Published Dec 09
MultiChoice Nigeria Announces the Return Of Music Reality Show, Nigerian
MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that it is bringing back the popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol. This announcement was made recently by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, John Ugbe.
After a five-year hiatus, Nigerian Idol will return with Season 6 to unearth some of the best musical talents, the country has to offer. The Idol franchise has over the years produced some of the biggest Nigerian singer such as Timi Dakolo, Mercy Chinwo, and Omawumi who have gone ahead to make a name for themselves in the global music scene.
Speaking on this, the Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe said, “Nigeria is at the heart of music excellence and we are excited to announce that Nigerian Idol is officially back, starting with the Online Auditions! For us at MultiChoice, it has always been about talent development and giving our subscribers superior content that they can relate to and engage with. Idols is one show with a track record of producing the most popular music idols around the world and we are happy to bring Season 6 of Nigerian Idol to your screens.”
Since it made it’s debut in Nigeria, the Nigerian Idol has been a platform for talent discovery and expression.
This is set to be one of the highest rewards for any singing competition TV series in Nigeria and it is coming just a few months after MultiChoice Nigeria rewarded the winner of the just concluded reality TV show, Big Brother Naija.
Speaking on the prize money, Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe said: “Our drive to empower talented Nigerian youth is at the forefront of our decision to return with Nigerian Idol. Nigerians are enormously talented in every sector and over the years, Nigerian music has been one of our greatest exports to the world and you can see how well the world has received Nigerian music.”
Nigerian Idol returns home to Africa Magic with Season 6 to unearth some of the best musical talent the country has to offer. The Idol franchise has over the years produced some of the biggest Nigerian singers such as Timi Dakolo, Mercy Chinwo, and Omawumi who have gone ahead to carve out a niche for themselves in the global music scene.
The online auditions for the new season started on Sunday, 29 November 2020 and will close on Sunday, 13 December 2020. To participate, entrants must be between the age of 16-30, record a 30-second video singing any song and upload the video on africamagic.tv/nigerianidol.