona switch on nigeria soon..lots of luv

rossy said...

Congrats

Anonymous said...

Finally, its over. Congrats DJ Switch.
First to comment.







Anonymous said...

I work hard and pray hard!!!...i got that. God bless u Girl. Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Linda,I can't blv I stayed awake till now even though am breastfeediing n I know my baby wl soon wake n I might noot get to sleep till 3am...I stayed awake to see u on tv on teju babyface's show....u r very beautiful linda...and may God provide u wt a good man. ...maryam

Bisco Ibitade said...

after all onyeka`s noise...am delighted to see MI`s mentee win the crown, MI was really encouraging to all the contestants(at least from wat I saw).....switch really deserves it

SMURF said...

What's funny is that fact that pple who read Saturday Punch knew the person that won b4 it was shown on TV today. I don't see a need why she would grant an interview when they know it has been broadcasted.

Anonymous said...

Dj switch u r 2mush...u deserves it 2 d fullest...am hapi 4 u....go nd enjoy cos ah knw u rlly worked hard 4 it...God haz make u bigger...lols

Michael said...

DJ Switch deserve the trophy. The girl is a born-rapper and she quickly mastered the art of singing also.

X-factor is a great experience.

DJ Switch - Abeg go enjoy your N24 Million Naira.

Anonymous said...

what a man can do,a woman can do it bettter!

****Ola said...

Best Nigerian female rapper alive,she deserves it nd im very happy 4her

Anonymous said...

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Remember this is a public platform READ nationally and internationally. Those pictures are not appropriat. Please do not post his comments if he doesn't change his display picture.

Anonymous said...

Soooo happy 4 her, She was born 2 win. 1st star trek nw this....more power 2 u elbow girl!

Oladapo said...

Congrats gal. I knew u wud surely win. Oya let d famzers start famzing o. First to comment

Anonymous said...

I said it! DJ SWITCH is d Glo X-FACTOR, Congrats dear hard work pays.

KayDiaries said...

LIB readers pls pray that my father returns alive, got kidnaPped last night, I'm so devastated, can't stop crying

rsaomarcos said...

SHE DESERVES IT

HATERS-SLAYER said...

Congrat, switch I saw it coming yeahhhhh!

2ROOTS ENT said...

haaa 24 million..OMG forget she looks like a man..omoi ll be her BF...oo make i service her.....OMG......omona mebe first to comment...

Anonymous said...

...All hail Dj switch,she deserve 2 win.she is mindblowing,am very happy 4 her

Anonymous said...

...All hail Dj switch,she deserve 2 win.she is mindblowing,am very happy 4 her

Anonymous said...

linda please help us get the full finale video

Anonymous said...

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh .......... Dj switch deserve to win nd am happy 4 her, God has really blessed her wit talent, way to go girl. Am happy 4 her o̶̷̩̥̊͡oo°˚˚˚°

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy 4u switch, we voted 4u, how do we get our share? Abi N̶̲̥̅α̩̩̩̩ just waste we waste our money??? #flexy#

Felicity Akonbudu said...

Congrats girl. The sky is your starting point. I love Eshum, I love you DJ Switch, I love Vicky

Anonymous said...

nice

Anonymous said...

Since i am the first to comment, alright! Just want to say "Thank God Almighty" first, for the Life you gave to us secondly, for honouring your daughter (Obianuju Catherine Udeh) & giving her the joy of her heart. Thank God for what you have done in the Life of your children. Dont have anything to give to u but, i said may all Glory, all Honor, all Adoration be ascribed unto God. Amen

Anonymous said...

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Mzz Becky Wright said...

Wow! Well wrapped up, like am there.

BLOGLORD said...

congratulations!!!!

badman said...

Congrats DJ Switch. U d ish!

chydywizzler said...

Nne Lemme be ur boyfriend biko....lmao.congrats girl

nSI CAn said...

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Anonymous said...

Lucky baba

Anonymous said...

I can't explain my joy.DJswwwwWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwitch!

love said...

an honour well deserved God bless you my love . :happy for your mum

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Niyi Daramola said...

NIGERIANS EHN!!!!!

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flaky said...

Wow!!!! I knew it, cngrat switch

flaky said...

Wow!!!! I knew it, cngrat switch

flaky said...

Wow!!!! I knew it, cngrat switch

Kolawole taiye said...

Congrats to dj switch! We all knew she wud nick the prize but my grouse is with the organisers! The disparity btw d winning prize and d 1st/ 2nd runner ups is just too wide! Winner gets 24 mill and d oda two take home 1mill a piece? Come on glo,, u guys cud have at least given d 1st and 2nd runner ups 5mil a piece! Dat way dey can venture out and get workin on deir own musical projects! Mchwwwww,,,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations swtie; knew u were going to win. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

congratulation

Anonymous said...

yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Corect gal wit corect swag......welcum to d millionias world.....ose

abbeyct said...

She hz got d swag...coool

Anonymous said...

Na so glo go dey waste moni up and dwn but to pay dier staff well na issue! If u like dis woman post my comment at list u hv seen it. Unfair ppl.

Jbankz said...

Wooooooow ma gal won ooooooo,diz switch gal iz fine shaa nd she deserv am jare.congratz 2her

posh diva said...

Dj switch,deserved to win nd she won xo haters go nd hug wet transformer.

