NGT Winner, Amarachi Honoured By Oba Of Benin


It’s been recognition over recognition for Amarachi Uyanne since she won the first season of Airtel’s Nigeria’s Got Talent. Amarachi has been honoured by the Oba of Benin for her sterling performance in the recently concluded reality TV talent hunt show.

The 8-year-old was among ten outstanding persons given Awards for Excellence by His Royal Highness, Omo No’ba N’edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa, at the annual event that recognizes achievers within the Oba’s domain.

The young violinist and dancer stunned Nigerians when she outclassed 50 other contestants to emerge the winner of the maiden edition of the Got Talent competition that was sponsored by Airtel Nigeria.

Amarachi had earlier been to a grand reception by the show sponsor, Airtel after a media tour of select media houses in Lagos.

The Awards Presentation ceremony was presided over by the Oba himself at his Palace in Benin City. He enthused that the recognition was to encourage excellence among the subjects of the kingdom in their various fields.

Airtel Nigeria’s Chief Marketing Officer, Olu Akanmu while reacting to Amarachis’s award, said the honour was well deserved by the youngster, and praised the Oba for recognizing the young talent, adding that such gesture could spur Amarachi to the world stage in the nearest future.

“Amarachi’s success story is a fair picture of our vision and plan for Nigerians especially the youth. We are glad for her achievements at this early stage of her life and our solemn pledge to continue to provide more platforms such as the NGT alongside our primary obligation to create best-in-class telecommunication experience remains firm,” Akanmu said.

Other recipients of the award include the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Professor Osayuki Godwin Oshodin, Osato Frank Giwa-Osagie of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Sir David Osunde and Pa Joseph Alufa Igbinovia.

Others are Justice Efe Ikponmwosa, Chief Oyuki Obaseki, Soni Irabor, and the late Sam Loco Efe for his contribution to the entertainment industry.