Nigeria’s Got Talent debuts on Sunday

Nigeria’s Got Talent to air on major TV station in Nigeria from Sunday.

The much anticipated Nigeria’s Got Talent will debut on major TV stations across the country on Sunday.

After months of auditions, hopefuls selected from audition centers in Abuja, Enugu, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Warri, Benin, Ibadan and Lagos will be given an opportunity to become Nigeria’s next international superstar.

Producers of the show – Rapid Blue – have also unveiled Nollywood Superstar, Kate Henshaw; Radio darling, Dan Foster; and film maker, director, dancer, choreographer and set designer Yibo Koko; as judges for the first season of the show.

Justifying the choice of judges, Project Manager, Adaora Mbelu said: “the judges have great chemistry. They all have different personalities. Kate is quite the emotional one – when she is touched by a performance, you know it! Dan is absolutely hilarious – he helps keep the contestants a bit relaxed. Yibo is the most analytical – he is almost like a teacher. All in all, the NGT judges are great at keeping the contestants’ positive, and encouraging them to diversify their talent and keep it exciting at every stage of the show.”

The show’s anchor, Andre Blaze, who was also unveiled this week will take television fans through the show from Auditions to the live shows all the way to the finals.

Unlike other talent shows, Nigeria’s Got Talent will not only focus on hunting and discovering talents. It also aims to nurture and expose these talents to a global audience through local and international partner platforms.

Sponsored by Airtel, Nigeria’s Got talent will air on AIT, STV, NTA, HITV UK, TVC, SOUNDCITY (DSTV) from September to December 2012′.

The Got Talent franchise worldwide is in its sixth year. It has produced notable acts like Diversity, Bianca Ryan, and Susan Boyle, whose debut album became the fastest selling UK debut album of all time, selling over 3 million copies in the United States.

Originally conceived and owned by Simon Cowell’s SYCOtv company, the series, now produced by Freemantle Media now exists in 39 other countries, including Nigeria.

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