After weeks and months of auditions, evictions, and drama, Bayelsan born Kingdom Kroseide has been crowned the Nigerian Idol 2021 for displaying an enthralling music prowess that swayed millions of votes and fans in his favor to beat Francis Atela at the grand finale of the singing competition, sponsored by the truly world-class and proudly Nigerian brand, BIGI.
BIGI is a carbonated soft drink with twelve variants from the stable of Rite Foods Limited, and the headline sponsor of the music reality show. The Bigi soft drinks have, for over 10 weeks refreshed and revitalized all contestants who contested for season 6 of the Nigerian Idol.
On 24 April 2021, 68 contestants headed to theatre week of the music contest with only 17 contestants progressing to the next round. The 17 contestants were assessed based on the strength of their voices and their overall stage performance which saw 11 contestants elevated to the live performances.
Eventually, it became a journey of creativity, excitement, and gripping music contest that lasted for 10 weeks with 11 contestants arousing the emotions of millions of music lovers and fans with entertaining rhythms and glamour of live-music performances.
Kingdom’s rendition of a gentleman by Fela Kuti coupled with his duet with Cobhams Asuquo on the hit track one-hit ignited a euphoric feeling that erupted ecstatic moments from the judges who gave a standing ovation during the performance.
Nigerian Idol: Bigi Refreshes Kingdom Kroseide To Victory
The 24-year-old singer had refreshingly delighted fans, voters and the judges with his music talent all through the 10 weeks of performances to clinch the coveted grand prize.
The new star will be taking home a cash prize of 30 million naira, a brand-new SUV, 6 track EP recording deal, 3 music videos included, a Bigi branded refrigerator plus 1-year free supply of Bigi drinks, an all-expense-paid trip to Seychelles, a weekend getaway to Dubai for 2- and one-year cable subscription.
The runner-up, Atela Francis also got a boost in his career with a prize of music single to be produced by a leading Nigerian producer plus a top-notch music video, courtesy of the organizers.
Weeks ago, recall that when the top 7 contestants visited the sponsor, Rite Foods Limited, makers of Bigi drinks at its Lagos headquarters, the new star, Kingdom, revealed that his favorite Bigi variants were Bigi Water and Bigi sausage roll.
It is now safe to assume that Bigi premium drinking water over the weeks has kept the star replenished and hydrated while he was dishing out refreshing music performances all through the competition.
Boluwatife Adedugbe, Brand Manager of Rite Foods Limited, makers of Bigi drinks affirmed again the company’s commitment to talent development and entertainment in Nigeria.
According to her, Rite Foods Limited has found a way to give back to consumers with not only refreshing beverages but also operate on very high standards in Nigeria by tying the company’s values to youth and people-centered initiatives.
Ms. Adedugbe further stated that this is why the company’s sponsorship of the music competition “is to ensure that talents are nurtured in order to inspire and empower stars that would take the music and entertainment industry to enviable heights.
We also look forward to the winner tonight, Kingdom, doing more on the international scene to place Nigeria on the global map,” she added.
The popular hit song Jerusalema by Master KG heralded the performances at the grand finale with all judges and the entire cast of the Nigerian Idol season 6 spicing up the evening. It was indeed an awesome night of celebration for Nigerian talents as other stars like Patoranking, Ice-Prince Zamani, Ayra Star and Cobhams Asuquo graced the stage to add to the thrill of the excitement.
Bigi emerged at the heart of quality and excellence and has once again demonstrated its resolve to continue to promote talent discovery in music through the Nigerian Idol, while at the same time espousing its interest in creative platforms where abundant talents abound in the country.
Throwing its weight behind the Nigerian Idol has yet again proven that when it is time to get down; whether at work or at play, Rite Foods’ Bigi Soft Drinks are quite the Beverage! They are made for a good time and to power you for refreshment necessary for a good time.
Organizers of the event revealed that the Nigerian Idol season 6 recorded over 80 million votes in totality and the celebration and excitement continues on Showmax for fans and music lovers who want to bask in the ambiance of the show.
How To Vote For Your Favourite BBNaija Housemate
Action has begun in the BBNaija Shine Ya Eye season and users can now vote for their favourite housemate.
