Another set of talented artists have emerged as quarterfinalists from the Ibadan and Akure regional auditions of Ariya Repete 2019 even as the reality show audition machine heads for Oshogbo and Akure.
The capital of Oyo and Ondo States came alive as it simultaneously hosted Ariya Repete auditions on the 26th of June. The selected contestants then returned to duke it out at the regional knock-outs which took place on Friday, the 28th of June, 2019.
The turn out for the Ibadan selection party was massive as residents and lovers of indigenous music came out to show their support for the contestants. The Judges on the night which included renowned music producer – ID Cabassa, Juju veteran – Champion Opio, and Fuji Artist – Rasheed Abefe were faced with the herculean task of selecting 3 successful contestants after a series of breathtaking performances.
The experience was equally spectacular at the sunshine city of Akure, where budding indigenous artists dazzled the audience with wonderful Fuji, Juju and Afro-pop melodies.
After an exciting night in both cities, a total of 6 quarterfinalists emerged from the Ibadan and Akure selection parties, with 3 winners selected from each city.
In Ibadan, Ashley Oluwasegun, Adebayo Adebiyi, and Lukman Adebiyi were crowned as winners of the Afro-pop, Fuji and Juju category respectively. Fuji music star, Taye Currency also made a surprise appearance at the Ibadan selection party, and his performance was one of the many highlights of the night.
Akure auditions produced Mayowa Alayo, and Ibrahim Afolabi as winners from the Afro-pop and Juju categories respectively, while Seun Ayegbayo edged out stiff competition to emerge victorious in the Fuji category.
Following the dazzling display in Ibadan and Akure, Ariya Repete and its audition machine will now head to Osogbo and Ilorin for the last phase of the regional auditions.
Fuji, Juju and Afro-pop hopefuls will have one last chance to earn a place in the quarterfinals of the competition when the auditions are hosted at White plain suites, Ilorin and Savanah hotel, Osogbo on the 3rd of July.
Over the past weeks, social media has been full of conversations about the contest as Osogbo and Ilorin residents are teeming to take up the challenge and prove that the best indigenous talents can be found in these two cities.
Speaking ahead of the auditions, Goldberg Lager, Brand Manager, Olufunmilayo Ogunbodede had this to say –
“We’ve had a tremendous time discovering these talents across south-west Nigeria, and we believe there are still some amazingly gifted singers to be found in Ilorin and Osogbo. I am eagerly looking forward to these final auditions and I’m sure we will wrap up this first phase of the contest with an excellent show on Friday.”
Ariya Repete is proudly sponsored by Goldberg Lager. Over the years, Goldberg has consistently pushed the bar in excellence, continually providing fans and consumers with remarkable experiences which dial up the culture and traditions of the people, whilst also appreciating modern social conventions. This perfect blend of both words has enabled Goldberg to remain one of the most authentic brands in the beer industry.