Entries have opened for the 9th edition of music reality show, Nigerian Idol.

According to the organiser, MultiChoice Nigeria, the online entry submission, which commenced on January 19, will close at midnight on January 29.

The theme for this year’s edition is “Dare to Dream”, and it’s aimed at young and talented Nigerians to take the bold step by auditioning for the show. Interested participants between the ages of 16 and 28 should record a 30-second clip of themselves singing any song of their choice and upload to http://www.africamagic.tv/nigerianidol.

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Speaking, Executive Head, Content and Channels West Africa, MultiChoice, Dr. Busola Tejumola, said, “MultiChoice is committed to enabling young talent to actualize their dreams and deliver premium entertainment to our audience. The success of previous editions of Nigerian Idol has encouraged more young Nigerians to dare to dream. Today, they are some of the voices that carry our African stories and inspire others to live their dreams. Season nine promises to be bigger and more entertaining than other seasons. Interested contestants can send their entries to the Nigerian Idol portal on our Africa Magic website.”

She disclosed further that soft drink brand, Bigi and gadget manufacturer, Tecno, are sponsors of the show. The 8th edition of Idol saw Victory Gbakara emerge winner, taking home prizes worth N100 million, including N35 million cash prize, car and recording contract.