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18 Ghanaian Celebrities Who Need To Realize They Aren’t Relevant Anymore

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Some of them even go broke trying to buy their way back to relevancy whiles they should have just called it quits and perhaps even pursue a different path on their careers.

Being relevant in an industry that is churning out new talents is one of the most difficult tasks celebrities fail in their lifetime and the case has not been different in Ghana.

Once you realize you’re no more relevant, then it’s probably time to pack and go.

Some celebrities fail to realize it when they become irrelevant, they still continue to ride their waves for as long as they can but in the end, it doesn’t yield any fruitful result.

Some of them even go broke trying to buy their way back to relevancy whiles they should have just called it quits and perhaps even pursue a different path on their careers.

Ghanaian Celebrities Who Need To Realize They Aren’t Famous Anymore


1. Slim Buster

Slim Buster

Ebenezer Asare AKA Slim Buster has been through it all. He was one of the most famous Ghanaian singers and dancers of the early 2000s, had several hit songs, pursuit a career to study music and sound engineering in the UK.

In 2002, he came out with Baby, which won an award for best video, at the 2002 Ghana Music Awards. In 2004, he came out with the album, Marsherita, which caught on well because of its love-laden lyrics. Marsherita won the best Hiplife Dance Choreograph award at the Royal Awards. He continues to try and make a living out of music but he’s no more relevant.

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2. Akoo Nana

Akoo Nana

There was a lot of hype surrounding Akoo Nana’s career. He was supposed to be something like the second coming of Castro, but actually, he’s been more involved in controversies and feuds than musical success.

Akoo Nana is well known for his beef with Obour, Rex Omar, and even DKB (yeah, that doesn’t make any sense). He’s been arrested and currently, I can’t really remember the last time I heard him sing.

3. Mr. Beautiful

Mr Beautiful

Clement Bonney, known on the screen as ‘Mr. Beautiful’ was one of Ghana’s darling actors during his early career days. Everybody fell in love with his roles in Kumawood movies but then when he started doing politics, he lost his place in the movie industry.

Last year, Mr. Beautiful was reported to be one of the bodyguards of Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi, the controversial preacher, and leader of the Glorious Wave Chapel International.

The actor was captured as one of two security detail providing guard to the prophet when the latter was been hosted at the studios of Starr FM by Bola Ray on StarrChat.

4. Benny Blanco

Benny Blanco

The good-looking media personality and actor was a co-host of the TV3 breakfast show, New Day. Benny has featured in a lot of movies and hosted numerous live events including Ghana fashion week which was his first since he came to Ghana.

He won the admiration and hearts of many Ghanaians with his passion, creativity, and commitment to the media work. Honestly, he is nowhere to be found now ever since TV3 rebranded.

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5. Adjoa Smart

Adjoa Smart

Belinda Naa Ode Oku was one of the biggest celebrities of the ‘90s. She was known all over Ghana for being one of the most charismatic and biggest entertainers in Ghallywood movies. Nevertheless, her best days are far behind her.

Adjoa Smart has tried to stay relevant for years by doming cameos on low budget tv shows and movies. She celebrated her 50th birthday this year in an event that took place in the United States of America with some dignitaries and actors in attendance.

We love you, Smart, but you’re not cool anymore.

6. Bukom Banku

Bukom Banku

Truth be told, I can’t even fathom how Bukom Banku became famous in the first place. He rose to stardom as one of the most controversial Ghanaian boxers and has tried to ride the wave – unsuccessfully – ever since.

He was more like a comic boxer, needless to say, that didn’t pan out well at all. The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) in 2019 revoked the professional license of the Ghanaian boxer Braimah Isaac Kamoko, for breach of contract. He’s now a show host on GhOne TV.

7. Nana Boroo

Nana Boroo

The Bebia Soso hitmaker was entangled in yet another music theft after his famous ‘Eha Yede’ which was characterized by a similar incident in 2011. Last year, the musician was accused of stealing some music lines from a song of legendary Highlife Musician Obuoba J.A. Adofo for his track titled “Fine Boy”

Broadcast Journalist Abeiku Aggrey Santana who busted the musician who was trying to resurrect his music career and since then, the fresh boy is yet to stay relevant in the game.

