D’banj, a multi-award-winning artist, and Simi, a celebrity singer-songwriter, have been announced as judges for Nigerian Idol’s seventh season.
MultiChoice Nigeria, a leading entertainment company and organizers of the reality television singing competition, made the news today, January 18, 2022, as the countdown to the show’s February 2022 launch starts.
IK Osakioduwa, a popular radio and television personality, will return as the show’s presenter this season, alongside Obi Asika, who will make a reappearance as a judge.
Dr. Busola Tejumola, Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, said on the new season’s judges: “We couldn’t think of a finer trio to serve as the season’s judges than Obi Asika, D’banj, and Simi.” ”
“They have decades of combined expertise in the music and entertainment industries, as well as individual mastery in their respective trades. We have no doubt that they will keep audiences captivated throughout what promises to be an incredible season!
D’banj stated his enthusiasm about becoming a judge this season, stating, “I was out of the country when I learned that I would be a judge for this season of Nigerian Idol and I couldn’t control my joy.” I’m bringing my own plan, so fans can anticipate a blast.”
Simi said, “I’ve always admired the notion of becoming a judge and believe it’s a wonderful job.” I want to be really candid, to have fun, and to possibly get inspiration from individuals that appear on the program.”
“I shall be searching for unique abilities and fresh faces this year,” returning judge Obi Asika remarked. I’m also looking forward to working with the rest of the judges this season, and I promise to be as objective and candid with each candidate as I was last year.”
Kingdom Kroseide was crowned Nigerian Idol’s sixth season champion after months of rigorous musical competition involving over 10,000 contestants from throughout the nation and over 16 million votes cast in the finale.