Rebecca Akosua Acheampong, better known by her stage name, Becca, has been a crossover sensation since she entered the Ghanaian entertainment scene in 2007. Throughout that time, she has released several singles and studio albums and won many awards. Everything she has done in her career has been appealing to many of her fans. Some of them grew up with her when she was getting started, and now she is among the top female Afropop artists in Ghana.
Ghanaian singer Becca is also a songwriter and actress. She first gained recognition in 2006 as a contestant in the TV3's singing competition, Mentor. Becca has been an inspiration to many people, and she has paved the way for future female artists in Ghana.
Becca bio summary
- Full name: Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong
- Citizenship: Ghanaian
- Age: 36 years
- Date of birth: 15 August 1984
- Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
- Parents: Isaac Acheampong (father), Julie Yiadom-Oti (mother)
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
- Marital status: Married
- Ethnicity: Black (African)
- Education: Morning Star, Wesley Girls' High School, The Croydon College, and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Becca was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on 15 August 1984 as Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong. She is the fifth born in a family of ten children, her being the first girl. Her parents are Isaac Acheampong (father) and Julie Yiadom-Oti (mother).
The singer grew up in a strict Christian home, and going to church was a must for everybody. Although they were ten in the family, she is the only child from her mother and father and was raised by her stepmother.
In her childhood, she attended Morning Star and later Wesley Girls' High School in Cape Coast. She later graduated from Croydon College in London, England, where she had majored in Childcare. But the songstress also went to Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration to further her education after coming back from England.
Family, husband, and children
In 2018, Becca got married to a Nigerian entrepreneur. The couple exchanged vows on 18 August 2018 in Accra, Ghana, through both a traditional and white wedding. Becca's husband, Daniel Oluwatobi Sanni, is not only a businessman but also an artist manager.
A year after their marriage, Becca and her husband welcomed their first child. Becca's child was born in February 2019. It came as a surprise to many because she didn't post any pregnancy pictures on social media. Becca baby gender is female.
Before marrying Daniel Sanni, the singer was in a controversial relationship with Kiki Banson, who was her manager at the time. The two had sexual affairs in 2012, which made way for Kiki to divorce his wife. After the story broke out, Becca's father disowned his daughter by saying, "She is no more my child and will never be my child, not even when I'm dead."
After ten years of working together, Becca and Kiki split up. The two ended their professional contract through EKB records. That also forced the Ghanaian singer to look for a new record label.
Becca's professional career did not start in the music industry. After studying in England, the songstress returned to Ghana and became a childcare and education worker. In 2006, she contested in the screening of the second season of the hit singing competition, Mentor on TV3. She qualified to represent the Ashanti Region.
But her stay in the competition did not last long. The singer quit because of a disagreement in the contract given to her by the programme creators. Despite not getting to the final stages of the show, the move brought her to the limelight, and that is where people got to know Becca, the musician.
In 2007, she began to work on her debut studio album titled Sugar. She released the album the same year. The album consisted of 12 songs recorded both in Twi and English. Becca then released her first single, You Lied To Me.
The Ghanaian singer continued to release more songs and albums throughout the years. As of now, she has three studio albums, namely:
- Sugar (2007)
- Time 4 Me (2013)
- Unveiling (2017)
All Becca songs that she has released over the years have received several nominations and won her many awards. Some of Becca awards include:
- Ghana Music Awards Record of the Year in the song Sugar (2008)
- Kora Awards Best African Prospect Award (2010)
- Ghana Music Awards Best Female Vocal Performance for the song Daa Ke Daa (2010)
- Ghana Music Awards Record of the Year (2010)
- 4Syte TV Music Video Awards Overall Best Video for African Woman (2011)
- National Youth Achievers Awards – Music (2012)
- Ghana Music Awards Best Music Video of The Year for African Woman (2012)
- 4Syte TV Music Video Awards Best Female Video - No Away (2012)
In 2014, she received a nomination for City People Entertainment Awards for Musician of the Year (female). Becca also received an honour as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS the same year.
Although people know her as a musician, Becca is also an actress. She featured in the film If Tomorrow Never Comes released in 2015. Yvonne Nelson produced the movie, and Pascal Amanfo directed it. Apart from singing and acting, she is also an excellent guitarist.
Does Becca own Becca Cosmetics?
Becca Cosmetics is an Australian company founded in 2001. The company's founder is Rebecca Morrice Williams. Although the name Becca coincides with that of the Ghanaian female musician, this bio could not establish whether she owns part of the company.
Becca is a Ghanaian female singer, songwriter, and actress. She started her music career in 2007 and released three albums in that period. Her songs have won her several awards, including the Ghana Music Awards. In 2018, she got married to a Nigerian businessman and gave birth to a baby girl in 2019.
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