Surprise Proposal, Legendary Guest, and Double Performances on Nigerian Idol Season 9


Last Sunday’s Nigerian Idol was incredible. With a legendary guest judge, double performances, a surprise proposal, and a shocking goodbye, Nigerian Idol gave it all.

MI Abaga brings the heat!

Renowned rapper, MI Abaga joined the judges’ panel, adding his iconic Mr. Incredible energy to the judge’s corner as the contestants upped the stake, giving us two performances each. A soulful R&B number, and Naija Gbedu.

The journey ends for Maio.

In the show’s usual fashion, you know that once IK gets serious and requests that the lights go dim, it is time for a contestant to go home, and sadly, it was the end of the road for Maio as he amassed the lowest number of votes. 

Naija Gbedu takes centre stage.

The show kicked off properly, with the remaining four contestants showcasing their favourite Naija Gbedu tracks. Chima took the stage first, serenading the audience with Wizkid and Tems’ hit “Essence.” Lammy took us on a trip down memory lane with a performance of the timeless love song “Olufunmi” by Stylplus. Mira Clear kept the vibes flowing with a smooth performance of Fave’s infectious tune, “Baby Riddim,” and Chioma closed out the segment with a show-stopping performance of Chike’s “Hard to Find,” leaving everyone breathless.

Love takes the spotlight.

While the contestants prepped for their next round, host IK surprised everyone by bringing audience member Joseph on stage to perform. However, as his girlfriend, Rose, joined him on stage for supposed moral support, Joseph stole the spotlight. He dropped down on one knee, pouring his heart out to Rose in a surprise proposal. And yes, she said yes!

The R&B Round

Contestants returned for the second round, performing their preferred R&B number. Chima, riding on his impressive performance streak, gave an impressive performance of Chaka Khan’s powerful ballad “Through the Fire,” earning high praise from the judges. Lammy poured his soul into John Legend’s “Ordinary People.” Channelling her inner diva, Mira Claire delivered a show-stopping performance of Beyoncé’s “Broken-Hearted Girl.” According to Omawumi, Chioma maintained her steeze and composure with her performance of Rhianna’s “Man Down.”.

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