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"The Voice" Africa Magic set to debut Nigerian version singing competition

If you are a fan of the International reality singing competition "The Voice," then check out everything you need to know about upcoming Nigerian version.

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Entertainment content provider, Africa Magic, is launching The Voice Nigeria, a Nigerian version of the internationally acclaimed reality singing competition.

According to the Network's website,  auditions will begin on January 8, 2016, while the show will kick off in April 2016.

The international version of show was launched in 2010, and has had renowned artistes like Adam Levine, Blake Sheldon, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Tom Jones, Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue and Ricky Martin as coaches.


"The Voice Nigeria"  will use the same format, including a panel of four coaches who critique the contestants’ performances.

The coaches will guide their teams of selected artists through the remainder of the season whilst also competing to ensure that their act wins the competition.

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of The Voice Nigeria. All over the world, lovers of entertainment recognise The Voice franchise as premium, exciting entertainment and we are thrilled to introduce this excitement to audiences in Nigeria and across Africa.

Our viewers will definitely enjoy the stellar performances by the artistes and all the excitement as the coaches compete to pick the best performers," Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu.

The Voice judges, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams play

The Voice judges, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams


Auditions for the competition is scheduled to hold at these various audition venues, across four cities:

Port Harcourt: January 9 and 10, 2016 at the Viontel Hotel Plot 96 Stadium Road G.R.A 

Calabar: January 9 and 10, 2016 at the Channel View Hotels, 27 MCC Road


Abuja: January 16 and 17, 2016 at the Bolingo Hotels, Independent Avenue, Central Business District, Garki

Lagos: January 16 and 17, 2016 at the Freedom Park; 1 Hospital Road, Old Prison Ground

Anthony Riley performed James Brown's hit, I Feel Good to the admiration of Pharrell Williams and other judges of The Voice play

Anthony Riley performed James Brown's hit, I Feel Good to the admiration of Pharrell Williams and other judges of The Voice

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Are you excited about the upcoming competition?

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