Last year, we met 12 singers whose voices and musical prowess left Nigeria in awe. Week after week, viewers were left stunned by their vocal dexterity and amazing stage presence. But what have they been up to? Let’s take a look at what they are doing presently and how they are faring in the music world since the last time we saw them.
Abigail was a vocal powerhouse and a force to be reckoned with on the show. Though she left a few weeks into the Live Shows, Abigail has not slowed down with her music career as she continues to push herself to the success she dreams of. Check out one of her performances from the previous Season.
Banty came on Nigerian Idol Season 7 with a big voice and even bigger swag – and this took her all the way to the Top 3. Last year, she decided to take her skills to the world and recorded the Afro-beats gem “Awelewa” alongside Nigerian music star Oritsefemi. Listen to the hit track below. Love it loads!
The man with a smooth and velvety tone brought his cool vibes to the stage, and we knew he was a gem, right away. His ability to switch between music genres was a standout quality that endeared him to music fans across the country. David Operah has had the opportunity to share his gift with the world, via the launch of his EP Rumours. Listen to the EP below. You’ll have it on heavy rotation!
Debby caught the attention of fans from the Auditions phase, right through to Theatre Week where she totally slayed her performances. She was praised by our Judges and fans alike for her unique style and swag. Since the end of Season 7, Debby has continued to pursue music, alongside another exciting career; being a brand influencer. Check out her amazing cover of Omarion’s song “Distance”, which she renamed “Mood”.
Faith came to the Nigerian Idol Season 7 Auditions with the aim of meeting her real-life idol Simi, and then maybe snagging a Golden Ticket. She was able to achieve all this and more, and quickly became a fan-favourite during the Live stage of the competition. Her unique tone was a source of wonder for both the Judges and our discerning audience. What is she up to now? Faith is still hard at work in the music industry and recently released a 🔥 single titled “Love Story”. Take a listen below.
Gerald popped up on our screens, amazing artwork of Host IK Osakioduwa in tow. He then proved to be a master of many crafts when he went on to sing his heart out, winning a horde of fans for himself. The bearded Idol was unstoppable every time he sang love ballads, much to the excitement of all – and continues his music journey to this day. His latest single is 'Naturally'. Listen to it below, you would absolutely love it.
Dubbed “The Baby Dragon”, by IK, Itohan burst onto the Nigerian Idol scene with an amazing Audition that trended on social media. The young star also made waves with her beautiful performances during our Live Shows. Itohan is still very much into music and does an amazing job at it. Check out her stellar rendition of some popular Christmas songs below.
Soft-spoken Joel broke boundaries as an individual who stammered while speaking to make it to the Top 12 and his story inspired many. Joel has continued to build his music career by offering vocal training to aspiring musicians, alongside his other love, performing at choral gigs. Check out one of his insightful vocal lessons below.
With a guitar and a stool, Jordan earned himself a standing ovation from the Judges at his first Audition – and it was smooth sailing from then on. He wowed viewers and grew a sizeable fanbase courtesy of his inspired performances. He is not showing any signs of slowing down and has continued to make music outside of the show. Check out Jordan’s wonderful EP "Rollercoaster of Love" below.
Precious with her precious voice gave premium performances all through the Auditions last season, even though she did not get too far at our Live Shows. She made sure to sign out of the season with a banger, however. Since leaving the show, Precious has done a lot of covers and still manages to create space for music, despite her busy schedule. Check out her cover of Jazmine Sullivan's 'Pick Up Your Feeling'.
Like his name, our Season 7 winner Progress moved smoothly through all the stages of the competition by giving stellar performances that made him stand out from the crowd. During the Live Shows, he made sure not to lose the true essence of who he is and spiced up his stage performances with electrifying dance steps – and of course, powerful vocals! Since winning Nigerian Idol Season 7, Progress has gone on a nationwide tour and released his first single “Lift Me Up”. Talk about true progress! Have a listen below.
Zadok had the Judges giving him standing ovations almost every week and it was a sight to behold. His performances were always nothing short of spectacular. Since the show ended, he has released an amazing EP titled Preacher of Love that has earned him even more attention, as it should! Listen below.
The Season 7 Nigerian Idol contestants are doing good for themselves, and we hope to see them do greater things in the future. How can they not with all that talent they possess? We’re so proud of you, class of 2022!
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