Naija Star Search: Contestants perform Nigerian classics as contest officially begins

Naija Star Search music actuality present kicked off on Sunday, with contestants drawing feelings from the viewers as they carried out Nigerian classics.

Even the judges weren’t disregarded as they loved the nostalgia their performances evoked.

Naija Star Search, dubbed an unique Afrobeats present, is the primary of its form within the nation. With steering and criticism from the judges, the contestants shall be schooled within the artwork and enterprise of Afrobeats music for the following three months.

Seventeen contestants from throughout the nation with various backgrounds and orientations shall be groomed and slug it out to provide the following Afrobeats star.

Grouped beneath Group Kenny, Group ID Cabasa and Group Asha, every crew mesmerised viewers with candy serenades as they took the viewers again in reminiscence lane. They didn’t not solely sing hit Naija songs but in addition remixed them with a contact of road credibility and originality.

Group Kennis carried out Child I Bought It by Capital FEMI that includes Eedris Abdulkareem. Group Asha Gangali carried out You is the One by Azadus, and On the identical time, Group ID Cabasa carried out reside in Yankee by Eedris Abdulkareem. The band additionally performs an important position in decoding the contestants’ performances.

“That’s only a warm-up to the present,” lead choose, Kenny Ogungbe mentioned because the stage guarantees to be hotter this Sunday at 8 p.m. on ST Nollywood channels and StarTimes-ON app.

Naija Star Search is a partnership between Kennis Music and StarTimes.

Naija Star Search airs each Sunday at 8 p.m. on ST Nollywood Plus, ST Nollywood and ST Yoruba channels on StarTimes, and on StarTimes-ON cellular app.

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Seventeen contestants, made up of younger and promising music skills, have been unveiled by the judges final Sunday.

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They may carry out solely Naija songs, beginning with the classics and contemporaries to heat their vibes (ginger their swagger) after which sing unique songs.

The contestants are grouped beneath the judges for mentorship within the group part.

It’s anticipated that the present’s judges, Kenny ‘Keke’ Ogungbe, ID Cabasa and Asha Gangali, will use their wealth of expertise to deliver out the celebs in these younger gems.


The contestants beneath Group Asha embrace Sparrow, TOMs, MB Dre, Specko and Kachi; For Group Cabasa, there are Jaydbody, Greysky, Denerio, Esjay, Thekhaleed and Skimzo; whereas Group Keke has eMzez, Eniolá, Black Bella, SKIFFY, Melo and Jazzman.

They may compete to earn a spot among the many ultimate seven to be groomed by the Kennis Music label and given a platform to show their uncooked skills into superstars, along with the N10 million prize.

Except for the electrifying performances by the contestants, the present is stuffed with drama, intense competitors and keenness because the twists of the sport trigger combined feelings.

Naija Star Search is a actuality present geared toward discovering the following era of Afrobeats superstars.

Evaluating Naija Star Search to the way forward for Afrobeats, Kenny Ogungbe mentioned, “Afrobeats won’t ever die. The individuals sustaining it now are of their mid-twenties and thirties. To maintain it, we have to groom new skills, so we’ll nonetheless have these holding within the subsequent ten years. We’re right here for the long run to venture the great thing about Naija music.”

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