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Pere Jason wins The Voice Nigeria S4

Pere Jason, from Bayelsa, has won the fourth season of singing talent show The Voice Nigeria.

Pere Jason

The show is Nigeria’s version of the hit Dutch format that has been adapted around the world.

In the format, singers perform for four coaches whose backs are turned. If a coach likes what they hear, they push a button to turn their chair around and offer to mentor the singer.

The coaches for the latest season were award-winning songwriter and producer Praiz, songwriter Eniola Akinbo (aka Niyola), Aituaje Iruobe (aka Waje) and Nigerian rapper Naeto C, who picked six singers each.

After the coaches have built their teams, the singers progress through live shows and seek to avoid being eliminated until finally a winner is crowned.

Jason was awarded a cash prize of N15m, an SUV and a recording contract from Universal Music Group.

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Coaches revealed for The Voice Nigeria S4

The coaches and hosts for the fourth season of singing talent show The Voice Nigeria have been revealed.

The show will feature four stages of competition: the blind audition, the battle round, the new knockout round and live performances. This season’s coaches are award-winning songwriter and producer Praiz, songwriter Eniola Akinbo (aka Niyola), Aituaje Iruobe (aka Waje) and Nigerian rapper Naeto C.

Meanwhile, the hosts for this year’s show are actors Kate Henshaw and Zainab Balogun.

“Mark your calendars because we are about to take over your Christmas and we are hitting your screens with a bang this season, no cap. Experience all the great talents, entertainment and exceptional performances,” said the producers.

The show will debut on December 24 on Africa Magic Family, Showcase and Urban, Views channel, TVC, StarTimes Nollywood and Nollywood Plus.

The Voice Nigeria launched in 2016. The show is based on the format created by John de Mol (Big Brother) and distributed by ITV Studios.

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The Voice Nigeria S4 opens for auditions

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Online auditions have begun for the fourth season of singing talent show The Voice Nigeria.

Strong vocalists from across the country are invited to audition for the show, in which singers compete against each other with the hope of being crowned the winner.

The show usually unfolds in four stages. First are the blind auditions, when celebrity ‘coaches’ select singers to mentor based on voice rather than on looks. Then comes the battle round, when coaches dedicate themselves to developing their team of artists, giving them advice and sharing the secrets of their success along with help from their celebrity advisors.

Next is the knockout stage, when each coach chooses which of their singers will advance to the next round of the competition, before the final stage – live performances.

“The Voice Nigeria is back and this season promises to bring you the best of talents, great music and, most of all, premium entertainment,” said the producers.

The Voice Nigeria S4 will be produced in partnership with British production giant ITV Studios and international record label Universal Music UK in conjunction with YouTube. It is sponsored by Airtel and First Bank of Nigeria.

The Voice Nigeria launched in 2016. The show is based on The Voice of Holland, developed and first produced by Big Brother creator John de Mol. ITV Studios later acquired de Mol’s company Talpa Media.

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Esther Benyeogo wins The Voice Nigeria

Esther Benyeogo from Nigeria’s Delta State has emerged as the winner of the third season of singing competition series The Voice Nigeria.

Esther Benyeogo

The series, based on the Dutch talent show format created by John de Mol, premiered in March with 12 contestants, six of whom made it to the finals. Benyeogo was on coach Darey Art Alade’s team and was selected as the winner ahead of Kpee, Eazzie, Naomi Mac, Dapo and Kitay.

Benyeogo was given a grand prize of a N10m (US$24,300), a car and a recording deal with Universal Music Nigeria.

Benyeogo said: “To everyone who supported, prayed, voted: God bless you, my family. My heavenly coach Darey Art Alade, thank you for being so selfless in training and just wanting the best for everyone. Best coach ever liveth.”

The Voice Nigeria is produced by UN1TY Limited and Livespot360. It airs on Africa Magic, AIT, Views TV and Wazobia TV.

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The Voice Nigeria S3 to debut this month

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The third season of singing competition show The Voice Nigeria, based on the Dutch format distributed by ITV Studios, is set to premiere on March 27.

Broadcasters to air the show include Africa Magic, AIT, Views TV and Wazobia TV.

The Voice Nigeria will be hosted by award-winning presenter Nancy Isime alongside popular on-air personality and entrepreneur Toke Makinwa. They will be joined by coaches Darey Art Alade, Yemi Alade, Waje and Falz.

The winner of the show will be awarded an international recording contract, a cash prize and a new car.

Akin Salami, MD of UN1TY Limited and exec producer of the show, said: “Since we kicked off registration for The Voice S3 in 2020, we have been amazed by the reception we have received.

“The array of Nigerian talent we have seen has been nothing short of exceptional and we are excited to show the world the quality of talent and entertainment in Nigeria.”

The show will air on African Magic Showcase (DSTV 151), Urban (DSTV 153) and Family (DSTV 154, GOTV 2) on Saturdays at 20.00 and on Sundays on AIT, Views TV, Wazobia TV and Wazobia TV Max at 18.00.

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The Voice Nigeria S3 opens for auditions

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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.

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Coker to teach TV presenting

Award-winning Nigerian TV presenter Stephanie Coker is set to launch a presenting course next month.

Stephanie Coker

The two-day course will feature intensive studies on how to be a presenter, some of which will focus on using a teleprompter, script writing, studio and location presenting and interview techniques.

According to Coker, the maiden edition of the programme aims to teach participants what it takes to be a TV presenter in the digital era. It will take place on September 1 and 2 costing N50,000 (US$138). Those interested can apply by registering here.

The masterclass comes a few months after TV presenter Bolanle Olukanni also launched a similar course teaching the right approach to TV presenting.

Coker began her media career in 2011 as an anchor of the Street Request show on MTV Base Africa. Since then, she has acted as co-host on several platforms, such as MTV Big Friday Show, EbonyLife TV and The Voice Nigeria. She is presently a co-host of The Morning Show on Arise News.

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