Idols (East African TV series)

Idols East Africa
Created by Simon Fuller
Starring Lebogang Mzwimbi
Thato Matlhabaphiri
Angela Angwenyi
Trevor Siyandi
Kawesa Richard
Country of origin Kenya
Original network M-Net, DStv
Original release April 6 – July 27, 2008
External links
(With dates of elimination)
Zimbabwe Eric Moyo Winner
Uganda Nicolette Kiiga July 27
Zambia Trinah Chisanga July 21
Zimbabwe Adiona Maboreke July 14
Zimbabwe Ammara Brown July 7
Zimbabwe Mkhululi Bhebhe June 30
Kenya Cynthia Kuto June 23
Zimbabwe Samantha Tirivacho June 16
Uganda Faycal Birinkuzila June 9
Kenya Christine Adda June 2

Idols East Africa was a singing competition, serving as the second season of the pan-African franchise of the Idol series after Idols West Africa. It premiered on April 6, 2008 and ended on July 27, 2008.[1]

Participating countries are located on the eastern and southern parts of Africa such as Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Audition venues will be held in each of these countries. The competition is also open to citizens of Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, and Swaziland, but would have to meet the requirements before auditioning in one of the seven audition venues.[2]


June 2: African Americans
June 9: 50s, 60s and 70s
June 16: New Millennium
June 23: Birth Decade
June 30: African Home Grown
July 7: My Idols
July 14: Producer's Choice
July 21: Ultimate Wishlist
July 27: Grand Finale

Finals Elimination Chart

Stage: Semi Finals Finals
Weeks: 05/05 05/12 05/19 05/26 06/02 06/09 06/16 06/23 06/30 07/07 07/14 07/21 07/27
Place Constestant Result
1 Eric Moyo 1 Btm3 Winner
2 Nicolette Kiiga 2 Btm2 Btm2 Btm3 Btm2 Runner-up
3 Trinah Chisanga 1 Btm3 Btm2 Elim
4 Adiona Maboreke Elim JURY Btm2 Btm2 Elim
5 Ammara Brown 1 Elim
6 Mkhululi Bhebhe JURY Btm3 Btm2 Elim
7 Cynthia Kuto 2 Elim
8 Samantha Tirivacho 1 Btm3 Elim
9 Faycal Birinkuzila 2 Btm3 Elim
10 Christine Adda 2 Elim
Female Male Safe Safe first Safe second Wildcard Eliminated


Voting is done by ranking the contestants per country and finding the average rank. This is to prevent countries with larger voting power from giving the contestants from their country an unfair advantage.


  1. A New Season of Idols,
  2. "Idols Africa: Zim gets chance to shine". The Financial Gazette (Zimbabwe). December 6, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-08.
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