Nigerian native wins ABC Discovers Digital Talent Competition

Nigerian native Sam Adegoke, who now lives in Los Angeles, won the 2015 ABC Discovers Digital Talent Competition. (KGO-TV)

A Nigerian native's acting career got a major jump-start this week. Samuel Adegoke found out the good news this week that he'd won the 2015 ABC Discovers Digital Talent Competition.


The aspiring actor, who lives in Los Angeles, will receive a 1-year, $25,000 talent deal with ABC.

He beat out 7,000 other applicants.

Two of the other finalists were from the Bay Area, including Brandon Modelo of Antioch and Benita Nall of Palo Alto.


The ABC Discovers Digital Talent Competition helped launched the career of Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o.

Click here to watch the moment Sam learned he'd won the competition.
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