3 April 2017
A Nigerian won The Voice Nigeria last, now The Voice UK has been won by another Nigerian, Mo Adeniran.
Mo Adeniran is a 21-year-old hotel worker, and he has been fans favourite for a while so it wasn’t much of a surprise to fans when he was announced as the winner of the 2017 series by Emma Willis. The only person who looked surprised in that moment was Adeniran himself.
He thanked his mentor – singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson – for her support as confetti fell around him and he was hugged by his fellow contestants.
“An amazing thank you to the most phenomenal person I have ever met, thank you Jennifer,” he said.
Mo took the title following blistering performances of Paolo Nutini’s Iron Sky and Unsteady by X Ambassadors.
He had been the bookies’ favourite coming into the final, where he beat fellow contestants Michelle John, Jamie Miller and runners-up Into The Ark.
But the singer said all the hopefuls had “done amazing” in the series.