The highly anticipated eight season of Nigerian Idol, the country’s most prestigious reality TV singing competition, is set to premiere on Sunday, April 23, 2023. Organized by MultiChoice Nigeria and Africa Magic, this season promises to be even more exciting than the previous ones.
Auditions for the competition have already taken place, and viewers can expect to be impressed by the talents of the auditioners, enjoy great music, and have hearty laughs. The judges are back to select another incredible lineup of singers for the live show, including Superstar singer/songwriter Simi and multiple-award-winning entertainer D’banj, who are back for a second time. Obi Asika and IK Osakioduwa are also returning for the third season.
Dr Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice, has promised viewers that this season will be deserving of every vote cast. The live performances will begin on May 28, with the grand finale airing on July 16. The competition will be broadcast on all Africa Magic Channels – Showcase, Urban, and Family. Fans can also enjoy fun moments ahead of the premiere by running into any of the ‘campus storms’ currently ongoing across Nigeria in Jos, Benin, and Lagos.
Nigerian Idol is a platform created to showcase remarkable Nigerian voices to a global audience while empowering participants with an opportunity of a lifetime. Past winners include Timi Dakolo, Mercy Chinwo, and Omawumi, who are now megastars. Who will be the next superstar?
To ensure that viewers don’t miss a single moment of the action, a Nigerian Idol pop-up channel (DStv ch. 199) will be available where fans can see all the auditions and “behind-the-stage” conversations. MultiChoice’s commitment to continue providing premium entertainment remains unwavering, and fans are urged to join them on this journey of discovery.
Nigerian Idol Season 8 promises to be an exciting experience for music lovers across Nigeria and beyond. With its incredible lineup of judges and talented contestants, viewers can expect nothing but the best in entertainment. Don’t miss the premiere on Sunday, April 23, 2023!