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Simi And D’banj Join Obi Asika As Judges On Nigerian Idols Season 7

Multiple award-winning musicians Simi and D’banj have been unveiled as judges on the forthcoming seventh edition of Nigerian Idols.

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Organisers Multichoice made the big unveil on January 18, 2021, as the countdown to the show which will commence in February begins.

Season compere and host Ik Osagioduwa will host this edition while Obi Asika returns as one of the judges.

Speaking on the introduction of new judges for the new season, Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, Dr. Busola Tejumola said, “We could not think of a better trio to be the season’s judges than Obi Asika, D’banj and Simi,”

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The three of them combined bring decades worth of experience in the music and entertainment business, as well as individual mastery of their crafts. We have no doubt that they will keep the viewers entertained in what will be a spectacular season!”

Speaking on his appointment as a judge, D’banj said; “I was out of the country when I found out that I was going to be a judge for this season of Nigerian Idol and I couldn’t contain my excitement. I’m coming in with my own strategy so viewers should expect a bang.”

On her part, Simi also said, “I’ve always loved the idea of being a judge and I think it’s a fun thing to do. I plan to be very honest and have fun and hopefully gain inspiration from those that come on the show.”


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Returning judge Obi Asika added, “I will be looking for special talents and new faces this year. I’m also excited to work with the rest of the judges this season, and I will be very fair and real to every contestant just like I was last year.”

Kingdom Kroseide emerged winner of the sixth edition. Over 10,000 aspiring musicians from across Nigeria applied for the competition and over 16 million votes were recorded at the finale. The seventh edition of the talent show will commence on February 6, 2021.


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