Nigerian Idol

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Nigerian Idol
Nigerian-Idol.jpg
Created by Simon Fuller
Presented by Tiwa Savage & IllRymz (Season2)
Anis Holloway and Misi Holloway
Judges Jeffrey Daniel
Yinka Davies
Audu Maikori (Season1)
Charly Boy (Season2)
Femi Kuti (Season3)
Naeto C (Season3)
Country of origin Nigeria
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
Production
Running time 60-120 min.
Broadcast
Original channel Various
Original run 2010 – present
External links
Nigerian Idol Website

Nigerian Idol is the local version of the Idol series franchise. It is the second Idol franchise for the country as it was already part of Idols West Africa which was also shot and produced in Nigeria.

The show started with its first season in 2010, the 50th anniversary of the country with the tagline Live Your Dream. Accept No Limitation.[1]

Auditions were open for every Nigerian between 18 and 28. The first season went on air in October 2010 and is shown on 15 different channels all across Africa.

On March 27, 2011, 26 year old Oneyka "Yeka Onka" Gilbert Elizabeth Onwuka from Ohafia was announced the first Nigerian Idol ever over fellow competitor and favorite-to-win Naomi Ebiama. She was awarded the sum of 7.5 Million Naira, a recording contract with Sony, a car and an all expense paid trip to South Africa. Prior of receiving a Golden Ticket in Lagos Onwuka unsuccessfully auditioned on two other occasions for the show.[2][3][4] For the creation of the winning song the two finalists collaborated with award winning producer Jesse Jagz.[5]

Season 1[edit]

The show was hosted by Misi and Anis Holloway and the panel of judges consists of producer and record label owner Audu Maikori, former Shalamar singer/dancer Jeffrey Daniel, and singer Yinka Davies.

Elimination Chart[edit]

Legend
Did Not Perform Female Male Top 50 Wild Card Top 10 Winner
Safe Safe First Safe Last Eliminated
Stage: Semi Wild
Card
Finals
Week: 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 3/10 3/17 3/27
Place Contestant Result
1 Oneyka Gilbert Elizabeth 2nd Btm 3 Btm 4 Btm 3 Btm 2 Btm 2 Winner(51%)
2 Naomi Ebiama 1st Runner-Up(49%)
3 Emmanuel Patrick 2nd Btm 4 Btm 4 Btm 3 Elim
4 Bello Lydia Biodum 1st Elim
5 Glory Orishki 2nd Btm 3 Elim
6-7 Alex Olori 3rd Btm 4 Elim
Zoe Chinaka 1st
8-9 Oluwatoni Afolayan Elim Saved Btm 4 Elim
George Ukeme 2nd
10-11 Ajumoke Nwaeze Elim Saved Elim
Chito Ann Akwueh Elim Saved
12-13 Kalu-Ude Nnenna 1st Elim
Olamide Etti 2nd
14 Ken Nwaoji 1st Wdrw
Wild
Card
Rachel Tamunokuro Ogonodi Elim Elim
Amadi Lawrence Elim
Immaculate Edache Elim
Irene Ojarigho Elim
Semi-
Final 5
Amy Elim
Bibi
Funmi
Kemi
Thoinette
Semi-
Final 4
Adetoun Adekoya Grace Elim
Anthony Nsikak Akpan
Chioma Success Ezeh
Ewoma Egedi
Kessiena Godswill Dagbo
Ndidiamaka Percious Okonkwo
Obiala Leonard Chinyere
Semi-
Final 3
Chukwudi Victor Okwege Elim
Faith Dode
Godson Chimew Godson
Grace Udoh
Jessica Sunny
Olajumoke Rachael Oyebodejo
Toyosi Alasi
Semi-
Final 2
Domita Ojeme Abodo Elim
Felicia Ugoaro
Lawrence Paul
Lynn Eke
Onyekachukwu Nwaligbe
Safiya Ramat Idachaba
Sunday Onyeka Otabo
Semi-
Final 1
Abraham Emurewa Elim
Joe Ekpo
Ogunbodede "Bukky" Oluwabukola
Ruth Nwachukwu
Sadia Ibrahim

Season 2[edit]

In 2011, singer Charly Boy replaced Audu Maikori who left the show to concentrate on other projects. The hosts are Tiwa Savage and IllRymz. The contestants were Chinedu, Najita, Nikki, Lynda, Ibinabo, Honey, Diwari, A.Y.O, Mercy, Steven Onochie, Anthony Ekpo and Sly 1 (Sylvester Kingston). Mercy Chinwo was the eventual winner.

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