“Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings,” says Carl Sandburg, an American poet, writer and editor. Greek philosopher and scientist, Aristotle once said that, “Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.”
Oh, yes! They were born rich. Their families are so rich; yet they did not sleep on their talents. Arguably, the parents of some of these celebrities were not in support of their choice of career as musicians because of wrong perceptions about the industry and its players. Well, here they are. They have excelled in their respective fields in the arts and entertainment industry.
M.anifest, known in real life as Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, is an internationally acclaimed award-winning Hip Hop artiste and a songwriter. He is the son of Ghanaian lawyer and a former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Tsatsu Tsikata.
The Someway Bi hit-maker’s mother, Nana Nketia, is also a lawyer and a pastor at International Central Gospel Church (ICGC).
M.anifest holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Macalester College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college located in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Best in Me singer, Jane Afia Awindor, known in showbiz as Efya is the daughter of Greetings From Abroad star, Nana Adwoa Awindor. Efya saw her dad at age twenty-three due to the many businesses and other engagements of his in Germany. She holds a degree in Music and Theatre from the University of Ghana.
- Shatta Wale
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr who is widely known as Shatta Wale is the son of Mr. Charles Mensah who picked forms in 2014 to contest the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Ablekuma South Constituency chairmanship slot. The Dancehall King’s father doubles as his manager.
Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong is a songwriter and a singer. Known in showbiz circles as Becca, she was born to Acheampong. The African Woman singer is a product of Morning Star and Wesley Girls’ High School. She is also a graduate from Croydon College. Becca spent several years abroad before relocating to Ghana to start her music career.
- Reggie Rockstone
Reginald Yaw Asante Osei, affectionately called Reggie Rockstone was born in the United Kingdom but lived his early years in Ghana. He is the son of Ricky “Racci” Osei, popularly known as Saint Osei, a renowned fashion designer.
Reggie Rockstone is not only a musician but also owns Reggie’s Office, a hip hop casual environment.
His albums include Makaa Maka (1997), Me Na Me Kae (1999), Me Ka (2000, Last show (2004) and Reggiestration (2010). He is currently a member of music trio, VVIP.
6. Jay Ghartey
He is known in private life as Kweku Gyasi Ghartey. Jay Ghartey was born to Dr. Ghartey and a Canadian mother. He is a Ghanaian-American music producer, singer, and songwriter based in New York City. His uncle is Joe Ghartey, a Ghanaian lawyer, academic and politician.