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Nigerian Idol winner gets scholarship, appointment from Bayelsa Govt


Nigerian Idol winner gets  scholarship, appointment from Bayelsa Govt

By Daniel Azuama

Winner of the just concluded Nigerian Idol Season Six, Kingdom Kroseide, has received an educational scholarship from the Bayelsa State Government.

Governor Douye Diri announced on Friday when he received Kingdom and his team in Government House, Yenagoa.

He stated that the government would henceforth bear the responsibility of the 24-year-old talented singer’s education at the Federal University, Otuoke, where he is a student and up to a Master’s degree level if he so desires.

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The governor also appointed Kingdom as Youth Ambassador in the state.

Diri in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, urged youths of the state to put in their best in whatever they do to be successful in life.

“In appreciation of the honour you have brought to the state, I hereby announce that you are on the scholarship of the Bayelsa State Government. As you finish your first degree and if you proceed for a Master’s degree, the scholarship would also cover your program.

“You are also appointed as an ambassador of the youths of Bayelsa State.

“Let me use this opportunity to call on youths of Bayelsa State to see Mr Timi Kingdom Kroseide as a role model; as one who out of hard work and the grace of God has brought honour to the state. I am sure that putting yourselves in legitimate careers, you would bring honour not only to yourselves but also to your state and country.”

While recognizing the effort of the Kingdom in bringing honour to the state, Diri advised him to strike a balance between his academics and his career, adding that with proper education and the grace of God, he would excel in his chosen career even outside the shores of Nigeria.

He also urged Kingdom to continue to use his music to glorify God to move to greater heights.

The governor, who noted that the Kingdom’s success story was that of all Nigerians, thanked the Nigerian Idol judges, the Nigerian Military School Old Boys Association, and Nigerians for their different roles that led to the Bayelsa-born contestant emerging as the winner.

He also urged the relevant ministries and agencies to put modalities in place to establish a music school that would harness the musical talents that abound in the state.
Earlier, Kingdom Kroseide attributed his success to the grace of God and hard work.

He thanked the state government, Bayelsans, and Nigerians for their support that enabled him to win the contest.

Meanwhile In separate remarks, representative of the Amananaowei of Angalabiri Federated Community, Chief Peres Peretu, and Kingdom’s manager, Felix Kroseide, thanked the state government and everyone that gave out their best and voted for him to win.

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