The representative of the Ashanti Region, Kweku Wina has emerged winner of the Rapture II rap contest organised by Y FM.
Aside from bragging rights as the winner, he walked away with a GH¢10,000 cash prize and other consolation prizes from the sponsors.
The contest which saw intense participation and competition from all contestants was also a showcase of the rich talents of Ghanaian rappers.
After an introductory round which saw contestants freestyling to impress judges and fans, the rappers also used the opportunity to leave an imprint on viewers and an audience who were yet to decide on who to support.
At this stage, fans and contestants alike were on fire as they called for more thrilling performances. In the next stage, Yaw King reigned supreme but could not sustain his lead in the subsequent round.
After Yaw King and MG1 were eliminated during the “Lyrical Battle” round the remaining contestants headed to the finals to prove who was quick on their feet and had an enriched vocabulary.
At the end of the final round, Kweku Wina managed to pull a surprise to emerge the winner with 540 points.
Elated by his win, Kweku Wina expressed profound appreciation to Y FM and its partners for organizing the Rapture rap reality show.
He disclosed that he was highly impressed by the maiden edition and decided to try out for the second edition not only to make a name for himself but to also develop his craft, and showcase his talent to the world.
Speaking on the sidelines of Rapture II, he said, “I’m very grateful to YFM for introducing the Rapture into the musical space for emerging artistes like myself. I want to thank everyone who supported my journey this far and to myself for having the confidence and never giving in this time around.”
Head of YFM Triangle, Osei Kuffour, congratulated all the finalists for their performances.
“This year’s Rapture has been very memorable since the beginning and I’m very impressed with the contestants throughout the various stages. Today validated our belief that there’s an enormous crop of musical talents in the country and I’m proud of the finalists. Today gave be chills. Congratulations to you all and get ready to take over the entertainment space.”
The term ‘Rapture’ was coined from source words Rap + Culture and Future as the title of the show.
It aims not only to unearth talent and revive the rap culture but also reward rappers who prove themselves ‘top dogs’, and capable of carrying the banner of the rap culture through the sands of time.
Judges for the night were Eddy Blay, Programmes Manager of YFM, Reggie Rockstone the Grandpapa of hiplife and rap in Ghana, and Nana Kwame Osei Sarpong (Nockus) radio host, and founding father of the Y FM brand. The MCs for the night were Kula and AJ Mensah.
Rapture is sponsored Shaka Mixer, Bertha Premium Lager Beer and Crux Global.