With the virtual auditions which allowed 60 seconds video entries from contestants opened on Sunday, November 14, and closed on Sunday, November 28, it was a sea of heads as a mammoth crowd made up of young Nigerian up-and-coming music talents and entertainment lovers on Saturday, December 4 besieged Colossus Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, venue of the physical auditions for the season 7 of Nigerian Idol, Nigeria’s most-anticipated music reality show.
The wannabe celebrities trooped en-masse in their bid to kick-start their journey to stardom. Some of the musical talents who auditioned expressed their optimism to be selected among the top 500 contestants who will emerge from the live audition to the next stages.
Both the virtual and physical auditions were open to participants between the ages of 16 – 30 years and will be aired on DStv and GOtv in February 2022. The show is headlined and sponsored by Bigi, Naija’s favourite range of carbonated soft drinks with 13 variants from the stable of Rite Foods Limited.
Speaking on the massive turnout at the audition for season 7, which was impressive, Brand Manager, Beverage and Bakery, Rite Foods Limited, Boluwatife Adedugbe commended participants for their confidence to embark on the musical journey to stardom with Bigi.
She said, “We are elated to witness a day like this where thousands of talented singers are prepared for a refreshing journey to stardom. The Bigi brand will ensure that whatever flavour that resonates with the contestants’ singing abilities, the brand is always there to give refreshing confidence for their performances as they journey through the singing competition.”