Lilian Okezie talks about being an all-rounder, winning ‘The Rush’ 2021 and family
By Guardian Exclusive
31 December 2021 | 7:35 pm
The Rush reality TV show created by Pop Central TV saw contestants from different parts of the country compete to become the King of Champs for the grand prize of 15 Million Naira, and Enugu-born Lilian Okezie walked away with the star prize. GuardianTV had a chat with the talented champion to talk about how she unexpectedly won the show and her family.
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