18-Year Old Nigerian Ruti Olajugbagbe Wins The Voice UK 2018

 18-year-old Nigerian born singer Ruti Olajugbagbe has been announced as the winner of The Voice 2018. Olajugbagbe was crowned the winner on Saturday night after beating Donel Mangena to emerge the winner. The 18-year old broke down in tears of joy after host Emma Willis announced her as the winner, which is coming after her coach Sir Tom Jones gushed earlier in the show that Ruti is a ‘wonderful, magical, sincere’ singer.  Speaking after her win, Olajugbagbe said; ‘I wasn’t expecting this… I didn’t expect to get to the blind audition, I don’t know what to say!’ Runner-up Donnel was equally gracious as he also congratulated the winner saying;’Thank you so much. I’ve loved every second of it. To have come runner up, it’s amazing. Working with will.i.am has been my highlight. I’m so happy, as happy as Ruti.’ Ruti will be going home with the £100,000 prize, as well as a deal with Republic Records. Ruti, who lives with her parent and younger brother Femi, is a student and part-time carer from South-end-on-Sea. She currently attends the Youth Creation Performing Arts School in Stanford-le-Hope.  Photo Credit: Getty


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