Lae boy Greg Aaron has emerged as Papua New Guinea’s latest singing sensation after winning the lucrative Digicel Stars competition on Sunday night.
|Greg Aaron belts out another number at the Ahi Festival in Lae last week|
Aaron pocketed K10, 000 and a major recording contract as his prize for winning the competition, which brings together the best singing talent from all over PNG.
He was at home in Yanga, after bringing the house down at the Ahi Festival last week, when he was named as winner on EMTV on Sunday night.
Yesterday (Monday) he gave the kudos to family members in Yanga, the other five Ahi villages, his Thronz band members as well as supporters from all over Lae and PNG who texted in their support.
“Last night (Sunday), we had a big celebration,” Aaron said.
“The village and the Thronz band had a big celebration at Yanga village.
“I had everything poured on me from coke, to beer, to coffee by celebrating family and supporters.
“I want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who voted for me, my band members, my manager, everyone in Lae and the six Ahi villages of Yalu, Kamkumung, Hengali, Butibam, Wagang and Yanga.
“A special ‘thank you’ to major sponsor Digicel and all the others.”
Aaron said his immediate plan now was to have a break from his Thronz band and concentrate on recording a solo album next month.
“My plan now is to have a break from the band and have a couple of solo gigs,” he said.
“By mid January, we might start work on the album project.”