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Nigerian Idol contestant makes a mess of Flavour’s song, Ada Ada


…as Benue hosts Nigerian Idol for the first time

DSC_8331This is one video that will leave you with mixed emotions of anger and laughter.

For the first time in 4 seasons, Africa’s biggest music reality show, Nigerian Idol made a stop at the Food Basket of Nigeria, Benue for an opportunity to harvest unique voices.

23-year-old, Patrick Ahemba thought it a good idea to meet the judging trio of Dare Art-Alade, Nneka Egbuna and Dede Mabiaku with his own version of Flavour’s hit track, Ada Ada

Not only did he sing off key, he got the words all mumbled up and totally different from the original version. “Did you practice this song very well? If you did there is absolutely nothing in this world you will be able to sing,” said an irritated Dede.


This is an extreme case of self-disappointment. Oredu Agbenu Barbara broke down at the regional Nigerian Idol auditions after performing before the judges.

The 20 year old student, felt disappointed in herself and her performance of Rihanna’s song, Man Down. “I really don’t know what happened, I just let myself down,” said a teary Barbara.

“Barbara thank you but you are definitely not ready for Nigerian Idol,” said Dare

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DSC_0381Age restriction definitely has no hold on Mr. Bassey Lawrence. The 58-year old trader, came prepared for the Nigerian Idol auditions in Calabar but his aim wasn’t to be the next Nigerian Idol but for an opportunity to gain exposure.

With his rendition of a personal composition with the aid of his guitar, the judges were pleased with outburst of joy and enthusiasm.

“Your rendition may not be what we are looking for in Nigerian Idol, but you have come out for the world to know you and I am sure that your goal has been accomplished,” said Dare.

Catch all the fun and excitement as Nigerian Idol airs this weekend on HIP TV, AIT, STV, Various Startimes channels, DRTV Warri and CRBC Calabar.

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