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Uganda's Ezekiel and Esther win $50k in EAGT competition

October 08, 2019 1:15 AM @ugandaonline

Ezekiel and Esther with their dummy cheque of $50k

The East Africa's Got Talent show host comedienne Anne Kansiime strikes a pose with the winners (Ezekiel and Esther) and the judges

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Uganda's Ezekiel and Esther Mutesasira win $50k in the East Africa's Got Talent competition

Siblings Ezekiel Mutesasira, 11, and Esther Mutesasira, 14, were on Sunday crowned the winners of the inaugural East Africa's Got Talent competition that was held in Nairobi at the Catholic University Auditorium.

Ezekiel and Esther, are Pastor Stephen Mutesasira and gospel singer Julie Mutesasira's children, they walked away with the $50k top prize, which is the equivalent of over UGX 180 Million.

Asked what he could do with the money, Ezekiel said he will tithe some of it, build an orphanage and he intends to travel to Canada with the balance to check on his mom.

The Grand finale show was live on NBS TV in Uganda, Clouds Media, Citizen and Rwanda TV. The judges were TV personality Jeff Koinange from Kenya, Reality TV star and Radio Personality Gaetano Kaggwa from Uganda, Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee and DJ Contact Makeda from Rwanda.

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Like all competitions, this one too had some fans complaining of their favorites not winning, but the numbers vouching for Ezekiel and Esther's win are overwhelming going by the activity on social media.

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Their mother, Julie Mutesasira, is the happiest person alive, she has spent the whole of Monday dancing to the Kuzala Kujagana song.

"God, I thank you. Thank you everybody that voted for Ezekiel and Esther I don’t know how to say thank you to you I really don’t know. My children, you have made Uganda so proud and East Africa at large. Thank you everyone for your support. Esther and Ezekiel, you have made me a proud mother, I love you so much not forgetting my sweetheart Elizabeth."

Esther, Ezekiel and their lil sis, Elizabeth

Esther, Ezekiel and their lil sis, Elizabeth

"Glory be to God," their father noted while sharing a screenshot of the President's tweet.

Uganda's President was also among those that congratulated Ezekiel and Esther.

"The judges should be tough, diligent and dedicated to nurturing talent, not acting as if they are taking sides over the country one comes from. They should be judges and not motivational speakers, Tusker Project Fame had the best judges and it was the best so they should act that way," One commented on the verified EAGT page.

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