Banty, Jordan, Others Woo Nigerian Idol Viewers for Votes

Image

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The much-anticipated live show of the Nigerian Idol Season 7 commenced last weekend and the audience did not disappoint as they wowed the audience and viewers with their sterling performances.

The contestants gave it a whirl in their separate performances in an attempt to woo Nigerian Idol viewers and fans for votes as the two contestants with the least votes would be eliminated in the next round.

Abigail opened the floor of the evening with an astonishing rendition of Rain on Me by Lady Gaga. The highlight of her performance was the uniqueness of her voice that synergized with her backup singers.

Faith surprisingly took ownership of Olivia Rodrigo’s Driver’s License, and her performance is incomplete without mentioning the elusiveness in her voice that was miraculously infused with emotions. She literally gave life to her performance and showed the audience and viewers that she deserves to be the next Nigerian Idol winner.

Jordan continues his impressive run in the Nigerian Idol with his electrifying performance of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. He had the judges amazed by his vocal ability right from his first audition and got another standing ovation at the live show.

Banty’s rendition of Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud was one of the highlights of the show, her performance and energy were thrilling, with a standing ovation from the judges.

Precious raised the bar further with Ckay’s hit single Felony and was advised by the Judges not to sacrifice her vocals for performance. Itohan also performed Baby Dragon by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s single Shallow. Her performance drew admiration from the judges who felt honoured to have her on stage. The last performance of the night was that of Debby who performed Lojay and Sarz’s hit track Monalisa.

This week, the contestants will look to further impress the-person judge of Obi Asika, D’Banj and Simi. Viewers can catch a glimpse of this on African Magic Family GOtv (channel 2), Africa Magic Showcase DSTV (channel 151), Africa Magic Urban Dstv (channel 153), Africa Magic Family Dstv (channel 154) from 7 pm.

Share
Related Stories
Image
17-January-2024

Isale Eko Descendants Greet Veteran Actor Jide Kosoko at 70

By Aduragbemi Omiyale A veteran actor, Mr Jide Kosoko, has been congratulated by the Isale Eko Descendants Union (IDU) on his 70th birthday. The movie star clocked 70 last week and had an elaborate event in Lagos to mark the milestone, with friends, family, colleagues and others in attendance to honour him. IDU, in a statement signed by its chairman, Mr Adeniji Kazeem (SAN), noted that the actor’s performances have not only entertained audiences across generations but have also served as a source of inspiration for aspiring actors who look up to him with admiration. The group described the thespian

Image
06-February-2024

YouTube Music, Premium Subscribers Hit 100 million

By Modupe Gbadeyanka Subscribers of YouTube Music and Premium have surpassed 100 million worldwide, a statement from the video-viewing platform has revealed. Recall that in 2015, YouTube introduced a new subscription service alongside a brand new app, YouTube Music, for music lovers and fans of the platform. It was targeted at those who wanted more choice in how they spent time on YouTube, allowing them to enjoy the platform without interruptions, background play and downloads, and a full music service with the world’s largest catalogue The subscription service and the application have been embraced by YouTubers in more than 100

Image
21-January-2024

No Gree for Boredom: Maximise Your Viewing with GOtv’s Step-Up

When it comes to entertaining and educative programmes for the whole family, GOtv embodies the spirit of the unofficial theme of the year; “No gree for anybody.” This quarter, GOtv offers its subscribers an array of premium entertainment options. Alongside the premium content, GOtv also introduced the Step Up offer, allowing customers to enjoy a higher package while paying less. Customers who upgrade to a package higher than their current package will automatically enjoy a complimentary upgrade to the next tier. For instance, if you’re a Max subscriber and decide to step up to Supa, you’ll instantly be upgraded to Supa+. So, you can enjoy all the

More Stories
Image
03-October-2017

American Stocks May See Further Upside in Early Trading

By Investors Hub Major US index futures are pointing to a modestly higher opening on Tuesday, with stocks poised to extend the upward move seen in the previous session. Stocks moved mostly over the course of the trading session on Monday, adding to the gains posted last week. With the upward move on the day, the major averages reached new record closing highs. The major averages ended the day firmly in positive territory. The Dow advanced 152.51 points or 0.7 percent to 22,557.60, the Nasdaq rose 20.76 points or 0.3 percent to 6,516.72, the S&P 500 climbed 9.76 points or

Image
09-August-2022

Oil Jumps as US, Chinese Data Outweighs Recession Fears

By Adedapo Adesanya The various crude oil grades were sold at higher prices on Monday as positive economic data from China and the United States displaced nagging fears of a recession. At the market yesterday, the Brent crude futures gained $1.73 or 1.8 per cent to settle at $96.65 per barrel as the US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures appreciated by $1.75 or 1.97 per cent to sell at $90.76 a barrel. Last week, fears that a recession could dent energy demand pushed Brent prices to their lowest since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February. But the market

