The winner of the Nigerian Idol Season 7, Progress Chukwuyem has applauded Bigi carbonated soft drink brand of Rite Foods for the massive role in ensuring the success of the music talent discovery platform.
He also thanked Bigi for making the show memorable, the fabulous gift offered while it lasted, and the warm reception accorded him during his visit to the company’s corporate office in Lagos.
The visit by the music star and the other 11 contestants on Thursday was aimed at appreciating Bigi’s immense support for the show by creating a platform for showcasing his talent, which was demonstrated in the 10-week performances that led to his victory, having been refreshed by the brand’s inimitable flavour.
Progress announced that Bigi Orange is his favourite variant out of the 13 on the product portfolio. He explained that the refreshing and unique taste shaped his choice. According to him, the orange product stands for fruitfulness which literarily invigorates his stunning performance on stage.
The 21-year-old talented singer won the Idol crown after defeating Zadok Aghalengbe, 27, at the grand finale of the show on last Sunday to win N100 million worth of prizes.
They include N30 million cash, a new SUV, a Bigi branded refrigerator, a year’s supply of Bigi drinks, an EP and a music video, a weekend getaway from TravelBeta, and a DStv Explora fully installed with a 12-month premium subscription.
After a grand reception for the 12 contestants, an elated Progress stated that music brought him to the Nigerian Idol show and that he would continue to do it as it is his passion. He would also share it with the world in accordance with the talent inherent in him.
The contemporary gospel and inspirational artiste, who is known for his stunning renditions, said that he would be involved in musical acts to encourage people around the globe to prove that they can always actualise their dreams with a high sense of commitment. He would also communicate peace, love and positive change.
He stated that Bigi is a supporter of talent and cares deeply about the well-being of its consumers, just as it did to them during the reality show. “I give kudos to Bigi for sponsoring the Nigerian Idol.
“Bigi is why the world knows me now and I am glad about that. I thank Bigi for the great support, for making the show worthwhile,” he remarked.
While encouraging others to put in their best in whatever they do, especially in a competitions like the Nigerian Idol, Progress encouraged: “Never look down on yourself, and when you get on the stage be truthful to yourself, believe in your vocals and performances, l came as a young man that just sings in the church, and right now l am a winner. So never care about the kind of genre you do, continue with it, and it will always be your best”.
On the Bigi powered 10-week show, Rite Foods’ Brand Manager, Boluwatife Adedugbe, pointed out that it was one of the unflinching testimonies of the company’s relentless commitment to strengthening the Nigerian creative industry by discovering and nurturing young talents that would become superstars in their music genres and make the nation proud at global events.