Following the success of Nigerian Idol Season Seven, which saw Progress Chukwuyem win, MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that the competition would return for Season Eight, with online auditions as the first step.
In a statement released on Tuesday in Lagos, Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, announced the news.
Tejumola stated that the online auditions for the eighth season of Nigerian Idol began on January 14 and ended on January 28.
She said that, in addition to other prizes, the winner of Nigerian Idol season eight will get a N30 million cash award.
She said all interested applicants should send their 30-second video to www.africamagic.tv as MultiChoice remained committed to spotlighting young talents in Nigeria in different sectors.
” Auditions for Nigerian Idol season eight are officially open, and you don’t have to leave the comfort of your house.
” Interested contestants between the ages of 16 to 28 must upload a 30 seconds video of them singing any song of their choice to www.africamagic.tv.
” As with past seasons of the music talent competition, we remain committed to promoting and giving young, promising Nigerian musicians a platform to shine and actualise their dreams.
” Season eight promises to be bigger and more entertaining than other seasons.
” Last year, after a fierce battle between Progress and Zadok, the former emerged as the winner, and we are looking for more talents who will pack the heat the way our contestants in season seven did,” she said.
Tejumola claims that out of more than 40,000 applicants, 12 exceptional contenders from the seventh season advanced to the live presentations.
She urged all potential candidates to make sure they had a legitimate form of identification and said that it was now time for more Nigerian youngsters to receive their opportunity in the spotlight.
Season eight of Nigerian Idol is proudly sponsored by BIGI drinks and Tecno and will premiere on DStv and GOtv in April.