Simon Cowell's Walk the Line winner responds to 'false' claims

Photo credit: Matt Frost - ITV
Photo credit: Matt Frost - ITV

Simon Cowell's new singing competition Walk the Line wrapped up last week, crowning singer Nadiah Adu-Gyamfi the winner of half a million pounds.

It's not uncommon for hopefuls on these competitions to have previously had some success in the music industry — it is their dream, after all — such as when Kevin Simm from Liberty X won The Voice UK in 2016.

Viewers noticed that Adu-Gyamfi has released songs for the Virgin EMI label under the name Moko, including a top 5 hit with Chase & Status, in 2013 and 2014, and questioned whether she should have been involved in this competition.

Photo credit: Matt Frost - ITV
Photo credit: Matt Frost - ITV

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"I just want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me on Walk the Line. I love you with all my heart and deeply cherish each and every beautiful message I've received so far. But now it's time I set the record straight...," she tweeted alongside a link to an interview with The Sun.

In that interview, she said: "I have noticed that people think that I am signed under the name Moko and worth millions of pounds, however this is far from the truth. I have not performed under that name for 7 years.

"In 2014 I chose to go independent and since been an unsigned and self-managed full-time musician."

Whatever Adu-Gyamfi does next, she's caught the eye of an industry legend in Joan Armatrading, who Tweeted: "This is the winner of the Walk The Line singing competition Nadiah Adu-Gyamfi.

"If you haven't seen and heard her take a look, take a listen. Got to be one of the big singing stars of the future."

You can watch all of Walk the Line on the ITV Hub.

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