Nigerian Talent Shows 2019: List Of Talents Shows And Competitions In Nigeria To Apply Now

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Nigerian Talent Shows 2019…See the List Of all the Nigerian Talent Show you can apply for this year. This guide will help you to get acquiainted with all the Talent Shows In Nigeria and the one that Probably suites yor talent very well. If you are in, let’s take a dive and plunged ourselves into this list. Scroll below.

Everybody is talented in some way, you must probably agree to that. Every year big businesses pour in money into talent shows. You must probably be wondering why they do so. This is because it helps to expose their businesses more. Talent shows are good for the Nigerian youths because it helps to bring to light those extremely talented ones who might have to die in obscurity. Think about people like Iyanya, Praize, Chidinma, Tonto dike-what do they have in common? They all were discovered through Nigerian talent shows.

Are you one of those talented ones and you believe you have what it takes to get to the top if so, you definitely need to go through this article. If you fail in one, you might certainly succeed in another. These are over 25 different Nigerian Talent Shows.

Some of the talent shows are entrepreneurship inclined, yes in case you are not aware, entrepreneurship is also a talent. Not everyone has it. Right?

So why have I prepared this guide? To help you apply for any Nigerian Talent Show of your choice.

So what is a Talent Show?

What Is A Talent Show?

A talent show is an event where participants perform talents of singing, dancing, acrobatics, acting, drumming, Martial arts, playing an instrument or other skills to showcase skills-Wikipedia

According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, It is a show consisting of a series of individual performances (such as signing) by amateurs who may be selected for special recognition as performing talent.

From the above, we can infer that multinationals organize talent shows to create awareness about their products and services especially the less known ones.

Let us delve into the numerous Nigerian Talent Shows without Much Ado. Here are the Nigerian talent shows 2018 you should apply for right away.

  1. Dance 234
  2. MTN Battle Of The Year
  3. Harvest Of Dance
  4. Destiny Child Gospel Music Talent
  5. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
  6. Gulder Ultimate Search
  7. Nigerian Idol
  8. Mtn Project Fame
  9. Maltina Dance Hall
  10. X-factor
  11. Nigeria Got Talent
  12. Celebrity Takes 2
  13. Peak talent Hunt
  14. Freestyle Unplugged
  15. Next Movie Star
  16. Star Talent Show
  17. Mtn Next Titan
  18. Amstel Malta Box Office(AMBO)
  19. YOUWIN! Connect
  20. Gift Talent Show
  21. Apprentice Africa, The
  22. Big Brother Nigeria
  23. Dragons’ Den Nigeria
  24. Glo Naija Sings
  25. Intern Show,
  26. The Life and Style
  27. The Voice Nigeria
  28. Africa Magic Drama Series

Nigerian Talent Shows 2019

Let’s look at them one after the other to have a firm grasps on what they are all about.

·        Dance 234


Dance234 is organized by KOGA entertainment. It is a platform for creating the emergence of new talented dancers in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry.


Dance 234 is not selective, it accommodates all sort of dance including fuji, traditional dance, galala or any other type of dance that’s entertaining. You don’t need to be a wizard street dancer, you can go for the one you are good at.


Like every other talent show, the audition is done and you will have to dance to convince the judges. 20 finalist will be selected from the four regions.


The final dance is at Lagos Nigeria.


the first and second runners-up are not left behind in this one as they go away with N1,000,000 and N750,000 respectively.


·        MTN Battle Of The Year

Mtn Battle of the Year otherwise known as MTN BOTY is to generally say an international Breakdancing competition which was premiered In the 90’s. The aim of this talent show is to produce the best Dancers in Nigeria to represent the country in International competitions.


·        Harvest Of Dance


Harvest Of dance is powered by a Lagos dance group theatre called Theatre Centric. Harvest of Dance Usually Showcases a choreographic dance performance which seeks to take a deeper explorative look at the dance concept as a Nigerian culture. The competition seeks to explore Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.


It is basically meant to showcase Nigeria rich dance and dance language.


