Nigerian Idol judges

The buzz is beginning to rise as we approach season 7 premiere of the Nigerian Idol reality tv show. One of the many questions being asked is, who are the judges for Nigerian Idol season 7? Judges for Nigerian Idol season 7 are Dbanj, Simi, and Obi Asika.

Last season of the show had the trio of DJ Sose, Obi Asika and Seyi Shay as judged of Nigerian Idol season 6. Not many Nigerians were pleased with how the trio handled the show last season. There were questions and backlashes regarding the musical competencies of the judges as well as their judgement skills. You would recall Seyi Shay got social media buzzing during the audition stages when she ‘condemned’ a contestant for poor performance.

Nigerian Idol Season 7 is scheduled to commence in February 2022. The judges for season 7 have not been announced by the organizers of the reality tv show. Nigerian Idol Season 7 judges are Dbanj, Simi and Obi Asika. From this list, only Obi Asika is coming from Season 6. DJ Sose and Seyi Shay will not continue as judges in Nigerian Idol season 7.

Nigerian Idols 2022 Judges


Let us take a look at the Nigerian Idol season 6 judges.

Nigerian Idol Judge – DJ SOSE

DJ Sose is one of the most recognisable faces in Nigerian entertainment today – and his amazing face tattoo has a lot to do with it. Luckily, DJ Sose is not just a walking canvas. This talented muso has earned his stripes in the cutthroat world of music too.

A connoisseur of a diverse range of music artforms such as afro beats, jazz, hip hop, rock and house, Sose’s keen ear for music has kept dancefloors burning across Naija and the globe at large, for many years.

He has performed at music festivals and television shows in different countries and was even named the official deejay for Nigeria’s first Saturday late-night show, Highlites with IK.

Apart from curating magical musical experiences that combine genres and eras across the sonic spectrum, Sose also pays it forward by helping others on their path to music success by managing their music projects.

He is not only street smart; but book smart too! He has a degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Hertfordshire, and a diploma in Film and Video Production from Cavendish College, both in the United Kingdom.

He has also published a comic book called Beatz, where the protagonist is bestowed with the power to stop bullies. 

A graduate, a walking work of art, a smiter of bullies and a musical genius? What a guy! We can’t wait to have Sose’s expertise on the set of Nigerian Idol as we unearth Naija’s next superstar.

Nigerian Idol Judge – SEYI SHAY

Seyi, or Shay? Which one of her multi-talented faces took a seat at the judges’ table in season 6 of Nigerian Idol?

With a personality and work ethic to match, it’s a no-brainer that Shay’s first love is media and entertainment. Born in London on 21 December 1985, Shay, real name Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, began her foray into music at the tender age of six – and like the hardworking queen she is, had toured 13 major cities in Japan during her first music tour at just 15.

Her hit songs Gimmie Love (The Remix) featuring American superstar Teyana Taylor, IrawoYolo Yolo, and Murda (amongst many others), are engraved in the hearts and minds of music lovers across the country and world. Shay is currently signed to Universal Music Publishing and continues to deliver hit after hit.

Besides slaying in fashion and music, this all-round entertainer has taken her talents to the silver screen too. She recently made her acting debut in the film Lara and the Beat.

Shay has also featured in New York Times reporter Dionne Searcy’s book: In Pursuit of Disobedient Women, where she is highlighted as one of the most interesting women Searcy has ever met. Hands up if you can’t wait to see Seyi Shay on Nigerian Idol season 6!

Nigerian Idol Judge – OBI ASIKA

With a wealth of experience in the entertainment and corporate world, Obi Asika is a Nigerian treasure.

As founder of Dragon Africa and co-founder of Social Media Week: Lagos, Asika has mastered the art of excellence and continues to inspire and blaze a trail across many industries including music, television production, marketing and communication, as well as event production.

Asika joined the board of trustees of the Nigerian Olympic Committee in December 2020 and is the former vice-chairman of Kwara United, a Nigerian Premier League football club.

So, the real question remains. Who are the judges for Nigerian Idol season 7? Organizers of the The reveal will happen soon. Watch out.

Updated: 18th January 2022

  1. […] has been questions and a lot of speculations on who are the judges of Nigerian Idol season 7. The announcement was made public by MultiChoice Nigeria on social media and on the Africa Magic […]

  2. Frederick Allison 2 years ago

    simi is unnecessarily too critical with comments like texture of your voice and so on…. some of the people she is condemning are better singers with range than her.

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