Jun 10, 2007

BlogVille Idols

Everyday I get more surprised at the level of potential hidden within Nigerians, which is quite evident in many of my fellow Nigerian Bloggers. The smartness and innovative spirit of the average Nigerian cannot be put to question, many have demonstrated great abilities. Some time ago, Solomon Sydelle began a chain blog post called The Nigerian Proclamation, a voice of protest to Nigerian leaders which hit the BBC website on the handover day. Presently, another idea has manifested. The smoke has barely cleared from the stage of the Idols West Africa and the American Idols competitions when in a bid to spice up blogville, 2 young Nigerian female bloggers (Pink Satin and Naija Opeke) came up with a brilliant idea to replicate the singing competition on the blog platform.

They name it Blogville Idols, and the idea kicked off with this post and this post. Receiving a large comment base, it soon evolved into a dedicated blog. It's centered around a plugin from snapvine, which allows people to leave voice messages via a phone call on any site that uses the plugin. How the idea became apparent to Pink Satin and Naija Opeke, I have not the slightest idea. Presently, there are 15 contestants in persons of Sparkle, Chicala, TaureanMinx, Bobby Taylor, Idemmili, Lurlar, Nigerican, Diary of a G, Everybody loves a Naija girl, I'm a babe, Naija Dude, Mimi, AbujaBabe, 2ndCorin5:17 and d Last King of Scotland. The producers are Pink Satin and Naija Opeke and work under the label Pink Peke Productions. Consultant to the show is Ugo. The host is Cheetarah and the judges are Naija Vixen, Bimby Lads, London Buki and Myself. There shall be a grand prize for the winner which has not yet been announced.

The competition will kick off tomorrow Monday, June 11, 2007. Contestants will phone in to record their songs and after the entries are closed the judges will give their comments. After this, bloggers can vote for their favorite singers. Anyway, enough said, you can follow the event here, and don't forget to cast your votes. I believe this will make the news once again. Nigerians, we're leaders in whatever we do, and we're headed towards greatness. Good luck to all contestants.

Tayo
Official Judge
BlogVille Idols.

16 comments:

BlogVille Idols said...

hey tayo got ur voice message on the blogville page...we made all our voice comment private so i am sure u couldnt play agaion to hear urself...anywayz as u know the postof simon,randyand paula had been taken on d judging panel...so u can give ur self any name u want...U can use ur Tayo name tho...u will be getting a message 4rm us 2mrw..u take kia n sleep tight

TaureanMinx said...

Tayoooo, this is Tminx singing just for you. More to come. lolll.

Miss Opeke said...

This is really a great write-up...we could not have said it any better...Thanks for your support...And again, abeg merci merci fo d contestants, no scare dem o...bicoz e no dey easy to get two big mouth judges fo panel Simon Cowell & Chris Rock (***wink***)
Anyways, I hope you are having fun? Thank you.

Tayo said...

@TMinx, I hereby reserve my comments till further singing! oops ... notice
@miss opeke, thanks a lot. I go try show merci small small.lol

BlogVille Idols said...

Hey Judge,The contestants have sang so please go to the page and listen to them on d voice player ..Since all the contestants have sang already u cannot comment on them after each of their performances..so you probably have to listen to all of them b4 passing ur judgement...we advice you to have a piece of paper and pen and jot down ur observation on each contestant and then you record it after all the performances...Tanx ...pls as soon as u get this message pls pls go and pass ur judgement IMMEDIATELY...we rely on u to be fast paced so we can get the voters to listen your judgement and performance and start voting.As judges you are allowed to vote too..pls bear in mind that the contestant on this session are singing songs of their choice so u can use that to judge them(e.g the song u choose wasnt suitable for u..blah blah)...Tanx for your time and your efforts...PINKPEKE PRODUCTION

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

so my blog accountant you're even a judge and you did nothing about the apparent ojoro on blogsville idol with regards to my singing talent.. oya explain yourself b4 i fire you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Tayo, what's the number, i want to drop my singing voice, to be an Idol is my GREATEST, INNERMOST, HEART DESIRE (LOL) anyway i go MANIFEST soon, (remember). Good job you rae doing , i will soon tell you who I am, and you'll be really surprised.

BlogVille Idols said...

tayo tanx for linking it back to snapvine page...have u recorded ur judgin?..go and do so NOW!

Tayo said...

@blogville Idols. I've left the voice comments now. Pls check.

Tayo said...

@Overwhelmed, I'm sorry o! I was real sad when I heard you weren't going to sing. Abeg, I'm sorry. I didn't want to interfere with producer's decisions. That's why I kept quite. No vex o

ababoypart2 said...

I must have been in ‘prison’ when this was launched…lol, only got to hear of it today…Excellent idea….Well done guys

BlogVille Idols said...

tayo we got ur voice message!we will put it up now!

BlogVille Idols said...

HEY JUDGES TANX FOR YOUR COMMENTS(VOICE AND WRITTEN)..YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB...THANK YOU..WE LOVE YOU ..YOU DEFINENTLY SPICED UP THE SHOW.....SEE YOU ON SATURDAY...(sorry 4 d wahala snapvine gave u guys at 1st)

AaaDee !! said...

hey is this some kinda song competition or something happening here ?

cheers !!

Tayo said...

@Aaadee, yes it is. It's a blog version of the American Idols Show. Events can be followed here.

The Last King Of Scotland said...

nice one tayo. big up to ur blog