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Nationwide auditions concluded for Nigerian Idol Season 5

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Nationwide auditions for popular TV music reality show, Nigerian Idol, which commenced in January 2015 in Benin City, Edo State has been successfully concluded as the last leg was held at Dream Studios, Lagos last weekend.

The auditions were held in five designated Nigerian cities between January 10 and February 9, 2015, and it featured the celebrity judges: Afrobeat singer, Dede Mabiaku; renowned vocalist and singer, Yinka Davies and R’n’B star, Dare Art Alade alongside show presenter and OAP, Ill Rhymz.

The auditions presented windows of opportunities for first-hand assessment of thousands of young Nigerians who had thronged the respective venues to compete for places in the next phase of the competition.


A total of 100 most outstanding contestants will be pooled from the auditions. After series of group performances to be hosted in Lagos, this number will further be pruned down towards arriving at the last final twelve. ‘It was not a surprise to see the hundreds and thousands of immensely talented youngsters that turned up at the centers. We are glad to have created for them a global platform to showcase their music potentials,’ stated Ugochi Pedro, Executive Director, OMG.

 A remarkable highlight of the auditions was the award of flight ticket by the judges to Ameh Igiri, a contestant at the Abuja auditions. The 24-year old from Cross River State had failed to scale the first screening hurdle at the Port Harcourt auditions a week earlier.

 Ameh was the first contestant at the Abuja auditions to be awarded a Golden Ticket by the judges, thus making her one of the top 100 contestants for the top 12 slots. The Golden Ticket is usually awarded to any exceptional talent identified by the judges in a unanimous decision.

There were about 30 golden tickets won from the five auditions centers and the show is ready to deliver another wonderful show for Nigerians this season….

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