Struggling against thousands of other contestants on the vibrant talent hunt show, Nigerian Idol isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do but these contestants. Making it to the top 30 wasn’t a piece of cake too and fighting for the $100,000 grand prize, fame and accolades that come with being called winner is surely a big one.

Viewers and the audience have a third chance to select three more contestants to join the 6 already in the top 12. It’s been really tough for the contestants who need your votes to make it to the next round. Who will join Safeeyat, Debbie Rise, Vicci, Oreoluwa Liyeli, Kome and Job Emmanuel Idoko? You decide.

The judges on the show for this season have been Afro beat musician Femi Kuti, International performing artist from the 80’s disco/dance group Shalamar Jeffery Daniel and Nigeria’s soul queen, Yinka Davies. Ill Rhymz, the show’s host will bring you highlights and details from the show while Nigerian 10 over 10 crooner and guest judge on the show, Naeto C will be visiting throughout January as Femi Kuti completes his US tour.

Abasiakan Hanson

The Port-Harcourt singer is a lover of soulful and passionate music. With the Idol platform, he hopes to break the norms of the music industry internationally. To see Abasiakan Hanson in the Top 12, send his number 521 to 33680 from any network.

Onoja Godwin (G-Circuit)

This former Season two contestant is back for one more shot at his destiny. G-Circuit hopes Nigerians will realize that with this platform he can create a difference in the world at large. To see G-Circuit in the Top 12, send his number 522 to 33680 from any network.

  Samari Peter

The twin from the ancient city of Benin is a self-described PSquare  adduct. Mere auditioning in the competition is a dream come true for him. He sees Nigerian Idol as the biggest thing that can ever happen to him. To see Peter in the Top 12, send his number 523 to 33680 from any network.

 Joshua Enathimion (Jay-feel)

Joshua is fun loving and full of life and ideas to break into the music industry. He has got the dance moves to see him through to the next round—but only if you vote him in. To see Joshua in the Top 12, send his number 524 to 33680 from any network.

Kessy Mbongu (KessyDriz)

The Port-Harcourt lady loves to party and move her body to anything that has a beat. Kessy sees herself as the ‘icing on the cake’ that the Nigerian music industry needs to excel. Do you think so? To see Kessy in the Top 12, send his number 525 to 33680 from any network.

Michael Abiodun Adedeji

The calm die-hard fan of Beyoncé and Alicia Keys, Michael is soft spoken but very passionate about his musical career. To see Michael in the Top 12, send his number 526 to 33680 from any network.

 Joseph Agabi (Joe)

Joseph is a lover of literature and works of art and sees the Nigerian Idols as a youthful, energetic and engaging platform that will launch him into a music career. To see Joseph in the Top 12, send his number 527 to 33680 from any network.

 Efezino Akpo

Efezino is a familiar face in season 1, Efezino  is a petite damsel that can belt out notes to rival Christina Aguilera. She sees herself as a world-class singer and hopes to reach out to the world with her voice. To see Efezino in the Top 12, send her number 528 to 33680 from any network

Bimi Adegoke

The 27-year-old, business analyst is in love with her job but has a greater love for music. She  buries herself in a good book once in a while, but never fails to couple it with a medley of Whitney Houston and songs. To see Bimi in the Top 12, send her number 529 to 33680 from any network.

Amarachi Blessing Emmanuel

Amarachi is an easy going, jovial and fun loving person. Winning will give her a platform to achieve other dreams and most especially to affect the lives of Nigerians. To see Amarachi in the Top 12, send her number 530 to 33680 from any network.


Nigerian Idol shows on these stations at these times:

NTA Network at 4.00pm on Sunday and 3:30pm on Saturday;

Sound City and ONTV at 7.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays;

Silverbird at 8:00pm on Sundays and 7:30pm on Saturdays

TVC at 9:30pm on Saturdays and 8:30pm on Sundays.

The Idol grand prize is worth $100,000. The lucky winner also gets to get 7.5 million Naira in cash, a recording contract also worth 7.5 million Naira and a new SUV. The Runner-ups gget to receive worth a combined total of 10 million Naira.

You can visit the Nigerian Idol website, the Facebook page and follow the brand on Twitter to get more information and stories of your favorite contestants. You could even win exciting prizes and get the chance to be in the studio for a live recording.

Nigerian Idol is proudly brought to you by Etisalat, in association with Pepsi and supported by Beat FM.

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