Well, you guessed wrong. Oops!!! Or did you really guess Tiwa Savage? You are right. Tiwa Savage will be hosting Nigerian Idols-Season 2 alongside IllRhyms. The show will be kicking off its auditions in a few weeks. Nigerian Idols first premiered in Nigeria last year which gave us incredible Singer Yeka who after being rejected at the Enugu auditions took a bus to Calabar for the Calabar auditions, She was sent home again but the young lady didn’t give up. She took another bus trip to Lagos the following day to make the Lagos auditions and it was there the judges saw a winner in her.
Yeka has performed in many places around the world and Nigeria, and has a new single featuring and produced by Jesse Jagz.
Tiwa Savage isn’t the only singer on board. Charly Boy is replacing Chocolate City Boss- Audu as one of this year’s judges alongside Jeffery Daniels and Yinka Davies. We don’t know how long Charly and Tiwa will be on the show as the journey just began.
This year, Etisalat has increased the winning money to $100,000($50,000 cash advance and $50,000 recording contract), this to say the biggest star prize in any music competition in Nigeria. First runner up goes home with 2.5million naira and the second runner up – 1million naira. With loads of prizes from the sponsors.
And the show will be extended to Cabel and terrestrial TV unlike last year.