The broadcast, featuring mind-blowing performances at the just concluded auditions, promises to offer quality entertainment to the millions of viewers and fans of the family-oriented talent-hunt show from the country’s pool of talented music talents who participated in the auditions.
|(L-R) Nigerian Idol Presenter, Olowu Bardia Adebola (Illrhymz), Nigerian Idol Celebrity Judge and renowned Vocalist, Yinka Davies, Executive Director, Optima Media Group (OMG), Ugochi Pedro, and Head of Youth Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Elvis Daniel Ogiemwanye at the Nigerian Idol Season 5 Auditions Preview in Lagos on Wednesday.|
Among the terrestrial and satellite TV Stations on which Nigerian Idol season 5 will be aired are NTA (National), STV (both DSTV and Terrestrial), Superscreen (9 pm) and Smash Tv (8pm on CONSAT). Others stations on Startimes are WAP Tv (9pm), AMC (7pm), Rave Tv (7pm), Cool Tv (9pm), Wazobia Tv (8.30pm), Real Star Tv (8pm), Oodua Tv (7pm) and V. Channels Tv (8pm).
It will be recalled that Nigerian Idol franchise owners, Optima Media Group (OMG) with Show sponsors, Etisalat, Payporte and Dabur Toothpaste recently concluded nationwide Auditions for this season in five select cities which included Benin City, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Abuja and Lagos.
|(L-R) Nigerian Idol celebrity Judge and Afro Beat Icon, Dede Mabiaku, Executive Director, Optima Media Group(OMG), Ugochi Pedro, Nigerian Idol Celebrity Judge and renowned Vocalist, Yinka Davies and Head of Youth Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Elvis Ogiemwanye at the Nigerian Idol Season 5 Auditions Preview in Lagos on Wednesday.|
Speaking about the Auditions and what the expectations are for the viewing public, one of the celebrity Judges and Hit maker, Darey ‘art’ Alade noted that the increase in level of competition makes the show all the more interesting.
“There is a lot of competition-new voices, new faces, I can’t wait to hear them blossom and go up the ranks I guess top 100 as we whittle down to the finalists later on as the weeks go by.”
Also speaking on the quality of talents unearthed at the auditions, another Judge on the show, Dede Mabiaku assured on the readiness of the participants to offer viewers quality entertainment
“Wonderful talents,” he began. “more prepared minds because based on how we are going with it, the talks we had with some of them will empower them to keep working on themselves before they get to the top 100. So I think that is what we should expect, more quality this time,” he concluded.
Nigerian Idol is in its fifth season after a successful debut in 2010 won by Yeka Onka. In the following years which saw the emergence of Mercy Chinwo, Moses Adigwe and Zebili Evelyn (Evelle), it has grown in popularity and followership on the basis of the unique platforms it offers to young Nigerians with exceptional music talent. It is the only music TV reality show in Nigeria with a global appeal that currently cuts across 46 countries.
Nigerian Idol focuses on discovering Nigerian youths with talent in music and giving them a unique platform to take shots at stardom. The eventual winner goes home with N7.5 million cash reward, a brand new car, a recording deal worth N7.5 million and some high-end devices.