The challenge gets tougher as The Voice Nigeria, First Bank of Nigeria’s sponsored musical talent show, enters its 17th episode as the coaches prepare for more rigorous grooming of their talents.
The coaches of the First Bank-sponsored talent hunt show are popular artistes Falz, Yemi-Alade, Waje and Dare.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that more challenges await the coaches as eight talents are through to the episode 17 of the reality show.
Kpee, Anu, Nuel Ayo and Dapo scaled through episode 16 automatically.
The 16th edition of the reality saw four talents: Tamara, Toeseen, Jeremiah and Inioluwa, leaving the stage, with eight people to perform in the next episode.
Dapo and Naomi Mac in Team Falz, Kitay and Anu in Team Yemi-Alade, Esther and Kpee in Team Dare and Eazzie and Nuel Ayo in Team Waje will slug it out among themselves to scale through to the next stage.
All the talents are now in need of the viewers votes to increase their chances of climbing to the next stages.
Each talent needs to buckle up to enable him or her attain the next stage of performance as the contest gets tougher on weekly basis.
Although the eight talents had given their best with the performances of various songs at the live shows , each team still needs more outstanding performance to get to the next episode.
Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications First Bank Nigeria Plc, the lead sponsor, said in a statement that “The Voice Nigeria 3” was a Reality TV show designed to discover and promote talented singers in the country.
According to Ani-Mumuney, it is to actualise their dreams of becoming international stars which aligns with First Bank’s commitment to providing a platform for nurturing and showcasing talents and driving social cohesion.
Ani-Mumuney added that the support for “The Voice Nigeria 3” was a demonstration of First Bank’s commitment to contributing to the projected revenue of $86 million by 2021 from Nigeria’s music industry.
She said it was aimed at promoting a diversified economy in line with the Federal Government’s diversification policy.
NAN reports that First Bank made its unique USSD Code 894 platform a verifiable avenue for the audience to vote in their favourites team to star prize.