Multichoice Nigeria has declared auditions open for the ninth season of the Nigerian Idol talent show.
Busola Tejumola, the MultiChoice executive head for content and West Africa channels, in a statement, disclosed that the online auditions for the music reality show have commenced.
Tejumola said the auditions will run from January 19 to 29.
“The theme for this year’s edition is ‘Dare to Dream’ and interested candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 30 years,” she said.
Tejumola said that contestants should upload a 60-second video of themselves singing any song of their choice on www.africamagic.tv.
“MultiChoice is committed to enabling young talent to actualize their dreams and delivering premium entertainment to our audience. The success of previous editions of Nigerian Idol has encouraged more young Nigerians to dare to dream,” she said.
“Today they are some of the voices that carry our African stories and inspire others to live their dreams. Season nine promises to be bigger and more entertaining than other seasons. Interested contestants can send their entries to the Nigerian Idol portal on our Africa Magic website.”
The Nigerian Idol main show would premiere on DStv and GOtv on May 26.
However, there will be a special two-week bonus compilation of participants’ auditions that will air on April 21.
In 2023, Victory Gbakara was crowned the winner of the eighth edition of the music reality show and took home a total grand prize worth N100 million, which included an N35 million cash prize, a car, and a recording contract.
Interested applicants for this year’s edition should click here to apply.