The Voice Nigeria, The Nigerian spin-off of The Voice UK, is coming up for the second season. The show premiered in 2016 and it’s sponsored by Airtel in association with Coca-Cola.
The Voice Nigeria will exclusively air on Africa Magic! The winner would earn a recording contract with Universal Music Group, an SUV car worth N7 million and a trip to Abu Dhabi.
The Voice Nigeria Auditions will kick off on the 4th of April, 2017 in four cities across Nigeria.
According to The Voice Nigeria organizers, the show has gone on to win audiences in countries like the US, Australia and the UK, where renowned artistes have occupied the show’s famous red chairs as coaches. Reiterating that The Voice Nigeria employs the same format including a panel of four coaches who critique the contestants’ performances adding that at the end of last season, A’rese of #TeamWaje emerged victorious after seeing off competition from some of Nigeria’s most exciting talents.
The Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “We are thrilled to announce the second season of The Voice Nigeria. The first season proved to be hugely successful and popular with audiences not only in Nigeria but all over the continent, and our viewers should expect stellar performances by the artistes and all the familiar intrigue and excitement as the coaches jostle to pick the best performers.”
The Voice Nigeria Season 2 Audition Dates, Venues
The auditions are going to take place in four major cities the country.
Port Harcourt: 4th – 5th April 2017 at the Viontel Hotel Plot 96 Stadium Road G.R.A
Enugu: 8th – 9th April 2017 Universal Hotel, Plot 3 Aguleri Street, Independence Layout
Abuja: 4th – 5th April 2017 at the Bolingo Hotels, Independent Avenue, Central Business District, Garki
Lagos: 8th – 9th April 2017 at the Westown Hotel 7 Opebi Link
How The Voice Nigeria Game is played
The Blind Auditions:
The show starts with the Blind auditions. In this stage the coaches, all noteworthy performing artists, have their chairs faced away from the stage as the contestant sings. The coaches have the duration of the contestant’s performance(90 seconds) to decide whether they want the contestant on their team and turn. If one coach turns, the contestant defaults to that coach but if more than one coach turns, the contestant has to choose who he/she wants to work with. In the end of the blind auditions, each coach will have twelve “Talents” on their teams.
The Battle Rounds:
The next stage is the battle rounds. In this stage, the coaches pair their talents in twos and give each pair a song to perform. After the performance the coach chooses one to advance while the other goes home, or is stolen by another coach. Each coach has two steals. The coaches advance with eight talents each at the end of the battle rounds.
The Live Shows:
After the battle rounds comes the Live Shows. In this stage, each of the talents perform a song given by their coach, and the coach saves one out of every four talents while the rest are left to public votes. Public votes save one talent out of each team every week while the rest are evicted. The talents are cut from 32 to 16 to 12 to 8 of them who qualify for the finals. From the Top 8, the winner and runner up are decided by the public votes.
The Voice Nigeria Coaches:
* Timi Dakolo
The Voice Nigeria Last Year’s Top Four:
A’rese from Team Waje – winner
Chike from Team Patoranking – runner-up
Cornel from Team Timi – third
Brenda from Team 2baba – fourth