Nigerian Idol: D’Banj, Simi speak on new roles as Judges

The show is scheduled to kick off on February 6, 2022, while the live show will begin on Sunday, March 20, 2022.
Dbanj, Simi

Dbanj, Simi

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Singer Simi, has expressed joy and excitement over her new role as a judge of the seventh edition of Nigerian Idol.

"I’ve always loved the idea of being a judge and I think it’s a fun thing to do,” Simi said.

“I plan to be very honest and have fun and hopefully gain inspiration from those that come on the show.”

Already, the new roles as new judges of talent cum reality TV show Nigerian Idol have been described as exciting and fun by D’Banj and Simi.

The two replace former judges Seyi Shay and DJ Sose.

An excited D’banj also 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.”

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.

"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 do not doubt that they will keep the viewers entertained in what will be a spectacular season!”

Dr Tejumola also revealed that the producers have decided to up the ante for the seventh edition as the winner will be walking away with a grand prize of N100 million that includes an SUV and a recording cum management contract.

The show is scheduled to kick off on February 6, 2022, while the live show will begin on Sunday, March 20, 2022.

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