RACHEAL ANNY, popularly known as Anny, has been crowned the winner of the television reality show, GT Bank Di Asa Season Five.
She beat off competition from 19 finalists and emerged winner with her dance skills and votes during the grand finale of the show held at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair in Accra on December 27, 2021.
Anny was given a brand new Suzuki Swift and a cash prize of GH¢5,000 in addition to special packages from all the sponsors.
Kumasa Dora, known as DK, secured the second position whilst Veronica Borteye, also known as Borley, came third, Sophia came fourth and V8 secured the fifth position.
For her prize, DK was given a mini truck (Abossey Okai Macho), a cash prize of GH¢4,000 and goodies from the sponsors of the show.
The second runner-up, Veronica Borteye, took home a tricycle (Aboboyaa), a cash prize of GH¢3,000 as well as souvenirs from the sponsors.
Speaking on behalf of the Executive Chairman, Elder Nana Amo Tobbin I, Head of Corporate Affairs of Tobinco Group, Albert Dwumfour, said the competition will be more exciting this year.
According to him, there will be two Di Asa competitions this year.
“One is dubbed Di Asa reloaded which involves 10 contestants from season one making 50. It will be launched in March 2022 and climax in May. The second is the main event which will be launched in July,” he explained.
Di Asa is a dance reality TV show for plus size women doing micro businesses. The concept is designed to entertain, empower and project plus size women in a fun-filled environment, keeping the family unwind after a hard day’s work.
The queens have the opportunity to work with renowned companies in Ghana. They are taught financial management skills and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Over 3,000 plus size women have competed in Di Asa since its inception in 2017.
Auditions took place in the 16 regional capitals to select the best dancers for 2021. Di Asa has a viewership strength of 3.5 million on TV as well as huge following on social media.
Since its inception, Di Asa has won a number of successes including the 2017 RTP Reality Show of the Year and the 2018 GJA TV Programme.
BY George Clifford Owusu