For the BBNaija Season 6 tagged “Shine Ya Eye” SMS voting has been scrapped and other means are being introduced by the organisers.
Crystala News highlights how fans can vote for their favourite housemates.
Voting via BBNaija website
To vote for your favourite housemate on the BBNaija website, fans are to register on the site: africamagic.tv/bigbrother
Click on the Vote menu and register by providing your details as required. Successful registrants will receive One Time Pin via SMS.
Once the OTP is entered, you can then be eligible to vote by selecting your favourite housemate.
Website votes are free though data charges may apply. Votes on the website are limited to 100 votes per user for every voting round.
For future voting, users will have to login with their phone number and password to carry out the voting process.
Voting via MyDStv/MyGOtv App
With the app, users are eligible for additional votes depending on their active DStv or GOtv package.
To vote via the app, simply download any of the apps on Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Once users are logged in, they are to click on the Vote now option and follow the instructions to proceed.
Maria And Pere Identified As BBNaija WildCards
Maria and Pere have been revealed as the two wildcards in the Big Brother Naija season 6
Crystal News recalls that on Sunday, shortly after the female housemates were introduced, Ebuka announced that there are two wildcards among the twenty-two housemates.
Ebuka then announced that the wildcards will be revealed to the viewers today by 3 pm in a special diary session.
Today, Thursday, July 29 in the diary session, it was revealed that Maria and Pere are the wildcards.
According to Maria, she feels she’s doing a great job but does not feel comfortable lying about it.
She is a little bit sure that the housemates will not be able to figure her out.
Prior to the announcement on Sunday, Pere and Maria had thought there is only one wildcard and will have to wait till the Sunday night eviction to find out about the other person.
However, they both guessed each other when Big Brother asked if they could guess who the other wildcard is.
Big Brother had asked the housemates to bond for two weeks and find out who the wildcards were.
If the housemates had been able to identify who they were, the wildcards would have been automatically evicted on Sunday night.
On the other hand, failure to identify the wildcards means they will remain in the show, play for the money and have exclusive nomination privilege.
Who Are BBNaija Wildcards
Wildcard refers to a player or team that has not qualified for a competition but is allowed to take part, at the organizers’ discretion, after all the regular places have been taken.
BBNaija: Toke Makinwa To Host New Showmax Exclusive, The Buzz
Starting August 3rd, fans can expect an exciting BBNaija scoop with Toke Makinwa as she kicks off hosting duties on the brand new Showmax exclusive, BBN S6: The Buzz.
Streaming on Showmax Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 pm, BBN S6: The Buzz will see the award-winning media personality share her no-holds-barred opinion on happenings in the BBNaija house. Fans can also expect a Secret Diary room rant session from the housemates, which is exclusive to Showmax.
Speaking on what to expect on BBN S6: The Buzz, Toke, who currently hosts The Late Morning Show on Rhythm 93.7 said: “I am unfiltered. This is almost like the unfiltered version of Big Brother where we bring you weekly highlights so I’m looking forward to them messing up, I’m looking forward to them creating more drama because that way my show gets even more interesting.”
Toke has co-hosted numerous events including the 2013 Future Awards and 2014 Headies awards. She also served as host of Trending on Hip TV and was one of the co-hosts of Moments on EbonyLife TV. In 2012, she became one of the first Nigerian celebrities to launch a YouTube channel with her vlog, Toke Moments where she discusses relationships and lifestyle.
The Buzz: Toke Makinwa To Host New Showmax Exclusive, BBNaija Season 6-Brand Spur Nigeria
In 2016 she released her memoir On Becoming which took her on a book tour across Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, the US and parts of East Africa. She has also starred in several movies including the Nigerian box office hit Sugar Rush.
This year, for the first time, BBNaija fans in the United Kingdom will be streaming the reality show 24/7 on Showmax. There will also be daily and weekly highlights, as well as the Head of House challenge available on the platform.
Earlier in the year, Showmax premiered its first Nigerian Original, I Am LAYCON, a reality show based on BBNaija season 5 winner, Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe.
The streaming service also launched several other original series this year, including the Kenyan series Crime and Justice in February. Devilsdorp, the first Showmax Original true-crime docu-series, is set to launch on 29 July.
BBN S6: The Buzz will be available only on Showmax across Africa and the UK.
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