Monday, September 25, 2017 4:05 pm
Bayelsa Govt. congratulates Idyl, winner `The Voice Nigeria’
The Bayelsa Government has applauded the sterling performance of Daniel Diongoli, 22, popularly known as Idyl, in the just concluded TV reality show ‘The Voice Nigeria’ Season 2.
A statement by Mr Jonathan Obuebite, Bayelsa Commissioner for Information, said Idyl’s victory was a morale booster for other teeming youths in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the talented 22-year-old singer, who was mentored by award winning musician, Timi Dakolo, was announced the winner of the keenly contested music reality show on Sunday.
He defeated his close rival, Ebube, to clinch the star prize of a recording contract, an SVU worth seven million naira and a four-night trip to Dubai.
He said IDYL, with his scintillating performance, had shown to the world that Bayelsa is a state to reckon with.
Obuebite also lauded Idyl’s coach, Dakolo, and others, including Yemi Alade, Waje, and Patoranking, who at one point or the other helped him achieve the victory.
He thanked Nigerians for voting for him as well as the judges who were not political in their decisions.
Obuebite, urged youths in the state that have one talent or the other to always pursue their dreams, irrespective of whatever challenge they faced in achieving them.
IK Osakioduwa, who hosted the show alongside Stephanie Coker, attributed Idyl’s victory to his teeming fans who voted for him.
He explained that more than 10 million Nigerians cast their votes in this year’s competition which started on June 18 with Patoranking, Timi Dakolo, Waje and Yemi Alade as coaches.
Idyl, an undergraduate of the state-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma, is from Kolokuma in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of the state.