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Kingdom rules Nigerian Idol

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RIUMPHANT—Kingdom

The sixth season of Nigeria’s biggest music reality show, Nigerian Idol, came to an epic end on Sunday in Lagos with Kingdom Kroseide emerging winner.

Kingdom triumphed in the reality show after months of intense musical contest involving over 3,000 hopefuls from across Nigeria, and over 16 million votes recorded during the grand finale.

On his road to becoming winner, Kingdom made it into the top five alongside Francis, Akunna, Comfort and Faith from the 11 contestants who made it to the live shows from the audition stages.

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The competition evolved from the final five to the last two contestants with Kingdom and Francis going all the way before Kingdom was announced winner.

The finale night also witnessed performances from some of the biggest acts in Nigeria including Mavin’s newest signee; Ayra Starr who performed her song ‘Away’ and award-winning singer Patoranking who performed his new hit ‘Celebrate Me’.

The others were RnB star Chike who joined Francis Atela on stage for a breathtaking duet of the former’s song ‘Roju’.

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Kingdom had his fair share too as he starred in a performance collaborating with superstar producer Cobhams Asuquo.

Kingdom’s success showed his prowess in music which he displayed from the auditions to the live shows, where he constantly wowed the judges with his flawless performances.

As a winner, he also did just enough at the finale to edge out Francis who has equally been a standout contestant all season.

Kingdom was over the moon with his triumph: “My grandma used to say one day you will be very great. And then she died. And I almost gave up. But I want to thank the judges for believing in me and my fellow contestants for pushing me.”

Kingdom, a Computer Science and Informatics student at Federal University, Otuoke, and a music teacher, walks away with a recording deal of a six track Extended Playlist (EP) with music video shoots for three of the songs.

He also got over 50 million Naira worth of prizes, which include a 30 Naira million cash prize and a brand new SUV.

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