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BN Exclusive: “Nigeria’s Got Talent” Hits TV Screens This Sunday! Kate Henshaw, Yibo Koko & Dan Foster are the Judges & Andre Blaze is the Host – Watch the Premiere Show on the 16th of September 2012



L-R: Dan Foster, Kate Henshaw & Yibo Koko

It is finally here – what we have all been waiting for! Fans of Freemantle’s “Got Talent” series are in for a swell time this season as the show debuts on TV this Sunday.

Hopefuls selected from audition centers in Abuja, Enugu, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Warri, Benin, Ibadan and Lagos will be given an opportunity to become Nigeria’s next international superstar.

This week, Producers of the show – Rapid Blue unveiled Nollywood Superstar Kate Henshaw, Radio darling Dan Foster and, film maker, director, dancer, choreographer and set designer Yibo Koko as judges for the first season of the show.

The judges have great chemistry. They all have different personalities. Kate is quite the emotional one – when she is touched by a performance, you know it! Dan is absolutely hilarious – he helps keep the contestants a bit relaxed. Yibo is the most analytical – he is almost like a teacher. All in all, the NGT judges are great at keeping the contestants positive, and encouraging them to diversify their talent and keep it exciting at every stage of the show,Adaora Mbelu, Project Manager says.

Host, Andre Blaze

Host, Andre Blaze who was also unveiled this week will take television fans through the show from Auditions to the live shows all the way to the finals.

Unlike other talent shows, Nigeria’s Got Talent will not only focus on hunting and discovering talents, it also aims to nurture and expose these talents to a global audience through local and international partner platforms.

Sponsored by Airtel, Nigeria’s Got talent will air on AIT, STV, NTA, HITV UK, TVC, SOUNDCITY (DSTV) from September to December 2012′.

In its sixth year, The Got Talent franchise worldwide has produced notable acts like Diversity, Bianca Ryan and runner up Susan Boyle, whose debut album became the fastest selling UK debut album of all time, selling over 3 million copies in the United States.

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  1. N

    September 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    OK oh! we shall look out for it

  2. rukie

    September 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm



    September 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Great show coming. Lets watch and see what talent we got in Nigeria.

  4. Abs

    September 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Nigerian Got Talents? Errrm who was it here again who kept going on and on about another Country copying anything Nigeria does? 🙂

    • Msunderstood

      September 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      This one isn’t about copying. It’s a franchise like Idols, Big brother, Deal or no deal n co and they only start these shows in places where they believe they campn make money

  5. konnie

    September 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    good for you

  6. name

    September 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    ohh bring it on #gettinreadytolaughhard

  7. brandigest

    September 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    No boy can contest that. we are blessed with a lot of raw talent. we are gifted, smart and enterprising. For the records bombing is not a talent, guess you got my drift

  8. Nwankwo Joy

    September 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Another America’s got talent……let see how how talented we are.

  9. e-bukun

    September 12, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Looks like the franchise got to Naija….finally

  10. Dada

    September 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Damn! They have beat US to it! Good luck to the organizers…

  11. faith

    September 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I hope it won’t b dry.I love blaze!

  12. Lolan

    September 13, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Awww Kate looks awesome

  13. iamfascinating

    September 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Kate Henshaw is so pretty, good luck contestants!

    • castro

      September 14, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Massive!!! This should be an interesting watch;naija got talent!..;ust hope the best talent gets the deserved exposure to match what is obtainable world wide.Congratulations!!!

  14. kem

    September 13, 2012 at 10:43 am

    get ready for cockcoach sounds as talent shaaa…..

  15. huh?

    September 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Luv Don Foster. Voice,can’t wait.Andre Blaze is good,but would luv to have a female presenter attach to him

  16. BIMBY

    September 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Loving Kate’s dreadlocks.

  17. LPS

    September 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Must we copy copy???

    • partyrider

      September 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      oh pls..its a franchise;nothing about copying

  18. LPS

    September 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Kate’s Blazer is son cool. Get it on my blog

  19. Koks

    September 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Mehn,Kate’s body is bangin!!! M jealous

  20. Esther

    September 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    talent hunt everyday in naija when hve u done any reasonable programme that will benefits niaija

  21. Bay

    September 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Kattie is looking so hot in dis pix..luv u

  22. Janded

    September 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    It sure will be fun to watch…good or bad.

  23. TEE

    September 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I hope someone comes and uses magic which makes all the judges disappear…….Hahahaha

    So the world will see how much talent we have in Naija :p

  24. Sarafina

    September 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Awwwww! Cant wait for the show………… diva Kate looking fab as always!! love her so much.

  25. teeennaaaa

    September 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Its not a bad idea sha… Buh dis kate no dey old ooooo haaaa. See how smashing she looks!!

  26. traveller

    September 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Kate’s hair is fab!

  27. Detutu

    September 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm i hope it goes well.

  28. a hater!

    September 14, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Abeg ds Kate don old 4real life all u see here na wash-wash foto shopping everywhere we nono who done old mtchw….*still wondarin how old is Dan Foster*???


    September 14, 2012 at 6:44 am

    seriously ?????????????. I’m on the lookout.

  30. Nelo

    September 14, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I love Andre Blaze, great anchor

  31. cat

    September 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    who is this Andre Blaze never heard of him

  32. Excel

    October 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    hum am loving this show,keep it up my pipo.

  33. williams franklin

    October 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Please i want to know how to play the weekly draw on nigeria got talent and what is the maximum points you need as a weekly or daily draw winner.

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