more than 10,000 auditions in 5 cities across Nigeria, numerous
performance and eviction shows, the Etisalat Sponsored Nigerian Idol is
down to its Top 12 contestants.
Meet the contestants…
Oyinkepreye Toun (a.k.a Preye – )
make-up artist hooked not just on her brushes, but also on her love for
RnB and Soul music, Toun is a 24-year old singer with vocal codes that
belt out ranges totally out of this world. She sees Nigerian Idol as the
platform to help her rub shoulders with her mentors. See the rest after
lover of good and deep music, Dolu loves to rub minds with and learn
from intelligent people. Does this Ogun state indigene have what it
takes to shine bright like a diamond in the music sphere?
23-year-old Abia State native has got confidence and soulful vocals to
back it up. The Nigerian Idol platform will set a stage for him to reach
the world with good and inspirational music.
old Esther, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the Niger Delta University,
started her singing career at the age of five. Her passion for dancing,
singing and acting inspired her to enter the Nigerian Idol competition.
Will her theatrics and vocal dynamics attract the Nigerian Idol crown
25-year-old one-time naval officer and a gifted pianist, Godson sees
himself as a unique individual blessed with a rare tone. He believes his
musical experience and background will path ways for him in the
native of Ogun State, 27-year old Omodele discovered her singing
talent, when she was 13. Omodele loves Rhythm and Blues and believes she
has untapped talents to showcase during the competition. Can her
experience and astonishing vocal range earn her the golden crown?
lover of Pop, Afrobeat, Jazz and Soul music, Brenda is a resilient and
experienced singer who believes Nigerian Idol is the gateway for her
dream to be achieved.
23-year old contestant loves to sing and watch movies. His resilient
attitude makes him believe that, he can win Nigerian Idol season 5.
singer, song writer and guitarist, Paul is a 400L undergraduate of the
University of Benin, currently studying Economics and Statistics. His
style of music is acoustic Pop, alternative Rock as well as Rhythm and
Blues. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Timi Dakolo are his inspiration in the
native of Ondo State, 25-year old Janet started singing when she was
10. Though, she lost her number one fan- her mother- five years later at
the age of 15, Janet said her mother would be happy, knowing she never
lost her beautiful gift of singing. Will she make her mother smile in
is a 24- year old undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt,
studying Linguistics and Communication Studies. From Abia State, she
loves singing, designing clothes and travelling. Margaret started
singing at her Church Choir and she loves singing Soul and Rhythm and
skill of infusing Fuji into his performance is second to non. The
gifted singer, who is married with a child, began his musical career at
15. He loves challenges and believes Nigerian Idol will showcase his
first Gala show which aired over the weekend showcased the contestants
performing songs by Nigerian legends, such as Mike Okri the Omoge
crooner, late Christy Essien- Igbokwe, the Lady of Songs, Evangelist
Ebenezer Obey and Highlife veteran, Sir Victor Olaiya to impress the
judging trio of Dede Mabiaku, Yinka Davies and Darey Art-Alade and
secure spots in the next stage of the competition.
vote, viewers should dial the number of their favorite contestant on an
Etisalat line or send the contestant’s number to 33680 via SMS. Voting
began midnight Sunday, April 26 and ends Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
winner of this year’s competition will be crowned in June and will be
awarded with the sum of N7.5 million cash, a brand new car and a
recording deal with Universal Music Company worth N7.5 million, amongst
show continues to air on local TV stations and cable networks like STV,
NTA, Superscreen TV, Rave TV, Smash TV, Ooduaa TV, V Channel TV, Real
Star TV, Cool TV, Wazobia TV and Wap TV.