Twenty six years old Yeka Onka, described as “African Whitney Houston” has emerged winner of the first edition of Nigeria Idol, bagging the grand prize of a recording contract, 7.5Million naira courtesy Etisalat and Royal Exchange, a brand new car courtesy Tom Tom and a Sony entertainment TV center! Did she predict her winning? Well, she thought so at the beginning of the reality show! Read this interview she granted on Ghanama:
Yeka Onka, as she is fondly called by her peers, said that with God on her side, she can win the competition because she sacrificed her studies at the University of Calabar where she is currently studying History and International Relations.
The Queen of Abia said: “I hope to win and that is all I have come here to do”.
She affirmed that Nigerian idol competition is offering her a big platform to show herself to the world as a musician because she believes that millions of Nigerians are watching the competition and would be noticing what she can offer them after the show.
“I am sure as people are watching the show, that after Nigerian Idol, it will not be strange when Nigerians hear the name ‘Yeka Onka’ in the music industry”.
The upcoming star also said that if she has opportunity to act in a movie after the show, she will not hesitate to grab the opportunity.
Though, Onyekachi Onka believes that the course she has gone to study in school has nothing to do with her new career, but she says that music has always been part of her life.
Yeka is involved in modeling, singing with a raggah gospel artiste and Sunday School drama when she was just growing up.
The singer shows her appreciation to the crew and most especially, her vocal coach who she said has encouraged her a lot.