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Idols Comes to Nigeria (Nigerian Idol) with the Help of OMG

(LAGOS, NIGERIA) – Optima Media Group has been named licensees of the first-ever “Nigerian Idols.” According to a statement released by BlackHouse Media, PR team of Nigerian Idol, “Optima Media Group (OMG) has acquired the license from Fremantle Media UK to deliver the Idol experience in Nigeria”.

With a number of other properties such as “Apprentice”, “So you think you can dance”, “Dancing with the stars” “Soccer Prince”, “Got Talent”, “Soccer Stars” and “Don’t Forget the lyrics” pending, OMG is gradually gaining grounds as Africa’s quintessential content and production company; the one-stop shop for quality TV production and execution, further establishing themselves as the continent’s leading media, sports and entertainment company.

Since inception in 2001, the company has catered for marketing, content providing and marketing, using multiple media platforms to present and develop unique entertainment experiences across the African continent and beyond. It is no wonder they will be conveying Nigerian Idol to the doorsteps of 150 million Nigerians from July to December 2010.

Just like the premise of the original show Pop Idol, Nigerian Idol is a television reality show with a nation-wide search for Nigeria’s next solo superstar, which will offer one young hopeful the opportunity that raw talented singers have until now, only dreamed of. Nigerian Idol aims to find the best singer in the country who can be defined as the “National” singer, and International Artiste. One contestant will win an top quality management deal and a recording contract with an international record label, setting them on the path to stardom.

In July of this year, applications will be made available to talented singers across Nigeria, aged between 16 and 27 to audition for the chance to be the next 2face Idibia, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Asa or Neyo. A panel of four judges, made up of some of the music industry’s most influential experts, will be faced with the daunting prospect of choosing 50 talented singers to face the viewing public who will decide, in a series of live shows, who most deserves the chance of stardom. This 50 hopefuls will be set tasks to prove that they have got the musical talent to make it in one of the world’s most competitive industries. The Winner will be chosen after a live show in which the final two contestants sing to the nation in the hope of clinching the prize that will change their lives forever.

The show will be aired both on cable and terrestrial television across Nigeria. “We are currently solidifying relationships with a few television networks in other African countries, as well as in Europe and the United States,” said Chichi Nwoko Deputy Director International Sponsorship & Sales for OMG. “Music is a universal language, and we believe that Nigeria is a hub for music talent. With Nigerian Idol, we are dedicated to showing the world that we are ready to cross over into the international music scene. Nigerian Idol will produce the the Next Big International Star.”

Idol has been produced in different continents of the world like Poland, America, Greece and Turkey. Culled out of “Pop Idol”, Idol as it has become one of the biggest international franchises.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT NIGERIAN IDOL
•       Optima Media Group are the licensees for  Nigerian IDOL
•       Fremantle Media UK created the British TV series Pop Idol which has now become a global phenomenon known as IDOL.
•       IDOL has been produced in many countries of the world including Germany, Turkey, Australia, Poland, USA, Sweden, France, Belgium, and in Asia including SaudiArabia
•       OMG as a media company has vast interests in sports, entertainment, events and publishing has partnered major organisations in the world.
•       “Accept no Limitations’’ is the pay-off line for Nigerian Idol
•       Young people between 16 and 28 are eligible for the auditions
•       Nigerian Idol will be aired across Nigeria, other African countries and overseas
•       50 contestants will be selected from the auditions as finalists
•       This is the debut edition of Nigerian idol
•       There will be four judges on the show
•       Auditions will hold in six cities across Nigeria

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22 Comments

  1. easy says:

    pls i can,t wait,eh i beg how can i register,my mail is chijioke.chizzy@gmail.com
    thank no 2347063280798

  2. grace says:

    Pls how do i register for nigerian idols season3? thanks.

  3. great says:

    someone shoulld pls tell me if rappas are included as in can 1 rap @ d audition. ppls some1 should tell me urgently.

  4. solphie says:

    pls u are killing me with this silence i cant wait any longer.pls tell us the date and venue in due course.

  5. earl says:

    wana be alerted!

  6. Faith uti says:

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  9. akintayo says:

    i will like to know more aboutthis nigerian idols.i am the talent d wor africa is waiting for

  10. KEMMY says:

    We have waited so long for this! please when is the audition starting? we are tired of waiting oooooooo!

  11. Ice says:

    plzzzzzzzzz i also need 2 know wen registration starts,(desprately

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  13. Odiakose paddy says:

    Plz how can i go about registering

  14. babatunde tomiwa says:

    for christ sake how i`m i gonna get this form and when is the dead line for getting the form,.pls this is an oppurtunity and i dont want it to pass me bye

  15. Ocheibi Michael says:

    please how can go about the registration?

  16. may says:

    how do i join the idols…i mean how to register.

  17. adeoye blessing says:

    its rily a great idea.pls id like to know how to fil the form nd when.thanks

  18. Ayomide says:

    Its cool i will love to paticipate some1 tell me where d audition gonna take place,where to get a form & how many weeks do they stay in d house just kip me posted pls

  19. Lekan says:

    Yea i will be contesting..watch out!!

  20. el- dazle says:

    its really a good thing that OMG is actually making this happen in Nigeria. am quite grateful

  21. tosinlicious says:

    it nice of omg for bring idols 2 nigeria.it brings about talent hunting and expressing ones self.

  22. Benny Maluba says:

    I never agree that the male and female voice should be judged in the same competition. We are made differently even in our voices.I believe there should be a seperate judgement for the both. for example, Idol male and female categories for 2010, at the end two winners, a male and a female.

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