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Phyllis Mwihaki Ng'etich is the latest millionaire in town after pocketing Ksh1.2 million following a closely fought contest in the Maisha Superstar Season 1 TV show which concluded Monday Night.

Phyllis, popularly known on stage as Phy, fended off her closest contender, Ugandan rookie Spirit Soul in Maisha Superstar reality contest that brought together the biggest names in the East African entertainment industry among them star mentors Rabbit and Nameless from Kenya, Maurice Kirya and Jose Chameleone of Uganda and AY and Shaa from Tanzania.

Maisha Superstar final episode lived to the expectations of the fans with outstanding performances from the final four rookies namely Spirit Soul, Damian Soul and Fi-lah as well as their star mentors. The evening witnessed thrilling collaborations by each rookie and their mentor with Jose Chameleone stealing the show when he performed his latest singles Valu Valu and Wale Wale with his rookie Spirit Soul earning a rousing applause from the studio audience.

Maisha Superstar is the latest music TV reality show in the region whose journey began 13 weeks ago with the search for the final six rookies. The first four episodes of the show saw a number of rookies being eliminated after being taken through rigorous auditions by their mentors resulting in only one being chosen by each of the six mentors.

Phy's journey to the top started on a high note following three weeks of topping the Maisha Superstar chart with scores exceeding 90s elevating her on a pedestal that the other rookies could not reach for the remainder of the show. Coached by King Kaka Sungura, Phy has been an all-round entertainer well versed with various instruments as well as a super ability to perform in almost all genres of music.

Maisha Superstar Season 1 has been airing on Maisha Magic Channel 161 every Monday at 8.00 pm and featured a team of expert judges representing music industry's most influential stakeholders among them music producers, media personalities, independent and major recording labels representatives as well as selected fans.

Phy's reward of a recording deal is set to jumpstart her journey to the world of stardom as it would raise her profile almost to the same level as some of the best performing artists in East Africa and the continent at large.

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