Wednesday, April 29

Meet The Top 12 Contestants Of Etisalat Sponsored Nigerian Idol Season V

With more than 10,000 auditions in 5 cities across Nigeria, numerous performance and eviction shows, the Etisalat Sponsored Nigerian Idol is down to its Top 12 contestants. 
Oyinkepreye Toun (a.k.a Preye - above) 
A make-up artist hooked not just on her brushes, but also on her love for RnB and Soul music, Toun is a 24-year old singer with vocal codes that belt out ranges totally out of this world. She sees Nigerian Idol as the platform to help her rub shoulders with her mentors. See the rest after the cut...

Ogunmoyero Modoluwamu (a.k.a Dolu)
A lover of good and deep music, Dolu loves to rub minds with and learn from intelligent people. Does this Ogun state indigene have what it takes to shine bright like a diamond in the music sphere?
Victor Ekeoma (a.k.a Prime)
This 23-year-old Abia State native has got confidence and soulful vocals to back it up. The Nigerian Idol platform will set a stage for him to reach the world with good and inspirational music.

Esther Aritheshoma Monday (a.k.a. Sther)
23-year old Esther, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the Niger Delta University, started her singing career at the age of five. Her passion for dancing, singing and acting inspired her to enter the Nigerian Idol competition. Will her theatrics and vocal dynamics attract the Nigerian Idol crown to her? 

Godson Goodluck (a.k.a. Classiq Tunez)
The 25-year-old one-time naval officer and a gifted pianist, Godson sees himself as a unique individual blessed with a rare tone. He believes his musical experience and background will path ways for him in the competition.

Omodele Diana Fatoki (a.k.a. Modele)
A native of Ogun State, 27-year old Omodele discovered her singing talent, when she was 13. Omodele loves Rhythm and Blues and believes she has untapped talents to showcase during the competition. Can her experience and astonishing vocal range earn her the golden crown?
Ada Brenda Adigwe (a.k.a. Brenda)
A lover of Pop, Afrobeat, Jazz and Soul music, Brenda is a resilient and experienced singer who believes Nigerian Idol is the gateway for her dream to be achieved.
Imuetiyan Ese-Amadasun (a.k.a. Nex2)
The 23-year old contestant loves to sing and watch movies. His resilient attitude makes him believe that, he can win Nigerian Idol season 5.
Paul Manuwa (a.k.a. P.Scholes)
A singer, song writer and guitarist, Paul is a 400L undergraduate of the University of Benin, currently studying Economics and Statistics. His style of music is acoustic Pop, alternative Rock as well as Rhythm and Blues. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Timi Dakolo are his inspiration in the music industry.

Janet Ebiwari Ayoka (a.k.a. Ayoka)
A native of Ondo State, 25-year old Janet started singing when she was 10. Though, she lost her number one fan- her mother- five years later at the age of 15, Janet said her mother would be happy, knowing she never lost her beautiful gift of singing. Will she make her mother smile in her grave?
Margaret Uloma Okemiri   (a.k.a. Uloma)
Margaret is a 24- year old undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt, studying Linguistics and Communication Studies. From Abia State, she loves singing, designing clothes and travelling. Margaret started singing at her Church Choir and she loves singing Soul and Rhythm and Blues.

Kunle Ogunrombi (a.k.a. K-Peace)
Kunle's skill of infusing Fuji into his performance is second to non. The gifted singer, who is married with a child, began his musical career at 15. He loves challenges and believes Nigerian Idol will showcase his hidden potentials.

The first Gala show which aired over the weekend showcased the contestants performing songs by Nigerian legends, such as Mike Okri the Omoge crooner, late Christy Essien- Igbokwe, the Lady of Songs, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey and Highlife veteran, Sir Victor Olaiya to impress the judging trio of Dede Mabiaku, Yinka Davies and Darey Art-Alade and secure spots in the next stage of the competition.

To vote, viewers should dial the number of their favorite contestant on an Etisalat line or send the contestant's number to 33680 via SMS. Voting began midnight Sunday, April 26 and ends Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

The winner of this year's competition will be crowned in June and will be awarded with the sum of N7.5 million cash, a brand new car and a recording deal with Universal Music Company worth N7.5 million, amongst other prizes.

The show continues to air on local TV stations and cable networks like STV, NTA, Superscreen TV, Rave TV, Smash TV, Ooduaa TV, V Channel TV, Real Star TV, Cool TV, Wazobia TV and Wap TV.

Want to watch a recap of the last performance online? Simply log on to the Etisalat-Sponsored Nigerian Idol website at now for all the juicy updates. All we can say as we keep watching the show is 'May the best contestant win!'

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