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Social Media Abuzz as 'Airtel The Voice Nigeria' Battle Begins

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The drama and intrigue that marked the beginning of the ‘Battle Rounds’ on Airtel The Voice Nigeria Season 2 has kept social media users busy last weekend.

Many viewers that watched the show on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv Ch151) and Africa Magic Urban (DStv Ch153) by 7pm Nigerian time could not contain their excitement as they besieged various social media platforms to ignite and savour conversations around contestants’ electrifying performances and how the coaches outperformed one another to steal talents.

On Sunday night, we saw Coach Patoranking poach Daniel after his battle with Efezino. Daniel was not the only one excited about the amazing opportunity, as his former Coach Waje jumped and screamed in delight, hugging Patoranking.

#TeamWaje had paired Efezino Akpo and Daniel James to perform 'Awe' by Asa. Efezino emerged winner of the keenly contested battle. TeamPatoranking wasted no time in poaching Daniel – the first ‘steal’ in episode 7.

#TeamPato put forward the pair of Favour Idugbe and Kessy Mbonu. They sang 'Nagode' by Yemi Alade. Kessy won the Battle and in a tit-for-tat move, #TeamWaje stole a very emotional Favour.

#TeamYemi kicked off the battles with the pairing of Ifeoma and Olla. The duo performed 'I'm every woman' by Whitney Houston's, while Oge and Tori sang Katy Perry's 'Fireworks'.

Ifeoma and Oge won their respective battles while Jahnomso Ilem was automatically moved to the Live Shows as his battle partner, Shayee, had opted to withdraw from the competition.

Timi Dakolo had an emotional night as he struggled to decide the winners of the different battles. Idyl was paired with Happiness and they gave a lovely rendition of John Legend's 'Love me now', while Gee6ixx and Jahtell Ilem sang Timi Dakolo's 'The woman I love'. Timi was left in tears as Gee6ixx and Happiness were let go.

The four coaches are plotting to poach talents from one another to join their team as the battle to live show continues.

Throughout the battle rounds, talents will be competing against a team member for a spot in the live shows.