by Akan Ido
Amarachi Uyanne, the 8-year-old winner of the ‘Nigeria’s Got Talent’ reality show was nothing short of captivating right from the beginning of the keenly contested competition.
Her crowd-pleasing performances and utterances seemingly beyond her years are so easy to notice and endeared the judges and the audience to the fun little lady.
The dancer and singer from Benin City, Edo State, emerged winner after garnering the highest number of votes from viewers to win the competition’s grand prize of N10m . She beat nine other contestants to win.
YNaija met with Amarachi to know more about her experience in the maiden edition of the Airtel sponsored reality show, her performances, and what she aspires to do with her winning prize.
See interview below:
Congratulations on winning the ‘Nigeria’s Got Talent’ reality show, how does it feel coming out tops in the competition?
Amarachi: I give God the glory, I feel so happy.
As an 8-year-old, how did you feel seeing other competitors, did you feel intimidated?
Amarachi: I did not feel intimidated because God is by my side.
What do you hope to do with the prize money you received as winner of the NGT show?
Amarachi: I will use part of the money to help the orphanage and the needy and I will use another part of the money for my education and my siblings education.
Why an orphanage? Do you any particular orphanage in mind?
Amarachi: Because I always feel sad when I see people suffering.
What would you love to study abroad?
Amarachi: I want to study medicine because I love helping people.
The audience loved your dance moves during the competition, how long do you practise to get it right? Does your mother help with that?
Amarachi: Just a few hours a day. Yes, she does, very well.
Would you continue dancing or consider doing something else in future?
Amarachi: I want to be a medical doctor. I love dancing, dancing is in me.
Congratulations to you again.
Amarachi: Thank you very much.