Funsho Arogundade

After scaling series of screening exercise hurdles including stage performances and a public voting process in the on-going Nigerian Idol Season 5, the final 12 contestants to feature in the more tasking and professional Top 12 phase of the show have emerged.

The contestants include Ogunmoyero Modolowamu (Dolu), Oyinkepreye Deborah Toun (Preye), Janet Ebiwari Ayoka (Ayoka), Godson Goodluck (Classic Tunez), Ogunrombi Kunle (K-Peace), and Esther Aritheshoma Monday (Sther),

•Nigerian Idol Top 12 Contestants- Janet Ayoka, Ogunrombi   Olakunle and Okemiri Uloma

•Nigerian Idol Top 12 Contestants- Janet Ayoka, Ogunrombi Olakunle and Okemiri Uloma

Others are Adigwe Brenda Ada (Brenda), Ekeoma Victor Chibuzor (Prime), Paul Manuwa (P.Scholes), Okemiri Uloma Margaret (Uloma), Omodele Diana Fatoki (Modele) and Ese-Amadasun Imuetiyan (Nex2).

The contestants initially qualified for the Top 30 spot from a group of 100 most outstanding contestants pooled from the five audition centres.

It was tricky road for them as they had to go through multi-layered theatre auditions, group stage performances cum public voting process and the Judges Wild Card.

The public presentation, christened Top 12 Unveiling, is billed to hold Saturday 25 April at the OMG Dream Studios, Bamako Estate, Omole-Ojodu, Lagos. The eventual winner of Nigerian Idol Season 5 goes home with N7.5 million cash reward, a brand new car, a recording deal worth N7.5 million with South Africa-based Universal Music label and some high-end devices.