On Sunday, April 23, 2023, auditions for the eighth season of Nigerian Idol began. So far, the season has included a mixture of exceptional talent, bedroom singers, and musical jesters. The judges Simi, D’banj, and Obi Asika separated the “greats” from the “okays” before the live events were set to begin, and they already appeared very promising. However, many of the acts from the preliminary round of auditions stood out.
The youngsters also had everyone on the edge of their seats cheering for them. Constance, 17, and Semilore Eniola Tabitha, 16, were two vocalists who stood out to the judges with their stunning performances of Adele’s “Love in the Dark.”
Precious Mac, the younger sister of Nigerian Idol season 6 top 11 participant Faith Mac, also shown unequivocally that music runs in the family. Constance and Precious are en route to the live performances, prepared to engage in a vocal duel to determine who will remain standing.
Viewers are already enjoying the excellent music despite the tryouts’ mixture of talented vocalists and musical jokers. After Nigerian Idol is over, viewers rush to stream some of the music performed on the show because of its stunning sing-along effect. Moreover, after the program, viewers are urged to continue listening to music to fully appreciate the participants’ new and undeveloped musical abilities. As a result, Nigeria’s music streaming revenue is anticipated to increase between 2021 and 2025 at a compound annual growth rate of 25.5%, according to a PwC analysis.
This season’s candidates have been very diverse, with singers competing from many regions of the nation and musical genres. Each contender contributed their distinctive flair and flavor to the competition, which has become an entertaining and varied event. Viewers will eagerly anticipate witnessing how the top 10 perform and whether they are superior to their forerunners during the live events as the season develops. They have their work cut out because Progress and Zadok were prior contestants, and it will take exceptional talent to beat their performances last year.
The live shows’ viewers may also look forward to progressively stronger performances each week, a demonstration of Nigerian culture, and the development of the next Nigerian Idol. This year’s winner will walk away with prizes worth up to N100 million after beating off over 10,000 auditioners to advance to the live competition.
Nigerian Idol will significantly impact the Nigerian music scene, helping to find fresh talent, boost music sales, and spread awareness of Nigerian culture among audiences across the continent. Everyone eagerly awaits the ‘becoming’ of a new Nigerian Idol as the live events get underway. The winner will be featured in the live performances every Sunday at 7 p.m. on all Africa Magic channels; one hit song at a time.