by Thinus Ferreira
After a 5-year break M-Net West Africa has renewed Nigerian Idol for a 6th season in 2021.
The new season of Nigerian Idol comes as the 16th season of Idol in South Africa on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) produced by [SIC] Entertainment, is nearing an end in two weeks.
While Idol will very likely be renewed for a 17th season in South Africa, the 6th season of Nigerian Idol will be broadcast on M-Net West Africa's Africa Magic channel in 2021.
Nigerian Idol online auditions are currently taking place in Nigeria with people between the ages of 16 and 30 who can enter and who must upload a video of themselves singing by the closing date of 13 December 2020.
John Ugbe, MultiChoice Nigeria CEO, says in a released statement that "Nigeria is at the heart of music excellence and we are excited to announce that Nigerian Idol is officially back, starting with the online auditions. For us at MultiChoice it has always been about talent development and giving our subscribers superior content that they can relate to and engage with."
"Idols is a show with a track record of producing the most popular music idols around the world and we are happy to bring season 6 of Nigerian Idol to your screens."