Teenager Esther Benyeogo, a student of the University of Benin was crowned Season 7 winner of God’s Children Great Talent in Lagos on 24 June.This is her story as told by GCGT:
The event, the grand finale, at the Eko Convention Centre was broadcast live.
Esther received the show’s grand prize of a 250 million naira management contract, 10 million naira cash and a new Kia Rio.
The winner’s prize was presented by Senior Pastor at RCCG City of David Parish, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, Chairperson, GCGT Board of Trustees, Pastor (Mrs) Siju Iluyomade, Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank and Founder of The How Foundation, Dr. Herbert Wigwe.
It was a keenly contested final, but 19 year-old Esther topped nine other finalists.
They are Joseph Odi, Damilare Bafunso, Anderson Peter, Deborah Oladipupo, Olawonuola Kehinde, Sophia Albert, Goodluck Enoch, Nengi Jaja and Emmanuel Osahor.
A fans’ favourite, Esther has been a standout phenomenon on GCGT 7 since her very first performance and through the entire competition.
Now as this season’s winner, Esther Benyeogo’s career is about to take off with the GCGT team providing close guidance.
The two-hour live television broadcast was the final performance of the season by the contestants.
The grand finale also featured special performances by Nikki Laoye, GCGT season 6 winner Onome Enakerakpor, Darey, Frank Edwards and Enitan Adaba.
God’s Children Great Talent, Africa’s biggest gospel talent show will return in 2018 for Season 8 discovering new talents between ages 5 and 20 years to be nurtured for God’s glory.