Dansoman is a suburban town in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, located near Accra. The town is known for being one of the largest estate in West Africa.
Emmanuel Andrews Samini (born 22 December 1981 in Accra, Ghana), known by his stage name Samini (formerly as Batman Samini), is a Ghanaian Reggae and Dancehall recording artiste from Wa, Ghana. His genre of music is a melodious mixture of highlife, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop. He terms his brand of music as the “African dancehall”. He signed his first record deal with Ashanti International. Samini started his own record label after he left the aforementioned label.
Samini has released seven studio albums, with all being highly successful on the commercial market. Samini’s success and recognition began when his first single, Linda, was released and subsequently appearing on other successful singles by other artistes.
Nana Kwaku Okyere Duah popularlly known as TiC and formerly Tic Tac is an award-winning hiplife musician originally from Kwamo, a suburb in the Ashanti Region in Ghana.
He first began performing in 1997 with a group called ‘Natty Strangers’ along with his best friend Bessem Bikhazi (famously known as Cold Sweat. After becoming the most eagerly awaited group in Ghana, winning awards at events such as Kidafest, Fun World, Source etc., TiC later went on to release a self-produced album after Bessem migrated to the UK to train as a Commercial Pilot. During his early career, TiC modeled his style after his idol Busta Rhymes.
TiC reached a wider audience when he was featured on Azigiza’s song “Woye Bia”, which was a hit in Ghana. Collaborations with Slim Busterr and Daasebre Gyamenah followed. In 1999 TiC released his debut solo album, Philomena, which spawned several hits
“Menka Bio (Shordy)”, a single from TiC’s third album, Masem, topped the Ghana music chart for 22 consecutive weeks in 2002-2003, which was a record at the time. The launch of his fourth album, Wope, was one of the largest ever in Ghana. Wope was groundbreaking for the hiplife genre in that it featured several major international stars, including Freddy Meiway from Côte d’Ivoire on the title track and Tony Tetuila of Nigeria on “Fefe n’efe”, which sampled Fela Kuti. His fifth album, Accra Connection, featured collaborations with Sway DaSafo, Rhian Benson, D’Banj, and JJC.
Yvonne Nelson (born 12 November 1985) is a Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur.She has starred in several movies, including House of Gold (2013), Any Other Monday, In April, and Swings.
Yvonne Nelson was born in Accra and is a descent of the Fante people. She started her education at St. Martin De Porres School in Accra and later went to Aggrey Memorial Senior High School. She had her tertiary education at Zenith University College and Central University, where she did a degree course in human resource management.
Nelson a former Miss Ghana contestant, she bust onto the movie scene with big-screen roles in Princess Tyra and Playboy. She delved into movie production in 2011. Her first production was the movie The Price, which was released that year. She also produced Single and Married in 2012 and House of Gold in 2013.The latter won Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards.
Emmanuel Mallet, also known as Zapp or Papa is one of Ghana’s best recording engineers, he doubles as a music producer. Born in Accra, he had his secondary education at Accra Academy from 1975 to 1982 and continued to the Kwame Nkrumah University of science and technology where he read for a degree in Publishing Skills. He started playing drums for the school band while in secondary school and moved on to feature on guitar and bass for numerous Christian groups in Accra and in Kumasi when he was in the university. Over the years he has established himself as one of Ghana’s finest guitarist.
Emmanuel Mallet started recording at the ARC Studios in Tema and he moved to the C.H.M Studio in Accra. Later, he recorded at Kampsite and then to T.L.C. Studio. Currently, Zapp is the head executive of Title Track Productions Limited, his own company and studio. He has worked with various high profiled Ghanaian and International artistes. Artistes he has worked with include Kojo Antwi, Reggie Rockstone,Tagoe Sisters, Lord Kenya, Ofori Amponsah and Daasebre Gyamena. He has also worked with Obour, Suzzy & Matt, Becca, Irene Logan and Nana Quame. Others are Nana & Dan, Helena Rhabbles Praye, Akyeame, Nana Fynn and Wutah.
Suleyman Ali “Sulley” Muntari (born 27 August 1984) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Spanish club Albacete.
During his time with Internazionale, he helped the team win the Champions League in 2009–10 and the Serie A title in 2008–09 and 2009–10. He was also part of the Portsmouth team that won the FA Cup in 2007–08. A full international for Ghana since 2002, he has earned over 80 caps for the national team and has been selected for two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and three FIFA World Cups.
As a youth, Muntari represented Black Starlets at the 2001 Meridian Cup, including a 1–1 draw with Portugal and losing to Italy 0–1. Muntari then was chosen for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship as Ghana took second place.
Muntari’s abilities first came to light in youth tournaments, while he was playing for Liberty Professionals youth team. He became a regular member of Ghana under-20 team at the age of 16 as they finished runners-up at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina, losing out to the hosts in the final. Despite impressing during a trial with Manchester United after the tournament, he ended up joining Italian club Udinese.
Today, Muntari is one of the most decorated Ghanaian footballer in the world.