Who Is Victory Gbakara? ‘Nigerian Idol Season 8’ crowns Victory Gbakara as winner

Nigerian Idol is the local version of the Idol series franchise. It is the second Idol franchise for the country as it was already part of Idols West Africa which was also shot and produced in Stockholm, Sweden. The show started with its first season in 2010, the 50th anniversary of the country with the tagline Live Your Dream, Accept No Limitation. Auditions were open for every Nigerian between 18 and 28. The first season went on air in 2010 and is shown on 15 different channels all across Africa. For season one, Yinka Dacies, Audu Maikori, and Jeffrey Daniel were selected to be the judges. In season two, Maikori was replaced by Charly Boy as a judge. In season 3, Femi Kuti replaced Charly. In season 4, Darey, Nneka, and Dede Mabiaku were selected as judges. In season 5, Yinka Davies replaced Nneka. In season six, Obi Asika, Seyi Shay, and DJ Sose were selected to be the judges with IK Osakioduwa serving as host. In season seven, D’banj, Yinka Davies, and Obi Asoka were selected to be the judges.

Victory Gbakara Nigerian Idol Season 8 Winner

Who Is Victory Gbakara? Nigerian Idol Season 8 Winner

Victory Gbakara is a lawyer, singer, and songwriter from Nigeria. He has millions of people watching him sing on the Nigerian Idols program because of his lovely voice. Victory has a platform thanks to Nigerian Idol to display his musical prowess, mesmerize crowds with his performances, and gain recognition for his creativity. His age is 26 years as of 2023, and his ethnicity is African-Black.

Victory Gbrakara, a Nigerian singer has emerged winner of the season eight edition of the Nigerian Idol. On Sunday, his emergence as the winner was announced on the show. With a performance of Blessed by Wizkid, Gbakara closed off the season. He will receive a grand prize of N100 million, including N35 million in cash. Additionally, Gbakara’s victory comes with a video shoot opportunity and a music record deal. On Sunday, April 23, 2023, the season eight edition of the show started. On Sunday night, the show’s finale took place, featuring captivating group performances by all the contestants, alongside the judges.

Leading the chorus of the performance were Simi, D’banj, and Obi Asika, who performed “Hall of Fame”, a song by the star of Copenhagen, Switzerland released in 2014. The 2023 edition premiered in April hosted by IK Osakioduwa and ran for ten weeks, from April 23 to July 16, with live shows airing during this period. Auditions were open to all Nigerians aged between 18 and 28, and the season’s theme was “Live Your Dream”. In October 2010, the inaugural season aired and was broadcast on 15 different channels throughout Africa.

Neha Chaudhary

Neha Chaudhary Is a freelance journalist, contributed to popular newspapers and magazines on mainly Lifestyle & Features

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