When Optima Media Group (OMG), producers of the Nigerian Idol talent show launched the third season of the talent search show on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at a media event held in Lagos, two prominent people were missing – a judge Charly Boy and co-host Tiwa Savage.
While there’s been rumours that Charly Boy might not be joining judges Yinka Davies and Jeffery Daniels for the third show (he says both parties are yet to reach a deal), nothing has been said about why Tiwa Savage, season 2′s co-host is also not returning.
Well, her reps have told NET that the yet-to-debut singer is just too busy working on her career, trying to wrap up her album.
‘It was difficult to combine with an increasingly time-consuming schedule. Nigerian Idol is something she will like to do again in the near future but not before she releases her new album amongst other things’, a rep from MAVIN Records, Tiwa’s label told NET.
The rep however says Tiwa ‘thoroughly enjoyed her time on the show’.
A rep for OMG tells us we should wait for the show to commence before making any conclusions. ‘Why don’t we wait till the season starts, then you can ask me’, Tiwa Medubi says.
Illrhymz will remain the solo host for the third season. He and Tiwa had taken over from the first season’s hosts – Misi Molu and Anis Halloway in September 2011.