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Ghanaian High School Accra Aca wins big at International Vodafone music contest

The  Accra Aca band’s  brilliant cover of the international hit ‘Pata Pata’ was believed to have swept the audience in their favour as it was perceived as creative, unique and energetic.

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Vodafone Freezone International Musical Contest,Volkswagen Arena in Istanbul,  Turkey play

Vodafone Freezone International Musical Contest,Volkswagen Arena in Istanbul,  Turkey

(TV3 Network)

Winners of the 2015 Vodafone Icons High School Edition have gone on to win a prestigious prize  at the international Vodafone Freezone International Musical Contest held in Volkswagen Arena in Istanbul,  Turkey.

The competition  was described as very competitive, with Ghana’s representatives, the band from the Accra Academy, beating off stiff competition from 30 bands coming from Malta, Iceland, India and Macedonia to emerge ‘Best International Performance & Colourful band’.

The  Accra Aca band’s  brilliant cover of the international hit ‘Pata Pata’ was believed to have swept the audience in their favour as it was perceived as creative, unique and energetic.

Consisting of four acoustic guitar-wielding boys, the talent of the Accra Academy band was obvious from the 2015 Vodafone Icons High School Edition from the get-go.

READ MORE: Accra Academy wins Vodafone Icons High School Edition

 

play Accra at Vodafone Icons 2015

 

 While their competitors from other schools used a full-band ensemble for their performances, the Accra Aca boys relied on their guitars, great vocal abilities and memorable renditions of  popular songs that endeared them to the judges. It is therefore not a surprise that they excelled on the world stage as well.

play Accra Aca Band in finale of Vodafone Icons 2015

 

Reacting to the success for Ghana, Marketing Director at Vodafone Ghana Agnes Emefa Essah said the company’s strategy to lead the way in Ghana’s music and entertainment industry has been confirmed by the successes chalked with Vodafone Icons.

“The platform has produced international acts such as Wiyaala, who is currently one of the most celebrated African music icons, and Chris, a new voice in the gospel genre and a rising international star.”

The Vodafone Icons High School edition is a long-term strategy by Vodafone to discover and nurture musical talents from the high school level for great careers in music.

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