South African All-Male Choir Win Amazing Voices Competition

South African group, Hush SA are the new winners of Old Mutual Amazing Voices singing competition.

The all-male choir from Johannesburg, secured five Golden Voice wins for best performance throughout the season to emerge victorious in Season 2 of the competition that ran for four months.

The group’s crowning moment came on Sunday during a spectacular grand finale which was aired on Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, (South Africa) Africa Magic (Nigeria), Maisha Magic (Kenya) Zambezi Magic (Zimbabwe) and Akwaaba (Ghana).

For their victory, Hush walked away with a prize money of Sh10 million.

Kenya’s all-male band, Vipaji, were eliminated in the preliminary stage of the competition, leaving behind compatriots, Malkeeya, an all-girl band, who also did not go far.

Malkeeya failed to emulate compatriots Wanavokali – the competition’s inaugural winners – bowing out of the competition after two rounds of performances before six judges.

Hush SA, a six-member group, was among 546 initial entries from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa who entered Season 2 of the competition.

Little did they know that their entry would see them commence a long and rewarding journey that culminated with victory in Africa’s premier acapella event.

Carol Kipsanai, Group Head of Marketing of UAP Old Mutual, East Africa congratulated the winners, saying the competition’s aim to create African connections through the universal language of music.

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