·        Destiny Child Gospel Music Talent


Destiny Child Gospel Music Talent Hunt Seeks to Spread the gospel of Christ through gospel music.

It is by far among the best Gospel Nigerian Talent Shows.

It affords gospel artists an opportunity to showcase their talents.


·        Who Wants To Be A Millionaire


Who hasn’t heard of who wants to be a millionaire by frank Edoho? While I was growing up, I actually was crazy about this program and never miss an episode. I also hoped that one day I will win my first 10million naira there and I was damn serious-LOLZ.


Who wants to be a millionaire is a talent show for the intellectuals. #10,000,000 is up for grab if you can answer 15 questions. Is that impossible? If you a sharp enough you can actually grab the money.


How does who wants to be a millionaire work?


The first round prior to the qualification, you will be asked a kind of quantitative question that requires your reasoning; it is called the fastest finger.


If you succeed, you are qualified for an opportunity to win 10,000,000 depending on how correct your answers are.


Remember, you might lose all your money if you answer the question incorrectly. The moderator is very tricky.


·        Gulder Ultimate Search


Gulder ultimate search is organized by Gulder, it started in 2004. Guilder Ultimate Search also is known as GUS is sponsored and created by Nigerian Breweries Plc to promote the Guilder Lager Beer.


It holds the record of being the first 100% local content sponsored Nigerian reality Talent hunt show. The Talent Show is open to both undergraduates and graduates.

In GUS, there are about 10-30 people who usually search for a hidden treasure in Nature. The finder of the treasure become the ultimate winner and goes home with a fortune of about #10, 000,000 and an SUV.


·        Nigerian Idol


In 2010, the Nigerian Idol began with the title “Live Your Dream. Accept no limitation”. The show is part of the global franchise of the Idol show and is opened for people between the ages of 18-28. It provides an opportunity for young talented Nigerians to showcase their musical talent. the sum 7.5 million naira, a recording deal with Sony and an all paid trip to South Africa is attached to the winner.


·        Mtn Project Fame


MTN project fame organized by MTN is one of the most glamorous talent show in the country. The talent show like the rest affords young Nigerians to bring their musical talents to light and probably get sponsored to fame. Notable winners include Iyanya Mbu, Mike Anyasodo, Chidinma, Monica Ogah, Ayoola, Olawale, Geoffery Orji and Jeffery Akoh. This blog will constantly update you when the registration begins.


·        Maltina Dance Hall


Maltina dance hall is a dance reality TV show. The show is organized by the parent company of the Maltina drink.


Matina dancehall is an arena for families to showcase their dance talent in various dancing genres including Hip Hop, Jive, Pantomine, Salsa, Wazobiah, and Gumboot.


Past winners of the show include


  • Onye Family
  • Opuwari Family
  • The Ibiam Family
  • Adejp family
  • Ekubo Family
  • Green Family
  • Utere Family


Do you think your family has what it takes to grab the grand prize? Then apply now!


·        X-factor


Do you know the cheapest data network in Nigeria? Glo, yes they are the sponsors of the X-factor talent show. X-factor is a television music competition. The prize up for grab is a whopping 24 million Naira.

If you don’t want to participate, maybe the total prize of 150,000 dollars should be enough motivation for you. The winner also gets a recording contract with Sony as well.



·        Nigeria Got Talent


Nigeria’s Got Talent was launched in 2012. It is sponsored by Airtel. First aired on AIT and NTA with difficult to please Judges, the talent show has a prize of N10, 000, 000 up for grab.


·        Celebrity Takes  2


Ever hard dancing with the Stars’ and Strictly Come Dancing’? Celebrity take to two is the Nigerian Version of this show.


In this talent show, Top Nigerian celebrities are paired with Nigerian Top dancers from the group called Dancing with David. It is usually shown on Africa Magic, Ben TV, NTA and Silverbird TV. The Show lasts for 13 weeks.



