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KOKOnista Of The Day: Becca Is The Ghanaian Singer Nigerians Should Be Embracing

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Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong known mononymously as Becca, is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter and actress Nigerians should be embracing.

Rebecca Acheampong was born in Kumasi, Ghana. She is the first girl and fifth born of nine children. Becca was quite active in church and school activities during her childhood. She attended Morning Star and Wesley Girls’ High School.

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She took an interest in showcasing her vocal dexterity at talent shows held at the latter school. She graduated from Croydon College and became a child care and education worker. Becca relocated to Ghana and signed with Kiki Banson’s EKB Records. She studied at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

Becca started working on her debut studio album Sugar in 2007. The album comprises 12 songs and was recorded in English and Twi. It was preceded by the lead single “You Lied to Me”. The song was released in 2007 and features vocals from Kwabena Kwabena. The music video for the song was shot and directed in Ghana. On 13 November 2007, Becca launched the album in Ghana. She featured Hugh Masekela on the song “I Love You”.Sugar was launched in South Africa alongside Hugh Masekela’s album Live at the Market Theatre.

Becca’s second studio album Time 4 Me was released on 16 May 2013. Becca describes the album as a musical journey inspired by her thoughts, emotions and beliefs. The album comprises 20 songs and features guest appearances from 2face Idibia, MI, King Ayisoba, Trigmatic, Jay Storm and Akwaboah. Becca’s 2011 single “Africa Woman” appeared as a bonus on the album; the song is a melodic ode to the strength and character of African women. The music video for “African Woman” was shot and directed in Ghana by Samad Davis; it starts with a quote and transitions into landscape scenes of Becca.

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