Image
14-February-2023

Customs Street Gains N20bn as Investors Trade 140.8 million Stocks

By Dipo Olowookere The key performance indicators of Customs Street, where the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited is located, slightly improved by 0.07 per cent on Monday on the back of renewed bargain-hunting. It was observed that traders had confidence in the market, resulting in the exchange finishing with 18 price gainers and eight price losers. This means that the market breadth was positive, buoyed by strong investor sentiment. Conoil topped the gainers’ log with a 9.98 per cent price appreciation to settle at N35.25, MRS Oil jumped by 8.24 per cent to N23.00, Chams expanded by 8.00 per cent to

Image
23-May-2017

34 Firms Fight for NNPC Digitization Project

By Modupe Gbadeyanka No fewer than 34 companies bided for the digitization of legacy documents in the corporate headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). A statement issued on Tuesday by the agency’s spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, disclosed that the bid opening exercise was conducted before representatives of the bidding firms and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) at the NNPC Towers in Abuja. Mr Ughamadu noted that the public opening of bid was part of NNPC’s avowed commitment to transparency in its bid to reposition as a Focused, Accountable, Competitive and a Transparent organisation conducting its business with Integrity (FACTI).

Image
23-May-2019

Five Nigerian Schools Now Accept NMAT by GMAC Exam

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a global association of leading graduate business schools, has said 13 leading South African and Nigerian business schools now utilize the NMAT by GMAC™ exam for their graduate business programs. The NMAT by GMAC™ exam has been established as a qualifying assessment utilized by business programs in Africa. The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is also being utilized for the first time by business schools in Nigeria, including: Lagos Business School, Covenant University, Nigeria, Redeemer’s University, Lead City University, and Afe Babalola University. “This is a significant milestone for GMAC in our efforts to standardize

Image
05-January-2024

NPA, NIMASA Get Six New Executive Directors

By Adedapo Adesanya President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of six new Executive Directors in two agencies under the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy. According to a statement late on Thursday by Mr Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, three executives were appointed to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) each. For the NPA, Mrs Vivian C. Richard Edet was appointed as the Executive Director of Finance and Administration (NPA), Mr Olalekan Badmus — Executive Director of Marine and Operations (NPA), and Mr Ibrahim

Image
03-November-2021

NAPE Seeks Establishment of Special Energy Bank in Nigeria

By Adedapo Adesanya The National Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) has called for the creation of a Special Energy Bank to finance petroleum exploration activities in the country. This call was made by the president of the association, Mrs Patricia Ochogbu, during a panel session at the Association of Energy Correspondents of Nigeria (NAEC) 2021 Strategic International Conference on Tuesday in Lagos. The conference themed Petroleum Industry Act: Energy Transition and the Future of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas had robust discussions around the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) and the country’s energy transition plans. Mrs Ochogbu noted that the PIA had

Image
29-July-2018

DSBJ Completes Acquisition of Multek

By Dipo Olowookere The acquisition of Multek, a leading provider of Interconnect Solutions, by Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co. Ltd has been finalised. DSBJ is a diversified manufacturer headquartered in Suzhou, China and with this development; Multek now becomes an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of DSBJ. Recall that the transaction was announced in March 2018 by Multek’s outgoing parent company, Flex, in the form of a divestiture. The completion of this transaction follows the receipt of all necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals, a statement by Multek said. Chief Executive Officer of Multek, Franck Lize, stated that, “We are pleased to complete

Ad
Ad
Recent Stories
Image
04-March-2024

UK Announces £37.3m to Boost Livelihoods in Nigeria, Others

By Adedapo Adesanya The United Kingdom has announced new funding for the Mobile for Development Programme to help more people access mobile and digital technologies to find new opportunities and boost their livelihoods in Nigeria and other developing countries. UK’s Minister for Development and Africa, Mr Andrew Mitchell MP, during a speech at Mobile World Congress last week, announced that the UK is providing £37.3 million of new support for the Mobile for Development Programme. The new UK funding for innovative mobile phone technology will help change lives in developing countries around the world by harnessing AI technology to provide

Image
04-March-2024

Newly-Listed Transcorp Power Targets N500bn Revenue by 2031

By Adedapo Adesanya The latest company to join the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited, Transcorp Power Plc, has announced a revenue target of N500 billion by 2031, tapping opportunities in the capital market and sustainable energy. This was disclosed by the Managing Director of the firm, Mr Peter Ikenga, during the Facts Behind the Listing held at bourse on Monday. The firm, owned by businessman and Chairman of UBA Plc, Mr Tony Elumelu, listed its stocks on the Main Board of the nation’s flagship exchange by introduction. It listed 7,500,000,000 ordinary shares of 50 Kobo each at N240.00 per share. Speaking

