Akos, one of the two female finalists for the mentor season seven which came to a grand finale at the Accra International Conference Centre last Sunday, emerged the winner, and the first female winner ever to be recorded in the mentor reality show since its inception seven years ago.
Past winners of the show were all males right from Mentor season I’s winner, Prince Nana Tuffour up till the season VI’s winner, Nii Stone. Akos, therefore, has broken this trend and would be pointed as the first female to win the TV3 Mentor show.
The night started with all six (6) finalists – Charity, Gabby, Kwesi, Majeed, Akos and Honny, delivering their first roundof performance, after which two of them – Majeed and Kwesi were evicted to pave way for the remaining four contestants to battle out for the ultimate prize of a brand new car and cash of GH¢7,000.
The subsequent performances which followed sent the ardent guests to their feet dancing, amidst shout of obvious indication of happiness, especially when Akos performed Kwabena Kwabena’s Asor and Celine Dion’s To love you more and Akosua Agyapong’s Kai dabi.
The second position was grabbed by Gabby, another prolific singer and performer, who sang OJ’s Emere bi as one of his three songs chosen for the night. He was awarded with a cash prize of GH¢6,000.
Honny, very creative when it comes to highlife performance, placed third, and walked away with a sum of GH¢5,000; followed by Charity, who had the prize of GH¢4,000.
In a brief chat with the media, Akos revealed how happy she was for winning the ultimate prize, adding that ‘I am surprised, because I didn’t think this would happen to me’.
According to her, she entered the competition to gain more experience and exposure for her career as a singer, and was therefore grateful to God for seeing her through it successfully and making her win.
Asked what she would be doing with the prize money, Akos said ‘This money is not for me alone. My church has its share; my family has its share, as well as friends who voted for me. So all I can say about the GH¢7,000 is that it is not all mine’.
She was hopeful of faring well in the Ghana Music Industry, stressing that Ghanaians should look out for her, especially in the area of ‘evergreen highlife’, which not many female musicians are able to do.
Akos also thanked TV3 Network for putting such a platform in place for youth as herself to develop their talents. She also expressed gratitude to all and sundry who voted for her throughout her stay in the mentor reality house.
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