EntertainmentLifestyleNewsNigeriaContestants to battle for N100m as Nigerian Idol Season 8 begins April 23


The eighth edition of the Nigerian Idol will kick off on Sunday, April 23, 2023.

Busola Tejumola, the executive head of content and West Africa channels at MultiChoice, disclosed this at a press briefing on Tuesday.

The show, aimed at harnessing the musical talents in Nigeria, will run for nine weeks, Tejumola said.

The judges from the previous season: Nigerian entertainers, D’banj and Simi, and music producer, Obi Osika, will also serve as judges this year with Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa as the host.

According to Tejumola, the winner of the show will be rewarded with a grand prize of N100 million, including N35 million as a cash prize.

She added that the show will be televised across three Africa Magic channels: Urban, Showcase and Family, and a pop-up channel, Channel 199, at 7:00 p.m. on Sundays.

The West African Pilot News reports that the audition for this year’s show was held between January 14 and 28, 2023.

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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