Byno Ayoni, a talented reggae and afrobeat singer, has emerged as the winner of the 12th season of TV3 Mentor, Ghana’s flagship music reality show. He beat four other finalists, Hy5, L.Boat, Majesti, and 6CA, in a thrilling finale that showcased the best of Ghanaian music.
The finale, which was held on Sunday, January 7, 2024, at the Accra International Conference Centre, was graced by several dignitaries, celebrities, and fans who came to witness the crowning of the next music star. The event was also broadcast live on TV3 and streamed online on various platforms.
The five finalists gave their all in their performances, which ranged from highlife, gospel, hip hop, and dancehall. They also performed with some of the mentors and judges of the show, such as Adina, Edem, Bessa Simons, and Appietus. The audience and viewers were treated to a spectacular show of talent, creativity, and passion.
However, it was Byno Ayoni who stole the show with his captivating rendition of “A Slice of Mt. Zion” by Culture, which earned him a standing ovation and the title of “Star Performer” for the third consecutive week. He also impressed the judges and the public with his original song, “People”, which expressed his message of love, peace, and unity.
Byno Ayoni, whose real name is Benjamin Ayoni, is a 25-year-old singer and songwriter from the Volta Region. He started singing at a young age and joined the TV3 Mentor show to pursue his dream of becoming a professional musician. He said that his musical influences include Bob Marley, Lucky Dube, Fela Kuti, and Stonebwoy.
By winning the TV3 Mentor XII, Byno Ayoni has earned himself a lucrative prize package, which includes Gh¢ 15,000 cash, Gh¢ 40,000 recording deal, Gh¢ 50,000 airtime, and Gh¢ 10,000 medical and spa treatment. He also received a trophy and a car as part of his rewards.
Byno Ayoni thanked God, his family, his fans, and the organizers of the show for their support and encouragement. He also congratulated his fellow finalists and said that they were all winners. He promised to use his platform to promote positive and uplifting music and to inspire other young talents.
TV3 Mentor is a music reality show that aims to discover and nurture gifted up-and-coming musicians in Ghana. The show, which started in 2003, has produced several successful artists, such as Kesse, Prince, Erico, and Optional King.
With his victory, Byno Ayoni has joined the ranks of these stars and has proven that he has what it takes to make it big in the music industry. He has also shown that he is a versatile and unique artist who can blend different genres and cultures. He has also demonstrated that he is passionate about music and committed to making a positive impact on society.