Naomi Mac born 1991,is Nigerian female singer,song writer and performer who hail from Bayelsa, Nigeria. She is the first runner up of season 1 Nigerian idle an event sponsored by Etisalat, held in 2015 and Star’s ‘The Winner Is’ 1st runner up.
Nigerian Idol season 1
Uncertain as it may seem for winners of most musical reality shows
organized in Nigeria, there is a great twist to the coin in the case of
this vocal and lyrical dynamite; Naomi Mac. Her emergence as the first
runner up of the Nigerian Idol Season 1 organised by Etisalat Nigeria in 2014, earned her a unique fan base and acceptance to the general
public during and after the competition especially with reference to her
extraordinary performances of Shania Twain’s ‘From this Moment on’, the
late Christie Essien’s ‘Omo Mi Seun Rere’, and of course one of the
greatest songs of all time, the late Michael Jackson’s song; ‘Heal The
World’, which she delivered with such extreme musical ability and
originality during the competition.
Early Life and Family Background
Naomi Mac The Bayelsa-born third
child of a singing family of eight, started singing at the tender age
of six (6), and started performing on stages at seven (7) alongside her
sisters – Grace Mac (of MTN project fame 2012) and Layefa Mac – in local
churches in and around Lagos and the western region for over 10 years.
Right after her success at the Idols in 2011, she has continued to make
appearances in major shows organized by Etisalat Nigeria (the lead
sponsor of the Idol Reality Show) including the popular Easycliq
Festival “Cliq-Fest” organized in universities across Nigeria, product
launches, press conferences, Sony’s Internet TV Launch Event, amongst
others, and alongside doing studio recordings with the likes of Cohbams
Asuquo, Michael Tone, Parker Ighile and others.
As an ice
breaker and an added feather to her cap, the vibrant singer has upped
her game one more time with the debut video shoot of her single “KENE
EBE OTU”, a song which is written in both Ijaw and English language
addressing the core and critical issues of strife, distrust, and wars
across the Nation and beyond urging Nigerians and everyone to Love.
In a close interview when Naomi MAC was asked why her choice of a
peace, love and change song for her debut single, she says, ‘‘I am
inspired to sing songs like this because I know my roots, I know where I
am coming from and I CANNOT PRETEND not to see the ills in the society
and our country. Undeniably, we need a CHANGE and who knows maybe this
could just be that message to heal the World as Michael Jackson has
earlier told us and restore LOVE so we can live together as ONE”.
While thanking her fans for holding on, she urges them to be on the
lookout for the video release which would be enjoying media flights
immediately after the premier.
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