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They sang their way into our hearts week after week and now they are the last 5 standing on the Nigerian Idol competition.

When the Nigerian Idol Season 6 live show started, we were all looking forward to seeing the variety of talent that would grace the stage. We’ve heard the good, the very good, and the performances that left us with goosebumps!

It’s been weeks of live shows and eliminations but now we have the top 5. These 5 have proven themselves to be a revelation to not only the judges but to Nigerians at large. As we head into the business end of this show, here’s a refresher on how these top 5 have fared and their musical journeys so far.

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Let’s meet our final 5:

Akunna Okey

Akunna Okey

Akunna Okechukwu, who goes by the stage name AK, is a 23-year-old entertainment and intellectual property lawyer who lives in Lagos. She comes from a musical family – her elder sister is an artist, and her brother sings. She started singing at age six in the children’s choir.
Akunna has been consistent from the beginning of the show right to this very moment and her performance of XO by Beyonce particularly caught the attention of many, winning her loyal fans.

Akunna joined Nigerian Idol in hopes that she could share her gifts with the world and inspire people. She wants the world to know this side of her, and she can’t wait to showcase all she has learned.

Kingdom Kroseide

Kingdom Kroseide

Kingdom Kroseide is a student of Computer Science and Informatics at Federal University, Otuoke. Not only does he sing, but he also teaches music. Kingdom’s love for music came from his affinity for the combination of sounds. For that reason, he learned to build his vocal ability and taught himself to sing by watching videos.

Kingdom is known for his electrifying and infectious performances during the live shows. Kingdom received a standing ovation from the judges during the last live show with guest judge, Mr. P, showering him with enormous praise as he performed Bruno Mars and Nina Simon’s songs.

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Kingdom juggles schooling and making music to achieve his dreams. For Kingdom, Nigerian Idol is a way to put himself out there, so the music he makes reaches the right ears. He has songs in the works, and he can’t wait to release them.

Francis Atela

Francis Atela

Francis Atela hails from Benue State but has spent all his life in Jos. He found out about the auditions through social media, and he went for it. This isn’t his first time, though; he auditioned for the show some years back in Abuja.

Francis has been singing for about 11 years and started in the church choir. Professionally, he started singing four years ago when he signed to a small label. For Francis, Nigerian Idol is a platform to bare his soul and showcase his authentic self.

Without a doubt, Francis is a serious candidate for the top prize at the end of the show. He is also one of the most talked about contestants on social media as he constantly churns out amazing performances week after week. Francis’ cover of “Writing on the Wall’ was a defining moment for him on the show as he won over many fans. His performances have become even better every other week.

Comfort Alalade

Comfort Alalade

Comfort Alalade hails from Osun State, but the 18-year-old stays in Lagos with her parents. She developed a love for singing at a young age and joined the choir in school and church. She would also get invited to programs to sing.

Comfort believes that grace got her this far, and she hopes that she can show what she has learned so far and wow the audience.

Comfort has grown immensely on the show as we see different versions of her every week. Many fans still refer to that unforgettable moment when Comfort flawlessly performed Styl-Plus’s “Olufunmi” .

Comfort is undoubtedly talented, and she will be hoping to be this season’s Idol in a few weeks.

Faith Edwin-Ezeh

Faith Edwin-Ezeh

Faith is a 19-year-old student of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Fun fact: the first words he ever spoke were through a song! Faith has been singing for 15 years, but this is his first big competition. He has made the most of the competition and his talent continues to shine through with the judges always impressed by his musical dexterity. Faith performed “All Time Low” by John Bellion twice in the competition and he got Seyi Shay hooked on both occasions.

One thing he’s learned as a contestant so far is never to give up. There are always people out there that are better than you, but that shouldn’t weigh you down. He thinks he has what it takes to be the next Nigerian Idol and isn’t letting anyone intimidate him.

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Nigerian Idol season 6 continues this Sunday at 7pm on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family as we look forward to crowning Nigeria’s next Idol.

Meanwhile, voting is on for the top 5 till Wednesday, 16 June at 9pm.

Vote for your favourite contestant as the power to determine who stays and who leaves is solely in the hands of the viewers.

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Nonso Bassey, Funke Akindele, “Ayinla” Nominated for AMAA 2021 | See Full List

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The Africa Film Academy has revealed the nominees for the 2021 Africa Movie Academy Awards

The announcement was made on Friday, October 26, 2021, at EbonyLife Place in Lagos, Nigeria.

The head of the panel, Steve Ayorinde, noted during the announcement of the nominees for the 26 categories that films were submitted from around the continent. He also stated that the 2021 list of nominees represents the genius of filmmakers from throughout the continent.

Nonso Bassey, Funke Akindele, “Ayinla” Nominated for AMAA 2021 | See Full List

Somalian film “Gravedigger’s Wife” received the most nominations with 10, including nominations in categories like ‘Award for Best Film in African Language’, ‘Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role’ and ‘Best Director’. Movies like “Nyara” (Tanzania), “Omo Ghetto: The Saga” (Nigeria), “Eyimofe” (Nigeria), “African American” (South Africa) and “Ayinla” (Nigeria) also received multiple nominations.

