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Nigerian Idol season 8 auditions are now open!

17 January 2023
Auditions for Nigerian Idol season 8 are officially underway, and you don't have to leave the comfort of your house to throw your hat in the ring!
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Following the success of Nigerian Idol season 7, which saw Progress Chukwuyem emerge as winner, MultiChoice Nigeria is bringing back the competition for an eighth edition, starting with online auditions.

Online auditions for the eighth season of Nigerian Idol opened on Saturday 14 January, 2023 and will close on Saturday 28 January, 2023. Interested contestants between the ages of 16 and 28 must upload a 30 second video of them singing any song of their choice on africamagic.tv/nigerianidol.

Announcing the new season, Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, Busola Tejumola, said: “MultiChoice has committed to spotlighting young talent in Nigeria in different sectors. As with past seasons of the music talent competition, we remain committed to promoting and giving young, promising Nigerian musicians a platform to shine and actualise their dreams. Season eight promises to be bigger and more entertaining than other seasons. Last year, after a fierce battle between Progress and Zadok, the former emerged victorious, and we are looking for more talent that will pack the heat the way our contestants in season 7 did. So, if you believe you have what it takes to be the next Nigerian Idol, upload your audition clips on the Africa Magic website before 28 January, 2023.”

Last season, 12 brilliant contestants made it to the Live Shows out of over 40,000 entries, and it is now time for even more Nigerian youth to get a chance in the spotlight. All interested candidates must ensure they have a valid means of identification.

The Nigerian Idol Season 8 winner will walk away with a N30 million cash prize, among other rewards. Click here to send you 30-second video.


Nigerian Idol season 8 will air on DStv and GOtv in April 2023 and is proudly sponsored by BIGI Drinks and Tecno.