M-Net, Airtel give Nigerians The Voice

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Funsho Arogundade
L-R: Danesh Balsingh, Director, Segment, Usage and Retention, Airtel; Waje Iruobe’ 2face Idibia; Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Regional Director, M-Net West Africa; Timi Dakolo and Emeka Oparah, Director Corporate Communications, Airtel during the press conference to unveil The Voice Nigeria JudgesL-R: Waje Iruobe; 2Face Idibia; Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Regional Director, M-Net West Africa; Timi Dakolo and Emeka Oparah, Director, Corporate Communications, Airtel during the unveiling of The Voice Nigeria Judges
 Finally, the global music talent hunt franchise, The Voice, is set to roll in Nigeria with the unveiling of leading Nigerian vocalists, 2Face Idibia, Waje, Timi Dakolo and Patoranking as its coaches.
 The announcement of the coaches, which held in Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday, came on the heels of the talent auditions in Calabar, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos.
Speaking at the unveiling event, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director, M-Net West Africa, said The Voice is an internationally-renowned franchise which has consistently provided exciting television content whilst giving great opportunities to talented individuals to showcase their talent to the world.
“The Nigerian adaptation will be no different and our viewers can expect the best television entertainment even as we wait to discover the next generation of talented singers,” Mba-Uzoukwu said.
The show, to be aired on Africa Magic, is being sponsored by Airtel.
 Speaking on the partnership, Ahmad Mokhels, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel, said the telco is committed to seeking partnerships that will empower talented Nigerians, especially young people and also bring joy, laughter and happiness to the homes of Nigerians.
“As the smartphone network, Airtel is passionate about innovative initiatives that will empower and enrich the lives of Nigerian youths. Airtel is positioned as the mobile internet service provider of first choice for Nigerian youths and we shall continue to support programmes that will connect more young Nigerians to their dreams,” Mokhels said.
 Since its original launch in 2010, The Voice …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper