Naeto C, DJ Zeez, others rock the crowd at Nigerian Idol Abuja auditions…Port Harcourt is next on 14 and 15 October with Nigga Raw and more!
You could call it a festival of talent as young Nigerians in Abuja and from neighbouring states came out to compete for the $100, 000 prize that comes with winning Season II of Nigerian Idol – the auditions seek to find shortlisted candidates who go to Lagos and battle to make the list of 10 Finalists on the show.
Held over two days – Friday and Saturday – the halls were packed full in the morning, with registration going all day and even more entrants trooping in till late; getting joyful ‘yes-es’, sad ‘nos’ and some wrenching ‘maybes’.
Day 2 came with a twist as Lead sponsor Etisalat staged a free concert for the eager young people to get a taste of the stardom and the energy –headlined by rapper Naeto C including rave artistes Olamide, Jahbless, DJ Zeez and Deejay Neptune. No one wanted to leave!
“It was an exciting time,” said international choreographer Jeffrey Daniel, one of the judges. “And you can understand why – this is the real deal; connecting with a global platform that has made stars across the world. We focused on helping Nigeria’s amazing young music talent ignite their dreams and seeing some amazing performers is what this is all about.The talent was magical and Abuja was exciting.”
The Nigerian Idol audition train now makes its way into Port Harcourt for two days as the Hotel Presidential plays host to the Nigerian Idol auditions on 14 and 15 October.
Project manager, Chichi Nwoko said “Based on the applications, we are frankly ready for a deluge in Port Harcourt. The registrations are pouring in, but that’s exactly what it’s about – the more talented young people enter the competition, the more we have a change to choose some of Nigeria’s best next stars to thrill the audience and the public over the next magical months of the show.”
The Idol franchise is represented in continents across the world, from America to Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. The show is the mostpopular musical show in history churning out globally recognised stars like Ruben Stoddard and Jennifer Hudson. The next Nigerian Idol will join the ranks of Yeka Onka who won Season I of the show.
1. Complete the Registration form at http://nigerianidol.com/registration
2. Confirm your Audition location, by sending an SMS from your Etisalat line with your FULL NAME & PREFERRED AUDITION CITY to 5599.
3. Show up at the audition venue with the ETISALAT SMS confirmation, a printed copy of your application form and 2 passport photos.
*Those who register online will be given priority; however forms are also available at the venue of the audition.
Nigerian Idol is brought to you by Etisalat, in association with Pepsi and Sony. It is also supported by partners, Air Nigeria and Beat FM. Auditions also hold in Enugu and Lagos.