Coming off her successful talk of the town 30th birthday last month, Okiki Ilori, popularly known as Candy Fabulous and waka Queen, Salawa Abeni’s daughter, is set to begin production of her reality show titled ‘Opolo Orin’, which will be the first indigenous Yoruba reality based singing competition.
The show will showcase the best of talents in Waka, Fuji, Juju and Apala (all genres of yoruba music) and is the brainchild of Candiva Signature, an entertainment company owned by Candy.
Candy who explained her displeasure at an audition she witnessed as inspiration for the talent show said, “I saw an audition from Project Fame Ibadan, and an old man didn’t make the cut because he sang in Yoruba language, and honestly he was very talented, and that gave me this idea, so I started working on it.”
The reality show is expected to begin before year end, will parade accomplished Yoruba musicians such as Dele Abiodun, KWAM 1, 9ice, Laolu Akins, King Sunny Ade, Sir Shina Peters among others as judges and guest judges.
Culled From Linda Ikeji’s Blog