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Congrats to her!

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Congrats to her!

Anonymous said...

Dis dj switch is just too gud...she deserves it..u go girl!!

Yours Truly Blog said...

Congrats :)

Seike Ibojo said...

Whoop whoop Switch won!!!!! I'm so happy 4 her

Anonymous said...

Na old news be dis na lindus.

Anonymous said...

I knew dj switch is going to win.she has got d X factor glo wants.congrats dear

↭PRINCE JOBLESS↭ said...

24 million? That's straight ass cheap.

Anonymous said...

Thank God she won,am so happy 4 her.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Dj switch,she deserved it.

Anonymous said...

Congrat to dj switch.wish her all d best

Anonymous said...

Congrat to dj switch.wish her all d best

Oluwabibs said...

Congrat to her.wish her all d best

Anonymous said...

1m is too small for the 1st and 2nd Runner-UP when the winner is bagging 24m"


~~~Muzzi

Anonymous said...

Dj switch alwz on ma mind. Congrats

Anonymous said...

Infact eh, dis Dj Switch has really got it in her. Infact my palms are still red with clapping for her. She is really a performer and an entertainer n she surely deserved to win.

Shyla

Anonymous said...

Infact eh, dis Dj Switch has really got it in her. Infact my palms are still red with clapping for her. She is really a performer and an entertainer n she surely deserved to win.

Shyla

Anonymous said...

Yipeeeee!am happy for u DJ-SWITCH....u are rilli x-fatcor,ah love u sooo much.kudos!

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Anonymous said...

Congrats girl! I have this hilarious video of her and her brother or so, doing a remix of "Don't cry for me Argentina" using Nigerian circumstances. She was a lot younger. I can see she's quite talented! Linda, make I send am to you to post?
TJ

jimsking said...

Yah me 2 infact DJ switch I will like to sign u ASAP

jimsking said...

Yah me 2 infact DJ switch I will like to sign u ASAP

Anonymous said...

God of my father oyedepo will bring him back un scratched...pls have faith my dear...it is well

Anonymous said...

Djswitch u ar m role model. U deserve 2 win,am lukin up 2 ur new album #SAFE LANDING#

hopie hoppy said...

Is well Luv, he will return safely in Jesus name.

Anonymous said...

Aw wil they pay u? U can't even spell!

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Switch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bunmi said...

24 million to her alone! Chai. dey for give the other babes sometin too na. Just 1m to use and do what na? This Glo people like to be stingy ni

Vic said...

DJ Switch is a star already!!! :D

Anonymous said...

24 wHAT?!!!!!!!!!! GOD GIVE ME VOICE AND SWAG NA BIKO

Ronkus said...

THANK GOD. Im so happy for her, I started watching her after seeing the love she was getting on Twitter. Switch!!! MI will be over the moon!

zizi said...

Wow. Congrats

Anonymous said...

Linda u dont want post my comment cos i hailed my state (Enugu) for producing such a multi talented girl like Switch. Whether u like it or not Enugu nwere mmadu. Igbo kwenu!

Anonymous said...

Stop crying dear and go on ur knees to God....ur dad wil come bck to u alive and untouched in Jesus name ...Amen

Anonymous said...

Wow neva knew Dj switch was 29

Anonymous said...

Has eshun not been in project fame b4 and came out 4th? Is immaculate not d peak talent show winner? Has margrete not win a competition in liberia b4? Why ll dj switch's own become a crime? When did it become a crime to go higher? Stupid hater

Anonymous said...

Mumu! Dat dat 1 b buk wen dem de read 4 sch? #parkwellbiko! Students in oda universities v achieved greater tnz!

Anonymous said...

Woooooaw am so happi for my parnter Dj switch, YES! L luv her so much wth all my heart.and am proud of her cos l knew she wil mk me proud one day.......10k u all 9ja for ur support n everytin mk sure dat my baby cum out wth fly colour.........more luv frm ur baby
Cynthia
To
My babyluv (A.K.A)
Dj switch
I luv u more mama

Anonymous said...

She's good! And deserves it

Anonymous said...

Poor ethel esun, runner up again, mayb another reality show, u might get to d first, tkcr n dnt give up, congrat to da winner

Anonymous said...

dj switch and her group also won star quest som yrs bck.They were d 1s who sang sote sote sote.Congrats 2 her!

Vee Eye See said...

Congrats dearie,4rm d very first day I met u I knew u had d X-Factor d@s y I cudnt 4giv myself wen I didn't get ur digits and d nxt tym I saw u was on tv contesting 4 star Quest and u and ur group came up tops in dat competition cos of ur talent obviously,U've proven me ryt again by winning dis individual competition.Go all d way dear and conquer d World cos u'r such a star.

LIZZY RUFUS said...

Congrats gurl.dis is d fairest competition ever in 9ja.

Anonymous said...

That DJ Switch girl was such a bang and is a bundle of talent. I saw the final event on TV and I was waoed by Switch's performance. Check those stunts she pulled while wrapping, she stoop me up for a moment. Wish her more success in the industry.

Anonymous said...

Damn 24 mil to 1mil....diff so big.. She totally deserves it. Alex burke looks so cute..looks alot like dakore...

Adaobi said...

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Adaobi said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

linda u are sooo anoyin. u dnt post comments

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Anonymous said...

Am happy for her

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