[PHOTOS] NAWA OO!!! “Herbalist” Storms Project Fame Audition In Lagos


For Awopeju Olaniyi Philips aka King
Phillipiano, it was fame or nothing as
the self-professed herbalist stormed the
Ultima Studio in his full traditional
regalia to slug it out with other music
enthusiasts in the Lagos audition of
Project Fame West Africa season 9.

Adorned in beads, robes, animal skin
and a horsetail to match, the chap
claims his costume represents the
cultural diversity and the unity of the
African continent.

Like many others who thronged the
Ultima Studio, he had the singular
objective of reaching musical fame on
the Project Fame platform.

However, for this feat to be achieved,
King Phillipiano believed his costume
would prove his seriousness to the
Like the celebrity he dreamt to be, his
presence attracted paparazzi on the
yellow carpet.

However, the fame King Phillipiano
sought wouldn’t come cheaply for as he
had to showcase his vocal prowess to
convince the panel of judges comprising
Gloria Rhodes, CobhamsAsuquo, and
Shola Allyson.
Well, his magic could only get him as
far as the arena.

His vocal power wasn’t convincing
enough for the judges who were
nonetheless thrilled by his comical
performance and elaborate regalia.
He’ll have to try again next time, but
not after proper consultations with the

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