Winners Emerge from Goldberg Fuji T’o Bam 2015

(L-R) Yoruba movie actor/ producer, Odunlade Adekola, yoruba movie actor, Olaniyi Afonja, Brand Manager Goldberg Lager Beer, Mfon Bassey, Regional Business Manager, West Nigerian Breweries Plc, Joseph Bodunrin, winner of 2015 Goldberg Fuji T’o Bam, Akeem Okiki, Fuji Music Veteran, Alhaji Sikiru Agboola, Splash FM On Air personality, Bayo Faleke and Nigerian’ Number  oneFuji icon, King Wasiu Ayinde K1 during the presentation of Cheque to the winner of Goldberg Fuji T’o Bam in Ibadan.
After two months of rigorous drills, tensions and excitements,
Akeem Okiki from Osogbo in Osun State has emerged winner of the third edition
of Goldberg Fuji T’o Bam music talent activation that had over ten thousand
consumers in attendance at the Trans Amusement park in Ibadan, Oyo State. Okiki
– whose stage crafts and renditions swept the judges off their feet.

He now wears
the crown “The WURA 1 of Fuji T’o Bam” which comes with a cash reward of N750,
000.

Saheed Ishola, from Ota, grabbed N350, 000 as the first runners up
prize, Opeyemi Akanbi, Arole Currency from Ibadan went home with N250, 000 as
the second runner up after their battle of wits where other contestants also
tested their mettle.
The five contestants who took part in the finals were, Akeem
Okiki, Ishola Saheed, Yusuf Kehinde ( Ejire Performer), Idris Aloma and Opeyemi
Akanbi (Arole Currency). The night kicked-off with a rendition from the praise singer
“Ewi”…singing the praise of Goldberg (The Befitting Beer). Afterwards the
contestants took turns displaying their mastery of various Fuji theatrics to
the admiration of the judges and the audience that thronged the venue of the
event.
Winner
of Goldberg Fuji T’o Bam 2015, Akeem Okiki, First Runner up, Saheed
Ishola, Nigerian’ one Number Fuji icon, King Wasiu Ayinde K1,Second
Runner up, Opeyemi Akanbi and the winner of first edition of Fuji T’o
Bam during the grand finale in Ibadan.
The high point of the event was the impressive performance by the
International Fuji icons, Alhaji King Wasiu Ayinde, K1 and Alhaji Abass Akande
Obesere aka PK1 who thrilled the fans with various hit songs to the admiration
of the crowd who seem to want more from the two giants.
The night was also a gathering of the best of celebrities and
respected Yoruba movie actors and comedians like Odunlade Adekola who acted as
compere for the entire show; Sanyeri was a judge. Mr. Latin Bolaji Amusan and
Kamilu Kompo, Adekola Tijani also made powerful appearances which gave the
guests and fans the best brand experience. Antenna, the winner of the first
edition of Fuji T’o Bam and other Ibadan based Fuji icons lent their full
support to the event.
Regional
Trade Marketing Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Ayodeji Oke, Second
Runner up of Goldberg Fuji T’o Bam 2015, Opeyemi Akanbi and the Director
Melody Events, Adenekan Semiu during the presentation of Cheque at the
Goldberg Fuji T’o Bam grand finale in Ibadan.
It would be recalled that Public Affairs Adviser Nigerian
Breweries Plc, Kufre Ekanem had during the preliminary stages expressed great
satisfaction over the huge turn-out of Fuji lovers and artistes. While
explaining the rationale behind Goldberg’s Fuji T’o Bam initiative, he said,
“Goldberg has delivered on its promises of staging the biggest Fuji Concerts
you can ever think of. It was a night of pure and nothing but FAAJI UNLIMITED.
This massive crowd confirms the relevance of the platform, and the need to
continue to connect and share consumer’s interest in a more compelling way.”
He also added that It’s our believe that as the music activation
continues, Fuji T’o Bam will continue to discover more Fuji talents that will fit
into the shoes of icons like KWAM1, Pasuma, SaheedOsupa and others.”
In his own comments, Brand Manager Goldberg, Bassey Mfon, stated
that the brand believes that Nigeria has so much talents as shown in the
performances of the contestants. “We will as a brand, continue to connect with
our consumers, understand them and deliver to them undiluted brand experience.”
He further disclosed that Fuji T’o Bam will continue to get bigger and reach
out to more people in more cities in the next edition.

Senior
Brand Manager Legend and Life Lager Beer, Funsho Ayeni, First Runner up
of Goldberg Fuji T’o Bam 2015 and a Fuji Veteran and Judge of the Show,
Alhaji Sikiru Agboola during the presentation of Cheque at the Goldberg
Fuji T’o Bam grand finale in Ibadan.

Akeem Okiki, who was amazed by the accolades of the fans fair in
celebrating his new found fame, expressed happiness for winning the coveted
talent hunt crown. “I really feel very happy today” he said, “It has been God
all along. The competition was very challenging because there were many good Fuji
talents who participated from the audition through to the final stage. I am
delighted to have emerged as “The Wura 1 of Fuji T’o Bam 2015”. I will continue
to represent Goldberg as an ambassador at every level.”
He added that he will continue to work on his act as he prepares
for the future which will be worth all the energy expended in participating in
the competition.
Fuji T’o Bam is an indigenous music activation platform of
Goldberg which has in the last two editions led to the discovery of budding
Fuji talents.