Mariyam Unoosha, commonly known as “Kiddy” is one of the most talented and creative artists of the Maldivian music industry. To date, she remains the only person to win the interschool singing competition organized by TVM, three times consecutively. She is also one of the few local artists to have global with collaborations with Bollywood and performances in many foreign countries. Kiddy continues to showcase her talent and win public support both at national and international arenas. Many would consensually agree that Kiddy is the most professional and experienced artist we have seen in our generation. Having been selected as a judge of Maldivian Idol, Kiddy describes the opportunity as a milestone achievement in developing her career. She has been with the Maldivian Idol family for 3 seasons.
Ismail Affan is a talented musician and a performer famously known for his unique voice and vocal range. Affan started his music career in 2004 as the main vocalist for CHSE band, which is now known as ‘the 70s Poster Band’. His first musical achievement dates back to the inter-school singing competition where he won the 1st place for under 16 age group in 1998. Affan continuing with the’ 70s Poster Band joined a second band ‘Nothnegal’ in 2011. His local success includes receiving the Youth award from the president in 2013. Additionally he is a founder member of the monthly event- fannu ge dharin. Affan describes, the opportunity to be on the judging panel of Maldivian idol, is his greatest achievements over his youthful music career. He joined the idol judging panel in season 2, continuing the journey with us for season 3 as well.
Introducing Zara Mujthaba to the Maldivian Idol judging panel. Zara started her music career at the age of 16 and has come a long way. She’s famous for her wonderful voice and is a record producer and artist. Giving back to the community she currently teaches music to children at the Maldives Music and Arts Centre. You can hear her singing Blues, Soul, Jazz, Rock and even R&B and has always been playing at the most exclusive resorts in Maldives. Her music career started off with a small studio setup at her home and she was surrounded by various talented music artists and local legends which initiated her to develop a strong interest for jamming and experiencing various music genres. To date, she has two solo albums in Dhivehi “Koya” and “Naacharangee”. She has currently worked on 9 albums with the Dinba Music family and one album with Ahmed Jones. At the age of 28, she will grace the Maldivian Idol judging panel and will be an unstoppable power to the judging panel.
Ahmed Ibrahim, popularly known as Ammaday rejoins the Idol judging panel for season 3. Though his first public performance came through E’handhaan music show organized by TVM, this was not his first exposure to the music industry. With over 14 years of experience in the industry, Ammaday has his focus on promoting his talents through the resort industry and thus gives his priority on this segment of entertaining. Maldivian Idol, the first ever franchised reality show to take place in Maldives, the opportunity to be on the judging panel for this show was among his greatest achievements over his youthful music career as described by himself. Furthermore, Ammaday states that the opportunity to work alongside two very professional and talented artists is very rewarding and for which he feels special for being selected for it.