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Nigerian Idol 2021 Winner: How Kingdom Won The Nigerian Idol Top Prize

Filed in Articles by on July 19, 2021

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After weeks of auditions, interesting shows and match-ups, the Nigerian Idol Winner 2021 eventually emerged on July 11th 2021 after rounds of contests with Kingdom having won the top prize after finishing with the most votes in the Top 2 contest.

Nigerian Idol 2021 Winner

The show had come on the heels of a five years break since the last one. And after the various rounds of eliminations, one winner emerged among the lots that had contested the 2021 prize.

The winner went home with amazing and mouth-watering prizes and deals. These are already getting prospective contestants highly agitated for the coming of the next edition. But participating in the initial auditioning is just a preliminary stage in the race.

And those interested in becoming winners in the subsequent editions have already learnt firsthand from the 2021 winner. Winning the Nigerian Idol grand prize is not very easy. The competition is a marathon race and it requires just as much hard work as quality performances as it requires endurance and consistency.

The Nigerian Idol 2021: A Review

The Nigerian Idol season 6 which happens to be the 2021 edition has come and gone and the revelations brought by the show continue to warm hearts and ears within the country and beyond.

After not being held for the last five years since the last edition (Season 5), the Nigerian Idol was renewed for season 6 after Multichoice decided to pick up the show. Along with the media company, Tecno Mobile and Bigi Drinks who sponsored the show ensured the show came alive once again.

With the new season came new faces and some new innovations too. In the panel of judges, the faces were that of Seyi Shay, DJ Sose, and Obi asika. However, the show was hosted by IK Osakioduwa. The show began in March and ran till July.

New Introductions To The Show

One of the new innovations introduced to the show was the final selection of 11 contestants as the Top 11 instead of the usual Top 10. Another new practice in the show was the use of applause tracks in place of actual applause from the audience.

This was made a necessity due to the Corona Virus Pandemic which has continued to put the world under siege. On the new faces which graced the show as judges, they were not exactly the same faces we had been seeing in the previous seasons of the Nigerian Idol.

Nonetheless, they were not new faces in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Seyi Shay for one is a household name in the Nigerian music industry. In the previous seasons of the show, the panel of judges had names such as Tiwa Savage (season 2), Charly Boy (season ), Femi Kuti (Season 3), Naeto C (season 3), Darey (season 4 & 5) among others, none of whom appeared in the 2021 edition.

The Nigerian Idol 2021: How The Show Unfolded

The preliminary auditions saw quite a number of contestants take part in the singing competition. Eventually, after about four weeks of intense screening, sixty-eight (68) contestants made it to the theatre week.

The 68 contestants, after rounds of competition among themselves, were trimmed to a group of fourteen (14) who made it to the theatre round having received the golden tickets.

From the fourteen contestants emerged the Top eleven (11) who ultimately slogged out for the Nigerian Idol 2021 winner prize. The eleven comprised: Comfort Alalade, Beyonce Ajomiwe, Daniel Ikechi, Akunna, Atela Francis, Clinton, Faith Mac, Faith Jason, Eljay, Dotun Deloye, and Kingdom Kroseide. These were the candidates who were selected to compete for the prize.

The Top Eleven (11) Contests

The first round of competition among them led to the elimination of two contestants. The results were released on the 16th of May 2021. Each contestant was to perform covers of songs of their music role models or idols.

Some of the stand-out performances in this round were Kingdom’s rendition of Teni’s ‘Uyo Meyo’, Akunna’s presentation of Beyonce’s ‘XO’ among others. At the end of the performances, with the least votes garnered, Faith Mac and Dotun exited the show leaving the remaining ones strolling into the Top 9.

This was followed by another exhilarating and nerve-wrecking round of performances. One could say each of the contestants deserved honourable mentions. But with the show having to cut down on the number of contestants till the ultimate winner is announced, some people had to go.

Each performance had its unique appeal; from Kingdom’s performance of Toni Braxton’s ‘Unbreak My Heart’, Beyonce’s rendition of Rihanna’s ‘Unfaithful’, to Francis’ performance of “ Please Forgive Me” by Bryan Adams.

The Elimination Process And The Road To The Finale

 With the voting system employed, there was definitely going to be a loser. At this stage, it the fans of the show who get to decide who stays and who leaves the show. The contestant with the least votes was to leave the show. As it happened, Daniel had the least votes and he had to make an exit.

The next stage was made up of the Top 7 contestants. At the end of the round, Beyonce was eliminated with the least votes. This was followed by the performances by the Top 6.

Emmanuel had to make way after the competitions. This paved way for the emergence of the Top 5. Faith could not survive the round as the Top 4 emerged.

The Road To The Finale

At the end of the round, Comfort was the unfortunate exit. This led to the eventual emergence of the Top 3 and this proved the end of the road for Akunna. Her elimination culminated in the emergence of the two finalists Francis and Kingdom.

The Nigerian Idol 2021 Winner

The Nigerian Idol Season 6 had come to an end on the 11th of July having begun on March 14th 2021. The eventual two finalists were Francis and Kingdom and the two could be ad to have been worthy winners. however, only one winner could emerge.

As such, at the end of the performances which saw the two perform Fella Kuti’s songs, and the voting by the audience, Kingdom emerged the winner of the ultimate prize as the Nigerian Idol 2021 winner. He won prize money of 30 million Naira.

Other prizes included a brand new Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), an EP Recording deal, as well as an all-expense-paid trip to the Seychelles Island. These were accompanied by a weekend trip to Dubai with another individual of his choice.

These were complemented by some fringe benefits. These include a variety of Tecno products, Bigi branded fridge along with one year supply of Bigi drinks. Along with these, he was also given a DSTV Explora with one full year premium subscription.

Past Winners Of The Nigerian Idol

The first edition of the Nigerian Idol took place between 2010 and 2011. The first winner of the show which was announced in 2011 was Elizabeth Onwuka popularly known as “Yeka Onka”. The prize money she won was 7.5 million Naira.

The victory also came with other deals and benefits too. The second edition tagged the Nigerian Idol Season 2 was won by the popular Mercy Chinwo in 2012. The 2013 edition, Nigerian Idol Season 3 was won by Moses Obi Adigwe.

After Moses, the next winner was Evelle who won the prize in 2014. The Nigerian Idol Season 5 was won by K-Peace. As it were, Kingdom is the latest on this list having emerged as the 2021 winner.

For further updates on the Nigerian Idol show as it might relate to subsequent Nigerian Idol shows or related events, visit this page regularly for prompt updates.

CSN Team.

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