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Meet the 10 Contestants from Round II of Nigerian Idol and Vote for Your Favourite



It has been a hard-won battle to make it to the top thirty for the Nigerian Idol contestants. They have struggled with exhaustion, nerves and against thousands of other hopefuls also looking for their ticket to fame, stardom and $100,000 grand prize up for grabs. The audience and viewers at home have another opportunity to pick three more contestants to join the first three already in the Top 12.

The second 10 performers have had their chance to catch your attention.

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 and Vicci? Who will you choose?

1. OreoluwaLiyeli (Immaculate Victoria)
Style: Shimmer diva
She came back from the US for her shot at fame and stardom. Can this Jersey girl take her talent to the next level on Idol? To see Immaculate Victoria in the Top 12, send her number 511 to 33680 from any network.

2. Angus Okafor (Dani Angus)
Style: Nerdy charisma
He looks like an accountant but sings like a dream. This musically fierce Lagos resident is out to walk away the Idol trophy firmly in his grasp. To see Angus Okafor in the Top 12, send his number 512 to 33680
from any network.

3. Oweck Oguche (Oweck)
Style: Soothing soul
A die-hard fan of Timi Dakolo, Oweck sees Nigerian Idol as a platform for liberation for his generation and plans to put a smile on the audiences face. To see Oweck Oguchein the Top 12, send his number 513 to
33680 from any network.

4. Amagode Kome (Kome)
Style: Delicate and fierce
This Port Harcourt daughter with the quiet voice is planning to do big things this year. This is her second try at success on the show. Will this season favour her? To see Kome in the Top 12, send her number 514 to 33680 from any network.

5. Kemi Ajayi Mary (Kemi)
Style: Flirty and fun
Kemi doesn’t just have Idol glory in her sights; she plans a career of movie dominance too. She has got the dance moves to see her through to the next round—but only if you vote her in. To see Kemi in the Top 12, send her number 515 to 33680 from any network.

6. Gabriel-ba Gabriel (Tadi)
Style: Old school classy
Gabriel, loves Mary J Blige, and loves to belt out tunes with the best of them. Confident and talented, it will take your votes to see what else he has up his sleeve. To see Gabriel in the Top 12, send her number
516 to 33680 from any network.

7. Job Emmanuel Idoko (Joe Emmal)
Style: Punchy vocals
This Abuja native has got confidence, and the soulful vocals to back it up. The Idol platform will set a stage for him to reach the world with good and inspirational music. To see Emmal in the Top 12, send his
number 517 to 33680 from any network.

8. Moses Obi- Adigwe (Moses)
Style: Pitch perfect
The teddy bear with the powerhouse voice, Moses is full of surprises. He cooks, cleans and loves to swim—but will his vocal talent make you pick up the phone? To see Moses in the Top 12, send his number 518 to
33680 from any network.

9. Richard Tasie (Mr Richie)
Style: Laid back and relaxed
A jovial and fun loving student representing Owerri, Tasie mixes it up with both Asa and Adele as his favourites. Is he yours? To see Taise in the Top 12, send his number 519 to 33680 from any network.

10. Emmauel Egbo ( Emmanuel)
Style: Slow and seductive
A student from the city of Benin, who loves to swim and work out sees Nigerian Idol as a dream come through and a chance to affect the world through his voice and his love for writing. To see Emmanuel in the Top 12, send his number 520 to 33680 from any network.

Judges, Prizes & TV Schedule
Afrobeat Legend and new judge Femi Kuti, international performing artist Jeffery Daniel from 80’s disco/dance group Shalamar, and Nigeria’s soul diva Yinka Davies are the judges this season, with suave host Ill Rymz bringing us the highs and the lows throughout the competition. Guest judge Naeto C will be on the show while Kuti completes his US tour throughout the month of January.

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. 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.

Visit for compelling back story videos, juicy behind the scene news, and get a taste of what is coming. For the latest information, Like the Nigerian Idol Facebook page (, and follow Nigeria Idol on Twitter at you could be eligible to win some fantastic prizes, including the opportunity to be live in the studio for a recording.

Nigerian Idol is brought to you by Etisalat, in association with Pepsi and supported by Beat FM.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. linabella

    January 21, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    awww simplymeee, babes goodluck am glad you are following your dreams, Jersey will miss you come back with the priceoo. Is it me or does, angus, moses and joe act too feminine? anyways they can sing. Good luck to all.

  2. P

    January 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Yup. I was wondering cos I thought Femi was performing in DC on Friday. Will be there. Truth don die ooooo

  3. dammylee

    January 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Please vote for my lil sister oreoluwa aka immaculate. She is really Gods given and very talented. For more of her videos, check out her facebook fan page- oreoluwa liyele – immaculate victoria. I am so proud of you girl.

  4. David shawnblade Nwanganga

    March 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Owek, am wit u bro,
    Making us proud is wht we long 4

  5. barnabas habila

    March 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I love The veri performers of kome she so gud

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