Tiwa (whose is a product of the X-Factor reality show in the UK) and Ill Rhymes will be replacing season one’s hosts Misi Molu and Anis Halloway. Misi confirmed her replacement today via her Twitter account. ‘Announcement to be made today! I’m no longer the host for Nigerian Idol!!! Really Sux!!! But I’ve gotta move forward and hope for the best!‘, @MisiMolu tweeted.
Also, Audu Maikori who was a judge on the show’s first season has been replaced with popular singer/entertainer Charly Boy. The reason for the switch according to Chichi of OMG is that Audu lives in Abuja and would find it quite difficult to attend the shows which will hold in different parts of the country.
This year’s viewership according to Rotimi Pedro, C.E.O of OMG, will increase to nine countries as opposed to five countries in season one.
Also this year’s prize has been increased to a whooping sum of a hundred thousand Dollars which will cover a recording contract. The first runner up will walk away with 2.5M Naira while the second runner up will win 1M Naira.
The show kicks off Tuesday, October 4, 2011.