Nigerian Idol: Omawumi, Ric Hassani, 9ice emerge judges

As the 9th season of Nigerian Idol kicks off on Sunday, April 21, the trio of Omawumi, Ric Hassani and 9ice have been pencilled as judges.

Omawumi is set to bring the value of her illustrious career, spanning over a decade, to bear as a judge in the show. She will be joined by internationally acclaimed artiste, Ric Hassani, a first time judge who is poised to share his invaluable insights and experiences with contestants, empowering them to embrace their individuality and pursue their dreams fearlessly.

Completing the trio is 9ice, a trailblazing artiste renowned for his masterful storytelling and timeless hits in Yoruba language. With a career spanning over two decades, 9ice is keen to bring his wealth of knowledge and perspective to the table as a judge, offering contestants a glimpse into the intricacies of the music industry.

Speaking, Dr. Busola Tejumola, Executive Head Content and Channels, West Africa, MultiChoice, said: “Nigerian Idol has continuously set the standard for music talent shows in Africa, and season 9 promises to be no exception. With Omawunmi, Ric Hassani and 9ice on board, viewers can expect unparalleled talent, excitement and entertainment. We are proud to showcase the immense musical prowess that Nigeria has to offer and look forward to another unforgettable season.”

Milen Oyinlola, PR & Media Manager, Tecno Mobile, co-headline sponsor, expressed her enthusiasm to work with the judges to help in making the dreams of talented Nigerians come to life.

“Tecno envisions unlocking new possibilities for contestants and viewers alike. Through this collaboration, Tecno aims to leverage its innovative products and digital platforms to enhance the overall experience for Nigerian Idol enthusiasts. From engaging digital campaigns to exclusive behind-the-scenes content, Tecno is set to weave a tapestry of excitement around the show, amplifying each participant’s journey,” she noted.

Bigi Drinks, the carbonated beverage brand known for its caregiving nature, shared its excitement for the new season, “We are passionate about nurturing talent and creativity. Witnessing the journeys of these young artistes as they chase their dreams fills us with immense joy. We believe in the power of dreams, and Nigerian Idol provides a platform for these aspiring singers to showcase their talent and be inspired by some of Nigeria’s brightest musical stars. We can’t wait to see the incredible talent that will take the stage this season.”

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