Multichoice Nigeria, organisers of popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol have announced judges for its sixth edition.
Seyi Shay, the award-winning singer and songwriter, award winning disc jockey, Sose and creative industry entrepreneur Obi Asika will mould the next generation of Nigerian music talents with their “mix of industry experience, an understanding of the business of music as well as a clear understanding of fans engagement,” according to the organisers.
The music reality show returns this year after a five-year break.
“I am really excited about being a Judge on this show this year. I am looking for something refreshing, especially after the year we had in 2020 that didn’t allow us to focus on unearthing talents for the industry,” says Shay.
“With Idol, we have a unique opportunity to not only entertain but also unleash fresh talents and I am proud to be a part of that.”
‘’For me, it’s about talent discovery, and I want to see people excel. With this year’s edition, i am confident that we will discover world class talents and help them grow,” adds Sose.
“We are at a point in the Nigerian music industry where we cannot allow the enormous talents that are scattered all over the country go to waste, we need to do a better job of giving these talents a platform to showcase what they can do. I am especially proud to be a part of this project as it affords me the opportunity to help these talents grow. Something that I have been able to do for the best part of my over 20 years career,” remarks Asika.
The Idol franchise has over the years produced some of the most prominent artists in Nigeria including Timi Dakolo, Mercy Chinwo, and Omawumi, who have made a name for themselves on the global music scene.
Popular TV personality IK Osakioduwa is the host of this year’s edition.
He brings to the show a decade of experience hosting several high profile events across the continent including the Big Brother Africa show.
“I was excited when I was called to host this show because I once auditioned to host the show and I didn’t get it. I did go on to host something else that was just as grime and just as beautiful produced by Africa Magic or M-net at the time but now is like a chance to go back and I am excited about this. I can guarantee that this will be like nothing the fans have ever seen,” stated IK.