Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Top Artists Named As Judges For The Voice Nigeria

Leading Nigerian vocalists Tuface Idibia, Waje, Timi Dakolo and Patoranking have been announced as coaches for the maiden edition of the Airtel sponsored show, The Voice Nigeria. The coaches were unveiled on Tuesday at The George Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The announcement of the coaches comes as preparations for the maiden edition of the show reach fever pitch following talent auditions in Calabar, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos.

Speaking at the press conference, the Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said: “It’s an exciting time for us at M-Net. The Voice is an internationally renowned franchise and has consistently provided exciting television content whilst giving great opportunities to talented individuals to showcase their talent to the world. The Nigerian adaptation will be no different and our viewers can expect the best television entertainment even as we wait to discover the next generation of talented singers!”
Airtel's Dinesh Balsingh, popular Nigerian vocalist Waje, Tuface Idibia and Wangi of MNET
Since its original launch in 2010, The Voice has won audiences in countries like the US, Australia, South Africa and the UK, where other renowned artistes have occupied the show’s famous red chairs as coaches. The Voice Nigeria employs the same format including a panel of four coaches who critique the contestants’ performances. The coaches guide their teams of selected artistes through the remainder of the season whilst also competing to ensure that their act wins the competition.



Commenting on the unveiling of Coaches, Mr. Ahmad Mokhles, the Chief Commercial Officer of Airtel Nigeria, sponsors of The Voice Nigeria, noted that Airtel is passionate about creating platforms that will delight, excite, entertain and engage talented youth as well as telecoms consumers across the country.

According to him, “The Voice Nigeria demonstrates Airtel’s commitment to its vision of connecting Nigerians to their dreams. We are also pleased by the fact that the majority of the coaches are not just icons in their respective music genres but also members of the Airtel family, underscoring our intense interest and support for the entertainment and creative industry.”

The Voice Nigeria will begin airing in April 2016. To find out more about the show and other Africa Magic programmes, please visit: www.africamagic.tv.

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