Image
04-March-2024

DisCos Must Promptly Respond to Customers’ Complaints—FCCPC

By Aduragbemi Omiyale Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in the country have been charged to respond to customers’ complaints quickly for better service delivery. This task was given to the energy firms by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), which said the companies must design a quick response mechanism to address issues from their customers. Speaking last Saturday at a four-day one-stop-shop for addressing billing, metering, transformer, connection, disconnection, customer service and other electricity consumer issues in Ikeja Electric coverage areas, the acting executive chairman of FCCPC, Mr Adamu Abdullahi, said the highest number of complaints received by the

Image
04-March-2024

Omokungbe Wants Implementation of Initiatives on Women’s Entrepreneurship

By Aduragbemi Omiyale A former Rector of Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech), Lagos, Mr Obafemi Omokungbe, has called for the implementation of programmes and initiatives designed to promote women’s entrepreneurship in Africa. Speaking at the just-concluded 10th anniversary of the African Women Foundation for Nation Building (WINBAFRICA) in Lagos, Mr Omokungbe, a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), also appealed to African countries to renew their commitment to women’s empowerment, saying it is a crucial step towards nation-building. According to him, the journey toward women’s empowerment in Africa involves a comprehensive approach that spans various sectors, including education,

Image
04-March-2024

NGX Group Declares 75 Kobo Final Dividend Amid 57.4% Surge in FY’23 Earnings

By Aduragbemi Omiyale A final dividend of N1.5 billion, amounting to 75 Kobo per share has been declared by the board of the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Group Plc for the 2023 financial year. This brings to N1 the total dividend to be paid by the company after paying 25 Kobo (N495.5 million) as interim dividend at mid-year. In its audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2023, the NGX Group said its gross earnings increased by 57.4 per cent to N11.8 billion in FY 2023 from N7.5 billion in FY 2022 because its performances in core revenue and

Image
04-March-2024

Red Line Rail: Labour Party Demands Value for Money

By Aduragbemi Omiyale The Lagos State chapter of the Labour Party has tasked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure the recently commissioned Red Line Rail does not turn out to be another failure due to poor maintenance culture. In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mrs Olubunmi Odesanya, the opposition party appealed to the state government to ensure its sustainability. While greeting residents of the metropolis on the project, which was commissioned last Tuesday by President Bola Tinubu, the Labour Party faulted the timing of its completion, saying the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ought to have put the initiative in

Image
04-March-2024

Access Bank to Give 700,000 MSMEs Access to N50bn Via YouThrive

By Modupe Gbadeyanka An initiative known as YouThrive designed to give entrepreneurs in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) access to a N50 billion credit facility has been introduced by Access Bank Plc. The lender disclosed at a media briefing in Lagos that about 700,000 MSMEs would benefit from this programme, which is open to business owners between the ages of 21 and 40 years. YouThrive is a transformative initiative designed by Access Bank to empower, uplift, and accelerate the next generation of MSMEs. According to the Deputy Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr Victor Etuokwu, who addressed journalists

Image
04-March-2024

Peter Obi Laments Nigeria’s Dependence on War-Torn Ukraine for Food

By Adedapo Adesanya The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 polls, Mr Peter Obi, has lamented Nigeria’s dependence on Ukraine, a country ravaged by war, for food aid. Mr Obi, in a statement on Monday, expressed dissatisfaction at the current economic realities and recounted times when the Nigerian economy was faring better than that of Ukraine in 2015. “Ukraine cultivates over 60 per cent of its arable land, whereas Nigeria has over 60 per cent uncultivated arable land. “Despite the conflict, Ukraine feeds itself, and exports agricultural products worth over $25 billion which is about the same

Image
04-March-2024

AfDb Injects $134m Into Rice, Maize, Cassava, Soybean Production in Nigeria

By Adedapo Adesanya The African Development Bank (AfDB) is supporting Nigeria in the cultivation of rice, maize, cassava and soybean to boost food production with the provision of $134 million to achieve this. The president of the multilateral lender, Mr Akinwunmi Adesina, said on Saturday after visiting the Centre for Dryland Agriculture (CDA) at Bayero University, Kano, that the bank would support Nigeria to cultivate 300,000 hectares each of rice and maize, 150,000 hectares of cassava and 50,000 hectares of soybeans during the 2024 planting season. The CDA is a World Bank-supported centre established to serve as a regional training

Image
04-March-2024

Salesforce Unveils Conversational AI Assistant Einstein Copilot

By Modupe Gbadeyanka A new customisable, conversational, and generative AI assistant for CRM, Einstein Copilot, has been launched by Salesforce. The system was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, and it will use adequate company data to generate useful responses. The Einstein Copilot enables Salesforce customers to generate responses using their private and trusted data, while maintaining strict data governance and without requiring expensive AI model training. As a result, Einstein Copilot can answer questions, summarise content, create new content, interpret complex conversations, and dynamically automate tasks on behalf of a user, all from a single, consistent