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SONG CHOICE: A musical journey across Africa

29 May 2024
This Sunday, get ready for a 'World of Africa' themed Live Show featuring exciting performances of your favorite African hits.
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Following an extraordinary opening Live Show, Nigerian Idol's Top 10 are gearing up to deliver another unforgettable performance this Sunday. This week, the talented contestants will be celebrating the rich musical tapestry of Africa with the captivating theme: 'World of Africa.' Simply put, we are bringing it home to Mama Africa! So, get ready to groove to the beat as your Top 10 perform these hit songs below.

Chima: 'Beautiful people' by Chike

Chima will be keeping the love vibes flowing with Chike's 'Beautiful People.' Released in 2020 during Valentine, it was part of the album, Boo of the Booless. The song was nominated at the Headies and this solidified Chike's status as not only a loverboy but also as a leading Afrobeat artist.

Chioma: 'In the music' by Omawumi

Chioma will be healing our spirit and soul with Omawumi's 2009 banger, 'In the music'. The song which was part of Omawumi's debut album Wonder Woman was not only a fan favourite but it also topped charts across Nigeria and received critical acclaim. Omawumi is also a judge in this season of Nigerian Idol and we can't wait to see how Chioma will deliver this hit.

David Garland: 'Easy' by Reekado Banks

Bringing the party to the stage this Sunday is David Garland with Reekado Banks' 'Easy.' This infectious 2019 single from the album, Spotlight dominated airwaves and music streaming services. We can't wait for David Garland to give it to us jeje with this catchy tune!

Gracia: 'Pata Pata' by Miriam Makeba

Gracia is set to take us back in time with a powerful performance of Miriam Makeba's 'Pata Pata.' This iconic 1967 song is an Afro-pop dance song. The song's title 'Pata Pata' means "touch touch" in the Xhosa language and it was also the name of a style of dance that was popular in Johannesburg's Townships at that time. Looking forward to Gracia's interpretation of Mama Africa's signature hit.

Jennifer Igomu: 'Lonely at the Top' by Asake

Jennifer will be delivering a dose of reality with Asake's 'Lonely at the Top.' This 2023 hit from the album, Work of Art explores the challenges of fame which resonates with listeners across Africa.

Lady Ruth: 'Try me' by Tems

Lady Ruth will showcase her sultry vocals with Tems' captivating 'Try me'. Released in 2019, the song became a global hit, topping charts and receiving a nomination at the BET Awards. Tems is not only a Grammy award winner but also currently regarded as one of Nigeria’s mainstream afrobeats female artists.

Lammy: 'Holla at your boy' by Wizkid 

Lammy will be bringing the energy to the stage with Wizkid's popular hit song 'Holla at your boy.' This 2010 hit serves as the lead single from his debut studio album, Superstar. The song catapulted Wizkid to superstardom and remains an undeniable party anthem.

Maio: 'Nobody' by DJ Neptune ft Joeboy and Mr. Eazi

Preparing to serenade us this Sunday is Maio with Joeboy's heartfelt 'Nobody.' Released in 2021, 'Nobody' is the second single from DJ Neptune's second studio album, Greatness II: The Sounds Of Neptune. The song which featured vocals from Joeboy and Mr Eazi has appeared on both local and international charts.

Mira Clear: 'Kedike' by Chidinma

Mira Clear will put a fresh spin on Chidinma's 'Kedike.' This high-energy 2012 love song was part of Chidinma's debut album titled, Chidinma. Kedike was a massive commercial success, receiving numerous award nominations when it was released.

Stevie: 'Feel' by Davido

We are definitely going to feel it when Stevie steps on the stage this Sunday to perform 'Feel' by Davido. This 2023 hit from the album, Timeless embodies Davido's signature sound, blending Afrobeat rhythms with a message of longing and connection.

The Top 10 are ready to take us on a musical adventure across Africa and we can't wait to enjoy the ride as we celebrate the vibrant sounds of our continent!

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