Nigerian Idol S9: Multichoice unveils judges, announces date for new season

AS the ninth season of Nigeria’s popular music competition, Nigerian Idol sets to commence, the organisers, Multichoice Nigeria has unveiled the judges for the new season.

The organisers on Saturday, April 6, revealed Omawunmi, Ric Hassansi, and 9ice as the judges while Ik Osakioduwa returns as the host.

According to the organisers, Omawunmi, who served as a guest judge in the music competition’s seventh season, would bring the value of her successful career spanning more than a decade to bear as a judge in this new season.

Similarly, Ric Hassani, a first-time judge in the competition, will be sharing his vital thoughts and experiences with candidates, encouraging them to embrace their uniqueness and achieve their aspirations.

Nigerian singer, Alexander Akande, better known as 9ice, is also on the roster of judges as he will be bringing his wealth of expertise and perspective, giving contestants an insight into the complexities of the music industry.

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Speaking about the upcoming season, Busola Tejumola, MultiChoice’s Executive Head of Content and Channels, in West Africa, stated that the show has set the benchmark for other African music talent shows, and the current season is expected to follow suit.



    “Nigerian Idol has continuously set the standard for music talent shows in Africa, and Season Nine promises to be no exception. With the new judges on board, viewers can expect unparalleled talent, excitement, and entertainment.

    “We are proud to showcase the immense musical prowess that Nigeria has to offer and look forward to another unforgettable season”’, she said

    With the theme, ‘Let Your Dreams Take Flight, the 9th season of the Nigerian Idol music talent competition will premiere on April 21, 2024.

    The eighth season of the show was won by Delta-born singer and songwriter, Victory Gbakara. The show has provided a platform for young singers, leading to the discovery of notable artists such as Timi Dakolo, Mercy Chinwo, Omawumi, and Progress, among others.

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