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8. Tiffany


Tiffany Owusu had a promising music career until the unfortunate happened when the azonto queen’s private life was unleashed by her baby father to the media through videos.

Personally, I felt her pain as I have watched her struggle her way to the top independently in our music industry till she was signed to Off The Ground records with Fuse ODG as CEO.

9. Praye


This exciting trio comprising Eugene Baah (Praye Ho Ne Ho), Steven Fiawoo(Praye Tiatia), and Nana Kwame (Praye Tenten) shot into fame when they won the maiden edition of Nescafe African Revelation contest in Ghana and went on to win the West African grand finale.

The three started the group and adopted the name Praye which means broom, an indigenous symbol of unity in the Ghanaian community, reflecting their belief in combining their different and unique talents that have been harnessed to make them one of the most entertaining groups in Africa.

However, after marriage, the trio went separate ways.

10. Van Vicker

Van Vicker

Joseph van Vicker, better known as Van Vicker, is a Ghanaian actor. He received two nominations for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” and “Best Upcoming Actor” at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.

The once vibrant and darling boy of the Ghana movie industry alongside Majid Michel is now a family man and I can’t recall the last time I saw him playing a role in a Nigerian or a Ghanaian movie.

11. Mzbel


The 40-year-old singer, Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, popularly known as Mzbel, was one of the most popular singers in Ghana. Known for her controversial traits, Mzbel has always played controversial music and followed it up with controversial comments that are sure to get her fans talking.

She’s now trying to remain relevant by seeking cheap attention.

12. Promzy


Just like the Praye trio Promzy was part of the VIP group,  a Ghanaian Hiplife music group made up of Zeal, formerly known as Lazzy (Abdul Hamid Ibrahim), Prodigal (Joseph Nana Ofori).

Since his breakaway from the group that is now known as VVIP, Promzy has not been heard from. Last year, he debuted a new hulk look that has drawn comparisons to several movie characters.

13. Asem


The once vibrant rapper has been throwing a series of attacks at Sarkodie in his bid to remain relevant but it appears his effort to make a come back is proving mission impossible.

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14. D Cryme

D Cryme

The ladies man, Darlington Kwasi Agyekum, a Ghanaian rapper and early proponent of the Ghanaian “twipop” began making music in his early school days and has a couple of hit songs to his name.

However, with the emergence of new talents, the rapper has lost his place in the pecking order. He released a song in January this year titled Chicken Change but managed to get only 10,000 views on Youtube.

15. Stay J

Stay J

William Kojo Johnson, known by the stage name Stay Jay, is a Ghanaian hip hop recording artist from Tema, Ghana. He won the best new artiste of the year at the 2012 Vodafone Ghana music awards and also gained 6 other nominations.

After several years of silence, Stay J returned this year with a couple of songs but he needs to know that his time as a musician is up and he needs to find a new path rather than try to make a come back.

16. Kwabena Kwabena

Kwabena Kwabena

Kwabena Kwabena was a massive sensation during the early 2000s. His name, Kwabena Kwabena depicts the two vocations he is presently in, first as Kwabena, the draftsman, and Kwabena, the contemporary highlife musician.

His music career took a downfall following rumors that he was a notorious womanizer.

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17. Kontihene


Emmanuel Nana Appiah Boateng known by his stage name Kontihene is a Ghanaian hiplife musician. ‘Aketesea’ from his debut album Nyankonton won the Song of the Year Award during the 2003 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

He was the first new artist at the time to have received this award. Sadly, he’s been on and off and hasn’t been any better with his music for a couple of years now. He recently blamed his downfall and failure in the music industry on his colleague Kwabena Kwabena.

18. Agya Koo

Agya Koo

It didn’t take Agya Koo long to leave his blueprint in the Kumawood movie industry. He became one of the most in-demand actors and looked poised to have a Hall of Fame career for years. That’s until he also started engaging in politics.

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