ABIA STATE: 15-Year-Old Sensation Wins 2023 Icons Music Reality Show
SS3 student wins 10th Icons Music Reality show in Abia
In a dazzling display of talent, 15-year-old SS3 student, Miss Mary Joseph from Queen of Queens Girls Secondary School, Mbano in Imo State, emerged victorious in the 10th edition of the Icons Music Reality show. The highly anticipated grand finale, organized by Vision Africa 104.1 FM in Umuahia on Sunday, showcased Mary's exceptional singing prowess as she outshone nine other talented contestants.
Mary, who performed Whitney Houston's classic "Look to You" and her original composition on the event's theme, "Let There Be Peace," captivated the audience with her sterling performance.
Expressing her excitement after the win, Mary, who aspires to become a journalist and a gospel artist, revealed the challenges she faced as a boarder without a cellphone. She recounted how organizers had to communicate with her through her teacher during the selection process.
As the deserving winner, Mary was presented with a cheque for a cash award of N500,000. Reflecting on her achievement, she said, "I'm thrilled to win and be recognized as the youngest icon among the 10 winners this show has produced since its inception."
The competition was fierce, and Master Victor Ngwakwe claimed the first runner-up position, earning a cash prize of N300,000. The second runner-up, Miss Chidinma Aso, took home a prize of N200,000.
Vision Africa President, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, congratulated all the contestants for their efforts and encouraged them not to give up on their dreams but to harness their talents and skills. Onuoha emphasized the importance of peace, stating, "Where there is peace, there is development, there is fellowship, and investors will come and invest."
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The night was further elevated by a special performance from multiple award-winning reggae gospel artiste, Buchi, who graced the event as the special guest, adding an extra layer of glitz and glamour to the celebration.