Reality show Hymnodia has been unveiled at an event at Ikeja City Mall in Lagos, where visitors were treated to renditions of hymns.
The aim of the show is to prepare talented singers so they can join a world-class choir that will perform soul-lifting hymns all ages.
Kufre Ekanem, MD of Philosoville, the company behind the show, said: “It is an initiative of nurturing talents in rendition of hymns, which are inspirational and tells the values that redefines our perception and belief.
“It is also designed to redefine the perception on hymns and reposition the minds of Nigerians on the almost forgotten art and value of hymn creation, writing and singing.”
They should also record a 60-second video of themselves singing hymns and post it on social media or a website using the hashtag #hymnodiahq. Shortlisted participants will then be auditioned.
The series, intended to be an annual event, will run for 13 weeks before the winner is declared at the grand finale on April 21. They will be rewarded with a specially designed trophy, a new car and cash prize of N5m (US$13.750).
The channels that will air the show have not yet been disclosed.