By Hilda Oghuma (NETng)
The youngest band in Star Fameland, Crystals have won the just concluded TV musical reality show Star Quest. Crystals beat the Quantum Vibes and Soul Rhythm to clinch the coveted prize of N7.5m recording contract, N3.6m cash prize, a year’s accommodation in a choice location with state-of-the-art facilities and a minivan at the grand finale of Star Quest 2012, held at the Expo hall of the Eko hotels and suites on 21 April, 2012.
Crystals, a 6 man band consists of Civian Aluebho Obehi (Vocalist), Romeo Ukwudike (Rapper), Daniel Onibudo (Keyboard), Emmanuel Oghenakogie (Drums), Tinuke Afolayan (Vocalist) and the band leader Godwin Edim Inyang (Bass).
Emmanuel Oghenakogie, who spoke on behalf of the band members, was obviously overwhelmed by their win, saying ‘we are actually grateful to God and the audience for believing in us. Though young, we are vibrant and optimistic and believed we will win. Being in the same band with all these creative minds was just the Lord’s doing’.
The show was anchored by ‘Tinsel‘ actor Gideon Okeke, their house master, and was aired live from the venue only on selected stations such as AIT, ONTV, TVC and Africa Magic.
The hall was full to capacity, well attended by Nollywood stars, broadcasters and more.
Due to the large crowd at the venue, only two of the judges were sighted. Waje and KCEE were spotted sitting in different locations.
The young, vibrant and optimistic band, as they call themselves, wowed the audience by performing to their original composition ‘E go beta’ and ‘All of the lights’ by Kanye West, as they endeared the hearts and votes of viewers across the world.
Crystals had the support of family and loved ones, who consistently came out to cheer them after every performance.
The prize was presented by Mr Nicolas Van der Velde, the MD of Nigerian Breweries, who gave a dummy check to the winning band.
Crystals is expected to feature in Star related programmes and produce an album in the course of the year. As the 7th winners of the Star Quest reality TV show, the band has joined the league of KC Presh, D’Accord, D’Jewels, Diamondz, Juke box and The B.E.A.T, who are past winners of the competition.