The singer exposed the ‘truth’ (Photo: Matt Frost / ITV)
Walk The Line winner Nadiah Adu-Gyamfi spoke out against claims that her victory was a “correction” after it was already signed, explaining that she was “starting from scratch”.
Last week, the singer was crowned the winner of Simon Cowell’s new ITV show, hosted by Maya Jama and star judges Gary Barlow, Craig David, Alesha Dixon and Dawn French.
The contestant wiped away tears as she walked away with a stunning £ 500,000 after her powerful performance of Kate Bush’s This Woman’s Work.
However, some viewers criticized his winning turn in the competition, citing his past career in the music industry, having performed under the stage name Moko and released two EPs.
In a recent tweet, Nadiah thanked everyone who voted for her saying, “I love you with all my heart and deeply cherish every beautiful message I have received so far. “
However, she then added that “it’s time I put the record straight”, in connection with an interview with The Sun where she addressed the criticisms she received.
Walk The Line winner Nadiah Adu-Gyamfi took to Twitter to “set the record straight (Photo: Twitter)
“I have noticed that people think I am signed as Moko and that I was worth millions of pounds, but this is far from the truth,” she said, stating that she “Hadn’t played under that name” for seven years.
She explained that in 2014, she had decided to “become independent” and that she had since been an “unsigned, self-directed full-time musician”.
“I’ve grown up a lot so I’m grateful this show has given me the opportunity to show people who I really am and just start over as Nadiah,” she added.
Nadiah won Walk The Line after facing fierce competition from Scarlett Thomas, The Beatbox Collective, Rodney Earl Clark and Greg Charles.
Each night of the show, the top two performers are faced with the decision to “cash in” and win a prize, or “cross the line” and play for a chance at winning an incredible half a million.
Plus : Simon Cowell
It aired daily starting December 12, with six episodes in total in the first season.
While some viewers expressed confusion over the format, saying they had difficulty understanding how it worked, an ITV spokesperson told Metro.co.uk that “audiences are increasing in catching up,” after a drop after its premiere.
Walk The Line is available to watch on ITV Hub.
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