The sixth season of popular singing competition show, Nigerian Idol, premieres Sunday, March 14.
The much anticipated show will open with a special airing of the most entertaining moments from the auditions which took place late last year. DStv and GOtv customers will get the chance to play judge during this pre-show by rating their performances on the company’s website and find out if their favourites made it to the judges’ list when the main show starts on March 28.
The Nigerian Idol platform provides a launch pad for young, talented Nigerians to achieve their dreams in music on the local and global stage. According to Africa Magic’s Channel Director, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, over 3,600 young Nigerians auditioned to be on the show this season.
The show will be hosted by media personality, IK Osakioduwa, while singer, Seyi Shay; creative entrepreneur, Obi Asika, and disc jockey, DJ Sose; would be the judges. The eventual winner of this season will walk away with a recording contract with a leading record label and N50m worth of prizes.
The show, which is sponsored by Bigi Drinks and Tecno Mobile, will air on DSTV and GOTV, as well as online streaming device, Showmax, across Africa, and in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.