Born Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong, known as Becca, is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter and actress. She was born on 15th August,1984 in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region, Ghana. She is the fifth born and the first girl of a family of nine children of a family of Christian faith. She is one of the multi-talented female musicians on the continent with the best vocals earning her international recognition and many achievements. She is also interested in the empowerment of women in Ghana.
As a child prodigy, Becca showcased her talent as a singer by participating in School Talent shows as well as church activities and always came up with one of the top most prizes at all times.Each and everytime she excelled and built on her God-given talent.
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. and also on her personal grounds. After opting out of the competition, 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 was recorded in English and her local dialect, Twi. It was preceded by the lead single “You Lied to Me”. Kwabena Kwabena, the renowned Ghanaian male vocalist, had his vocals on the track. It was followed by an appropriate video which was shot in the country. Becca launched the album in Ghana on November 13, 2007. Also, Sugar was launched in South Africa alongside Hugh Masekela’s Live at the Market Theatre album.
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 2x 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.
Sugar (2007)Time 4 Me (2013)
Awards and Nominations
4SYTE TV Music Video Awards: Best Collaboration, Best Photography Video, Best Directed Video, Best Storyline Video
On September 1, 2009, GLO Mobile Ghana unveiled Becca as one of its brand ambassadors. The Ministry of Youth and Sports unveiled Becca as one of Ghana’s official ambassadors for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.