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Darey Art-Alade, Nneka & Dede Mabiaku are the New Judges of Nigerian Idol for Season 4



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Nigerian Idol gets 3 new judges for its 4th season.

Yesterday Wednesday 26th February 2014, Afro-beat legend Dede Mabiaku,Nigerian-German singer Nneka and R&B singer Darey Art-Alade, were unveiled as new judges for the singing reality TV show at the Rhapsody Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos

They are replacing Femi Kuti, Yinka Davies and Jeffrey Daniel. Yinka and Jeffrey were judges since the first season. Femi Kuti came on board in Season 2 taking over from Audu Maikori.

IllRymz will be returning as the host of the show. Guests at the event include past winners – Yeka Onka, Moses Obi-Adigwe and Mercy Chinwo.

Past winners - Yeka Onka, Moses Obi-Adigwe & Mercy Chinwo, with host IllRymz

Past winners – Yeka Onka, Moses Obi-Adigwe & Mercy Chinwo, with host IllRymz


  1. sandy

    February 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    ohhhhhhhh Illy baby… u

  2. @edDREAMZ

    February 27, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I would have made it to this season but some winch and wizard prevents me frm going to the audition even after registering…. So i just missed my chance of seeing dareh face to face….. -…

    • Sexxie

      February 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Eyaa! Sorry o! You can try again next season but while you wait, abeg do something to improve your written English. Good luck!

  3. sηººÞ¬mιηι

    February 27, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    cnt wait 4 d show to start

  4. musa

    February 27, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    For real, this moses guy needs a stylist real quickly. what a mess. Aboki!

  5. nene

    February 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    nneka looks zoo young for someone in her 30’s

    • Anonny

      February 28, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Guess make up ages the face,She prob looks that fresh cos she doesnt use make up

  6. toluh

    February 27, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Thank God Dede is back. He’s one of the greatest judges we have in Nigeria. i liked him when he was a judge in West African Idols.

  7. mimi o

    February 27, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Thank God!so they have sense like this???Darey and Nneka can really explain and potraywhat music is all about….not d usual rubbish they do in Naija.

  8. Patricia

    February 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

    What is the point of nigeria idol, once artist wins, they are not given record deals, the organisers use it, it’s a money making scheme. They are not interested in making these artist stars.

  9. franca

    February 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

    They finally decided to choose some ‘make sense’ judges, glad to know that. Kept wondering what Charlie Boy was doing there, i’m sure it’s going to be fun watching them this time. But just noticed none of the past winners is flying yet.

  10. zainab

    February 28, 2014 at 10:46 am

    finally they get sensible people who know whats up on board

  11. Noni

    February 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Thank God. The old judges were so rude, unprofessional and sometimes unnecessarily antagonistic.

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