Oluwabamike ‘BamBam’ Olawunmi-Adenibuyan was nominated in ‘Best Young/Promising Actor’ for her role in the movie “Collision Course“, Ini Edo was nominated for Best Actress in Supporting Role for her role in “Citation“, Nonso Bassey for Best Actor in Leading Role for his role in “La Femme Anjola“, and Gloria Anozie-Young for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in “Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story“.

The AMAA 2021 Gala and Awards will be held on November 28, 2021, at the Marriott Hotel in Ikeja GRA, Nigeria, and will be aired live in more than 40 countries across Africa and around the world.

See the list of the AMAA 2021 nominees:

Efere Ozaka AMAA 2021 Award for Best Short Film

  • “Meat” – Uganda
  • “Enroute” – Bourkina Fasso
  • “A Better Friend” – Ghana
  • “Find Me By The River” – South Africa
  • “In Extremis” – DRC
  • “Portrait of Princess Tutu” – Cote d’Ivoire
  • “The Long Night In Abuja” – Nigeria

Jubril Malafia AMAA 2021 Award for Best Animation

  • “Room 5” – Ghana
  • “Shaka-Inklosi Yamakhosi” – South Africa
  • “The Pyramid” – Egypt
  • “Mofiala” – Togo
  • “Lady Buckit & the Motley Mopster” – Nigeria
  • “A Thousand Fate” – Uganda
  • “White Nights” – Algeria

AMAA 2021 Award for Best Documentary

  • “Softie” – Kenya
  • “The Sacred Woods” – Tunisia
  • “Postcard” – Morocco
  • “Unmasked: Leadership, Trust & the Pandemic” – Nigeria
  • “Linda Under Lockdown” – South Africa
  • “Bulembu: History of a Culture: – DRC
  • “Noboth” – Uganda
  • “Zindet” – Niger

AMAA 2021 Award for Best Diaspora Short Film

  • “Three Leaves” (Haiti)
  • “In Other News” (Canada)
  • “Blue” (US)
  • “The Berne Identity” (Switzerland)
  • “No Comprendo” (UK)

AMAA 2021 Award for Best Diaspora Documentary

  • “Akwaaba – The Awakening” (US)
  • “African Redemption: the Life of Marcus Garvey” (US)
  • “Race Today Documentary” (UK)

AMAA 2021 Award for Best Diaspora Narrative Feature

  • “Ride Share” (US)
  • “Hal King” (US)
  • “Residue” (US)

Michael Anyiam Osigwe AMAA 2021 Award for Best Film by an African Living Abroad

  • “Blackmail” – Obi Emelonye (Nigeria/UK)
  • “First Call” – Angela Onuora (Nigeria/Canada)
  • “K.I.A.B” – Eric Zoa & Oleksii Osyka (Cameroon/USA)
  • “Gone” – Daniel Ademinokan (Nigeria/US)

Ousmane Sembene AMAA 2021 Award for Best Film in an African Langauge

  • “Bangarang” – Robin Odongo (Kenya)
  • “Ayinla” – Tunde Kelani (Nigeria)
  • “The Gravedigger’s Wife” – Khadar Ahmed (Somalia)
  • “Hotel on the Koppies “- Charlie Vundler (South Africa)
  • “Nyara” – Ram Ally Kasongo (Tanzania)
  • “Stain” – Morris Mugisha (Uganda)

AMAA 2021 Achievement in Costume Design

  • “African American”
  • “Buried”
  • “Oba Bi Olorun”
  • “Tecora”
  • “Eagles Wing”

AMAA 2021 Award for Achievement in Make-Up

  • “Fried Barry”
  • “Tecora”
  • “The Gravedigger’s Wife”
  • “The Takers”
  • “Mission To Rescue”

AMAA 2021 Award for Achievement in Visual Effect

  • “Nneka The Pretty Serpent”
  • “Stain”
  • “Fried Barry”
  • “The Takers”
  • “Mission to Rescue”

AMAA 2021 Award for Achievement in Soundtrack

  • “The Citation”
  • “Nyara (The Kidnapper)”
  • “The Gravedigger’s Wife”
  • “This Lady Called Life”
  • “Hotel on the Koppies”

AMAA 2021 Award for Achievement in Sound

  • “Hairareb”
  • “African American”
  • “The Gravedigger’s Wife”
  • “Eyimofe”
  • “La Femme Anjola”

AMAA 2021 Award for Achievement in Production Design

  • “Tecora”
  • “The Takers”
  • “Nyara (The Kidnapping)”
  • “The Gravedigger’s Wife”
  • “Shadow Parties”

AMAA 2021 Award for Achievement in Cinematography

  • “Ayinla”
  • “Black Medusa”
  • “Stain”
  • “Nyara (The Kidnapping)”
  • “The Gravedigger’s Wife”

