The bizarre mix of Jeffrey Daniel, Yinka Davies and Charly Boy is what makes Nigerian Idol the show to beat.
There is the punk king Charly Boy whose antics have given a new name to shock therapy. We all have seen him working a power-bike, we've seen him with make up on and no less than false lashes. We've seen this 60 something year old cry shamelessly and remove his clothes when his favourite contestant left the competition and we have all seen him declare love for one of his contestants and he has begged contestants to slap him!
For Yinka Davies, in season one, this music diva’s strongest feature was her high spontaneous laughter or the way she used to say Aha! It appears that once she is excited, she lets rip one of her many verbal constructions. Here are a couple of her words: “you have dabarued everybody here.’ she told a dramatic performer. ‘You have flabbergastified the whole place’; she told another impressive performer. ‘Blaga bla bla’, she said, when she had no words to describe an excellent performance.
Jeffrey Daniel used to be the coolest judge of all on the show. Jeffrey is well known for his smooth talk and his calm advice to contestants, when Jeffrey says you’ve got it? You definitely have. These days, the Shalamar legend appears to have been bitten by the Charly Boy bug. Last weekend on the show, he warned viewers to vote for Mercy Chinwo. “If you don’t vote the right contestant in, he began, this is what will happen,”. Then he proceeded to rip off and chew the foam off his microphone to the delight of the audience.
These three are by far Nigeria’s craziest trio on TV.