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Yaa Jackson

  • Full name: Maame Yaa Konadu Jackson
  • Nickname: Yaa Jackson
  • Date of birth: October 18, 2000
  • Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Occupation: Actress, Singer

Who is Yaa Jackson?

Yaa Jackson is a Ghanaian actress, singer, model, and entrepreneur who has been in the entertainment industry since she was two years old.

She is one of the most popular and influential figures in the Kumawood movie industry and the Ghanaian music scene. She is also the founder and CEO of YJ Cosmetics, her cosmetic business.

Yaa Jackson's journey from a child actress to a successful musician has been nothing short of impressive. Her unique music style and powerful voice have earned her a significant fan base in Ghana and beyond. Despite facing controversies, she remains unapologetically herself and continues to make an impact in the music industry.

Early life and family

  • Yaa Jackson was born on October 18, 2000, in Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Her full name is Maame Yaa Konadu Jackson Bentum.
  • Her father is Jackson K Bentum, a renowned movie director and producer in Kumawood.
  • Her mother is Lydia Konadu Bentum, a businesswoman.
  • She has two brothers, Kwaku Nyame Bentum and Reagan Nana Akwasi Asare, who are also actors.
  • She attended Salem Educational Complex for her Junior High School education and Presbyterian Girls Senior High School for her Senior High School education.

Acting career

Yaa Jackson made her acting debut at the age of two in the movie “Okukuseku”, alongside the late Santo and Agya Ntow.

She rose to fame at the age of nine when she starred in “Me Wuo Akyi (After My Death)”, directed by her father.

She has since featured in over 100 movies with other Kumawood stars such as Vivian Jill, Bill Asamoah, Kwaku Manu, Maame Serwaa, Benedicta Gafah, Lilwin, and Emelia Brobbey.

Some of her notable movies include “Obra Twa Owuo”, “Nnipa Nye Aben”, “Odo Nsuo”, “Sika Kasa” and “Mansa Musa”.

Music career

Yaa Jackson ventured into music in 2018 with her debut single “Tear Rubber", which became a hit song in Ghana.

She has released several other singles such as "Omo Beka", "Mekon Ado", "Ehwε Papa", "Link Up" and "Ginger".

She is known for her versatile style of music, ranging from afrobeat, dancehall, hip hop, and highlife.

She has collaborated with other Ghanaian artists such as Fameye, Kobby Oxy, Spicer Dabz, and Quamina MP.

Husband and Personal Life

Yaa Jackson, the renowned Ghanaian actress and singer, was romantically linked with Derrick Hope Acheampong, a prominent Ghanaian businessman.

In December 2022, there were reports suggesting that Yaa Jackson entered into matrimony with her longtime partner, Manuel, in a splendid private traditional wedding ceremony.

Welcoming the blessings of parenthood, Yaa Jackson and her partner, Manuel NBA, embraced the arrival of their first child in January 2023. While the doting mother occasionally shares heartwarming snapshots of her son, JJ, on social media, she cherishes his privacy by keeping his identity concealed.

10 best songs by Yaa Jackson

Here is a list of the 20 best songs by Yaa Jackson according to popularity and ratings:

  1. Tear Rubber
  2. Ehwε Papa (ft. Fameye)
  3. Omo Beka (ft. Jobby Oxy)
  4. Squeeze Me Tight
  5. Ginger
  6. Link Up
  7. Mekon Ado (ft. Spicer)
  8. Ghana Kasa
  9. BBF Ebefa
  10. Obra (ft. Strongman)
  11. Proud Slay Queens
  12. Ehye Mu
  13. Baby Mama
  14. Abrabo (ft. Strongman)
  15. Under Ocean
  16. Blow Man (ft. Danny Beatz)
  17. Play Boy (ft. Kofi Nti)
  18. Tebidi (ft. Oboy Murphy)
  19. Party (ft. Aboot)
  20. Generation

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