Uncertain as it may seem for winners of most musical reality shows organised in Nigeria, there is a great twist to the coin in the case of this vocal and lyrical idol, Naomi Mac! Her emergence as the first runner-up of the Nigerian Idol Season 1 organised by Etisalat Nigeria, earned her a unique fan ship 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 and also led to the performance being referred to as Naomi heals the world!
The Bayelsa-born third child of a singing family of seven, 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 of Nigeria for over 10 years.
Right after her success at the Idols in 2011, she has continued to make appearances in shows organized by Etisalat Nigeria including the popular Easycliq Festival “Cliq-Fest” organized in universities across Nigeria, concerts, product launches, press conferences, amongst others, and alongside doing studio recordings.
As an ice breaker, the vibrant singer has upped her game with the video shoot of her debut single “KENE EBE OTU”, a song which is written in both Ijaw and English language addressing the core and critical issues of strife, distrust, disharmony 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 which would be enjoying media flights immediately after the premier on the popular TV channel, X2D.
As she shares her experiences, she also remarks, ‘…A lot of work is in progress and we would prefer to keep them as a process and only announce them when they become products. But one thing is sure; there is so much to give to my fans and this world; that we MUST achieve…