How Kingdom won Nigerian Idol’s N30m, SU

After months of intense musical contest involving over 3,000 wannabes from across the country, and over 16 million votes recorded at the finale held in Lagos on July 11, 2021, Kingdom Kroseide emerged the winner of the Nigerian Idol. 

The Computer Science and Informatics student at Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State and music teacher smiled home with over N50 million worth of prizes, including a N30 million cash prize and a new SUV.

He also won a recording deal with music video shoots for three songs.

Kingdom, Francis, Akunna, Comfort and Faith Jason were the top five from the 11 contestants who made it to the live shows from the audition stages.

The competition, which was sponsored by Bigi drinks and Tecno mobile,evolved from the final five to the last two contestants – Kingdom and Francis – who battled it out at the grand finale. 

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, Awayand Patoranking, who performed his new hit, Celebrate Me.

R&B 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. 

•Kingdom after emerging winner

Reacting to his win, an 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.” 

Also Speaking, MultiChoice Nigeria’s CEO, 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.” 

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