My father didn’t want me to do music – Becca


Afro-pop singer Rebecca Acheampong, also known as Becca, has revealed that her father was not in support of her choice of career as a musician because of the perception he had about Ghanaian musicians.
The Afro-pop singer in an interview with Nathaniel Attoh on Autograph on Joy Prime on Multi TV said, “My father did not want to hear anything about music, you know, they have this perception about musicians and singers. They think that they are either into drugs, alcohol and sex and these things formed part of his rea­sons to disregard my choice.”
Asked how true that perception is, she responded, “It is never true. The fact that you are an entertainer does not mean you are like that.”
The award-winning musician who launched her musical career in November 2007 with her maiden album ‘Sugar’ recently disclosed her plans of doing more collaboration with musicians outside the African continent.
Becca, who has already had collabora­tions with Nigeria’s MI, Ice Prince, and Uhuru of ‘Khotta’ fame, said she is working behind closed doors to have a collabora­tion with Beyonce whom Becca claimed is a woman of power.
Becca and Trigmatic on April 5 this year released their third collaboration titled ‘Lover & Friend’ jointly written by the two, and produced by Gideon Amoafo, known in the music industry as Genius.
Currently, she is on a media tour pro­moting her latest single ‘Hw3’.
Becca, a couple of weeks ago performed at the Global Goals Citizens Festival in New York City in the States.
The festival, headlined by Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, was held on the Great Lawn of New York City’s Central Park, where 60,000 global citizens gathered to witness the event.
Becca is among a number of African artistes, including Sarkodie, Yemi Alade of Nigeria, Mafikizolo of South Africa and Sauti Sol of Kenya who featured on the African song of the Global Goals Citizens campaign, ‘Tell Everybody’.