Nigerian Idol A Tribute To African Legends As Top 11 Kick-off Live Show
The ongoing Nigerian Idol live show stage began with a tribute to African music legends.
After Theatre Week, the focus shifted to the top 11 contestants of Nigerian Idol’s sixth season.
The contestants put on heartfelt performances in order to please the judges – Seyi Shay, Obi Asika, and DJ Sose – as well as the audience at home. The top 11 contestants in this season’s first live performances will decide the nine contestants who will advance to the next round, with the two contestants with the fewest votes being eliminated next week.
Their performances were outstanding. Akunna, 23, took the stage to perform her cover of Angelique Kidjo’s “Wombo Lombo,” while Beyonce opted to perform “Agolo,” one of Angelique Kidjo’s hit singles that she grew up listening to. The judges praised Akunna for her outstanding performance, while Asika observed that Beyonce’s performance had strengthened her morale.
Clinton’s cover of late Prince Nico Mbarga’s “Sweet Mum” was dedicated to his mother but fell short of DJ Sose’s hopes, and Comfort’s rendition of Styl-Plus’ 2004 classic “Olufunmi” failed to console Asika or Seyi Shay.
Daniel couldn’t stop grinning after receiving praise from DJ Sose and Obi Asika for his rendition of late Lucky Dube’s hit “I’ve Got You Babe,” and Dotun couldn’t stop smiling after dazzled the three judges with his rendition of Miriam Makeba’s “Malaika.”
Faith’s choice of Sir Victor Uwaifo’s “Joromi” won him applause, and Emmanuel delivered a dazzling cover of Majek Fashek’s “Send Down The Rain.”
Faith Mac’s rendition of Salif Keita’s “Africa” took center stage, leaving the judges breathless.
The late Lucky Dube’s sound was brought back when Francis elicited tears with his rendition of “Remember Me,” and Kingdom closed the show with Lebo M’s “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”