Review Of The Nigerian Idol Season 4 As Evelle Emerged Winner

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Monday, 9 June 2014 | 961 Total Views


It was a saturday and I guess Lagos was in a jolly good mood considering the massive turn out of music lovers at the Dream Studios in Bamako estate Ikeja. In no time the studio was filled to capacity and security gaurds had to stop those who arrived late from entering the studio.

The event was billed to kick off by 12 noon, but the usual Nigerian factor saw them arranging some parts of the studio by 3:30pm. The show finally kicked off by 4pm and Bovi stormed the stage, giving a wonderful performance that got the crowd cheering endlessly.

A dance group performed and gave an energetic performance with all the waist twisting, great moves and costumes. The stage was beautifully designed and the sound engineers did a very good job with the very clear sounds.

Then came the judges Dede Mabiaku, Darey Art Alade and Nneka. The judges looked excited except for Nneka who looked lost at some point in the show.


There were performances from the boys group and the girls group before Darey Art Alade took the stage and gave a beautiful performance. Darey brought that great 'You Not The Girl I Used To Know' vocal on stage and even though we found it difficult to understand the main language of the song,(something between Latin, Spanish and Yoruba I believe) it was a classic performance that got Nneka nodding to the soothing rhythm.

The the two finalists Eye-D and Evelle performed and sent the crowd into a frenzy. Last year's winner Moses also performed and was pretty impressive with Illrymz the presenter asking how he felt before winning the last edition.

In all, the high point of the evening was 2face Idibia's performance. The legendary singer had the crowd screaming, dancing and singing along as he performed some of his hit singles. 2face's performance was so energetic that Nneka and Darey were seen dancing uncontrollably.

Evelle emerged as the winner of the night with Eye-D as the first runner up. Evelle performed her single 'I am a winner' at the end of the show but the single wasn't very impressive.

Etisalat ambassador Genevieve Nnaji was there to help present the dummy check of 7.5 million naira to the winner.