‘American Idol’ To Make Comeback

'American Idol' to make comeback“American Idol,” the most popular music reality show in United States television history, will return to the screen on ABC in 2018, the network announced on Tuesday.

The show, which was cancelled by Fox Television last year after 15 seasons, was once a ratings powerhouse, watched by more than 30 million viewers at its peak in 2005-2007.

The glitzy talent show that launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood among others, eventually fell victim to declining ratings.

ABC did not name a host or reveal the judges, leading many people to question whether long-time host Ryan Seacrest might make a comeback on the new version.

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FG Directs NBC To Investigate Big Brother Nigeria Location Controversy

nbc-nigeriaThe Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has asked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the reported shooting of the ongoing Big Brother Nigeria Reality Show in South Africa.

In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister said the NBC should determine whether Multi-Choice, by shooting the show in South Africa, has breached the Nigerian Broadcasting Code in any way, as well as the issue of possible deceit, since the viewing public was never told that the event would be staged outside Nigeria.

”As a country of laws, only the outcome of the investigation will determine our next line of action,” he said.

While expressing concerns that Nigerians have bombarded his office with calls to complain about what they regard as an anomaly (of shooting outside the country a show meant for Nigerians), he requested that they should remain calm while the NBC investigates the issue and submits its findings.

I Got My Fame From Reality Show – Mcnwizu

Reality ShowNollywood actress, Bayray Mcnwizu, believes appearing on a reality TV show was a good foundation she built her career on.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Saturday breakfast programme, Sunrise, Ms. Mcnwizu, who joined the industry in 2008 has already featured in a number of top movies and stage plays.

Sharing her experience during the reality show, she noted that it was rigorous, “You were watched 24 hours, you have to write a short film and I was once a captain of the house”.

Mcnwizu admitted that her exploits on the reality show gave her fame, as she got the opportunity to build a fan base from an early stage. Since then she has maintained her love for challenges and has taken every role as it comes.

She, however, said that her inspiration and encouragement to continue in her line of career had always come from her late sister who she said always believed in her.

Mcnwizu sees herself as a global producer representing Nigeria in 10 years’ time.

MTN Project Fame: The Action Begins

The excitement and drama of MTN’s Project Fame has begun!! Last Sunday on the project fame stage in Lagos, 16 young West Africans sang to please, not just the audience but the strict Project fame judges.

Several of them got the crowd on their feet cheering and applauding, they were outstanding even on the first nominations show.

Five out of the 16 even though they gave mostly decent performances, were considered below par and could face elimination from the Project Fame Academy after only two weeks. None of them wants to go home, and definitely not now.  With N5million plus an SUV, N3m and a saloon car, another N2m plus a car and N2m to be won they all will be fighting hard to stay in the competition.

The drama has just begun on MTN’s project Fame with these first set of probation candidates now begging for viewers votes to keep them save from elimination. It is still early yet, so most of them may not have many fans who have followed them enough to vote for them, but by Friday when voting is concluded, one of them will be saved by viewer or friends votes. The others will be at the mercy of both the faculty and the other contestants in the academy to save them. At the end of the day, two of them will pack their bags and go home.

The five who didn’t make it this week and two of them will not make it back into the Academy are;

Ayoka(Voting # 1), Oluchi(Voting # 15), Simon (Voting # 17), Rowland(Voting # 16) and Leonard(Voting # 11). And Leonard is the only contestant from Sierra Leone this season, if he goes their hopes are gone.

They all looked great and dressed like stars but if they are not lucky to be saved they are going home.

Who will it be? Viewers decide by sending their voting numbers to MTN short code 306.

The drama and suspense have just begun on MTN PF 6.0 as this weekend contestants will go home and another set will be placed on probation. Don’t miss all the action daily on STV, ONTV, Soundcity, MiTV and NTA in Nigeria.

8 Year-Old Girl Wins N10 Million

An eight year-old girl, Amarachi Uyanna was on Saturday named the winner of the first edition of Nigeria Got Talent show.

The winner of the first edition of Nigeria Got Talent, Amarachi Uyanna

The Primary 5 pupil from Benin City beat nine other contenders to win the top prize of N10 million after displaying some round of professional dance steps at the grand finale.

The judges of the show which includes Kate Henshaw, Dan Foster, Yibo Koko, expressed their satisfaction with the outstanding performance of Ms Uyanna, who won through a public voting process managed by Forbes Limited.

On receiving her cheque, Amarachi said, “I am happy that I won. At first I was afraid and thought I would lose, but thank God I won in the end. I want to help orphans with the money, and also for the education of my two siblings as well as mine.”

Nigeria’s Got Talent grand finale took place at Bamako studio Ikeja.