By Ayo Onikoyi
The Naija Star Search talent hunt show has reached its crescendo, with N10 million cash prize up for grabs tonight. After many weeks of talent exhibition by over 17 contestants and difficult decisions made by the judges, namely; Keke Ogungbe, ID Cabasa, and Asha Gangali, the stage is now set for the finale.
Organisers of the show introduced fresh intrigue as audience votes and judges’ decisions influenced the return of already evicted contestants, Khaleed, Black Bella, and Kachi, for the grand finale. The three returned contestants join the finalists, Skimzo, Melo, and Eniola, to battle for the winning prizes of N5 million, N3 million and N2 million, respectively.
The show, which has continued to leave audiences at the edge of their seats since its commencement in September 2022, has seen the eviction of many talents that include Sparrowh, Tomz, and MB Dre, amongst others.
As explained by the judges, elements key to winning the show are originality, street credibility, and creativity.. The judges worked with them, providing mentorship to finetune their original songs.
Naija Star Search is a collaboration between StarTimes Nigeria and Kennis Music toward preserving Afrobeats.