Delay - Deloris Frimpong Manso
- Real name: Deloris Frimpong Manso
- Also known as: Delay
- Date of birth: 25th June 1982
- Birthplace: Nkawkaw, Ghana
- Nationality: Ghanaian
- Occupation: TV and radio host, Entrepreneur
Who is Delay?
Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, is a Ghanaian media personality, entrepreneur, producer, public speaker, and women's advocate. She is best known for the production of the popular television series, Afia Schwarzenegger and Cocoa Brown. She is also the host of the controversial talk show, The Delay Show, where she interviews celebrities and public figures.
Early life and education
Delay was born on June 25, 1982, in Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
She attended Aburi Girls' Senior High School and Methodist University College Ghana.
At the young age of 17, in the year 1999, she embarked on her broadcasting journey as a presenter at Life FM in Nkawkaw.
Career and achievements
- Delay moved to Top Radio in Accra in 2005, where she hosted the mid-morning show until 2007.
- She then joined Oman FM in 2007, where she stayed until 2016.
- She started her own television program, The Delay Show, in 2008, on TV3. The show features candid interviews with celebrities and public figures on various topics.
- In 2011, she wrote and produced the household television series, Afia Schwarzenegger, starring media personality Afia Schwarzenegger. The series was a hit and ran for six seasons until 2016.
- In 2015, she launched another television series, Cocoa Brown, loosely based on her own life story. The series follows the rise of a young girl from a humble background to a successful media personality.
- Delay is also an entrepreneur, owning a company that produces Delay Mackerel and Sardines. She also has a clothing line called Smooch by Delay.
Delay is a public speaker and a women's advocate. She often shares her life experiences to motivate and empower women and the youth. She has spoken at several events, such as the International Youth Empowerment Summit (iYES), the Women's CEO Summit, and the 3G Awards in New York.
Delay has received several awards and recognition for her work, such as the Women Empowerment Award at the 3G Awards in New York in 2018, and the first position on Pulse Ghana's list of five Most Industrious Celebrities in Ghana in 2017.
Delay has also expressed her ambition to become the first female president of Ghana by 2032. She believes that nothing should hinder women from occupying top positions in society and being involved in the running of the country.
Delay is very private about her personal life and rarely reveals details about her relationships or family.
When Deloris was a mere teenager, her mother passed away, leaving her with the responsibility of caring for her two siblings. This sudden loss plunged them into a life of poverty, hopelessness, and little external support.
She has been rumoured to be dating several men in the past, but none of them have been confirmed by her.
She has also been speculated to have a child or children, but she has not confirmed or denied this either.
Delay's career has been a resounding success, leading to a steady increase in her value over the years. She has skillfully established multiple businesses, including:
- Her food brand Delay Mackerel
- Self-financed television shows
- A thriving shoe collection store
In 2017, she made a significant move by purchasing two houses, indicating that her ventures have been lucrative, even though she has chosen not to disclose her net worth to the public.