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Viewers Eliminate Two Contestants in Bigi-Powered Nigerian Idol Season 8

Abraham, Reigny evicted from Bigi-sponsored Nigerian Idol Season 8

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Top 8 Contestants of Nigerian Idol Season 8, sponsored by Bigi Carbonated Soft Drink of Rite Foods Limited.

The billboard week performance of the Nigerian Idol Season 8, backed by Bigi drink from the stable of Rite Foods Limited has seen two (2) contestants eliminated from the competition after receiving the lowest votes from the audiences of the treasured and cherished musical show in Nigeria.

A week into the Live Show phase of the exhilarating music competition, the power was conceded to the spectators to decide who stays or goes off the show. To that effect, Abraham and Reigny became the first two-paired contestants to be served a quit notice from the show. Responding to the eviction, Abraham simply said “All is well” while Reigny stated that her heart was vague but regardless “It’s music on from here”.

Before the live eviction, while having a brief interview with news men, the pre-live-show evicted twin brothers – Mina and Mura said they were rooting for Reigny due to her unique style, voice and personality, however, they were disenchanted as their favourite contestant would later join the home-bound train due to her inability to gathered enough votes to sustain her spot in the on-going competition.

The highlight of the night came with aura, sparkle, excitement and staying power which typifies the mantra of Bigi drink – ‘For every moment’ as the contestants grabbed the microphone with poise to win the hearts of the spectators through larger-than-life performances.

Bold and beautiful Quest was the first to step on stage after the announcement of the evictee – Abraham. Defying the odds amidst the tense atmosphere, she was able to deliver ‘Damages’ by Tems with the demonstration of both stage presence as well as the enchanting brilliance of her performance, thereby thrilling the audience. Though, she was faulted by the duo of Dipo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj and Simisola Kosoko better known with her stage name of Simi, as both judges believed she was tensed and in a rush to deliver her presentation too fast. Commenting on her performance, Quest said her heart was racing seeing her friends evicted from the show, thereby justifying a glitch referred to by the two judges. For Obi Asika, she put in serious effort and a lot of energy considering her powerful voice control.

Performing ‘It’s plenty’ by Burnaboy, Henry Savy made an exceptional stage which came with some uncanny verve; however, the judges felt the concentrated energy was a bit low compared to the owner of the song’s vibes. “It’s amazing. You killed it but the energy is low” opined Simi. Obi also felt he needed to do something different and extra considering the uniqueness of his voice.

Fantastic Precious Mac wowed the judges and audience with her ‘Overdose’ performance of Marvin Records. The judges all agreed that her delivery was unique and excellent. “I like the way you carry and own the song” Simi praised her. Obi and D’Banj believed her swag is on point while the audiences were left captivated.

The Bigi Tamarin guy with a big personality and demanding presence – Chisom beautified the arena with Asake’s ‘Peace belongs to you’ as he dressed the path. Though the previous contestants were hailed but Chisom overrode them all leading to D’Banj’s remarks “I want to greet you specially. You came ready, entertained and performed beautifully.” What makes his performance extraordinary is despite not a Yoruba native speaker, he held the note till the end.

Goodness, the ‘Church girl’, took the ride through rap challenge with her ‘Feeling’ by Ladipo performance. Though, this is not her thing but she proved she could do anything to stay in the race and among the best. Justifying that, Simi said “Oh my goodness. I’m disappointed because I judged you wrongly. You did well”. D’Banj said her performance was ‘exceptionally’ while Asika commented “You made it easy; you killed the vocal and everything else”.

Looking all angelic, the youngest, and a dynamic singer, Constance who clocked 18-years old few days ago, as usual left an undiluted impression with the judges and audience, after performing ‘Alone’ by Burnaboy. She got an ‘incredible look and great singing’ remark from Obi Asika, ‘Superstar’ from D’Banj and ‘interesting sound, keep taking the lessons’ from Simi.

Soft and gentle man on stage – Ose Daniel, who is a Bigi Tropical drink fan mesmerized the audience with electrifying performance of ‘Bandana’ by Asake. Commenting on his performance, said Obi Asika “You unlock yourself. Welcome to Nigerian Idol”. Simi said indeed Ose stepped up his game and that was beautiful to behold. As for D’Banj, he approved that the entertainment card was played really well by Ose.

