Christian Owusu popularly known as Chris, has emerged the overall winner of the 2014 Vodafone Icons Remix Edition at the end of the 13 weeks competition.
He beat Titi and Alice to win the ultimate prize of a brand new Nissan Qashqui, a recording contract with one of the world’s biggest record label, Universal Music and cash prizes all valued at GHC100, 000.
The grand final which took place at the National Theatre in Accra started with performances from the judges; Gina West and award winning Ghanaian rapper, Manifest who thrilled the enthusiastic crowd in the auditorium to some good music.
Chris who competed with four other contestants Titi, Cena, Ratty and Alice outshone the others right from the start of the competition when he performed the song “Ada” by the Nigerian Artiste Flavour. Dressed in red and white Nigerian attire, he was supported by four male dancers and an amazing female choreographer who thrilled the enthusiastic crowd in the auditorium.
The eviction of fine singer Cina, after the first round came as a shock to many. Cina, described as “technically the best singer in the competition”, performed very well on the night singing “Chandelier” by Sia but public votes failed her as she did not garner enough votes to see her through to the final round. The remaining three then performed their original singles which erupted the whole auditorium to the admiration of the fans and the judges. However the performance by Chris overshadowed the others and thus was adjudged the winner for the day. Earlier guest artiste, Wiyaala, dazzled the audience with an electrifying performance. Agnes Emefa Essah, Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone Ghana assured that Vodafone will continue to support Chris to become the star he wants to be.