Nigerian Idol returned with the eighth season


The entertainment industry, particularly Nigerian music, continues to break records, gain global recognition and definitely stand out.

According to Statista research and projection, Nigeria’s music industry is expected to grow to $44 million this year. It stands to reason that many who believe they are gifted would try all means to enter the industry.

For one, getting on Nigerian Idol will get them a foot in the door, but even if they don’t go to the live shows, there’s a chance a music fan will discover them on the show.

When the season launched and 52 people got golden tickets on day one, it was clear that the talent was that good.

Acts like Ben Phillips, the visually impaired but incredibly talented singer, stood out after the first day of the auditions. Ben would be the first visually impaired singer to pass the first auditions. Although he didn’t make it to live shows, he did get the experience of performing for two of Nigeria’s biggest superstars.

Some acts returned this season to redeem themselves after ditching theater week last year. For Emmanuel Chisom and savioralias ComprehensionGetting through the first audition and getting into drama week must have been something of a déjà vu, as they both went pretty far last year.

Savvy had dropped out during the final top 10 drafts. Interestingly, they both made it to the live shows and are now fighting their way to the finals.

Although there are acts like wanted and Comprehension back for redemption, others like franklizkid He dropped more comic gold again. When she auditioned in 2022, he was one of the finalists on Nigerian Idol ‘Wooden microphone’, a category for the worst group of singers. Your performance of magician‘s ‘Reckless’ is nominated for the title again this season.

The youth also kept us on the edge of our seats, cheering them on. There were singers like 17 years old. constance and 16 years Semilore Eniola Tabithawho impressed the judges with her beautiful interpretation of adela‘s ‘Love in the dark’.

then there is lovely mac – younger sister of faith mac, The top 11 contestants of Nigerian Idol season 6, who proved once and for all that music runs in their blood. Constance and Precious are on their way to the live shows and ready to battle it out vocally to be the last person standing.

Despite the mix of musical pranksters and brilliant singers during the auditions, viewers are already enjoying great music. Nigerian Idol has a strong singing effect that makes people run to play music after the show ends.

Viewers are encouraged to listen to more music after the episode ends as they enjoy the fresh and raw talents of the contestants. According to a PwC report, Nigeria’s music streaming revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25.5% between 2021 and 2025.

The diversity of the contestants has also been a prominent feature of this season, with singers from different parts of the country and musical styles competing. It has made for an exciting and varied competition, with each contestant bringing her own unique style and flavor to the show.

As the season progresses, viewers will look forward to seeing how the top 10 perform and whether they are better than their predecessors during the live shows. With former contestants like Zadok and Progress, their job is done for them.

Fans of the show will also anticipate ever better performances each week from the live shows, a taste of Nigerian culture and the making of the next Nigerian idol. The winner will take home prizes worth up to N100 million this year after battling over 10,000 auditions to make it to the main competition at the live shows.

Nigerian Idol will continue to have a significant impact on the Nigerian music industry, contributing to the discovery of new talent, increasing music sales and promoting Nigerian culture to audiences across the continent.

As the live shows begin, everyone is waiting to see the ‘become’ of a new Nigerian idol. Live performances every Sunday at 7pm on all Africa Magic channels will put the spotlight on the winner, one hit song after another.


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