Olawale Ayodele Ojo is a 400level Agronomy Student of Ladoke Akintola
University, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. He is fondly referred to by
friends as ‘Pimp’ because of his amazing skill in laptop and phone repairs.
He looks forward to being a better performer after his Academy experience
and especially looks forward to a life-transforming encounter with Uncle
When stressed out, he takes solace in Jazz music. If allowed to take
anything into the academy, it will be my phone, reason being that I can
listen to music and also surf the internet.
His name ‘Olawale’ means ‘wealth has come home’.
Jimoh Lucky, who enjoys a lot of Nigerian acts like Tu face, Wande Coal,
Banky W and very many others is proudly Edo. He loves hanging out with his
acapella friends at Waterboard neighbourhood in Auchi, Nigeria where he
lives and enjoys the company of Jovita Ekponbor, his girlfriend whom he
fondly refers to as the love of his life.
Jimoh is 23 years old, and ultimately wishes to make it to the top six in
the competition. He is poised, not only to improve on his vocals but also to
learn more about life and human relations.
While he sees visiting Paris, as a dream come true, Calabar still remains
his favourite place in Nigeria.
Oluchi Israel is a 19 year old University of Calabar student whose aim of
joining the competition is to increase her vocal abilities, take on higher
notes and ultimately be a music star. She does not see Academy romance as a
possibility because of her undying commitment to Emeka her boyfriend whom
she holds very dear. Oluchi is of Igbo descent and apart from her amazing
flair for music; she also has a knack for computer hardware hence her choice
for Computer Science as a course of study.
Leonard Massaquoi has a son, named Majesty whom he adores. Leo speaks fluent
English having started his education at the Services Children School,
Wilberforce, Sierra Leone under the enduring tutelage of Mr. Kamghou. His
love for basket ball can’t be over emphasized as this serves as extra mural
activity for him. He plays basketball for his team ‘Bellair Eagles’ as a
point and shooting guard.
Roland Ricketts is a Microbiologist heading for stardom. He absolutely loves
music and sees the PF Academy as the best music school in West Africa and so
has tried several times to get in. Last year, he made it as far as the
opening gala but narrowly missed making it into the Academy. This year he is
determined to make it and use the opportunity to improve himself.
He is a gentleman fluent in English and Yoruba. He lives in Abuja with his
family, though of Lagos descent and a Lead City University graduate. Roland
holds Mercy his girlfriend close to his heart and he’s ready to make her
David Crentsil is a 22year old final year Elect. Elect. Engineering student
of Regional Maritime University, Accra. He loves music and singing and has
tested his skill with the best in Ghana and recently came 6th in the 5th
season of Ghana’s ‘Stars of the future’. He definitely sees himself as a
future star and believes he will do well and go all the way this season. He
says the whole of Ghana will be solidly behind him.
This calm and collected dude is the only child of his parents and was
brought up under the loving hands of his grandma. He has a girlfriend he
plans to stay committed to; so Academy romance for him is a ‘no-no’.
Like many Ghanaians he loves reggae, plans to learn as much as he can in the
Academy and enjoy the stay all the way.
Henry McJohn is originally native to Delta State, Nigeria but has lived a
better part of his life in Lagos state. He loves music and has been a
back-up singer for the likes of Ben Okri, Stella Monye, Blacky and many
He is 28 years old and has an eclectic taste for music. He has gone through
the PF audition process 6 times. Last year after trying the wild card option
he made it to the top two, but was nipped out at the final hurdle. This year
he believes he is more than ready to make it to the top and plans to use the
platform as the spring board for him to do his own thing.
Immaculate Patience is a jolly-go-lucky 22 year old belle from Benue State,
Nigeria. She sees the competition as a ‘win win’ show and is more than ready
to give it her best. Her hobbies over the years remain singing, swimming and
dancing and she’s ready to enjoy the Academy to the fullest while she
improves on her diction and stage presence.
Niniola Apata has always loved music and singing and started singing as far
back as she can remember. She is a graduate of the University of Lagos and
really enjoys singing.
She is 28year old and loves to sing with her young son. When she is not
singing she holds down a full time job in academia. She has followed the PF
Academy and expects to enjoy her stay in there and also get to the top with
her music riding on the popularity and exposure PF will give her.
Johnny Drille Ighodaro is proudly Benin. He lives in Benin City, schooled in
the University of Benin and auditioned in Benin City, Nigeria. Johnny is 23
years of age, the first son of a School Principal and Clergy.
He spends a better part of his time in his studio doing what he likes to do
best. He plays the guitar. He is here in the competition ready to do his
best to know and be known.
Omolayo Peter This Food Engineering graduate has an unassuming personality
but a deep love for music and wants indigenous infusions to play a large
part in his music.
He is a man of many parts and in addition to singing well he also enjoys
knitting, cooking and ballet dancing.
Although he studied hard to become an engineer, music is his ‘love’ and he
wants to take it as far as possible, so ‘Wale intends to be a better singer
and performer after his Academy experience and is ready to make Ilorin and
Gbemisola Rowland is a 20 year old outgoing girl. She is inspired by her
middle name ‘Duzzi’ which means excellence and she is determined to excel.
She thoroughly enjoys whatever she does, particularly music.
Though she auditioned in Ibadan, she lives in Lagos with her family where
she works as a model and schools at the University of Lagos.
This last child among seven siblings surely knows how to be on top of her
groove as she wants to be known by her fashion statement and huge
hairstyles. She’s here to give her best even as she aims for the top.
Pleasant 23 year old Janet Ayoka is set to give her best this season. This
graduate of Mass Communicationwho enjoys singing and sleeping, hates
intimidation and fake people. She has tried to get on the show thrice
before now and she sees making it this far in this Season as a dream come
Her resolve is to enjoy the Academy and improve on her human relations.
Simon Ekechukwu is cool and calm and he loves music and often spends hours
engrossed in it all by himself. He is an Economics graduate of Imo State
University and enjoys playing the guitar.
He has natural clean locked hair which stands him stand out in the crowd.
Simon is expressive and enjoys writing, listening to music and of course
singing. A lot and is looking forward to having a good time in the
Blessing Kakogbe is a happily married 29 year old Edo lady who lives in
Abuja with her husband. She is a Sociology graduate of University of Abuja
and currently works. Making friends is natural to her any day, any time.
Amongst her closest is Tessy Gankur who she describes as one person she can
discuss anything and everything with.
Living in a quiet urban area in Abuja, Blessing will listen to music icons
like Beyonce, Rihanna, Leona Lewis on the international scene while Omawumi
will just be right for her on the shores of Nigeria. Doing house chores and
watching movies takes her leisure. She sees herself going places in this
Margaret Cephas has loved music for as long as she can remember. She has
been singing since she was a child and wants to make the most of her talent.
She is Liberian and came second position at the 2012 edition of the Liberian
Talent hunt – A Star is Born.
She is currently a year 4 Biology/Chemistry student of United Methodist
University, Monrovia and looks forward to making friends in the Academy.