The search for the next Afrobeats superstar will enter a new phase on Sunday as the group stage of Naija Star Search kicks off, starring OAP celebrity VJ Adams as presenter.
Naija Star Search airs every Sunday at 8pm on ST Nollywood Plus, ST Nollywood and ST Yoruba channels on StarTimes and the #StarTimesON mobile app
Seventeen participants, consisting of young and promising musical talents, were revealed by the jury last Sunday. They will perform only Naija songs, starting with the classics and contemporaries to warm up their vibes (ginger their swagger) and then sing original songs that they composed themselves.
In the group stage, the contestants are grouped under the judges for mentoring. The show’s judges, Kenny ‘Keke’ Ogungbe, ID Cabasa and Asha Gangali, are expected to use their wealth of experience to bring out the stars in these young gems.
The participants under Team Asha are Sparrowh, TOMs, MB Dre, Specko and Kachi; For Team Cabasa there are Jaydbody, Greysky, Denerio, Esjay, Thekhaleed and Skimzo; while Team Keke has eMzez, Eniolá, Black Bella, SKIFFY, Melo and Jazzman.
They will compete for a place among the final seven provided by the Kennis Music label and be given a platform to turn their raw talents into superstars, in addition to the N10 million prize.
Aside from the thrilling performances of the contestants, the show is full of drama, intense competition and passion as the twists and turns of the game cause mixed feelings.
Naija Star Search is a reality show focused on discovering the next generation of Afrobeats superstars.
Kenny Ogungbe likens Naija Star Search to the future of Afrobeats, saying, “Afrobeats will never die. The people who are keeping it going now are in their mid-20s and 30s. To keep it going, we need to train new talents in their teens.” , so that for the next ten years we still have the ones holding it. We are here for the future to project the beauty of Naija music.”
The host, Adams Ibrahim Adebola, popularly known as VJ Adams, is a celebrated video jockey, television host and executive producer. Formerly an OAP at Sound City, VJ Adams is in demand across Africa to anchor trendy shows.
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Naija Star Search: VJ Adams Revealed as Host as Main Show Begins