Renowned Nigerian music stars, Dapo Oyebanjo, known as D’banj, Similoluwa Kosoko, also known as Simi, will be joining Obi Asika, as judges of popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol, as the seventh season starts February 6, 2022.

Following this development, Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, Busola Tejumola said:

“We could not think of a better trio to be the season’s judges than Obi Asika, D’banj, and Simi. The three of them combined bring decades worth of experience in the music and entertainment business, as well as individual mastery of their crafts. We have no doubt that they will keep the viewers entertained in what will be a spectacular season!”

In response to the new role as one of the judges, the Koko master, D’banj said:

“I was out of the country when I found out that I was going to be a judge for this season of Nigerian Idol and I couldn’t contain my excitement. I’m coming in with my own strategy so viewers should expect a bang.”

Simi was not left out as she also talked about her expections before she was named as one of the judges of the popular reality TV show. She said:

“I’ve always loved the idea of being a judge and I think it’s a fun thing to do. I plan to be very honest and have fun and hopefully gain inspiration from those that come on the show.”

Returning judge Obi Asika added, “I will be looking for special talents and new faces this year. I’m also excited to work with the rest of the judges this season, and I will be very fair and real to every contestant just like I was last year.”