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New host for Nigerian Idol

by Chinelo Ibeziako

“When the show begins to air in November, our fans should expect to see two hosts,” said Adaora Mbelu, Communications Manager of Optima Media Group, licensees of the Idols franchise in Nigeria.

Anis Holloway, a Sierra Leone born singer will come on board Nigerian Idol as co-host of the show. He will be with Misi throughout – she will anchor the theatre side of the show, while Holloway will be on the field and also serve as the narrator.

Holloway, a Nigezie presenter who made his first appearance as a contestant on last year’s Project Fame is clearly excited about being the co-host of Nigerian Idols. “I see this as a great opportunity for me…I’m grateful to Idols for this opportunity, and I am very positive I won’t take it for granted,” he said.

Anis Holloway, who has been described as an “unrepentant music enthusiast”, was chosen particularly because he has walked in the shoes of the contestants, having participated in numerous talent shows. He said, “I saw the contestants at Enugu and it reminded me of how I was a few years ago”. “We want [the contestants] to see him and see prosepcts,” Mbelu said.

Idols will run from November 2010 to March 2011 and is set to uncover Nigeria’s next singing super-sensation.

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