The Nigerian idol is a Nigerian reality television series aimed at finding young talented people in Nigeria. Every Nigerian between the ages of 16 and 35 years is offered opportunity to partake in the TV shows which consist of just a singing competition.
Before the season 7 show begins, approximately 30 qualified Nigerians are selected during the nationwide audition process to compete with one another by presenting their songs.
Nicely, not all are expected to go home with a price present, usually a voting mechanism has been implemented to reduce the contestant to around 10.
Only 10 participants will finally reach the final stage when Nigerians are asked, with votes that will be done on their cell phone, to decide their fate in the competition.
Nigerian Idol Prizes
You will be interested to know that anyone who ever wins the Nigerian Idol 2021/2022 edition will be paid the following money and will be able to receive several gifts and support offers from top companies.
- Sum of N30,000,000
- A recording contract with Sony
- An SUV Jeep
- All-expense Paid Trip to South Africa
Nigerian idol judges
The organizers of the Nigerian Idol participate every year with some well-known famous judges. The following individuals serve as judges in season 6 of the Nigerian Idol
- Ikponmwosa “IK” Osakioduwa
- DJ Sose
- Obi Asika
- Sheyi Shay
Requirement/Eligibility for Nigerian Idol Season 7 Registration 2021/2022
- Age: like we have pointed before your age is an important factor they consider first before you will be allowed to Audition in the Nigerian idol. The minimum age entry is 16 while the maximum age limit is 35
- Location: you must be resident in Nigeria before you will be able to apply. Nigerians living abroad aren’t allowed to participate.
- If you have a baby and he or she is above 5 years of age, you can register but the child should be left at home.
- At the point of registration, you will be given a wristband, it is expected that you bring it to the audition venue.
- Those who have featured in past or previous Nigerian idol aren’t allowed to participate in the 2021/2022 season.
General Questions About Nigerian Idol
What is Nigerian Idol?
Nigerian Idol is a reality TV singing competition modelled after the popular Idols franchise. The concept of the show involves a group of unsigned singing talent who go through a thorough audition process to perform to a panel of vocal judges who critique their performances. The contestants advance through different stages in the competition until the eventual winner is determined by viewers and fans of the show via SMS, Website and Mobile voting.
What You Should Know About the Previous Edition of the Show
When will Nigerian Idol Season 6 premiere?
Nigerian Idol will premiere Sunday, 14th March 2021 with a special two-week bonus content featuring a compilation of participants’ auditions broadcast for 24-hours, with a six-hour block of fresh content from 6 pm. The pre-recorded weekly shows will start Sunday, 28th March and the live shows with the Top 10 contestants starts Sunday, 9th May at 7 pm.
Who is the headline sponsor for Nigerian Idol Season 6?
Nigerian Idol Season 6 is proudly sponsored by BIGI Drinks and Tecno Mobile.
When and where did the auditions take place?
The auditions for Nigerian Idol Season 6 were held online via the Africa Magic website from 29th November till 13th December 2020. It was open to both male and female aged 16 – 30 years of Nigerian Nationality.
What is the grand prize for the winner of Season 6?
This season’s winner will walk away with a recording contract with a leading record label and 50 million Naira worth of prizes which include a cash prize and a brand new car.
Who are the Judges and the Host for this season?
Creative Industry Entrepreneur, Obi Asika, superstar DJ Sose, and singer/songwriter, Seyi Shay are Judges of this season while popular radio and TV on-air personality IK Osakioduwa is Host
Will there be a live audience present at the Nigerian Idol studio?
No. Nigerian Idol Season 6 will not be having a live audience during the show due to the ongoing pandemic. We will continue to practice social distancing and follow the safety guidelines put in place by the NCDC.
Where can I find further information regarding the show?
For more information, visit the Nigerian Idol website. You can also follow our verified @AfricaMagic handle on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all the updates.
General Questions About Broadcast Details
Which channels will Nigeria Idol be available on?
The special two-week bonus content will air on DStv Channel 198 and GOtv Channel 29 while the pre-recorded episodes and live shows will air on AM Showcase (DStv channel 151), AM Urban (DStv channel 153) and AM Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2).
Which DStv and GOtv packages will Nigerian Idol be available?
The show will be available on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam and Yanga packages and on GOtv Max and Jolli packages only
Will I automatically have DStv channel 198/GOtv channel 29 to watch the bonus content?
Yes. With an active subscription on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam and Yanga or GOtv Max and Jolli, channel 198 or 29 will automatically be available.
Do I need to pay extra to watch Nigerian Idol Season 6?
No. The show will be available to you at no extra cost. You only need to stay active, reconnect or subscribe to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam and Yanga or GOtv Max and Jolli. You can visit www.dstvafrica.com or www.gotvafrica.com or contact your nearest MultiChoice office/branch. You can also download the MyDStv app and MyGOtv app available to iOS and Android users to sign up for auto-renewal and use other self-service options.
Will I be able to watch Nigerian Idol on DStv Padi or GOtv Jinja/Smallie?
No. Nigerian Idol will only be available to customers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam and Yanga packages and only to subscribers on GOtv Max and Jolli packages
Will I be able to view Nigerian Idol online via the DStv App?
Yes. Viewers can watch Nigerian Idol Season 6 via the DStv app on multiple devices at no additional cost. The app is available for download on iOS and Android devices.
Will I be able to catch the highlights on DStv Catch up?
Yes. Viewers will be able to watch the show on Catch Up, which is available to all DStv customers on Explora and the DStv app.
Is Nigerian Idol Season 6 going to be available on Showmax?
Nigerian Idol will also be available on online streaming device, Showmax, across Africa as well as in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Premium customers enjoy a Showmax subscription at no extra cost as part of DStv Thanks reward programme whilst other customers get Showmax at half the price. Visit www.showmax.com to sign up!
Questions About Voting Process
When does voting start on the show?
Voting on Nigerian Idol begins during the live shows at the top 10 stage.
On what platforms will voting take place?
Voting takes place on SMS, Mobile, Web and the MyDStv/MyGOtv App. To be eligible to vote for your favourite contestant, you’ll need to register on the Africa Magic website – africamagic.tv/nigerianidol.