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 on two days – Friday and Saturday – the halls were packed full in the
morning, with registration going all day and even more entrant 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 and 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.
“Based on the applications, we are frankly ready for a deluge in Port
Harcourt,” project manager, Chichi Nwoko said. “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 most
popular 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.