2018 witnessed a new era for individuals who could not be avoided because of the excellent heights they hit. From music, to film, politics and media, young and men and women came to light and were celebrated by Ghanaians.
The truth is that drawing a list of excelling Ghanaians in 2018 is no easy task. A good criteria need to be set and to have those nominated measured against them.
Social media prominence, amazing skill or talent and showing maturity in their chosen field are some of the things we can look at.
Based on these and some others, YEN.com.gh lists seven individuals we can call the rising stars of 2018.
1. Wendy Shay
Brought through by the label that gave the world Ebony Reigns, Wendy Shay has shot from a suspected wannabe to a woman of her own.
Her music includes hits such as "Uber Driver" and "Astalavista". It is early days yet but the bets are that the coming years will be great for Shay.
2. Isaac Dogboe
Isaace Dogboe until 2018 was a relatively unknown boxing quantity. But he came at a point that Ghana needed a hero in the ring.
The former super bantamweight world champion only lost for the first time in December 2018. But the future looks bright for the Royal Storm.
3. Serwaa Amihere
Newscaster Serwaa Amihere grabbed her chance with both hands when she was moved from being TV show producer to a presenter.
As with TV, looks matter. But Amihere as shown she can match the excitement about her beauty with the expectations on her intellect.
4. Sammy Gyamfi
In November 2018, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) elected Sammy Gyamfi as their Director of Communications.
In the last 10 months, Gyamfi has moved from a small-time student politician to a national executive of a political party that is one of just two capable of winning power in Ghana.
5. Yaa Jackson
Teenage actress Yaa Jackson is seen in many quarters as a loudmouth. But the young woman has been able to leverage her attitude and acting very well.
She has succeeded in making the news about herself. And that can only be good for a showbiz person.
ShugaTiti has moved from the fringes as nude model to an actress. Many people would say it is easy but this is Ghana.
ShugaTiti would look to capitalise on the new found fame to double down as actress.
7. Nigel Gaisie
This is a weird addition to the list because most people do not think of religious leaders as rising stars. But Gaisie has earned his mark.
He shot into prominence having predicted the death of singer, Ebony. Since then, he has put himself in the headlines and stayed relevant to thousands.
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