Nollywood Superstar Kate Henshaw, Radio darling Dan Foster and, film maker, director, dancer, choreographer and set designer Yibo Koko as judges for the first season of the show.
According to Project Manager, Adaora Mbelu, “The judges have great chemistry. They all have different personalities. Kate is quite the emotional one – when she is touched by a performance, you know it! Dan is absolutely hilarious – he helps keep the contestants a bit relaxed. Yibo is the most analytical – he is almost like a teacher. All in all, the NGT judges are great at keeping the contestants positive, and encouraging them to diversify their talent and keep it exciting at every stage of the show.”
Unlike other talent shows, Nigeria’s Got Talent will not only focus on hunting and discovering talents, it also aims to nurture and expose these talents to a global audience through local and international partner platforms.
In its sixth year, The Got Talent franchise worldwide has produced notable acts like Diversity, Bianca Ryan and runner up Susan Boyle, whose debut album became the fastest selling UK debut album of all time, selling over 3 million copies in the United States.
Nigeria’s Got talent will air on major television stations from September to December 2012.