Nigerian Idol has produced some of the biggest music acts in the country
MultiChoice Nigeria is about to commence the search for the next music superstars in the country and at the same time unveil judges on the Nigerian Idol season 7.
Afrobeats superstar, D’banj is joining as a judge on the show this year.
Announcing the information, the Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, Dr. Busola Tejumola 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.
On what he will be bringing to the table as a judge, D’banj said he wants to ensure that everyone is happy - even contestants that will be ejected.
“Even though we are looking for one winner, I believe there are creative ways that you can turn people down so that when they are going home, they are happy. That’s what I will be bringing to the table. I can’t give the highest score to everybody, but for those that will go home, there’s a creative way you will pass your message that will still leave that visible hope which is what I stand for,” D’banj said.
Talking about the prize money, Tejumola revealed that the winner of this year’s show will walk away with the huge sum of N100 million cash, a brand new car, and a recording deal among other prizes.
Nigerian Idol has produced some of the biggest music acts in the country including Timi Dakolo, Omawumi, and break-out gospel singer Mercy Chinwo.
Kingdom Kroseide won last year’s edition.