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Since 2004 Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah known as Mzbel has dominated the female Hip-Life Scene.


Her controversial lyrics paired with her sex appeal on stage have been a major hit with the Ghanaian youth. Hate her or love her, you cannot deny her ability to put forward the worries and burdens of the youths in Ghana.


Her debut album ‘Awoso Me’ broke barriers by selling more copies than any female hip-life musician in Ghana. The title song “Awoso Me” saw Mzbel take home the “New Artist of the Year Award” at the Music of Ghana Awards in Italy and was used for a Guinness campaign for a period of one year.


Her second album “16 years” shot Mzbel to new fame. The album title track “16 Years” put a catchy and slightly comical spin on the growing problem of Child Molestation in Ghana, but the lyrics did not fail to bring to light the issue and the song was part of many political discussions. 


The track was on top of many “Top Air Play” lists of many West African radio stations and stayed there for weeks, Soon Mzbel went from opening shows to headlining shows. Mzbel headed out on tour and performed in Togo, Liberia, Sierra Leon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Holland, Belgium, Italy, England and The USA. On the heels of her show stopping tour she picked up the “Best Female Act” and “Best Collaboration” at the Ghana Music Awards in London.


Her third album showed critics that Mzbel had no intention of slowing down. The album Kiss Me saw Mzbel pick up the Portrait of an Excellent Woman Award in Ghana, praising not just her music but her entrepreneurial skills and charity contributions. She also had The Minnesota African Women’s Association honour her by having her speak at their annual conference, cementing Mzbel as a voice for social change for the youth in West Africa.


Known in private life as Nana Ekua Amoah, Mzbel, last born of Seven girls was born on Boxing Day December 26, in Accra to Mr Albert A. Amoah, an engineer and the late Agnes Nyarko. She grew up in James Town.


She had her senior high education at Abuakwa State College where she offered General Arts. She majored in economics, geography and French. She later enrolled at the Ghana Institute of Languages to become a bilingual secretary. While at the institute, she had the hint that Manifold Tutorial College was offering a programme in Production and enrolled. In addition to her course at the Institute of Languages she studied public relations,TV and radio production.


After her course, she did her internship with GBC Radio 1 and moved on to Groove FM. After a brief stint with Groove FM, she worked as a production assistant/floor manager for one of TV3s youth programmes known as Goldblast aired on the same station.


In the year 2002, Mzbel had the opportunity to work with Hush Hush Studios, which at that time had come on the scene as a new production firm. While at Hush Hush, she took advantage of their music recording studio and came out with her first album “Awoso Me”.


Working part-time at Hush Hush Studios, she secured another job at Metro TV as a producer for Smash TV, a weekend entertainment programme. Mzbel also served as a Video editor for the same programme. This is a very significant feat considering the fact that she was the only Digital Editor at that time. It provided her the opportunity to offer training to other individuals. With her wealth of experience, it did not take long getting a job at Apex Advertising as an Editor and Production Manager.


“I liked what I was doing then, it offered the chance to meet different people. Music came by chance. I am a very friendly person who likes hanging out with kids. 


I pray and hope that I become more successful in my music career to enable me be of help to others especially the under-privileged in society. In the future I want to own my production studios. The name Mzbel is simply Miss Belinda.


Mzbel has four albums, seven music videos and two singles to her credit.

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