By Standard Digital Reporter
Kenya’s Ruth Matete jumped with joy and lay flat on stage moments after she was announced winner of Tusker Project Fame season 5 singing competition, bagging Sh5 million and a recording contract worth Sh10 million.
An elated Ruth, aged 26, beat four finalists on Sunday night and thanked God for her success when addressing the crowd.
Joe from Burundi was number four, followed by Jackson from Rwanda
There were moments of tension after Ruth and another Kenyan contestant, Doreen were left standing, becoming clear that one of the two will walk away with the prize.
Doreen, had come to be known as the ‘Miss Probation’, thanks to numerous consecutive nominations for probation, and surprised many that she made it to the finals.
The competition started with 15 contestants drawn from East African countries with 11 being evicted before Sunday’s finals.