IDOLS WEST AFRICAPosted on Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 at 5:19 PM
How was your weekend? Hope y’all had fun!
What did I do? Hmmm…slept, hung out, went to see a movie, got my hair ‘did’…That’s basically it! Not that exciting right really…
So I’m going to London tomorrow…just for a couple of days though. Jeeez, I miss real holidays. You know those 3-month holidays! The type u get in uni…I miss that soooo much! I’ll take my laptop with me and try my very best to blog.
Idols West Africa started on Sunday! That show is sooo funny. Did anyone get a chance to watch it. Anyway, I’ll fill you in on the 411 below. ENJOY.
Idols West Africa is a brand new reality show. Basically, American Idol for Nigeria, Ghana and the other West African nations.
The judges are Dan Foster (Cool FM Presenter), Abrewa Nana (Ghanian Musiciain) and Fela Kuti protégé Dede Mabiaku. To read more about the judges, go HERE
The presenter of the show is Mike Majic. A young Nigerian radio DJ.
Auditions were held in Lagos, Abuja, Calabar and Accra and thousands of people turned up for their chance to be a STAR~
Here are pics of some the contestants who have gone through to the next round
Check out some full auditions:
To follow all the West African Idol magic – Stay locked to their website – HERE
You can also catch all the latest Idol episodes on MNet’s Channel 37
The show is good so far – Dede is like the ‘Simon Cowell’, Nana is like the Paula (although she makes much more sense than Paula), Dan is sooo like the ‘Randy Jackson’ of the show. I expected him to be harsh but he’s very nice to the contestants.
Anyway, please let us know what u think! Would you audition for a show like Idols West Africa? Do you think these reality shows are good for Nigeria, Ghana etc.. or a waste of valuable resources? Let us know!