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19 January 2024
You asked and we answered. Here are the deets for everything you need to know about Nigerian Idol season 9.
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About the show and how to watch:

  • MultiChoice Nigeria is proud to announce the return of Nigerian Idol, a singing competition TV show, to DStv and GOtv screens in April 2024
  • The pop-up channels DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 49 with a special two-week bonus compilation of participants’ auditions will launch Sunday, 21st April and the live shows start Sunday, 26th May on AM Showcase (DStv channel 151), AM Urban (DStv channel 153; GOtv channel 8) and AM Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 7) at 7 pm.
  • The show will be available on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam, and Yanga packages and GOtv Supa +, Supa, Max and Jolli packages only.
  • Voting will take place on the website, mobile and on the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps. The precise voting periods and voting information will be communicated during the live shows.
  • Viewers can also watch Nigerian Idol Season 9 via the DStv & GOtv Stream apps at no additional cost. The apps are available for download on iOS and Android devices.
  • For more information on the ninth season of Nigerian Idol, viewers and visit the website. Follow the official Nigerian Idol handle on X, Instagram, and Facebook to stay up to date. 

FAQs:

General Questions About Nigerian Idol

  1. What is Nigerian Idol?

Nigerian Idol is a singing competition TV show modeled after the popular Idols franchise. The show's concept involves a group of unsigned singing talents who go through a thorough audition process to perform to a panel of vocal judges who critique their performances. The contestants advance through different stages in the competition until the eventual winner is determined by viewers and fans of the show via SMS, Website, and Mobile voting.

  1. Why did MultiChoice Nigeria decide to continue the Nigerian Idol brand?
    Nigerian Idol has without a doubt been a huge and successful singing competition famed for producing a few of the biggest music acts in the country such as Timi Dakolo and Omawumi (it was then referred to as Idols West Africa) and break-out gospel singer Mercy Chinwo. Last year saw the emergence of Victory Gbakara as the winner; Progress Chukwuyem in 2022, and Kingdom Kroseide in 2021.
  2. When will Nigerian Idol Season 9 premiere?

Nigerian Idol will premiere Sunday, 21st April 2024 with a compilation of participants’ auditions with the pre-recorded weekly shows and the live shows will start Sunday, 26th May 2024.

  1. What is the duration of Nigerian Idol Season 9?

Nigerian Idol Season 9 will run for 12weeks, with the finale on Sunday, 14th July 2024.

  1. Who is the headline sponsor for Nigerian Idol Season 9?

Nigerian Idol Season 9 is proudly sponsored by Bigi and TECNO.

  1. When and where did the Call-to-Entry take place?

The Nigerian Idol Season 9 calls to entry were held online via the Africa Magic website from 19th January to 29th January 2024. It was open to both males and females aged 16 – 28 years of Nigerian nationality.

  1. When does voting start on the show?

There will be weekly voting on Nigerian Idol when the live shows start. Voting will take place on SMS, Website, Mobile, and on MyDStv/MyGOtv app. The precise voting periods and voting information will be communicated during the live TV shows.

  1. Will there be a live audience present at the Nigerian Idol studio?

Yes. There will be a live audience for the Nigerian Idol Season 9.

  1. Where can I find further information regarding the show?

For more information, visit the https://africamagic.dstv.com/show/nigerian-idol. You can also follow our verified @AfricaMagic handle on Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter) to keep up with all the updates.

 

General Questions About Broadcast Details

  1. What channels will Nigerian Idol be available on?

Nigerian Idol Season 9 will be available on DStv Channel 198 and GOtv Channel 49 while the live shows will air on AM Showcase (DStv channel 151), AM Urban (DStv channel 153 & GOtv channel 8), and AM Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 7).

  1. What DStv and GOtv packages will Nigerian Idol be available on?

The show will be available on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam, and Yanga packages and GOtv Supa+, Supa, Max and Jolli packages only.

  1. Will I automatically have DStv channel 198/GOtv channel 49 to watch the bonus content?

Yes. With an active subscription on DStv Prestige, Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam and Yanga or GOtv Supa+, Supa, Max and Jolli, channel 198 or 49 will automatically be available.

  1. Do I need to pay extra to watch Nigerian Idol Season 9?

No. The show will be available to you at no extra cost. You only need to stay active, reconnect or subscribe to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam and Yanga or GOtv Supa+, Supa, Max and Jolli. You can visit www.dstvafrica.com or www.gotvafrica.com or contact your nearest MultiChoice office/branch. You can also download the MyDStv app and MyGOtv app available to iOS and Android users to sign up for auto renewal and use other self-service options.

  1. Will I be able to watch Nigerian Idol on DStv Padi or GOtv Jinja/Smallie?

No. Nigerian Idol will only be available to customers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam and Yanga packages and only to subscribers on GOtv Supa+, Supa, Max and Jolli packages.

  1. Will I be able to view Nigerian Idol online via the DStv Stream and GOtv Stream Apps?

Yes. Viewers can watch Nigerian Idol Season 9 via the DStv Stream and GOtv Stream Apps at no additional cost. The apps are available for download on iOS and Android devices.