The last man standing, and of course Simi’s favourite – Victory is believed to have a distinct personality approaching from his previous interactions and last performance of Alicia Keys ‘Falling’. And this time, he lively with a cheerful smile delivered yet-another foreign song – ‘As It Was’ by Harry Styles which capped the night with attention-grabbing finish.

To retain favourite contestants in the Bigi Carbonated Soft Drink powered competition till the end, they need votes and that could be done through MyDStv APP, GOtv APP, SMS and Africa Magic official website. The live show edition for the Season 8 would continue to be aired on DStv Channel 154 and GOtv Channel 11 (Magic Showcase).

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Have a Wazobia Weekend with Indigenous Movies Exclusive to Africa Magic

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Obinna’s health worsens – Ebighi EbiEvery weekend is Wazobia weekend on GOtv, thanks to Africa Magic’s binge-worthy movies and drama series. You get to enjoy the best of Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa programmes, and let’s not forget the best of Nollywood, right from the comfort of your home or on the go with GOtv Stream. The best part is all programmes are subtitled, so you can follow the plots and storylines easily.This weekend, make sure to add these programmes to your watch list.Start your Saturday with this chaotic movie titled Face Me I Slap You. Felix, a man without patience, finds himself tangled up in a never-ending battle with his neighbours. Chaos, comedy, and clashing personalities collide as Felix navigates a world where tranquility is as rare as a polite Lagos agbero. Face Me I Slap You airs at 12:45 pm on Saturday, 18th May on Africa Magic Epic (channel 6).On Sunday, betrayal takes center stage as Joe kidnaps his best friend for money and marries his best friend’s wife in the movie After My Wife and Ezinne’s quest for love takes a painful turn when her stepsister steals her man in Twisted Path. Catch these movies on Sunday at 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm respectively on Africa Magic Epic (Ch. 6).

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Top 4 Shows You Can Watch on GOtv With The Kids – Nigerian CommunicationWeekDon’t get stuck on one channel. Use the GOtv TV guide on your decoder, download the GOtv Stream App, or visit the GOtv website at https://www.gotvafrica.com/ to discover a whole world of exciting and entertaining content. Dial 288# to self-service or download the GOtv Stream app to watch on the go.

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Movies That Dominated the AMVCA (2024) Nominations List

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The 10th Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards nominee list was announced on the 24th of March 2024, showcasing the contenders for this year’s award ceremony. Among the array of movies vying for recognition at this year’s award, only a handful emerged as the frontrunners, bagging most of the nominations.Let’s take a look at the movies that topped this year’s nominee list. Over the Bridge: Over the Bridge leads the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including prestigious categories like Best Movie and Best Director. This film delves into the topic of mental health within Nigeria’s corporate world, aiming to raise awareness about stress and coping mechanisms. Directed by Tolu Ajayi, the film boasts a stellar cast featuring Ozzy Agu, Joke Silva, Deyemi Okanlawon, and Akin Lewis.Breath of Life: Directed by BB Sasore, Breath of Life follows closely behind with 11 nominations. It tells the moving story of Timi, a man who finds redemption through faith after experiencing a devastating tragedy. The film is recognized in categories like Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Movie.Mami Wata: This captivating black-and-white fantasy thriller stands out with its unique aesthetic and exploration of West African folklore. Written and directed by C.J. Fiery Obasi, the film raked in 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. It’s also recognized for its exceptional makeup and art direction.Jagun Jagun: Directed by the duo of Adebayo Tijani and Tope Adebayo Salami, Jagun Jagun secured 10 nominations. The movie takes viewers on a journey of ambition, chronicling a young man’s quest to become a warrior. Its cultural significance and artistic merit shine through, with nominations in categories like Best Indigenous Language Film and Best Costume Design.Blood Vessel: This suspenseful drama-thriller isn’t far behind with 8 nominations. The film follows the difficult journey of six individuals who flee a polluted town by stowing away on a dangerous ship. Its nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, spotlight the film’s gripping narrative and technical execution.With these movies making such a strong showing, the 10th AMVCA ceremony is sure to be an event to remember. Visit the Africa Magic website at https://www.dstv.com/africamagic/en-ng/show/amvca. to view the complete list of nominees in all categories.

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GOtv Boxing Night 31: ‘Hungry Lion Coming For You,’ Yusuf Warns Ganiyu

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