Niyola, Naeto C, Praiz and Waje have been announced as the judges or coaches for the fourth season of The Voice Nigeria.
Since its debut in 2016, the Nigerian franchise of the popular TV series The Voice singing competition has become the biggest rival to the Nigerian Idol, discovering and producing talents such as KPee, Chike, Esther Benyeogo, A’rese, Idyl and more. The show’s engaging format features four stages of competition: the Blind Auditions, the Knockouts, the Battle Rounds and, finally, the Live Performance Shows.
Niyola is a multi-talented singer and songwriter with over 17 years of experience and counting as a professional musician with an incredible pitch and voice texture. Praiz is one of Nigeria’s most incredible voices, a member of the Grammy academy, producer, and songwriter and Naeto C is a hip-hop artist, afrobeat, and record producer. All of the aforementioned trio are established professionals in the music industry and have a long-standing history of hit albums with multiple awards to their names.
Returning as a coach is Waje, who has already established herself as one of the most accomplished voices in the music industry in Nigeria and beyond the shores of Africa with hit albums and numerous awards.k
Each of them not only has experience in the industry but has also had a successful and flourishing music career in a variety of genres. They bring to this year’s reality show years of experience in creating outstanding songs, excelling as performers, and establishing connections with people, particularly Nigerians, through art, to which this season’s talents will have access.
Expressing his delight over the show’s premiere and unveiling of coaches, the Managing Director of FAME Studios and Executive Producer of The Voice Nigeria, Akin Salami, stated: “What we do as a company goes beyond exposing African talents to the world through entertainment, we also impact young talents to embracing and homing their skills on a global scale.
“Hence, we have been able to highlight key learnings and feedback from our previous seasons and we have improved the different activities of the show which will be unpacked as the show begins and progresses. Our viewers can be rest assured of an exciting and entertaining time. We appreciate our sponsors First Bank, Airtel, Leadway Assurance, Coca-Cola, JAC Motors and Zaron for making this season possible.”
The four seasoned coaches of the show – Naeto C, Niyola, Waje, and Praiz – will seek 12 talents each for their teams who they will work with during the show to hone their skills and prepare the successful acts who make it to the Live Performance Shows to serenade viewers in exchange for votes.
With the blind auditions currently underway, this season is hosted by award-winning actor, Kate Henshaw, alongside popular TV presenter, producer and actor, Zainab Balogun-Nwachukwu. The winning talent of The Voice Nigeria Season 4 winner will be walking away with a monetary reward, a brand-new car, and an international recording contract.
The Voice Nigeria Season 4 will air on African Magic Showcase (DSTV 151), Urban (DSTV 153), and Family (DSTV 154, GOTV 2), TVC (DSTV 193, GOTV 27), Views Channel (StarTimes 108, AVOTV 101), ST Nollywood (StarTimes 059/131) and STnollywood plus (StarTimes 013/102) on Saturdays at 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 7:00 pm.