Who is Progress from Nigerian Idol? Biography, Age.
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Progress Chukwuyem Biography
Progress Chukwuyem is the winner of Nigerian Idol 2022 (S7). He is a singer, songwriter, performer and music minister.
How old is Progress Chukwuyem?
Progress is 21 years old.
Where is Progress from?
Progress Chukwuyem is from Ika Local Government, Delta State. His hometown is Warri
Nigerian Idol win
On Sunday, May 23, 2022, Progress was declared as the winner of Nigerian Idol 2022 (S7). He beat all the contestants of Nigerian Idol 2022 to emerge winner.
This was before he shot straight to the top twelve list of contestants, and consequently the top ten contestants
Alot of people had already predicted that Progress would win Nigerian Idol 2022.
This was because of the amazing performances and voice modulation that he displayed on the Nigerian Idol stage.
In fact, all these made viewers tag him Progress Nigerian Idol.
After pulling off impressive performance on the Nigerian Idol Live Stage every single week, Progress can finally rest easy because it has all paid off.
The talented musician was announced winner of this Season of Nigerian Idol, after amassing the lions share of public Votes in a week-long battle at the polls against velvety-voiced runner-up Zadok.
The announcement was made by Host IK, at the tailend of an electrifying Finale that brought out stars including Pheelz, and also saw Judges Simi, Obi Asika and D’banj perform their hearts out for an excited live audience.
According to Africa Magic:
“An envelope-wielding IK (who had also performed earlier) called the two Finalists to his side on stage as a pin-drop silence fell on the arena.
The lights were dimmed and hearts beat out of chests as IK took a peek into the envelope that contained the verified and audited results. Naturally, our fave drew the announcement out, leaving our collective blood pressure skyrocketing.
The tension was palpable as Progress dropped his head and fixed his eyes on the floor and locked arms with Zadok.
As soon as the words tumbled out of IK’s mouth, Progress let out a yell of disbelief. Zadok gave him a congratulatory embrace and pretty soon, Progress’ family flooded the stage in excitement.”
Progress Chukwuyem 2022 Nigerian Idol prizes
Progress didn’t win 100M as the prize for winning Nigerian Idol 2022, rather he walked away with 100m worth of prizes.
What Progress really won at Nigerian Idol 2022 is #30M, A brand new SUV, an all-expense paid trip, a bigi branded refrigerator, a year-supply of Bigi Drinks and a GOTV with 12 months premium subscription. He also has a recording EP deal.
Progress Chukwuyem Net worth
Currently, Progress is worth #30M
Being a choir member in church, Progress Chukwuyem cited Jonathan McReynolds as his musical influence.
That is the gospel singer popular for his “Make room” song about reconnection to God.
Musical Background; Other competitions
Progress Chukwuyem has done other competitions apart from Nigerian Idol.
At the age of 16, Progress competed in his first music competition tagged “Theater Weekly”. Although he didn’t win, he was part of the top ten.
This made Progress Chukwuyem- as he is being called, believe that not only could he do music well, he would register for Nigerian Idol and become the next Nigerian Idol.
Relationship with God
Progress is a choir in church and he is from a Christian background.
It seems that Progress has a close relationship with God not only based on his background but his conversations and affirmations on his social media platforms
Favorite Judge on Nigerian Idol
Progress Chukwuyem said his favorite judge was Dbanj. He also said he enjoyed every moment of competing and performing on the Nigerian Idol 2022 stage.
IK Osakiduwa, brought Progress and Zadok to stage- they were the two finalists. After some moments of silence, he announced Progress as the winner of Nigerian Idol 2022
Progress is progress official_ on Instagram.
Click here to follow him on Instagram or check out his Instagram page where he simply uploads nice pictures of himself and his moments at Nigerian Idol 2022.
On Twitter, Progress uses the handle “Progress”
What’s next for Progress?
Progress will be going on an all-expense paid trip by Travel Beta. He would also be working on new songs to put in an Extended Play (EP) since he got an EP recording deal
Feats on Nigerian Idol
Progress had so many notable performances and vocal range dexterity on the stage of Nigerian Idol.
His most applauded performance is Nigerian Idol Episode 111, season 7, where he performed “Bang Bang” by Ariana Grande and Jessie J.
Progress showed he indeed was Progress Chukwuyem as he went all 90s choreography and delivered a smashing vocal power performance and a breathtaking group choreography.
In Episode 15, Progress performed “Uncle Suru” by Jon Ogah, Simi and Adekunle Gold. In Episode 10, he performed “I need an Angel” by Reuben Studdard.
Whitney Houston’s “I will always love you” was his episode 7 performance. He also performed “Joy” by Wizkid.
Progress’ Bang Bang performance is one of the most watched on the Nigerian Idol 2022 YouTube channel.
The performance is also what made several viewers tag him Progress Chukwuyem.
It was also this single performance that made a lot of people begin to root for him and eventually cast the majority of their votes for him.
In the performance, Progress was dressed like he was Michael Jackson and or Bruno Mars.
His dance performance resembled that of Bruno Mars a lot while he was singing melodiously “Wait for me let me take you back”
Also in the performance, Progress rapped and this made viewers almost go crazy because of his dexterity and the ability to combine both singing and rapping perfectly on stage without holding his breath and not dropping a single note.
The performance was a really energetic one and it made a lot of people comment that if indeed Progress were to have a career as a music artiste, he would be a really awesome stage performer.
His other performance of Uncle Suru by John Ogah, was done with a choir and he remixed the song on stage while explaining the lyrics of the song with his own lyrics embedded in the song.
Progress beat 11 other strong and talented Idol contestants to emerge the winner of Nigerian Idol 2022
Progress beat Abigail, Banty, David Operah, Debby, Faith, Itohan, Gerald, Joel, Precious, Jordan and Zadok.
20M Votes were cast for Nigerian Idol 2022 and majority of these votes went to Progress, and now, he is famously called Progress Chukwuyem.
Throughout the Nigerian Idol voting process, Progress Chukwuyem as he is being called now, told viewers to wish him well while imploring them to vote for him.
It would appear this really worked because not only do people love his personality, they love his talent and performances
That’s all you need to know about Progress Chukwuyem Biography, Age, Nigerian Idol prizes and Feats.