The NSMQ has got everything to do with pride and passion. The primetime limited production TV program is undoubtedly the one show which pulls not just the pride but the confidence of an entire school to stand tall among many.
The 2021 edition of the NSMQ has indeed lived up to expectation. The competition incredibly garnered all the eyes it deserved this year at the heart of KNUST, Kumasi.
The 2021 NSMQ kicked off with 146 Secondary Schools across the Country. It then came down to 81 Schools. As the competition got keener, the schools were reduced to 27, afterwards, to 9 schools.
Eventually, the contesting schools came down to 3. The 3 schools would prove to be the finalists as they battled for a trophy and the bragging rights as well as the rewards.
Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, PRESEC-Legon; Keta Senior High Technical School, KETASCO; Prempeh College, PC battled in the Grand Finale of the 2021 NSMQ with a common goal: win.
However, a slot in the Grand Finale for all 3 finalist schools did not come easy. The six-time champions, PRESEC-Legon came, saw and conquered against St. Peters S.H.S alongside Chemu S.H.S in the Semi-finals to be the first finalist for the competition this year.
Keta Senior High Technical School would make history as the first Volta Regional School to make it to the finals. KETASCO surprisingly sent Wesley Girls S.H.S back to Cape coast and booked a trip for Tamale S.H.S back to Tamale.
Prempeh College, the four-time champions wrestled with their bitterest rival Opoku Ware S.H.S alongside KNUST S.H.S in what was called ‘the Ashanti Derby’ to book their slot for the Grand Finale.
The competition excitedly served all the emotions there was to serve with the joyful, sad, disappointing and surprising moments all captured.
The NSMQ 2021 edition has some of the biggest upsets that nobody ever could have guessed.
The Sofoline ‘Amanfoo’ boys delivered as they sent OWASS to join the sad boys in the house as they were bounced.
Tamale S.H.S as promised before their contest in the quarter final with Adisadel College, used the ADISCO zebra to prepare a sumptuous soup as the ‘black and white’ fellows had no place to hide.
KETASCO dominated the contest once more as the contestants, Francisca Lamini and Bright Senyo eliminated St. Louis Girls S.H.S and Ghana National with a whopping 17 points to spare.
Big names such as Mfantsipim S.H.S, St. Louis, St. Augustine, Anglican S.H.S, T.I.Amass Kumasi, St. Peters S. H.S fell out and had their dreams cut short.
Is there perhaps, anything the 2021 NSMQ failed to deliver? I personally, doubt. In all, three schools battle it out for the trophy. Who will it be this time?
Would it be KETASCO, asking if you believe in the ‘God of 1ders’? Or perhaps, PC would indeed ‘glori5 the Lord’ to crown their 80th anniversary. Or eventually the Odadies would be ‘seven the living God’ this year.
Time would be the best judge.
Written By: Patricia