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Nigerian Idol celebrated its best show yet last weekend as its final 5 contestants amazed the audience, judges and viewers with Nigerian hits.

The guest judge for the night was a big surprise as Afro-juju legend Sir. Shina Peters joined Jeffrey Daniel, Yinka Davies and Charly Boy on the table. Earlier in the week, Linda Giami exited the show after receiving the least number of votes.

Etisalat continues to support Nigeria’s immensely talented youth especially in music. Nigerian Idol represents the aspiration of teeming young Nigerians who desire to become the next big thing in music. Nigerian Idol represents the biggest music platform for young Nigerians just as Etisalat represents the biggest communication platform for young Nigerians.

Kicking off the show with vigor, Shina Peters performed an exciting medley of his biggest hits, preparing the audience for the spectacular performances to follow.

Mercy Chinwo opened the stage with an electrifying rendition of Midnight Crew’s Igwe. Honey on the other hand, finally got a chance to perform with his guitar as he serenaded the ladies with Tuface’s African Queen. Stephen Onochie better known as the lover boy performed Djnee’s Ego in yet another heart-warming performance that wowed the crowd. Najite was in her element as her strong vocals complemented her performance of Paul I.K. Dairo’s’ Mo So Rire’. However, It was Joe Blue’s performance that brought the house down; ditching his signature pose, he stood on the edges of a huge traditional drum and delivered a dramatically charged version of Infinity’s Olorioko. The second time out, Honey appeared first with a performance of Dbanj’s ‘Fall in Love’ which was all his own. Joe Blue, clearly a crowd favorite, had another go at giving his best to the audience. Singing Flavour’s ‘oyi’, the audience replied him with hoops and cheers.  Najite is one of two divas left on the Nigerian Idol stage. Her second performance of the night was Omawunmi’s ‘If you ask me’, with which she carried the crowd on a sing along.

Stephen rendered the timeless Nico Mbarga hit; ‘Sweet Mother’ earning him a hug from his mother. For the second week running, Mercy Chinwo appeared to have money on her mind. This time it was P-Square’s Chop my money, which the petite songbird transformed into ‘ I go chop your money.’

Mercy’s song as usual brought the crowd alive in yet another exhilarating performance that crowned the night.

Nigerian Idol Top 5 Contestants
Stephen Onochie
Nigerian Idol Hosts IllRymz & Tiwa Savage
Sir Shina Peters Perfoming
Najite El-David
Mercy Chinwo
Joe Blue
Honey Adum

According to, another eviction would take place this weekend when the contestants with the highest votes inch closer towards the title of Nigerian Idol and a prize haul valued at $100, 000. The next Idol joins a bevy of internationally acclaimed idol alumni that include Fantasia, Timi Dakolo and Yeka Onka.

Nigerian Idol is proudly brought to you by Etisalat in association with Pepsi and Sony. It is supported by Air Nigeria, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Megalectrics (owners of Beat FM, Classic FM and Naija FM)



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