Nigerian Idol announces new judges for Season 7

D'Banj and Simi

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, and Simisola Bolatito Kosoko, aka Simi, have been announced as new judges for Season 7 of the music reality TV show, Nigerian Idol.

D’Banj and Simi were revealed as the new judges on Tuesday at a media launch to announce the kickoff of the seventh season of the show.

The duo will replace Season 6 judges Seyi Shay and DJ Sose to join Obi Asika on the judging panel.

Read also: The journey of Season 6 idols


Speaking on their new roles, D’Banj and Simi promised to bring their A-game to match Asika’s proficiency and words of improvement to the contestants from the auditions to the finale.

The show host for Season 6, IK Osakioduwa, returns for another season as he was revealed as the host for the seventh season.

Kingdom Kroseide emerged winner of the Nigerian Idol Season 6 to win the grand prize of N30m cash and N20m worth of other gifts.

Kingdom was announced the winner after defeating Francis Atela at the grand finale on 11 July 2021.