Musical talent show The Voice Nigeria has begun online auditions for season three.
This year’s show, which aims to uncover the brightest of Nigerian musical talent for the global stage, will be fully produced in Nigeria. It will be presented by multi-award-winning TV host and actress Nancy Isime and co-hosted by radio personality and vlogger Toke Makinwa.
Nigerian musicians who will serve as coaches to help the participants find their hidden talents will include Dare Art Alade, Falz The Bahd Guy, Waje and Yemi Alade.
Those interested in competing can register by clicking here before September 19.
The executive producer of the show, Akin Salami, said: “We are excited to kick off The Voice S3 especially at a time like this when there is a growing appreciation for African music. This is an amazing opportunity to provide a learning platform for exceptional Nigerian talents and to show the world the quality of entertainment we are capable of showcasing.”
The winner of the show, which has launched the careers of talent including Johnny Drille, Chike, A’rese and Nonso, will receive a cash prize, a new car and an international recording contract.
Isime, who auditioned in 2016 but didn’t make the shortlist, said: “I am so excited to be the first female to host The Voice Nigeria. It’s time for S3 and I’m gonna be rocking with the one and only baby girl for life, Toke Makinwa.”
The show is slated to air on DStv channel (Africa Magic), StarTimes, terrestrial TV channel AIT and other stations abroad.
The Voice S3 is produced in partnership with UK broadcaster ITV and international record label Universal Music UK, in conjunction with YouTube, FirstBank Nigeria and gaming company Baba Ijebu.