Rebecca Acheampong Biography: Age, Family, Education, Marriage, Career, Awards & Nominations, Controversy, Charity Work, Endorsements, Net Worth

She's one of Ghana's top female Afropop artists.

By  | May 26, 2020, 05:53 PM

Becca is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter and actress. Becca's talents and her amazing vocals have earned both local, regional and international recognition among female musicians. 

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Being a woman herself, Becca is also interested in the empowerment of women in Ghana.

Here's a look at the multi-talented star's life and how she rose to fame. 

Becca Age


Born Rebecca Acheampong, to father Isaac Acheampong and  Miss Julie Yiadom-Oti. On August 15th, 1984, in Kumasi the Ashanti region, West Africa Ghana they welcomed Becca as the first girl and fifth born of nine children from a religious Christian family. Becca is 35 years old.

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Becca Education


Becca attended some of the prestigious schools in Ghana. She went to Morning Star and Wesley Girls high school and continued further education in London’s Croydon College where she realised that she loves and enjoys being around children. This then motivated her to come out as fully qualified Childcare and Education worker.

It was during her school days that Becca found her passion to be in the entertainment industry. She used to take part in school plays and she always came out with the best prizes for her performances. 

Becca Marriage


Becca is married to Nigerian entrepreneur and artist manager Oluwatobi Sanni Daniel. The couple's wedding was held on 18 August 2018 in Accra.

The couple celebrated their anniversary last year and Becca penned a sweet message to her man.

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Even on his birthday, she sent him a lovey message in a tweet.



The couple welcomed their baby girl in 2019 and from the looks of things, Becca and her man seem to have figured out this marriage thing as they are enjoying and living life to the fullest. In their relationship, they also find ways of having fun as they continue to give us couple goals with those cute Tik Tok videos.

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Becca revealed, after so many kept wondering, the reason why she actually chose to get married to a Nigerian and not a Ghanaian.

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Having lived in Ghana for 33 years, she said no Ghanaian man had even made a proposal to marry her. Finally when her prince charming came, he was from another state and she couldn't resist, so the Ghanaian men should stop complaining. 

Becca Career


After several years abroad Becca returned back home where her talent was discovered by the record label E K B records who signed her on immediately. Since then, Becca has never looked back, but she's been solely focused on releasing great hits for the fans. 

She first gained recognition as a contestant on the second season of TV3's annual singing competition Mentor. Becca then went on and released her first album, "Sugar" in 2007 and later in 2013 she went on to release the second album "Time 4Me".

Becca has had the opportunity to work with great artists such as Shatta and Tiwa Savage. She and Ghana's dancehall Messiah, Shatta Wale released the great hit Driving License, which quickly dominated the airwaves and got the approval of the fans. Her single with Tiwa Savage Yes I Do received wild applause from the fans on social media as well.



She also worked with South African Qgom queen, Busiswa Gqulu. The two worked together on her single 'No One'.

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She featured the great Hugh Masekela, a musician from South Africa, on her track “I love you” and he also gave her directions on some of her tracks.

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When she's not nursing her career in music, Becca also dabbles as a guitarist and an actress. She starred in the movie 'If Tomorrow Never Comes' alongside other stars like Yvonne Nelson.

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In 2014, Becca released her single "Move". The song features vocals from South African group Uhuru. 

Becca Awards and Nominations


Becca has put in so much work towards her music and for that she has received some recognition over the years in the form of getting awards.

Awards

2008 - Record of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards
2010 - Best African Prospect Award at the KORA Awards
2010 - Best Vocal Performance, Record of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards
2011 - Best Female Video, Overall Best Video at the 4SYTE TV Music Video Awards
2012 - Best Music Video of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards
2012 - Best Female Video at the 4SYTE TV Music Video Awards

Nominations

2008 - Best Artiste or Group, Best Artiste or Group in West Africa  at the KORA Awards
2008 - Discovery of the Year, Artiste of the year, Best Vocal Performance, Pop Song of the Year, Best Collaboration at the Ghana Music Awards
2010 - Artiste of the Year, Highlife Song of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards
2010 - Best HighLife Song, Best Storyline Video, Best Female Video, Best African Act Video at the 4SYTE TV Music Video Awards
2011 - Ghana Female Musician of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards
2011 - Best Collaboration, Best Photography Video, Best Directed Video, Best Storyline Video at the 4SYTE TV Music Video Awards
2012 - Best Female Vocal Artiste, Afro-Pop Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards
2012 - Best Photography Video, Best Collaboration Video, Overall Best Video at the 4SYTE TV Music Video Awards
2013 - Musician of the Year (Female) at the City People Entertainment Awards
2013 - Best Female Video at the 4SYTE TV Music Video Awards
2014 - Musician of the Year (Female) at the City People Entertainment Awards

Becca Controversy


Oheneba Akua Manfo known in the media circles as Blakofe blasted Becca for bleaching her skin. She said that she was doing it so that she could please her Nigerian husband. 

lakofe was surprised how someone who is always advocating for women to remain natural and love this skin, can contract her own words. She had this to say;

“I’m no longer a fan. She looks disgusting. Because Nigerian women are “fair” she wanted to look that way for her hubby? And sorry to say, but men who go down on women who bleach, doesn’t it affect their brains? Sucking those chemicals? How do they deal with smelly skin, especially down there???? Because I know bleached skin smells, so down there dierrrrr… Yuck yuck yuck.”

In a turn of events, Becca has become the latest Ghanaian to be accused of song theft by another musician. The artist, Sho Madjozi who is South African, has accused Becca of stealing her hit song titled John Cena for her ‘No One’ song which Becca released recently.

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When you listen to the two songs, there are a lot of similarities that can be easily picked up. Most Ghanaians concluded that Becca was on the wrong here, since Madjozi's John Cena came out first and her single 'No One' followed. 

Becca Endorsements


Because of how famous she became many companies have always wanted to work with her to promote their products. In 2009, Becca was unveiled as GLO Mobile Ghana's brand ambassador. The Ministry of Youth and Sports unveiled Becca as one of Ghana's official ambassadors for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Becca is also the proud owner of Kora Spa in Accra which also helps her to earn those extra coins.

Becca Net Charity Work


Fans love it when their fave celebs take the time to give back and Becca is one of the celebrities that have taken time to do just that. In an aim to raise funds to help promote the awareness of children affected by HIV/AIDS as well children that have been imprisoned, Becca has set up a trust fund solely for that purpose. She has hopes that her work can go into other parts of Africa and globally as well. 

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