The sixth season of Nigeria’s biggest music reality show, Nigerian Idol, came to an
epic end on Sunday the 11th of July, 2021 in Lagos Nigeria with Kingdom Kroseide
emerging as the “Nigerian Idol’’ after months of intense musical contest involving
over 3000 hopefuls from across the country, and over 16 million votes recorded at
Kingdom, Francis, Akunna, Comfort, and Faith Jason were the top 5 from the 11 who
made it to the live shows from the audition stages. The competition evolved from
the final 5 to the last 2 contestants – Kingdom and Francis – who battled it out on
Sunday in a keenly contested affair that saw Kingdom emerge the eventual 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”;
award-winning singer Patoranking who performed his new hit “Celebrate Me”. RnB
star, Chike joined Francis Atela on stage for a breathtaking duet of the former’s song,
“Roju”. While Kingdom and superstar producer Cobhams Asuquo came together for
yet another beautiful performance.
Kingdom’s win further emphasizes his musical talent, which he has displayed from
the auditions to the live shows, where he constantly wowed the judges with his
flawless performances. Kingdom did just enough at the finale to edge out Francis
who has equally been a standout contestant all season.
Reacting to his win, a very emotional Kingdom said,‘’My grandma used to say one
day you’ll 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.”
Commenting on Kingdom’s emergence as the winner of Nigerian Idol season 6, CEO
of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said, “We are proud of what Kingdom has
achieved on the show. His emergence as the winner is a testament of how much
great talent abounds in Nigeria. For us at MultiChoice, we are committed to helping
talent like Kingdom, as well as other contestants that participated, reach their
potential and also launch them to a much bigger audience.”
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 EP, with
music video shoots for three of the songs, and over 50 million Naira worth of prizes,
which include a N30 million cash prize and a brand new SUV.
Nigerian Idol Season 6 was sponsored by Bigi Drinks and Tecno Mobile.