For the first time in the history of reality TV show in Nigeria, two ladies- Yeka Onka and Naomi Mac are the final contestants who are slugging it out for the star prize of N7.4million and other goodies.
And this Sunday, March 27, 2011, a winner in the first season of Nigeria’s biggest music talent show will emerge.
The TV reality show which has been the talk of the town since kicking off in November 2010, is finally coming to an end this Sunday and the producers are working around the clock to ensuring that the grand finale turns out to become a remarkable one for TV viewers in Nigeria, UK and America.
Already, the evicted 11 finalists_ Ola, Nina, Chito, AJ, Tonii, George, Zoe, Alex, Glory, Bibi and Emmanuel are on camp at the Dream Studios rehearsing for the final show and recording a team song with Naomi Mac and Yeka Onka
The winner will be announced at a star_studded event holding at the Dream Studios in the presence of select key guests which will include the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry, sponsors of Nigerian Idol and of course, friends and relatives of the final contestants.
Aside performances that will be mounted by rising stars like Praiz and Retta, the event promises to be exciting. There will be performances from two special A-list artistes_ an international act and a Nigerian superstar.
The show which debuted on Sunday, November 21, 2010 has gone through raw auditions from theatre auditions to workshop phase, to top 50 phase, to the top 10 phase; wild card twist to top 13 phase to evictions.
“Numerous talents came for raw auditions; and with the help of the judges and the viewers, we have been able to cut it down to 100, then 50, 13 and now we present to you two divas- Yeka Onka and Naomi Mac who will be slugging it out for the grand prize” Rotimi Pedro Managing Director of Optima Media Group says
And even though both ladies have their eyes on the grand prize of a recording contract, N7.5million courtesy of Etisalat and Royal Exchange, a brand new car courtesy Tom Tom and a Sony entertainment TV center.
There is no denying the fact that the ultimate prize is an opportunity to become an international music star, and a proud global ambassador of contemporary Nigerian music. Who wins this Sunday? Yeka Onka or Naomi Mac?