Saliha The Poet, from Talented Kidz Season 12, revealed the winner in an exclusive on the TV3 NewDay show.
The 10-year-old poet said she is confident that she will take the grand prize to the Western Region. Salia a pupil of Morning Glory International in Takoradi, Anaji Estates, blew the audience away with her sound articulation and delivery of her poems.
Saliha Abdulai Wuntim, a firm believer of her faith, said, “God is there is what I tell myself when I’m afraid. God has already chosen the winner, and we just have to go through the process”.
Saliha believes she would emerge as the winner because she saw the outcome of the competition in a vision during her audition.
Salia said she’s glad she enjoined the competition as she made friends with the other contestants. Especially Blessing and Rap Krakye, whom she considers as her best friends.
Although she was born with the gift, she has a trainer to help keep her on her toes. And because she is an empath by nature, her trainer is very patient and allows her to be herself. With her mom’s support, she memorises her poems in two days max.
Salia heard about the reality show on TV and decided to join. So she got her parents to sign her up, sailed through the auditions and here she is in the finals.
Speaking about her performance, she said her art has grown since she entered the competition. She also said she chooses the themes of her poems, which she sources from TV and social media. And with assistance from her mother, fine-tunes into masterpieces.
Although being in the finals is scary and exciting at the same time, she promises to deliver something explosive on Sunday.