If you’re a fan of music shows, you’d love this one!
The Voice Nigeria Season 3 is a singing-competition television series that employs a panel of four coaches who critique artists’ performances and guide their team of selected artists through the remainder of the season. The coaches are to seek talents for their teams who they will work with during the show, hone their skills and prepare the successful acts who make it to the Live Performance Shows to battle it out on a global stage. They also compete to ensure that their act wins the competition, thus making them the winning coach.
After 3 years away, The Voice Nigeria is back with Season Three and premiered on the 27th of March. This season promises to be the most entertaining and we are here to take you on the entire ride.
Although, there had been a host of coaches for past seasons such as Timi Dakolo, 2baba, Patoranking, Waje and Yemi Alade. This season had only two returning coaches, Waje and Yemi Alade with singer Darey Art Alade and rapper Falz as additions.
One of the highlights of the show has always been the camaraderie between the coaches, especially when they are pitching for contestants to mentor. Always hilarious!
This season is hosted by award-winning TV host, Nancy Isime alongside popular On-Air Personality (OAP) Toke Makinwa. Also, talents and fans alike will go home with over
N100,000,000 in prizes, with the Winning Talent of the show walking away with a monetary reward, a brand-new car, and an international recording contract.
This show is fully produced in Nigeria for the first time and involves four stages- the blind auditions, knockouts, battles and live shows.
The Blind Auditions
After six intense weeks of searching for the best talents across Nigeria, the coaches finally picked six contestants each to be in their teams. Though, an influx of fans online believe Darey was able to gather the best of voices in his team, the biggest voice of the season still remains that of the viewers/voters during the live show. Watch some blind auditions here;
Last week Saturday begun the knockouts round and had Team Yemi opening the floor with her six talents. Launching this stage of the competition, Mama Africa didn’t fail to dazzle with her looks. From the makeup to the costume down to her charisma, she was able to dominate conversation all through the show on social media.
For the contestants, they performed individually in front of all four coaches and other team members with the hopes of getting a vote from their coach, Yemi, or a steal from other coaches.
For team Yemi – Ewaoluwa, Toeseen, Tim Ayo, Loven, Vanilla and Kitay — only three advanced to the Battles. Vanilla, also known as the powerhouse of the team, was the first to clinch a spot in the Battles after performing Sia’s ‘Titanium’. She was later joined by Kitay, the last contestant of the night who had Yemi and Waje on their feet dancing with his performance of ‘Laye’ by Kiss Daniel.
Toeseen who opened the show with a rendition of Rihanna’s ‘What Now’ didn’t save her from going to the Danger Zone, a place where artists with low-performance rate are sent before finally knowing their fates. However, she was later saved by Yemi, leaving Loven, Ewaoluwa and Tim Ayo as the talents who didn’t make it.
This season of the show is sponsored by the Premium sponsors First Bank & Baba Ijebu; lead sponsor, Airtel Nigeria, and snack sponsor, Minimie.
It airs weekly on African Magic Showcase (DSTV 151), Urban (DSTV 153), and Family (DSTV 154, GOTV 2) on Saturdays at 8:00pm, and on Sundays on AIT, Views TV, Wazobia TV and Wazobia TV Max at 6:00pm. Fans can also catch updates on The Voice YouTube channel during the week.