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The Voice Nigeria Where are the former contestants now?

Idyl has been crowned the winner of The Voice Nigeria season 2, but where are the finalists from the show's 1st season?

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A'rese won the debut season of The Voice Nigeria in 2016 play

A'rese won the debut season of The Voice Nigeria in 2016


Since its inaugural season in 2016,  The Voice Nigeria has seen some incredible talent come across its stage.

The singing competition quickly became a success in the reality series genre as viewers religiously followed the show and discussed the outcome of each episode on social media.

While the show is a success which rakes in profit for the organizers, are its contestants equally successful in their post-The Voice career?

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The Voice Nigeria season 1


On Sunday, June 18, 2017, the second season of the series made its debut, and as expected, viewers tuned in to watch the contestants duke it out for this season's crown.

The last season which saw A'rese Emokpae defeat social media favourite, Chike, to emerge the winner.

Let's take a look at what these finalists have been up to.

1. Brenda Adigwe

For her blind auditions, Brenda performed ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’ by Beyonce and secured a place in #Team2baba.

Following The Voice Nigeria, Brenda released her debut single titled “Stand."

Faces at the 'Star The Winner Is' Victory Party play

Faces at the 'Star The Winner Is' Victory Party



2. A'rese

A'rese blew away three of the coaches during her blind audition with her rendition of Adele's 'Skyfall.' She ended up joining Waje's team and taking home the title when the season ended.

Not long after her win, she joined the longest running TV series "Tinsel" as Bisola Beko-Williams.

In February 2017, she released the visual to her single ‘UWE NO’ which features Ladi Poe.

A'rese currently leads the Africa Magic TV series "Jemeji" as Senami George.

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A'rese Emokpae



3. Chike

Chike performed a rendition of James Arthur’s “Roses,” which got him the first four-turns of the night during his blind auditions.

He went for Patoranking as his coach, and ended up as the first runner-up. In March 2017, Chike released the music video for his first single, "Fancy U".

He currently stars in the Africa Magic TV series "Battleground" as Mayowa.

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ChiKe - Fancy U (Single Cover) LQ

(The Voice Nigeria)


4. Cornel

Cornel’s soulful take on ‘When A Woman Loves’ by R.Kelly landed him a spot on Team Timi.

He impressed on the show, and afterwards, he dropped the visuals to his debut single titled “Smile Again“, produced by the Johnny Drille.

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Cornel - Smile Again (Single Cover) LQ

(The Voice Nigeria)


5. Patrick

Patrick Effiom landed a spot on Team Patoranking after singing ‘You and I’ by John Legend during his blind auditions.

During a Battle Round, he performed ‘Let Me Love You’ by Mario, but their coach chose to save Chike, while Waje stole Patrick.

Still focused on music, Patrick recently released a single titled "Aye Ole."

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Patrick performing at third rounds of The Voice Nigeria Live Shows


6. Dewe

Sola Adedewe popularly known as Dewé performed a rendition of ‘Take Me to Church' by Hozier, which got him three turns and landed him on Team Waje. 

During a battle round, Michael and Dewe performed ‘Against All Odds’ by Mariah Carey. While Waje chose Michael, Timi stole Dewe.

After the singing competition, Dewe released his first official single titled "No Be Beans."

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Dewe-The Voice Nigeria


7. Viveeyan

During her blind audition, Viveyaan performed Jhene Aiko’s ‘I Don't Need You," which landed her a spot on Timi Dakolo's team.

During a battle round, Armstrong and Viveeyan performed One Republic's 'Counting Stars.'  Timi opted to save Armstrong, while 2Baba stole Viveeyan.

The singer released a single 'The Bull’s Eye' months after her appearance on the show.

8. Nonso

Nonso made the decision to join Team Waje after his rendition of Seal's Kiss From A Rose made all four judges turn their chairs.

Months after the show, Nonso featured on  VJ Adams' song titled “My Dreams."

He currently plays Dr Emeka on Africa Magic new telenovela, "Battleground."

Update: On Sunday, September 24,  2017, Team Timi's Idyl beat Jahtell, Ebube, J'Dess, Yimika, Wow, Symeca and Chris Rio to win the grand prize of a record deal with Universal Music Africa, a GAC car and an all expense paid trip to Dubai.

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