·        Peak talent Hunt


Peak talent show gives young people an opportunity to showcase their talent to the world. The show is well broadcasted on TV. Various talents are welcome ranging from Singing,  juggling, Acrobatics, miming, comedy, dancing, instruments, ventriloquists etc. The award goes to three winners. The award includes N10, 000,000, N1, 000,000 and Ipad2 each and N1,000,000 and Ipad2 are the prizes for the 1st, 2nd and  3rd winners respectively.


·        Freestyle Unplugged


This is a Nigerian Talent Show for those who can sing in all genres. The main aim of freestyle unplugged is to discover great musical talent. The coveted prize is contested for by 20 young finalists. If you can sing, I would advise that you go for this one.



·        Next Movie Star


Have you heard of the name below?

  • Tonto Dikeh
  • Kevin Chuwang Pam
  • Karen Igho
  • Annie Macualey
  • Portia Yamahan
  • Lydia Forson
  • Ron Solomon Maxwell
  • Cynthia Shallom
  • Boma Mac Ake
  • Halimat Ai Sagame
  • Tomiwa Kukoyi
  • Zerziyia Wison
  • Bridget Chigbufue
  • Feyisekemi Akinwale.
  • Uti Nwachukwu
  • Tamara Eteimo


These guys were all discovered at The Next Movie Star. The title of the talent show explains itself. Are you a movie freak with acting skills? This might just be the perfect opportunity to get into the limelight. Opportunity comes but once. This year might Just be your Year, so don’t wait until next year. Go grab the form now.


·        Star Talent Show


Do you believe your Voice is so melodious that even the Nightingale will be Jealous of you? Then you got a chance to become a star with The STAR talent show. Register for this Nigerian Talent Shoe Now


·        Mtn Next Titan


Where are the ambitious entrepreneurs? Do you think you have all it takes to as an entrepreneur to big a successful brand? Then you got to apply for this entrepreneurial program. The Prize up for grabs is 5, 000, 000.


How does this one work? Usually, the 16 finalists are picking from various audition centers all over Nigeria.


These finalists will be made to stay together for 10 good weeks! in the same house and battle one another over 10 business tasks. The tasks are tough and elimination is gradual until a winner emerges.


·        Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO)


Launched in 2005, AMBO is sponsored is sponsored by the largest brewery company in Nigeria, Nigerian Breweries, the sponsors of Gulder ultimate search, star quest and Maltina Dance Hall.

AMBO has the goal of grooming young Nigerians to become actors and actresses. The show usually lasts for a month and the stars that are selected strays together for a certain period of time. Eviction is gradual and the show is demanding and tedious.


·        YOUWIN! Connect


Ever heard of YOUWIN! Connect? YOUWIN! Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Finance is a multimedia program which seeks support young and budding entrepreneurs as they plan and grow their businesses.


With YOUWIN, the federal government provides enterprise education and access to technical and consulting services.


Youwin aims to promote;


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Wealth
  • Job Creation


To be a beneficiary of YOUWIN! Connect; you must be in the age range of 18-40 year.


·        Gift Talent Show


Are you gifted? Gift Talent Hunt Show Might Just be the show you need to bring you to the limelight.

In Gift Talent Hunt Show, they are various areas you can perform ranging from dance, drama, singing etc.


The main essence of Gift talent show is to mobilize support for Politicians either for election or re-election. This Talent Show was used for instance to garner and mobilize support for  Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in his Re-election Campaign bid.


The auditions for this year will soon start and we will notify when it starts.


Others Include;


  • Apprentice Africa, The
  • Big Brother Nigeria
  • Dragons’ Den Nigeria
  • Glo Naija Sings
  • Intern Show,
  • The Life and Style
  • The Voice Nigeria
  • Africa Magic Drama Series


That is it for The List Of Talent Shows In Nigeria. If you want to be the first to get notified when the forms for each of this Nigerian Talent Shows are out, kindly comment so below. I will also advise that you subscribe to our Newsletter so that we can send you an email immediately any of the forms are out.

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  1. Remi says:

    keep me update when the forms are out

  2. oladotun says:

    keep me updated when the forms are out and other related news.

  3. Adeniyi Segun Alexandra says:

    Please i need an update when their forms are out

  4. Keep me updated about their forms and current related news

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