21st October, 2010
Last Sunday, 17 October, Mnet Africa officially unveiled the 10 young wannabes thatÂ will compete in the season two of its musical talent hunt show, Glo Naija Sings.
The 10 selected finalists were carefully selected after rigorous auditions in sevenÂ Nigerian cities. They are 25-year old Niniola Apata, 25-year old Shedrack Duru,Â Peace Nwokolo, 27-year old Casey Edema, Rasine Brown, 17, Ekeng Bassey, 27 andÂ 22-year old Boma Tolofari.
Others are Najite El-David, 19-year old Moses Obi-Adigwe and Da Brodas, the onlyÂ group on the show, the duo of Fred and Jeff Akoh.
The show is billed to last for nine weeks and the winner will get a whopping cashÂ prize of $100,000 (about N15 million) and a brand new Rav 4 SUV. This is part of aÂ juicy three-year sponsorship deal between telecommunication giants, Glo andÂ producers of the show, MnET, a pan African broadcast company.
Among the new good parts added to the show this season, according to Bode Opeseitan,Â Gloâ€™s Director of Special Promotion, is a Toyota Corolla car to be won by the winnerÂ of the SMS draw.
Nigerian music star, Tosin Martins, will play a central role as the key judge, whileÂ Olisa Adibua, a renowned Nigerian radio personality and music expert, remains theÂ host.