D’Banj And Simi Join Nigerian Idol As Judges
Famous music stars, D’Banj and Simi, have been revealed as judges for the Nigerian Idols as the countdown to the show begins and will be premiered in February.
D’Banj and Simi will be replacing Seyi Shay and DJ Sose who were judges in season six of the talent show and will be joining Obi Asika on the panel. TV personality, IK Osakioduwa, will also return as host of the show.
D’Banj and Simi have promised to be top-notch to match Asika’s proficiency and words of improvement to the contestants from the auditions to the finale.
Speaking on the introduction of new judges for the new season, Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, Busola Tejumola during the unveiling said: “We could not think of a better trio to be the season’s judges than Obi Asika, D’banj, and Simi. The three of them combined bring decades’ worth of experience in the music and entertainment business, as well as individual mastery of their crafts.”
D’banj, who is elated to be one of the judges on the show said, “I was out of the country when I found out that I was going to be a judge for this season of Nigerian Idol and I couldn’t contain my excitement. I’m coming in with my own strategy so viewers should expect a bang.”
Season six of Nigerian Idol season six ended last year with Kingdom Kroseide as the winner after months of the intense contest. He took home the grand prize of N30 million in cash and N20 million worth of other gifts.