AMAA 2021 Award for Achievement in Editing

  • “Mission to Rescue”
  • “Omo Ghetto: The Saga”
  • “Nyala (The Kidnapping)”
  • “Fried Barry”
  • “Eyimofe”

AMAA 2021 Award for Achievement in Screenplay

  • “Chasing Lullaby”
  • “Where I Come From”
  • “Stain”
  • “Collission Course”
  • “Hairareb”

National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Award for Best Nigerian Film

  • “Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story”
  • “Ayinla”
  • “Eyimofe”
  • “The Citation”
  • “Omo Ghetto: The Saga”
  • “La Femme Anjola”
  • “Collision Course”
  • “Shadow Parties”

Best Young/Promising Actor

  • Wilmah Muremera – “Shaina”
  • Oluwabamike Olawunmi-Adenibuyan – “Collision Course”
  • Faith Fidel – “Where I Come From”
  • David Weda – “Bangarang”
  • Bertha Abdallah – “Nyara (The Kidnapping)”
  • Hannah Sukali – “Fatsani: A Tale Of Survival”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Mulshid Mugabire – “Monica”
  • Kelechi Udegbe – “Collission Course”
  • Mehdi Hajri – “Black Medusa”
  • Cameron Scott – “Hotel on the Koppies”
  • Bimbo Manuel – “Gone”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Gloria Anozie-Young – “Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story”
  • Naana Hayford – “Chasing Lullaby”
  • Tumi Morake – “Seriously Single”
  • Hazel Hinda – “Hairareb”
  • Ini Edo – “The Citation”

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Gary Green – “Fried Barry”
  • Lateef Adedimeji – “Ayinla”
  • Melvin Alusa – “Mission To Rescue”
  • Jude Akuwudike – ‘Eyimofe”
  • Omar Abdi – “The Gravedigger’s Wife”
  • David Njavera – “Hairareb”
  • Nonso Bassey – “La Femme Anjola”

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Lucie Memba Bois – Buried
  • Funke Akindele – “Omo Ghetto: The Saga”
  • Sarah Alina Grosz – “Black Medusa”
  • Joan Agaba – “Stain”
  • Phumi Mthembu – “African American”
  • Rita Dominic – “La Femme Anjola”
  • Claudine de Groot – “Hairareb”

Best First Feature Film by a Director

  • “Shaina” – Beatrice Masvaure Alf (Zimbabwe)
  • “African American” – Muzi Mthembu (South Africa)
  • “Eyimofe” – Chuko & Ayie Esiri (Nigeria)
  • “The Gravedigger’s Wife” – Khadar Ahmed (Somalia)
  • “Black Medusa” – Youssef Chebbi & Ismael (Tunisia)
  • “Fried Barry” – Ryan Kruger (South Africa)

Best Director

  • Gilbert Lukalia – (Mission To Rescue)
  • Ryan Kruger – (Fried Barry)
  • Khadar Ahmed – (The Gravedigger’s Wife)
  • Morris Mugisha – (Stain)
  • Chuko & Ayie Esiri – (Eyimofe)
  • Oshoveli Shipoh – (Hairareb)
  • Ram Ally Kasongo – (Nyara/The Kidnapping)
  • Youssef Chebbi & Ismael – (Black Medusa)

Best Film

  • “Mission To Rescue” (Kenya)
  • “Fried Barry” (South Africa)
  • “The Gravedigger’s Wife” (Somalia)
  • “Stain” (Uganda)
  • “Eyimofe” (Nigeria)
  • “Hairareb” (Namibia)
  • “Nyara: The Kidnapping” (Tanzania)
  • “Black Medusa” (Tunisia)

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BBNaija star, Boma and Tega’s husband, Ajeboh, all smiles as they hang out (video)

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BBNaija star, Boma and Tega's husband, Ajeboh, all smiles as they hang out (video)

BBNaija star, Boma and former housemate, Tega Dominic’s husband, Ajeboh, hung out last night September 30.

Boma and Tega made news after they had an amorous affair while in the BBNaija house, and were criticised by viewers of the show. While some dragged Tega for being with a man other than her husband, others slammed Boma for having an affair with a married woman.

However weeks after the pair were evicted from the show, Boma and Tega’s husband,  Ajeboh, were all smiles as they hung out with businessman, Ubi Franklin and another former housemate, Jaypaul.

Watch a clip from their hangout below…

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When people tell me I had sex in the house, I’m like wow, for any reason that show is rated 18 – BBNaija’s Tega

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When people tell me I had sex in the house, I’m like wow, for any reason that show is rated 18 - BBNaija’s Tega

Reality star, Tega has reacted to the never-ending accusation that she had sex on the Big Brother Naija show

Tega has fired back at those insisting that she had sex before her eviction from the Big Brother Naija House. She had subsequently denied ever having sex with fellow housemate, Boma since she was evicted.

According to the reality show star, she always points out that the show is rated 18 whenever she is being told such. Tega added that maybe the show should be rated 41 because some people “reason with their eyes and not their head.”

Tega was evicted at the end of the 6th week alongside Boma, Peace and Michael

Watch the video below………….

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