For the past few weeks on Nigerian Idol, host Misi Fajimolu handles the contestants before they go on stage, while her co-host Anis Holloway manages them in front of their audience. It seems the question on everyone lips is this “Why does Misi seem to be doing just backstage interviews with the contestants?”
“Misi has a soft spot for the contestants, and it’s just normal for her to be close to them. Most of them will easily talk to her and tell her their fears,” said Adaora Mbelu Communications Manager at Optima Media Group. Misi also tweeted on Monday (10th January, 2011), saying “I love the entire Nigerian Idol contestants, seeing them go is not funny at all. They work hard, and when you see all the work they put in, you can only root for them.”
According to the Black House Media group, “It is not clear when or if she will be returning to the stage as earlier promised by the organizers, but there are speculations that they are saving her for the final phase”.
Sponsored by Etisalat in association with Royal Exchange and Pepsi, Nigerian Idol airs on 20 broadcast stations in Nigeria, UK and USA. Transmission details are available on www.nigerianidol.com