Nigerian Idol season 8 live show begins April 23

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MultiChoice has announced that is set to begin on April 23, 2023. The kickoff time is 7:00 pm West Africa Time.

Busola Tejumola, head of content and West Africa channels, announced in a media briefing on Tuesday in Lagos that the music reality show will run for nine weeks.

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Tejumola highlighted that the show aims to further develop and showcase the abundant musical talents in Nigeria.

“I’m excited that Nigerian Idol will keep providing talented artists with a platform to showcase their skills and the chance to achieve fame through their hard work and dedication,” she said.

The platform is designed to provide contestants with the tools they need to succeed.

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This space provides an incredible opportunity for young talents to gain access to mentorship from experienced judges and coaches who will share their knowledge and expose them to the intricacies of the industry.

We are excited to welcome everyone on this exciting journey of self-discovery!

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Tejumola announced that the lucky winner of this season will be taking home a grand prize of N100 million, which includes a cash prize of N30 million.

The Great news now is that the show will be televised across three Africa Magic channels — Urban, Showcase, and Family, as well as a pop-up channel.

D’banj, Simi, and Obi Osika, the music producer, have been selected to judge this season.

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We are lucky to have Obi who has a great ear for music! We are fortunate to have Simi, a talented songwriter and performing artist! It’s great to hear that we have the talented artist and entertainer, ‘Kokomaster D’banj’ among us!

It’s great that we have the opportunity to build upon last year’s progress. This season, we are eagerly anticipating their arrival to achieve the best.

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The show is scheduled to start on April 23 and run until July 16.

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Exciting news! MultiChoice has started accepting applications for this year’s audition in January.Progress Nigerian Idol Biography

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This year season 8 of the Nigerian Idol will commence on Sunday,  April 23, 2023.

Congratulations to Progress Chukwuyem for winning season 7 and Kingdom for winning season 6 of the reality show.

Nigerian Idol Grand Finale

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Nigerian Idol  Background

Nigerian Idol, a singing competition show in Nigeria, has gained immense popularity among the masses. The show is based on the original British show “Pop Idol.” Since its debut in 2004, the television show has gained immense popularity in Nigeria, making it one of the most-watched programmes in the country.

The show’s format entails participants vying for the judges’ approval in front of a live audience, with the judges offering critiques and determining whether to progress them to the subsequent stage. The competition advances through a series of rounds, commencing with the theatre round and culminating in the top 4. Each round results in the elimination of a specific number of participants.

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The Nigerian Idol champion is awarded a handsome cash prize, a recording deal, and various other rewards. The show has previously crowned Yeka Onka, Mercy Chinwo, and K-Peace as its winners.

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The programme has been instrumental in propelling the professional trajectories of numerous gifted Nigerian musicians, while simultaneously functioning as a medium for unearthing nascent talent within . The television programme is currently being produced by MultiChoice Nigeria and is broadcasted on various Nigerian TV channels.

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