Joe Anthony Ekpo (514)
Joe Anthony Ekpo best known as Joe Blue was most notable for his peculiar sense of style in season 1, now he’s back to take it past that. The judges were so impressed with him that they asked him to do 2 other songs after his rendition of Lionel Richie’s ‘Hello’ and that got him a golden ticket. Joe Blue says he’s doing this for his dad—his biggest fan—who passed away a fortnight after his eviction in season 1. He believes he embodies the entire package of a Nigerian Idol which
Sylvester Kiskin 524
A.k.a Sly 1 is a 24 year old contestant whose Idols include R.Kelly, Asa and Anita Baker. To him, the competition is a platform to display his talent to the world. The young man from Delta state is the fifth child of eight children and he hopes to become the 2nd Nigerian Idol.
Akinjo Olufunke 522
A.k.a Phunky-Sings is a 26-year-old student form Ondo State. She entered into the competition for the fame and her best judge so far is Yinka Davies who she says exudes life. Olufunke’s hobbies include singing, cooking and acting. The kind of music she intends to do as an artiste are R/B, hip-hop and highlife.
Ebi Paul Oti 509
Asked why he auditioned Ebi Paul Oti replies “I want to ignite my dream, and I believe Nigerian Idol would”. Joking, Paul says his rendition of ‘You love me’ Jill Scott and Lemar’s ‘Time to grow’ earned him 13 yeses from the 3 judges. Crediting Asa and Akon as his musical role models, he hopes to work with them as well as Wiz kid, Jill Scott and Kim Burrell if he becomes the next Nigerian Idol.
Peace Akrakra-Olom 528
Peace Akrakra-Olom aka Sophyn might appear small but there’s more to her than meet the eyes. Even Jeffery couldn’t help noting that fact when he said “big things come in small packages” after her rendition of Mariah Carey’s Hero. The 23 year old credits Beyoncé, Ego and Asa as her music inspiration while she hopes to eventually collaborate with her role models and produce her own inspiration-genre’d songs.
Stephen Onochie 525
A.k.a N-er-gy is a 26years old student-graduate from Delta State. Not only does he want to win the season II competition, he wants to be famous. His musical heroes include Michael Bolton, Donnie MC-Clurkin and Jennifer Hudson. ‘When I sing, I touch the lives of people because of the uniqueness of his voice’ he says. To him, this is a good platform to show the world what he can do.
Apochi Oghenetega (520)
Immediately Apochi Oghenetega auditioned Whitney Houston’s ‘Trying my own’ in Port Harcourt, Jeffery said she was what they wanted. As a twin to her brother who doesn’t even sing, the 22 year old undergrad of animal science and fishery sees music as a way of expressing herself. She feels its best shes coming to the music industry at a time when it’s really improving which is why she would like to work with Tu face if she wins this season of Nigerian Idol.
Onoja Godwin (518)
If Abuja ain’t got nothing, it definitely got Onoja Godwin aka G Circuit. His rendition of Beyoncé’s ‘1+1’ was what got him a golden ticket and brought him into the show. Jeffery felt he was the one they’ve been waiting for while Charly boy even prayed for him with his sheathed sword. Even though he has been encouraged since forever by folks to take up music professionally, he realizes now is the best time for him to let out what he has within: good music. A big fan of john legend and Praiz, he wants to become a fulltime jazz and soul singer.
Obinna Michael Byno 508
Behind the cool personality called Obinna Michael Byno lies a bundle of talent. He impressed the judges so much at the Lagos auditions that they asked him to perform 3 different genres and his versatility got him the first golden ticket in Lagos. Apart from being a guitar maestro, this University of Lagos undergrad writes his own songs and intends to work with the likes of Chris Brown and Lil Wayne in the future.
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