The entertainment industry in Ghana has never been fair to the women who have endeavored to be entertainers, as most of them have gone down as unsung heroines. However lets us celebrate these living female legends who thrilled us with their fascinating songs in times past.
Eugenia Asabea Cropper is a highlife artiste.
She is known for her unique Kente culture i.e her traditional “Tekuwaa” (headgear) her horns, beads, kente outfit and that silky voice with the Ada lyrics. She began music in 1980.
Della Hayes is a Ghanaian vocalist for over 45 years, she was the first to launch private female contemporary music band in Africa in 2009Her music is a mixture of Afro Beat and Ghanaian hi-life.
Diana Hopeson (also known as Diana Akiwumi) is Ghanaian gospel singer and a former president of MUSIGA. She has traveled extensively as a Minstrel and an Itinerant Minister of Music and a Conference SpeakerShe has won many awards.
Paulina Oduro is a Ghanaian highlife musician, actress and a stage performer. Her profession became commercial in the 1980s where she joined the Casanova reggae band. She later went solo in 1999 after launching her album Woman Power.
Tagoe Sisters is a musical duo consisting of twins Lydia Dedei Yawson Nee Tagoe and Elizabeth Korkoi Tagoe. They have been singing in the gospel music industry since 1983. They have won many awards in the industry
Stella Aba Seal is an award-winning Ghanaian female gospel musician. She recorded her first all-English album titled You’re In My Heart, in 1990 which didn’t do well so she retrieved all the cassettes and compact discs (CDs) from the market even though she had actually put a lot of resources into that project. Then “The following year, she recorded her second album — Daadaa Nyinara which was a huge success. Her current album released in 2018 is ‘Odo Moroso’
Bibi BrewDid you know Bibie Brew was behind the soothing vocals on Alpha Blondy’s first album ‘Jah Glory’ and ‘Coco de Rasta’ that became international hits?
She was the first African artiste to be signed by CBS/Sony Records (France) and among the first West African female artistes to go international. She has shared stages with Elton John, Whitney Houston and many more
Akosua Agyapong is a singer and a performer. She’s known for her special dance moves, lyrics and soothing voice. She released her first album in 1990 titled ‘Frema’.
Mary Ghansah is a songwriter and gospel singer. She wrote her first song titled ‘God iis love’ at age 15. She dropped her 1st album in 1974.