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Waje and Yemi Alade Return As Judges For The Third Season Of The Voice Nigeria

Following a poor second season, The Voice Nigeria is back promising big things for season three and Nigerians are (mostly) excited. Singers can register to audition now.

The Voice Nigeria, is returning for a third season, three years after it was initially taken off the air. Many Nigerians took to social media to voice their excitement at the news, while others were skeptical. While the show's first season in 2016 was much beloved by fans and reviewers it's second season in 2017 was received poorly due to a mix of apathy, criticism of the show's production and many other factors resulting in the international singing competition not returning for 2018.





This time, the competition promises to deliver a bigger show than in its last two seasons and, from the looks of things, they intend to keep that promise with a long list of changes, from an all-Nigerian production for the first time, to new hosts.

The judges and hosts for this season's competition were announced yesterday. Among them are Nigerian singer and vocalist Waje who was a judge in the previous two seasons and Afropop singer Yemi Alade who was a judge in the second season. Both are returning as judges this year, with award-winning rapper Falz and Afro-soul singer and the creative director of Livespot360, Dare Art Alade filling out the remaining spots.

New Season: The Voice Nigeria (TVC) Registration for the Voice Nigeria is open now.

Actress and TV personality Nancy Isime, joined by on air personality and vlogger Toke Makinwa and actor Denola Adepetun will be picking up from IK Osakioduwa and Stephanie Coker who were hosts for the last two seasons, as this season's hosts.

The Voice Nigeria is slated to air on DSTV channel (Africa Magic) Startimes and terrestrial TV channel (AIT), amongst other leading television stations in the outside the country. Some of Nigeria's most prominent music talents, Johnny Drille, Chike, A'rese, Idyl and many others, were discovered on the show.

This season of the show will not only see the winner go home with a cash prize and an international record deal, it would also see increased participation from fans who will get a chance to win prizes.

While this is already looking to be a great season for The Voice Nigeria, this is also a chance for the show to redeem itself and live up to the hype this time around. And with the reception the season's announcement has received so far, this seems like a strong possibility.

How can I get on The Voice Nigeria?

Auditions are open to individuals within the age of 18 -50 years who have a First Bank account. To enter, talents are expected to record a one-minute video singing without a soundtrack, upload and fill out the Voice application form on the website.

The registration for the audition is open from August 25th–September 19, 2020.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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