Idyl Wins The Voice Nigeria, Walks Home with Ten Million Naira and More

The second edition of the Nigerian version of the music talent show, The Voice came to an end yesterday with Idyl emerging as the winner of the keenly contested show.


The competition which began sometime in June this year had forty eight contestants emerging from the blind auditions under four teams; Timi Dakolo, Waje, Patoranking, and Yemi Alade. The contestants however fought with the best sound their vocal cords could produce to win them a place in the heart of Nigerians who voted for their favorites.

At the beginning of the competition, Shayee from team Yemi withdrew from the competition for personal reasons which brought the contestants to forty seven. Ebube, Symeca, Wow, Chris Rio, J’Dess, Jahtell and Yimika made their ways to the finals.

The grand finale of the competition started off with team Yemi’s performance of the coach’s latest single Knack Am after which team Timi performed Timi’s unreleased single which was dedicated to his late friend and singer, Eric Arubayi and Belema. This was fol,lowed by Waje’s latest single, In the Air while team Patoranking’s performance ended the group performance for the night.

Chris Rio was the first to exit the show that night followed by J’Dess and Yimika leaving Idyl, Symeca, Ebube and Wow as the top four.

The top four performed and Team Timi’s Idyl and Team Pato’s Ebube were announced as the Top two for the competition. The top two gave mind blowing performances-their last for the show, after which Bayelsa born Idyl from team Timi was announced winner of the Voice Nigeria 2017.

He will went away with a cash prize of Ten Million Naira, a GAC Car, and an all expense paid trip to Dubai.

”I’m proud to say i am a ghetto youth, I was raised in the streets by the streets, But the Grace has brought me this Far” he said.

This win brings team Timi to join Team Waje whose A’rese won the first edition of the show.

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Omaku Josephine

Omaku Josephine Ananeyi is a Journalist with keen interest in social reformation, a spontaneous writer, an impulsive reader, and a talker. She currently writes for Ghafla Nigeria. Catch me on Facebook @Omaku JhoJho Ananeyi and on Instagram @Jho_Ananeyi