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8 Best Talent Shows in Nigeria ▷ How to Apply and Watch

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Best Talent Shows in Nigeria

These are the best talent shows in Nigeria to apply and watch this year in Nigeria.

1. Nigerian Idol

Nigerian idol is a reality TV series that aims to search for young, talented individuals in Nigeria.

The TV show, which comprises just singing competition, is open for every Nigerian who is between the age of 16 to 30 years of age.

Before the audition begin about 30 eligible Nigerians are selected for the show and are made to compete against each other through their song presentation.

Later in the show, a voting system is normally introduced to trim down the contestants down to 12.

Only 12 contestants will eventually make it to the final stage, where their progression of fate will be determined by fans through voting using their mobile phone.

The winner of Nigerian Idol Season 9 will walk home with the grand prize, which includes a cash prize of ₦30 million, a brand-new SUV, a six-track EP recording deal with three music videos included, an all-expense-paid trip to Seychelles, and a weekend getaway to Dubai for two.

There have been seven (7) Nigerian Idol winners to date:

  • Mercy Chinwo
  • Moses Obi Adigwe
  • Evelle
  • K-Peace
  • Kingdom Kroseide
  • Progress
  • Victory Gbakara

Online audition for Nigerian Idol Season 9 starts soon via the Africa Magic website.

The audition is open to Nigerians aged 16 – 30 years.

2. The Voice Nigeria

The Voice Nigeria is a Nigerian Talent show premiered on Africa Magic Television Channel.

There are also a lot of rewarding prizes for the winner of this show, including material and cash prizes.

You can also earn a recording contract with any company like that as one of the major benefits of the show.

The winner of The Voice Nigeria Season 5 will walk home with the coveted prizes including a cash reward of ₦15 million, an SUV, and a recording contract from Universal Music Group.

There have been four winners to date:

  • A’rese
  • Idyl
  • Esther Benyeogo
  • Pere Jason

The audition is open to Nigerians (both male and female) aged 18 – 50 years.

3. Big Brother Naija

Big Brother Naija is a reality TV show in which about 20 or more individuals battle for the coveted $200,000 grand prize money by performing various mental and physical tasks for brands and sponsors of the show in the house for over three-months.

The housemates must also avoid being evicted from the house by viewers or fellow housemate’s votes.

Big Brother Naija is an expected annual reality television show organized by Multichoice Nigeria, the owners of DSTV and GOTV and on this show, housemates turn out to be stars and most-sort-after Nigerian celebrity because of its influence.

Apart from giving away close to $200,000 every year, the Big Brother Naija show also has tremendous benefits, such as encouraging socialization, increasing Nigeria’s TV ratings, job creation, youths are engaged, and new talents are revealed.

The organizers will become popular, the sponsors will sell more products, brands get more awareness and high conversion rates, and the contestants get jobs/endorsements in the entertainment, fashion, beauty, tech, and sports industry.

4. Nigeria’s Got Talent

Nigeria’s Got Talent is a talent TV show which is watched by millions of Nigerians within and outside the shores of the country.

The first season of the show, sponsored by Airtel, was launched in 2012 and was aired on AIT and NTA.

Nigeria Got Talent features singers, dancers, magicians, and comedians competing for the advertised top prize of Twenty Million Naira.

Nigeria’s Got Talent season one winner was Amarachi and season two winner was Robots for Christ.

5. MTN Project Fame

MTN Project Fame West Africa is a music competition created to find new and young talents from Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Serria Leone grooming and giving them all the support they need to climb to the top of their music career.

The reality TV show is filmed in Lagos and aired on West African Subcontinent.

This show, which began in 2008, provides for the competition leading specialists from the music field to afford the contestants the very best professional training, which ranges from voice training, movement and how to write songs.

A winner will emerge after at least 8 weeks of rigorous training and outstanding performance in the project fame academy.

The winner of MTN Project Fame will receive a cash prize of ₦15 million.

Here is the complete list of MTN Project Fame winners:

  • Iyanya – Season One (2008)
  • Mike Anyasodo – Season Two (2009)
  • Chidinma – Season Three (2010)
  • Monica Oga – Season Four (2011)
  • Ayoola – Season Five (2012)
  • Olawale – Season Six (2013)
  • Geoffry Oji – Season Seven (2014)
  • Jeffrey Akor – Season Eight (2015)
  • Okiemutie Ighorodje – Season Nine (2016)

6. Gulder Ultimate Search

Gulder Ultimate Search is the first 100% local content reality TV program, sponsored by Gulder, a premium lager beer produced by Nigerian Breweries Plc.

The Gulder ultimate search was created in 2004 and has run for eleven seasons with a celebrity edition that aired in 2010.

In its survival-type reality show format, the contestants struggle to outwit each other in the harsh terrain of the jungle in which they are camped.

With a balance of wits and strength, the plot of the program has always centered on the search for a hidden artefact that brings the last contestant standing, instant fame and fortune.

At the premiere of its first season, it was widely received and has over the years accumulated twelve seasons with different winners and has taken place in different locations across Nigeria.

7. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

This is one of the earliest talent shows in Nigeria.

It is aimed at testing the intelligent quotient of the participants.

Each participant will be asked 15 questions, one after the other.

If you answer all of them correctly, you will win ₦10m.

You gain some money for each question you answer correctly.

But if you fail any question, it will be over for you, and you may lose some amount from your earning so far.

8. De9jaSpirit Talent Hunt

De9jaSpirit Talent Hunt is a show organized to discover and showcase amazing talents in the country Nigeria.

Participation is open to all.

Come showcase your talent on a global stage.

Whether you are a singer, contortionist, magician, lip syncing, a cappella group, dancer, actor, comedian, whatever talent you feel/think you need to show to the world out there, De9jaSpirit Talent hunt is providing a solid platform to actualize your dream of being on the global stage and taking over the world.

Register now and stand a chance to take part and win mouthwatering prizes and a big shot at fame.

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  1. My name is Feranmi ayodele,I just love music and I’m excited to share my talent with the world ✨

  2. My name is Lawrence Oji Adk.please I will you to notify me when any contest as such comes up. I will really love to participate
    Thanks sir/ma.

  3. good morning sir\ ma my name is uche, stage name is E-ZY , please I don’t know if you guys will update me if Thier is any competition again ????

  4. Please notify me if the form is out I love singing and I want to join in the competition If GOD say it’s time please I believe in GOD and my self ??

  5. I love singing and mouth beat and I will love to participate,if theirs any information pls update me 09045200934

  6. hello ?, my name is Glory. I have a talent of body beat to produce any kind of sounds or song, I will so glad if I can opportuned to showcase my talent to the world

    1. My name is Ifeoma faith Akam
      I love to participate in this great opportunity because singing is my life , please keep me posted
      07081797301.Thank you.

  7. Please inform me when the form or registration starts, Please Notify me.
    I luv to singing and I want to showcase it for the world to see.

  8. Hi my name is joy I am a young talented singer I really won’t to join the singing competition please tell me when there is a competition and I live in enugu now

  9. I am a young talented and gifted motivational writer and rapper,I will like to be part of any musical show.pls notify me if any is out.09168779223.

    1. My name is AKinbaani Darasimi i love to join this singing contest
      My no is 08032411755 and pls notify me when the form starts

  10. I am an upcoming comedian. Please I want to be among the participants let me know when the form and registration start.

  11. Hi I’m prince leigha I’ll really love to audition for this competition I’ve being trying for a long time now pls I don’t want to miss this one I need your help with notifications.?

  12. Hi I’m David and I’m a singer please I’ll love to get notifications from you when there’s a next competition opportunity please

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