Nigerian Idol hosted a dazzling night of food, fun and fanfare as they launched the top 12 contestants for the premier talent hunt show on Saturday, 16 February, 2012.
It was the first night the contestants were officially performing together, and along with celebrity guests performers Lynxxx, Tiwa Savage and season 2 winner Mercy Chinwo, the newly revealed contestants made sure that the Civic Centre in Victoria Island was the place to be on Saturday evening.
Ill Rhymz was host extraordinaire for the unveiling, which was a celebratory night as the top 12 contestants officially took to the stage for the first time and serenaded the crowd with love songs that were the perfect backdrop for the romantic Valentine’s mood of the week. The singers showed off their spectacular vocals and the gathered audience that included celebrities like singer Nneka, Michelle Dede, Lala Akindoju, OC Ukeje, Toke Makinwa and more, alongside the judges of the show, Femi Kuti, Yinka Davies and Jeffrey Daniel, sat back and enjoyed the show as they dined.
Paul Okoye & Wunika Mukan
Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju
Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju & Adebola Williams
Tunde Balogun (Tee Billz), Tiwa Savage & Lynxxx
Mrs Rotimi Pedro & Yinka Davies
Nigerian Idol season 2 winner Mercy Chinwo & second runner-up Steven Onochie
Rotimi Pedro, Brenards Kuti & Femi Kuti
The Top 12 Contestants having an autograph session with Tiwa Savage & Lynxxx
Lynxxx performing “Fine Lady”
Tiwa Savage performing “Kele Kele Love”
Group 1 performing “A Whole New World”
Group 2 performing “Oyi” by Flavour
Group 3 performing “Nothing’s Going To Change My Love For You”
Top 12 performing “No One Like You” by P-Square
Official unveiling of Nigerian Idol Season 3 Top 12 contestants