Nigeria’s Mo Adeniran Emerges Winner of The Voice UK

Polydor recording deal in the bag, studio EP up next

Chalk it down to Nigerians fighting spirit or pure talent, but Nigerians in diaspora have a history of doing amazing things that make us proud. In 2015, Emmanuel Nwamadi came third in the live finals of BBC’s The Voice UK  but this year, a Nigerian has gone on to win the series. Mo Adeniran was crowned winner of The Voice UK ahead of fellow contestants, Into The Ark, Jamie Miller and Michelle John after impressing the judges with his performance.

Mo won after a standoff against Into The Ark on Sunday. His sensational rendition of X Ambassadors’ “Unsteady” was impressive enough to outshine the “Not A One” by The Young Wild performance Into The Ark did to secure the win.

Alexandra Burke having won an edition of a UK music competition, went on to release “Hallelujah” which became the European record holder for single sales over a period of 24 hours, selling 105,000 in one day and topping UK singles chart in 2008. Mo Adeniran earned the much coveted Polydor recording contract after winning the 2017 edition of The Voice UK and the 20 year old Nigerian is now expected to start recording his debut project and release songs befitting of his title. No pressure.

Watch Mo’s The Voice UK winning performance of “Unsteady” below.

featured Image Credits: Instagram/imjustcalledmo


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