Monday, January 21, 2013

Nigerian Idol Top 30 Round II: Meet your Contestants and Vote!

The hard-won battle to make it to the top thirty for the Nigerian Idol contestants continued over the weekend. They have struggled with exhaustion, nerves and against thousands of other hopefuls also looking for their ticket to fame, stardom and $100,000 grand prize up for grabs.

The audience and viewers at home have another opportunity to pick three more contestants to join the first three already in the Top 12. The second 10 performers have had their chance to catch your attention. Who will you choose? See them after the cut...

Angus Okafor (Dani Angus)
He looks like an accountant but sings like a dream. This musically
fierce Lagos resident is out to walk away the Idol trophy firmly in his
grasp. To see Angus Okafor in the Top 12, send his number 512 to 33680
from any network.
Style: Nerdy charisma

Gabriel-ba Gabriel (Tadi)
Gabriel, loves Mary J Blige, and loves to belt out tunes with the best
of them. Confident and talented, it will take your votes to see what
else he has up his sleeve. To see Gabriel in the Top 12, send her number
516 to 33680 from any network.
Style: Old school classy

Amagode Kome (Kome)
This Port Harcourt daughter with the quiet voice is planning to do big
things this year. This is her second try at success on the show. Will
this season favour her? To see Kome in the Top 12, send her number 514
to 33680 from any network.
Style: Delicate and fierce

Emmauel Egbo ( Emmanuel)
A student from the city of Benin, who loves to swim and work out sees
Nigerian Idol as a dream come through and a chance to affect the world
through his voice and his love for writing. To see Emmanuel in the Top
12, send his number 520 to 33680 from any network.
Style: Slow and seductive

Job Emmanuel Idoko (Joe Emmal)
This Abuja native has got confidence, and the soulful vocals to back it
up. The Idol platform will set a stage for him to reach the world with
good and inspirational music. To see Emmal in the Top 12, send his
number 517 to 33680 from any network.
Style: Punchy vocals

OreoluwaLiyeli (Immaculate Victoria)
She came back from the US for her shot at fame and stardom. Can this
Jersey girl take her talent to the next level on Idol? To see Immaculate
Victoria in the Top 12, send her number 511 to 33680 from any network.
Style: Shimmer diva

Moses Obi- Adigwe (Moses)
The teddy bear with the powerhouse voice, Moses is full of surprises.
He cooks, cleans and loves to swim—but will his vocal talent make you
pick up the phone? To see Moses in the Top 12, send his number 518 to
33680 from any network.
Style: Pitch perfect

Kemi Ajayi Mary (Kemi)
Kemi doesn’t just have Idol glory in her sights; she plans a career of
movie dominance too. She has got the dance moves to see her through to
the next round—but only if you vote her in. To see Kemi in the Top 12,
send her number 515 to 33680 from any network.
Style: Flirty and fun

Oweck Oguche (Oweck)
A die-hard fan of Timi Dakolo, Oweck sees Nigerian Idol as a platform
for liberation for his generation and plans to put a smile on the
audiences face. To see Oweck Oguchein the Top 12, send his number 513 to
33680 from any network.
Style: Soothing soul

Richard Tasie (Mr Richie)
A jovial and fun loving student representing Owerri, Tasie mixes it up
with both Asa and Adele as his favourites. Is he yours? To see Taise in
the Top 12, send his number 519 to 33680 from any network.
Style: Laid back and relaxed

It was a tough night for the contestants and they need your votes to make it to the next round. Who will join Safeeyat, Debbie Rise and Vicci?

Nigerian Idol airs weekends on: 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 and on TVC at 9:30pm on Saturdays and 8:30pm on Sundays.

Afrobeat Legend and new judge Femi Kuti, international performing artist Jeffery Daniel from 80’s disco/dance group Shalamar, and Nigeria’s soul diva Yinka Davies are the judges this season, with suave host Ill Rymz bringing us the highs and the lows throughout the competition. Guest judge Naeto C will be on the show while Kuti completes his US tour throughout the month of January.

The Idol grand prize is worth $100,000, and the lucky winner will get: 7.5 million naira in cash, a recording contract also worth 7.5 million naira, and a brand new SUV. Runner-ups will receive prizes worth a combined total of 10 million naira.

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