As the season 5 of Nigerian Idol ends tomorrow, amidst high expectations, the two finalists, Dolu and K-Peace are set for a showdown that will definitely produce the next Nigerian Idol. At the moment, preparation is in top gear at the Nigerian Idol studio in Bamako Estate, Omole Phase 1, Lagos.
Fans of the contestants are wondering who will smile home with the coveted prize of N7.5 million, a brand new SUV, a Galaxy Tab, a phone, an iPod and a recording deal with Universal Music Company. While the first runner up gets N1.5million, a Galaxy Tab, a phone and an iPod while the second runner up gets N1 million, a Galaxy Tab, a phone and an iPod.
Nigerian Idol is one of the biggest and most impactful global talent show on TV. Besides generating amazing individual performances that will be remembered whether the singer ultimately won the contest or not, the moments will be a combination of tremendous talent, showmanship and creativity.
The platform, made possible by the leading indigenous telecom giant, Etisalat, is expected to serve as a springboard for launching the career of several budding artists as bona-fide stars in the Nigerian music industry. This fifth edition has been fun-filled; the live audiences are electric and the judges are having fun. The fun-feeling was understandably contagious as it did not leave out viewers at home who kept tuning in and voting.
The emergence of one of the two finalists, Ogunmoyero , 25 year old civil servant from Ondo state popularly known as Dolu and Ogunrombi Kunle , 32 year old who is into music from Ogun state popularly known as K Peace as the eventual winner of the Nigerian Idol Season five will not be a surprise to anyone. From beginning, the two were definitely major contenders and the audience’s favourite.
They both delighted their fans with extraordinary and unpredictable display of high energy and creativity as they came to the show with natural talent and creative ability that got better at every outing which got viewers cum audience applauding and voting.
Dolu’s vocal prowess, outstanding stage presence, easy-going personality and infectious smile, has wowed the judges and viewing public with local and international classics as well as top hit songs over the last four months. Since her audition in Ibadan, Dolu has proven that rapid growth and improvement is her major strength. Also, K –Peace who is known as the king of Fuji and originality in the show is one contestant that has won the hearts of the judges and general public.
Performing the Fuji version of the popular John Legend song, All of Me, K-Peace won a golden ticket into the competition and since then has continued to build a strong fan base.
To him, the Nigerian Idol platform is a needed opportunity to launch him into the league of his mentors and idols in the industry. But the question is, will K-Peace’s overwhelming stage presence, dramatic performances and vocal dexterity, give him an edge over the unbeatable Dolu and see him through to victory as the second male Nigerian Idol?