American Idol: Nigeria's Funke Lagoke Speaks after Collapsing on Stage while Receiving Judges' Feedback

American Idol: Nigeria's Funke Lagoke Speaks after Collapsing on Stage while Receiving Judges' Feedback

- US-based Nigerian singer Funke Lagoke has reacted following an incident that happened while she was on the American Idol stage

- Lagoke had collapsed on stage while the judges were about to deliver feedback for her performance

- The singer in a series of Instagram posts noted that people are more than their fall

- Lagoke also appreciated fellow Nigerians, including Funke Akindele-Bello, for the outpour of love

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The worst fear of any performing act is to have a stage accident but that was what happened to US-based Nigerian singer and American Idol contestant, Funke Lagoke.

However, a series of posts shared on her page after the incident has shown that Lagoke is not letting anything get in her way of reaching the top.

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A video of the singer that has gone viral in the online community captured the moment she collapsed on stage just when the judges were about to give feedback for her performance.

American Idol: Nigeria's Funke Lagoke Speaks after Collapsing on Stage while Receiving Judges' Feedback
Funke Lagoke is not letting what happened on American Idol stage stop her. Photo: @funkelagoke
Source: Instagram

The show was brought to a brief pause as everyone scampered to the stage to ensure that the singer was fine.

Watch the clip below:

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Following the incident, Lagoke returned to her official page on Instagram with a series of photos accompanied with powerful captions.

Lagoke wrote in the caption of one of the photo posts shared on her page:


See below:

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In a different post, the singer drew inspiration from the late Maya Angelo. See her post below:

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Interestingly, what could have been a moment of shame for the American Idol contestant transformed into her moment of glory as thousands of Nigerians, Africans around the world celebrated the singer for her resilience.

Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele, dedicated a post to Lagoke on her Instagram page while celebrating her strengths.

See Akindele’s post below:

Lagoke, in turn, extended her sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Nollywood star and others who took out time to celebrate her.

See Lagoke’s post below:

Meanwhile, previously gathered the report of a young man, Silva Issac, who has been disabled on both feet since he was a boy.

During an exclusive chat with, Isaac narrated how he was rejected at an audition he had participated in.

Now a tricycle rider, he said he is at times looked down upon but his positive drive to life keeps him going.

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Adeyinka Odutuyo is an entertainment/lifestyle journalist at with over three years of working experience in the media industry.

He has a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo. When he is not writing about celebrities, you will find him blogging about local Nigerian recipes on Instagram (@playfoodbyyinka)


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