David Operah is out and the Competition is down to Top Six – Nigerian Idol

25 April 2022
The Live Show was a bouqet of surprises coupled with an amazing homage to Afrobeats.
Nigerian Idol

Sunday’s live show opened with the contestants delivering a colourful performance of D’banj’s 2013 hit song, Oliver Twist. They were joined by Nigerian Idol Season 6 Winner, Kingdom Kroseide, and second runner-up, Akunna Okechukwu. 

In a quick chat on stage with Nigerian Idol host, IK Osakioduwa, the stars from last Season’s show spoke about the impact the show has on their careers and announced that they would be releasing new singles soon. We also got to see special performances by them, and this was brought to you by WAW. Watch their performance of 'Oliver Twist' alongside the Contestants below.

The Seventh Season of the Nigerian Idol Competition is now down to its Top 6 Contestants following the exit of David Operah. IK delivered the news at the start of the Sunday Live show after revealing that a total of 22 million votes were recorded the previous week. This leaves Banty, Faith, Jordan, Itohan, Progress and Zadok in the race to be crowned Nigerian Idol Season 7 Winner!

The theme for the night was ‘Afrobeats’ and the Top 6 Contestants took the stage to perform their selected songs with hopes of earning the judges’ nods and viewers’ votes.

Jordan opened the night with a fantastic rendition of Burna Boy’s 'Anybody'. Despite the judges' concern about his performance at the start, they all agreed he put up a good performance. Missed Jordan's performance at the Live Show? Watch it below.

Banty took the stage next, giving an impressive performance of Magixx and Ayra Starr’s 'Love Don’t Cost a Dime'. Judge Simi commented on Banty's joy in singing and being on stage.

Watch Banty's performance from the Live Show below.

Itohan channelled Yemi Alade in her rendition of the singer’s song, 'Nagode'. The judges praised her performance, however, they felt it wasn’t her best vocal work this season.

Zadok received a standing ovation from the judges and studio audience after performing Kizz Daniel’s Laye. D’banj described him as a born entertainer, adding that it came through in each of his performances. Watch his performance from the Live Show below.

Faith gave a beautiful cover of Ckay’s Emiliana, and the judges praised her strong vocals. Missed Faith's performance at the Live Show? Watch it below

Progress’ performance of Ayra Starr’s Bloody Samaritan was the night’s final performance. The judges remarked on his growth in the competition. Watch his performance below.

It wasn’t all singing and dancing in the Nigeria Idol live studio, as Sunday night’s show also delivered a sweet surprise. Midway into the show, musician Adekunle Gold came on stage with a birthday cake for his wife, Simi. The two shared a loved-up moment to the admiration of the audience and viewers.

To top off what could best be described as a beautiful night of performances and pleasant surprises, Kingdom came back on stage to close out the live show with a performance of his new song, Shey You Go Dey. Watch his amazing moment on the stage below.

The competition continues next week. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite Contestants, as the power to determine who makes it Top 5 is solely in your hands. Voting is open now and will close at 9 pm on Thursday, 28 April 2022. Viewers can vote via the Africa Magic website, mobile site, and MyDStv and MyGOtv apps.


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