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Mark Okraku-Mantey

Mark Okraku-Mantey

Mark Okraku-Mantey was born on 25th January 1974 at Nsawam in the Eastern Region

1974

Born
25 February 1974

Born

Mark Okraku-Mantey was born on 25th January 1974 at Nsawam in the Eastern Region. He hails from Akuapem-Akropong and speaks English, Akwapim Twi, and Fante

1980

Early Life and Education
19 July 1980

Early Life and Education

Okraku Mantey, a native of Ayensuano, attended Datus Complex Schools for basic education and St. Augustine's College for secondary education, where he became the first student allowed to be an official Disc Jockey; he holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing and an executive master's degree in Leadership and Governance, both from Central University.

1990

Background
19 July 1990

Background

Mark Okraku-Mantey, a Ghanaian music producer, politician, and Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, hailing from Akuapem-Akropong, speaks English, Akwapim Twi, and Fante, and is the founder and CEO of Slip Mark Entertainment, having worked with various Ghanaian musicians in the past. He began his career as a DJ at Joy FM in the 1990s and later became the Programs Director for Hitz FM under the Multimedia Group Limited.

1996

Entertainment Career
19 July 1996

Entertainment Career

Okraku-Mantey began as a Disc Jockey in 1996 on Joy FM, founded Slip Music and Entertainment in the same year to produce music and manage artists, and has since worked with various Ghanaian musicians, earning recognition for his contributions to the DJ profession, and venturing into the movie industry as an executive producer for Efeiwura, while also serving as a judge on TV3 Mentor.

2016

Political Career
19 July 2016

Political Career

Okraku-Mantey, a member of the New Patriotic Party, actively supported the party before the 2016 Ghana Presidential Elections and played a significant role in shaping the creative arts section of the NPP manifesto; later, after the party's victory.

2021

Mark's Appointment to Leadership Roles in the Creative Arts Sector
20 June 2021

Mark's Appointment to Leadership Roles in the Creative Arts Sector

In April and June 2021, Mark assumed the role of President of the Creative Arts Council and secured approval as the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Creative Arts. This appointment, however, was not without opposition from certain members of the creative arts community.






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