The winner of a music talent show, Nigerian Idol Season Six,  Kingdom Kroseide, has gained an educational scholarship from the Bayelsa Government.

This was disclosed by Governor Douye Diri on Friday, when he received Kingdom and his team at the Government House, Yenagoa.

Before winning the season six edition, Kingdom was a 200-level student at the Federal University, Otuoke (FUO), in Ogbia Local Government Area, of Bayelsa. As a result of his feat, Governor Diri said that the government would henceforth bear the responsibility of the 24-year-old talented singer’s education at the FUO, where he is a student and up to a master’s degree level if he so desired.

Reacting to this, Diri advised youths of the state to put in their best in whatever they were doing 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 so desire to proceed for a Masters degree, the scholarship would also cover your programme. You are also appointed as an ambassador of the youth of Bayelsa State.

“Let me use this opportunity to call on youths in the State to see Mr 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,” he said.

While appreciating Kingdom for the honour done to the state, Diri advised him to strike a balance between his academics and his career.

While noting that proper education and the grace of God would make Kingdom excel in his chosen career even outside the shores of Nigeria, Diri advised him to continue using his music to glorify God to move to greater heights.

The governor, who also thanked 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 winner noted that Kingdom’s success story was that of all Nigerians.

Speaking earlier, Kingdom attributed his success to the grace of God and hard work. He thanked the state government, the people of Bayelsa, and Nigerians for their support that enabled him to win the contest.

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