Fourteen contestants have been chosen to take part in reality singing show Hymnodia.
The LTV competition series puts participants’ hymn-singing skills to the test, offering them the chance to win N5m (US$13,775), a car and a specially designed award known as the prize of the Asaph.
Referred to as ‘hymntestants,’ the participants were selected from among 1,500 hopefuls by a panel of judges. These included singer, vocal coach and songwriter Dupe Ige Kachi, who said: “I have heard voices that do classical and contemporary rendition of hymns, and it would be fun to see how these voices come together to play out in the Hymnstitute.”
Fellow judge Seun Owoaje, a pianist and composer, added: “I see potential in the contestants and l commend the initiator for taking the bull by the horn to nurture talent.”
On air now, the 13-week programme is being broadcast for one hour every Sunday on LTV on channel 256 on DStv, channel 90 on GOtv and channel 118 on Startimes from 12.30. It is also streamed live on the LTV app.
Hymnodia’s grand finale will take place in April.