For the last time, the judges on the music reality competition, The Voice Nigeria, had the opportunity to attract talents to their teams in preparation for the knockout stage.
The first contestant to audition, Dapo, went with Darey even before the judges had the chance to pitch themselves to him. It was apparent that he had made up his mind even before getting on the stage.
“Let’s explain ourselves. Please, think about it carefully. You may change your mind. But, regardless of who you pick, you are a star,” Falz had said to him but his mind was made up.
Another contestant, Anu Akinlagun, went to Waje, while Nneka ‘Neky’ Ngwe went to Falz, and Okiemute Okotete went to Yemi Alade.
The six contestants on Yemi’s team are Vanilla, Loven, Ewaoluwa, Toeseen and TimAyo.
Speaking on what she would be expecting from her team members, she said, “The number one role I believe I have for my team players would be to spot their strength and weaknesses, but highlight their strength. On my team, there is no room for weakness.”
On his part, Darey said, “I have six spots on my team, and there’s only space for confidence, exceptional talent and super stars. That winning mentality is very important from the beginning. My job is to guide, coach and shape the way they prepare for their performances, and give them an edge over the other teams.”
According to Waje, she would be with her team members every step of the way to guide them towards winning the prize. She said, “My strategy for building my team is diversity. I’m looking for the person who is willing to do most of everything. People who are willing to fight for what they want. People who are hungry. My focus is to showcase their strength. Anytime they have a question or are unsure, I’m here to tell them that they can do it.”
The members on her team are Nuel Ayo, Anu, Teslim, Eazzie, Inioluwa and Ifunanya.
As for Falz, he emphasised how he was different from the other coaches. He said, “What is unique about me being a coach is that I would make you relaxed. Going into any competition, it is very important that you are calm and relaxed. When one is relating with talents like this, they need a calm and conducive environment. I would also be sharing snacks. That is something the other coaches don’t have. I know because I have done my research on my fellow coaches.”
Contestants on his team are Peace, Neky, Kpee, Okemdiya, Tamara, Naomi Mac. The Voice Nigeria is sponsored by First Bank Nigeria Limited and Baba Ijebu.