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By Oluwatoyin Adeleye

Idyll has emerged the winner of The Voice Nigeria 2017.

The budding musician, Daniel Diongoli, popularly known as Idyl, says it was grace that brought him this far.

The 22-year-old Bayelsa-born singer, who says he was “raised in the streets by the streets,” defeated Ebube with whom he was in the Top 2.

Idyl and his mentor, Timi Dakolo, wept on each other’s necks as he was announced the winner.

Timi Dakolo said after the win, “Thank you for voting my team. I’m really proud. I like to win. I love it.”

Idyll on his part said, “Every young boy, it doesn’t matter where you come from. I’m proudly from the streets and I tell you you can be anything. Just believe God and put in your hard work. Na me be this.”

Ebube, who made it to the final with Idyll, emerged second.

The Voice Nigeria is the Nigerian version of the TV series The Voice.

It premiered on Africa Magic television channels Showcase and Urban on DStv in Nigeria on 10 April, 2016 and was sponsored by Airtel and Coca-Cola.

The winner earns a recording contract with Universal Music Group, an SUV car worth N7m and a trip to Abu Dhabi.

In this year’s edition, which is the Season 2 of The Voice Nigeria, four performers made it to the grand finale, but Idly took home the dream prizes.

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