AFTER WEEKS of intense competition, Black N Peach was crowned winner of the music reality show, Vodafone Icons Mixed Edition held at the National Theatre in Accra.
The group, made up of Emma Orleans-Lindsay, Noble Nii Nortey and Noella Wiyaala, walked away with a KIA Sorento, GH¢60, 000, a one year management contract, and they will also perform at the Vodafone 020 Live concert scheduled to come off later this year.
The final event witnessed performances by Black N Peach, with Waves and Vybez locking horns to claim the bragging rights as this season's winners.
Indeed, the stagecraft and vocal abilities of the members of Black N Peach won the hearts of many patrons, who in turn voted for them to win the ultimate prize.
All three groups lived up to expectation and the audience also thoroughly enjoyed every bit of their performances on stage.
The show also witnessed fantastic music performances by 4X4, who left the audience wanting more even when their allotted time was up.
Black N Peach brought their magic to bear from the word go. Their acapella performance of Becca's ' Daa Ke Daa' was enough to give hints that they were in for a fight of their lives, beating the performances from Waves and Vybez.
Of the three acapellas, Black N Peach's was the only Ghanaian as the others, Waves and Vybez, performed Marvin Gaye's ' Sexual Healing' and Stevie Wonder's ' Isn't She Lovely' respectively.
After two rounds and as the competition reached its peak, the boys were separated from the men. Waves (Rosemary Ampofoh, Gertrude Hansen-Sackey and Joshua) was given the boot. The last leg of the competition saw Black N Peach and Vybez squaring off to prove their superiority.
Vybez, in their final attempt, performed New Edition's classic hit ' Cool It Down' and although it was a good performance, it lacked the wow factor that would have catapulted them to glory.
Black N Peach did hit a home run with their final attempt. Their performance of Tina Turner's smash hit ' Simply The Best' did the trick and sealed their fate as the best of the night.