The producers of Nigerian Idol music talent show, have disclosed the winner of the upcoming eighth season of the popular show will get N35 million.
Rant HQ learnt that the Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, Busola Tejumola, made the disclosure at a media event held at the organization’s studios on Tuesday.
She announced that the music reality talent show recorded a 10 percent increase in the number of entries compared to the previous editions.
According to her, the resources, energy, and originality put into the show each season have attracted more contestants each year, leading to an impressive increase in entries.
Tejumola stated that the last seven seasons of the show have been a source of entertainment and healthy competition for the contestants, leading to the emergence of well-deserved winners.
The show will premier on April 23 with recorded audions and the live show will commence on May 28 as the contestants battle for the N35 million.
She said: “Last year, Progress Chukwuyem emerged as the winner, walking away with the N30m prize. This year’s winner will receive N35m and other prizes worth millions of naira.
“The Season 8 judges’ panel boasts of some top entertainers in the music industry, including Oladapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj; Simisola Kosoko, aka Simi; and creative industry entrepreneur, Obi Asika. The show’s host, IK Osakioduwa, is also back with his banter and energy.
“The show will premiere on April 23, starting with the recorded auditions. The live shows will premiere on May 28 as the contestants battle it out for the ultimate prize until a winner emerges on July 16.”
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