Naija Star Search is a reality show aimed at discovering the next generation of Afrobeats superstars.
The group stage of the show kicks off with celebrity OAP VJ Adams as the show host.
The judges have unveiled 17 contestants, five females and 12 males, consisting of talented Afrobeats youths out of the hundreds of young people who started the race with them to be a part of the show.
To win the coveted cash prize and other benefits, the finalists are expected to present only Nigerian songs, ranging from the classics and contemporaries as starters to singing their original songs as composed by them.
The contestants have been grouped into three according to the number of judges who are expected to mentor and groom them with their wealth of experience.
The judges, Kenny Ogungbe, ID Cabasa and Asha Gangali, will train and use their wealth of experience in the Nigerian music industry to bring out the stars in them Under Team Asha are contestants Sparrowh, TOMs, MB Dre, Specko and Kachi.
For Team Cabasa, there are Jaydbody, Greysky, Denerio, Esjay, Thekhaleed and Skimzo.
And Team Keke include eMzez, Eniolá, Black Bella, SKIFFY, Melo and Jazzman.
Members of the three teams are expected to go head to head to earn a place among the final seven who are to be groomed by the Kennis Music label.
They will also be given a platform expected to nurture their raw talents, develop them and make them superstars, aside from the coveted N10 million star prize.