The Voice Nigeria, a talent show, has named Darey Alade, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, Aituaje ‘Waje’ Iruobe, and Yemi Alade as coaches for its season three.
In a statement, the show’s organisers said the music stars “will be bringing to the table a wealth of experience in making excellent music, becoming a superb performing artist, and connecting with people, especially Nigerians, through art.”
Akin Salani, managing director of Un1ty Production and executive producer of the voice season three, said their selection was based on their perceived wealth of experiences in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
“We are excited about taking this journey with a versatile and dynamic team of Coaches that will enrich the experience for both the talents and the audience,” he said.
“In building on the legacy of The Voice to showcase the very best talents, we are confident that these industry veterans will attract the brightest of Nigerian talents to deliver a more vibrant and competitive contest than ever before. Needless to say, we are in for an exciting ride with maximum energy and a lot of great vibes.”
In their reactions, the coaches expressed excitement at being selected for the third edition of the show.
“I’m looking forward to impacting and guiding the super exceptional talents we will see on the voice this year. On the show, I will share, teach, coach and also learn while we work to together to build the next superstar to come out of Nigeria,” Darey said.
On his part, Falz said: “As a first-time coach and a big fan of The Voice across the world, I am excited to be a coach on the show and I will immerse myself to get the best out of all the talents.”
Also speaking, Waje, who participated in season two of the show, said: “The Voice is about the talents and the coaches. Some don’t have the experience but we will figure that out together. You can be rest assured that we will have show like never before.”
In the same vein, Yemi Alade said she hopes to utilise the opportunity to groom emerging music superstars.
“Last season was my first time but this year Team Yemi has to go home with the crown. I am looking for passion, originality and those want to find themselves in the global music scene,” she said.
Online auditions for the competition commenced on August 25, 2020.
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