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Kingdom Kroseide, the reigning Nigerian Idol champion, has received a scholarship from the Bayelsa state government.
Duoye Diri, the governor of the state, revealed that the educational scholarship had been given to the season 6 winner of the show.
Diri, who made the announcement on Friday while receiving Kingdom and his team at the Government House in Yenagoa, also named him as the state’s Youth Ambassador.
He stated that the government will henceforth be responsible for the outstanding 24-year-old singer’s education at the Federal University, Otuoke, where he is a student, and up to the Master’s Degree level if he so desires.
The governor said, “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 programme.
“You are also appointed as an ambassador of the youths of Bayelsa State.”
He advised Kroseide 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.
Diri also advised youths of the state to put in their best in whatever they do in order to be successful in life.
Speaking, Kroseide attributed his success to the grace of God and hard work, and thanked the state government, Bayelsans and Nigerians for their support that enabled him to win the contest.
In separate remarks, representative of the paramount ruler of Angalabiri Federated Community, Peres Peretu, and Kingdom’s manager, Felix Kroseide, thanked the state government and everyone that supported and voted for him to win.