Jemiriye Adeniji has parlayed the little opening afforded her by Nigerian Idol to break into the world of showbiz she had always dreamed about. At the pace she is going with her singing career, she may just one day be compared to spectacular America’s Jennifer Hudson who made the finals of American Idol in ’04 only to be booted out to the surprise of many, including Ms. Hudson who once expressed the belief that she was “robbed” of the title.
If Jennifer shed tears in 2004 at the disappointing end to her appearance on the highly-rated and career-enhancing American Idol, those had hardly dried when she made a breakout performance with Dreamgirls two years later, a movie that would garner her an Oscar for Actress in Best Supporting Role at the 2007 Academy Award Ceremonies.
Jemiriye has no reason to look back or wonder why she lost at the Nigerian Idol competition. It was a good experience for her, and she must take it as one of those bumps that she can learn from.
Since my last posting on her Vegas debut during the Christmas season, she’s not stopped moving forward. Below is a link to her interview with BBC Focus on Africa recently from newseveryhour.com