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Ibadan agog for Nigerian Idol auditions

By Florence Utor
05 February 2015   |   11:00 pm
The city of Ibadan and its residents witnessed the beautiful atmosphere of fun and excitement as the nation’s leading TV Reality music show, Nigerian Idol began a two-day auditions hosted inside the prestigious Kakanfo Inn Conference Centre situated at old Ring road.    Hundreds of contestants, all aspiring to become next Nigerian Idol superstar, thronged…

The city of Ibadan and its residents witnessed the beautiful atmosphere of fun and excitement as the nation’s leading TV Reality music show, Nigerian Idol began a two-day auditions hosted inside the prestigious Kakanfo Inn Conference Centre situated at old Ring road. 

  Hundreds of contestants, all aspiring to become next Nigerian Idol superstar, thronged the venue intending to impress the Show’s celebrity judges with their performances for tickets to participate in the second stage of the competition featuring top 100 acts pooled from the various auditions centres across the nation.

  The Ibadan auditions proved all the worth for the efforts by the organisers as it produced seven Golden Tickets, the highest recorded from any centre in the on-going season 5. 

Beside this, the Centre had on parade more number of contestants with better chances of making the top 100 cut.

  It would be recalled Ibadan is the only new Centre among the five to host the season five auditions. Others include Benin, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos. 

  Meanwhile, the auditions train moves to the Dream Studios, Lagos between February 7 and 9 for the final leg of the auditions which have been successfully concluded in the other four centres.

  Nigerian Idol is in its fifth season after a successful debut in 2010 won by Yeka Onka. In the following years, it has grown in popularity and followership on the basis of the unique platforms it offers to young Nigerians with exceptional music talent. It is the only music TV reality show in Nigeria with a global appeal that currently cuts across 46 countries.  Nigerian Idol focuses on discovering Nigerian youths with talent in music and giving them a unique platform to take shots at stardom. The eventual winner goes home with N7.5 million cash reward, a brand new car, a recording deal with Universal Music Company worth N7.5 million and some high-end devices.   The first runner up gets N1.5 million, a Galaxy Tab, a phone and an iPod while the second runner up gets N1 million, a Galaxy Tab, a phone and an iPod. All other finalists will also receive N100, 000.00, a Galaxy Tab, a phone and an iPod.

  Nigerian Idol season five is sponsored by leading telecommunications operator, Etisalat, Dabur toothpaste and E-Commerce platform, Payporte and will feature such enthralling performances which were the hallmarks of past winners among whom are Yeka Onka, Mercy Chinwo, Moses Adigwe and Zibili Evelyn who goes by the stage name Evelle.