It has been a stiff competition to make it to the top thirty for the Nigerian Idol contestants. They have struggled against exhaustion, nerves and thousands of other hopefuls for their ticket to fame, stardom and the $100,000 grand prize. The audience and viewers at home have a third chance to pick three more contestants to join the six already in the Top 12.
The judges for this season are; Afro beat Legend and the latest panel of judges addition, Femi Kuti, International performing artist Jeffery Daniel from 80’s disco/dance group Shalamar and Nigeria’s soul diva Yinka Davies . The highs and the lows of the competition will be brought to you by the suave host, Ill Rhymz, and throughout the month of January, Guest judge Naeto C will be on the show while Kuti completes his US tour.
The Idol grand prize is worth $100,000, and the lucky winner will get: 7.5 million Naira in cash, a recording contract also worth 7.5 million Naira, and a brand new SUV while then runner-ups will receive prizes worth a combined total of 10 million Naira.
Nigerian Idol airs weekends on: NTA Network at 4.00pm on Sunday and 3:30pm on Saturday; Sound City and ONTV at 7.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays; Silverbird at 8:00pm on Sundays and 7:30pm on Saturdays and on TVC at 9:30pm on Saturdays and 8:30pm on Sundays.
It was a tough night for the contestants and they need your votes to make it to the next round. Who will join Safeeyat, Debbie Rise, Vicci, Oreoluwa Liyeli, Kome and Job Emmanuel Idoko?
1. Abasiakan Hanson
The Port-Harcourt singer is a lover of soulful and passionate music. With the Idol platform, he hopes to break the norms of the music industry internationally. To see Abasiakan Hanson in the Top 12, send his number 521 to 33680 from any network.
2. Onoja Godwin (G-Circuit)
This former Season two contestant is back for one more shot at stardom. G-Circuit hopes Nigerians will realize that with this platform he can create a difference in the world at large. To see G-Circuit in the Top 12, send his number 522 to 33680 from any network.
3. Samari Peter
The twin from the ancient city of Benin is a self-proclaimed P-Square addict, and sees auditioning in the competition as a dream come . He sees Nigerian Idol as the biggest thing that can ever happen to him. To see Peter in the Top 12, send his number 523 to 33680 from any network.
4. Joshua Enathimion (Jay-feel)
Joshua is fun loving and full of life and and wants to use these ideas to break into the music industry. He has got the dance moves to see him through to the next round—but only if you vote him in. To see Joshua in the Top 12, send his number 524 to 33680 from any network.
5. Kessy Mbongu (KessyDriz)
This Port-Harcourt girl loves to party and move her body to anything that has a beat. Kessy sees herself as the ‘icing on the cake’ that the Nigerian music industry needs to taste even better. Do you think so? To see Kessy in the Top 12, send his number 525 to 33680 from any network.
6. Michael Abiodun Adedeji
Just like his musical idols Alicia Keys and Beyonce, Michael is soft spoken but very passionate about a musical career. To see him in the Top 12, send his number 526 to 33680 from any network.
7. Joseph Agabi (Joe)
Joseph is a lover of literature and works of art and sees the Nigerian Idols as a youthful, energetic and engaging platform that will launch him into a music career. To see Joseph in the Top 12, send his number 527 to 33680 from any network.
8. Efezino Akpo
A familiar face in season 1, Efezino is a petite damsel that can belt out notes to rival Christina Aguilera. She sees herself as a world-class singer and hopes to reach out to the world with her voice. To see Efezino in the Top 12, send her number 528 to 33680 from any network.
9. Bimi Adegoke
The 27-year-old, business analyst is in love with her job but has a greater love for music. She buries herself in a good book once in a while, but never fails to couple it with a medley of Whitney Houston and Beyoncé songs. To see Bimi in the Top 12, send her number 529 to 33680 from any network.
10. Amarachi Blessing Emmanuel
Amarachi is an easy going, jovial and fun loving person. Winning will give her a platform to achieve other dreams and most especially to affect the lives of Nigerians. To see Amarachi in the Top 12, send her number 530 to 33680 from any network.
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