Vodafone Ghana has presented a music studio to the Accra Academy for winning the Vodafone Icons, High School Edition.
Accra Academy also participated in the Vodafone international free zone competition held in Turkey this year.
Mrs Agnes Emefa Essah, Director of Marketing, Vodafone Ghana said the Company supported the contest because music expresses people’s feelings and help them to unearth their potentials.
She said more than 200 schools participated in the Icons High Edition and Accra Academy emerged the winner, a step that made them deserve an awarding of a fully set music studio with audio editing software, vibre connectivity and laptops.
Mrs Emefa Essah noted that, it was that same hard work that made Accra Academy emerged the best band at the Vodafone international free zone competition participated by 30 countries.
The Director of Marketing told the students: “We believe you have the winning streak to win the next competition as you have promised”.
Speaking in an interview to the Ghana News Agency, Mrs Emefa Essah noted that research conducted has shown that individuals who love music participate in it to enable them attain the highest levels of education.
She explained that out of the schools that participated in the contest, six made it to the finals and Accra Academy emerged the winner.
“One of the rewards was to construct a music studio for the winners so that other emerging music loving students could also take advantage of the facility to train themselves” she said.
She disclosed that the Academy used “patapataa”, the Osibisa rendition to win the international free zone competition.
Mr Samuel Ofori Adjei, Headmaster of the Academy said the achievement has brought the school and the entire nation honour and prestige.
“When our boys made it happen, it felt like they have made us proud and when preparations were made and my boys sang for me, I felt they would be on top and indeed they were on top,” he said.
He said fulfilling their promise proves that Vodafone could be relied on.
Mr Ofori Adjei said the initiative is a step that has been very tremendous and advantageous to the entire nation.
“We can assure you that if you are not careful, we will win the competition three consecutive times and get the ultimate prize,” he said.
Mrs Ajuba Adu-Tutu, Programmes Coordinator of Secondary Education Division, Ghana Education Service expressed gratitude to Vodafone for unearthing talents in the students.
She asked them to ensure that the partnership between them and the school grow stronger.