Ghanaian Afro-pop singer Becca last week set a new record on the "4Syte Top 10 Video" show with her video-"Forever". Watch Forever by Becca.
According to c.e.o/executive producer of the show, Mr. Ignace Hugo, Becca's video debuted on the chart a week earlier.
"Usually videos are premiered on the show and remain in the system for some time before they enter the chart. Some of the videos which passed through such process to the top and stayed there for a record longer period within the past year were "Shaka Zulu" by 4X4, "Borga" by Sarkodie and "I think I like am" by VIP; but Becca's "Forever", Ignace says "beat them all in terms of number of votes accumulated in a week; more than some big videos made in three months."
Mr. Hugo revealed that the video moved from number 10 to number 7 in just a week which had never happened in the history of the chart.
With the outdooring of her third video, off her upcoming Naked I Came album, Becca looks set to take her music career to another level [yes, you read it here].
The "Daa Ke Daa" singer appeared in the newly-released "African Woman" video, a more mature woman and a more discerning singer. The concept of the Hollywood-based Samad Davis directed video is aimed at celebrating the character of the African woman.
The clip looks like a good depict of her career so far. On her first album, "Sugar", though she sounded good, she was just that- good. Her music appealed to only a few people, mostly, the elite; making critics find her to have been cut for a market hard to identify, though she managed to capture some hearts, win some awards and got gigs in countries such as Nigeria, South Africa and United Arab Emirates (Dubai). With all that, Becca says, "I was just introducing myself to this game".
Four years on, the story is so different or so you will learn in the coming weeks. Her upcoming album smells maturity. Listening to ten of her already cooked songs off 'Naked I Came' [which you won't get the chance to sample entirely until after two months], one thing is obvious: Becca's new image clearly says a thing like this: "It's time to project a strong female artiste to the forefront of (sorry not Ghana, but) Africa".
This reporter can conveniently say with the songs Becca has already cooked and videos already produced, it's just a matter of time, energy commitment and resources for the 27-year old Rebecca Acheampong (or Ghana's Golden Girl, if you like) to be positioned as the name to replace the Miriam Makebas, Angelie Kidjos, Brenda Fassies in the future.
'Feel cool' songs for women [Bump it Up, Time for me], Party songs [watch out for a true club banger, Push], Afro pops, smooth ballads [my fave- Don't Cry] and so many more.
Her album launch scheduled for after mid-year, 2011, would be preceded by a number of projects including a TV show and concerts. Becca born on August 15th, 1984 in Kumasi developed a penchant for singing as a pupil of Morning Star School and it continued to her school days at Wesley Girls High School and the London Croydon College. She was introduced to music producer Kiki Banson by hiplife godfather Reggie Rockstone.
Rockstone told Hi Newspaper last year that, he was stunned by Becca's beauty and personality rather than her ability to sing since he was a bad judge of what makes one a good singer. It was Mr. Banson who saw the singer in her and her commitment to building a career for her in music and signed her to his label [EKB Records] just hours after meeting her.
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