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Mzbel

Mzbel

The Journey of a Ghanaian Hiplife Artist

1979

Childhood
26 December 1979

Childhood

Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, widely known as Mzbel, was born on December 26, 1979, in Accra, Ghana, to Albert A. Amoah, an engineer, and Agnes Nyarko. She grew up in the neighborhood of James Town and Mallam

1985

Education
21 July 1985

Education

MzBel attended God Wisdom Preparatory and Morning Star schools. After completing her primary education, she continued to Korle Gonno 1 and Owusu Mills JSS in Mamprobi for her Junior Secondary School education. Later, she attended Abuakwa State College, majoring in economics, geography, and French. As a child, she aspired to become a newscaster but faced financial constraints that prevented her from enrolling at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. Instead, she pursued a course in bilingual secretarial studies at the Ghana Institute of Languages, during which she also took up a one-year training program in TV and radio production at Manifold Tutorial College.

1990

Early Career
21 July 1990

Early Career

Mzbel's journey into the media world began when she interned at GBC Radio 1, where she hosted a children's program called "Mmofra Kyepem." She continued her internship at Groove FM (now Adom FM), co-hosting the child-focused program "Kids on Groove." Recognizing her potential and production background, a friend advised her to apply to TV3 as a production assistant for the youth-centered program "Goldblast." She also served as a floor manager for "Goldblast" and a production assistant for "Talking Drum."

2004

Musical career
21 July 2004

Musical career

Her breakthrough in the music industry came by chance. While working part-time at Hush Hush Studios, she sang along to songs created by the technicians. Unbeknownst to her, some of her songs were selected for production, and soon, Mzbel's music became a hit. In 2004, she released her first album, "Awosome," which gained massive airplay and catapulted her to stardom.

2005

Controversies and Triumphs
21 July 2005

Controversies and Triumphs

Despite her success, Mzbel faced controversies, especially regarding her choice of clothes, which some labeled as "sexy" or "skimpy." She defended her unique style, believing that as an artist, she must stand out. Through her music, she has continued to inspire and empower others, especially the underprivileged. Mzbel's subsequent albums, including "16 Years" and "Edey Be," further solidified her position as a leading figure in the Ghanaian music industry. Despite facing personal traumas, such as being assaulted on stage and experiencing a robbery in her home, Mzbel remained resilient and focused on her music and philanthropic efforts.

2023

Philanthropy and Global Ambassadorship
21 July 2023

Philanthropy and Global Ambassadorship

Mzbel's desire to help the underprivileged led her to become a global ambassador for people with disabilities. She embraced this role with dedication, using her platform to advocate for inclusivity and support for disabled individuals worldwide.

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