Rebecca Acheampong, better known as Becca, is a famous Ghanaian songwriter and singer. She was born on 15th August 1984 in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region, Ghana. She is the fifth born nine children of a family of Christian faith. She is an old student of Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast and Croydon College in London where she studied Child Care and Education. Let us look at her biography:
Becca Full Name
She is known in real life as Rebecca Acheampong but she goes by the stage name Becca.
She was born on the 15th of August 1984. She is 35 years old.
She hails from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
She was born to Miss Julie Yiadom-Oti and Mr. Isaac Acheampong. Both parents have had a sour relationship with the singer. It is, however, apparent that both the singer and the parents are working things privately.
She first gained recognition as a contestant on the second edition of TV3’s annual singing competition, Mentor. She, however, turned out the opportunity after qualifying into the final 12 due to certain misunderstandings between her management and the organizers of the show.
She started working as an upcoming solo artiste till she was signed by Kiki Banson on the EKB Records. On EKB, she started working on her debut album, “Sugar”, which made Becca a household name in the Ghanaian Music Industry in 2007.
The album is made up of 12 songs which were recorded in English and her local dialect, Twi. It was preceded by the lead single “You Lied to Me”. Popular Hiplife/Highlife musician was featured on the song.
Becca launched the album in Ghana on November 13, 2007. It was also launched in South Africa alongside Hugh Masekela’s Live at the Market Theatre.
On May 16, 2013, Becca’s second studio album, Time 4 Me, was released. The 20-track album was described as a musical journey inspired by thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. The album includes 4 bonus tracks. It features artistes like 2face Idibia, M.I, King Ayisoba & Trigmatic, Jay and Storm Akwaboah.
It was supported by the singles “Follow the Leader”, “Forever”, “Bad Man Bad Girl”, “No Away” and “Push”. Ten thousand copies of the album were given to fans who bought the Thursday edition of Graphic Showbiz newspaper. Time 4 Me was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of Ghana. Becca went on a nationwide campus tour to promote the album.
On June 17, the same year. Becca released the single “Follow The Leader”. On June 25, 2013, EKB Records released the music video for her song “Time 4 Me” which was shot in Yokohama and Tokyo.
Becca’s 2011 single “Africa Woman” appeared as a bonus on the second 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. She released the singles “Forever” and “Push” from the album. The latter features guest vocals from King Ayisoba & Trigmatic. In February the next year, EKB Records released Becca’s collaboration with 2face Idibia titled “Bad Man Bad Girl”. The song was recorded in the summer of 2011. The music video for the song was shot in Accra and other parts of Ghana.
On June 22, 2012, Becca released the single “No Away”. The song features rap vocals from M.I. one of Nigeria’s number one rappers. The song was recorded in Ghana and Nigeria; it was mixed and mastered in South Africa. The music video for the song was shot and directed in South Africa with finances from Liquor brand Kasapreko Company Limited and EKB Records. The production cost for the video made it one of the most expensive videos released by a Ghanaian artist.
On April 12, 2014, Becca released her single “Move”. The song features vocals from South African group Uhuru. It debuted on Bola Ray’s Drive Time show on Joy FM. The song, produced by Kaywa, was written by Becca and her manager. The video features appearances from Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Hugh Masekela.
Becca has had excelling performances at the Accra International Conference Centre for MTN’s Heroes of Change television series finale. The Becca’s Girl Talk concert was held at the National Theatre of Ghana.
Becca has bagged so many awards in Ghana, Africa, and the world as a whole. Notable among them is the Best Female Video Award in 2012 at the 4syte music video awards, Hiplife Song of the Year Award at the 2010 Ghana Music Awards among others.
On Instagram, she is known as @beccafrica.
She is known on twitter as @beccafrica.
Her name on Facebook is just Becca.
Becca Latest Songs
The Superstar has quite a number of hit songs. Among them is Beshiwo, Number 1, African Woman, No Away, Ooh No, I don’t know, You lied to me among others. You can listen to more of Becca’s music here.