Raquel Naa Ayorkor Ammah "Raquel" (born 12th August, 1987) is a talented professional Musician, Composer, Choreographer, Actress, Script Writer, and Professional Artiste with unlimited musical energy, excellent performance capabilities and abilities in her delivery and style in the studio and on stage, by judgment the best if not one of the best female musician's and vocalist in Ghana, Africa and Internationally. Raquel, an international superstar with her unique personality and very strong presence can be best described as a true natural born star, blessed with multiple musical and artistic abilities and still developing, managing and increasing her skill set with maximum focus and love for making quality and real music.
The inspirational and soulful singer recently won the Best Female Artist 2012,at the just ended YFM All Star Weekend Awards ,December,2012 .She also had 1 nominations at the Hip Hop n RnB Awards 2011 and 1 nomination at the Vodafone 4syte Music Video Awards in 2011. Raquel was also nominated for 5x categories at the just ended 2012 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) for 'The New Artist of the Year (Technical Award), Best Female Vocalist (Sweetio ft Sarkodie), Afro Pop song of the Year (Sweetio ft Sarkodie), 2x Best Collaborations of the Year Sweetio ft Sarkodie and Adjie ft Trigmatic.
Raquel is set to release her Debut Album on the 11 of Aug 2012 at the plush + 233 Jazz & Grill Bar in the capital city Accra. This is History is in the making as Raquel is set to be the first artist in Ghana and the first female artist for that matter; to release her album internationally on Facebook and across multiple social media and online websites and online news carriers. The Album is also set to be first released on Mobile Network Platforms and online sales and marketing websites across the world. A press conference is to be held on the 25th of July to officially announce and launch the Album launch. As part of the album launch the beautiful songstress will is also set to release two singles prior to the launch.
The album called @25 will be released in connection with the songstress birthday on the 12 of Aug. Raquel was born in the U.K with a Ghanaian parentage; she has lived and recorded in Ghana for the past 3 years with credits for big international Concert performances alongside international acts like Mario, Young (U.S) Lloyd (U.S), Kas (Nigeria), Cabbo Snoop (Angola), Duncan Mighty (Nigeria), Stephanie Benson (UK/Ghana) plus many more. She has also appeared in several high profiles TV and radio interview programmes, Paper media and online media across Ghana, Africa, and U.K and in the USA
After a releasing the biggest Afro pop hit song Sweetio featuring; Black Entertainment Television (BET) nominee Sarkodie for the year 2011 and still running, the songstress Raquel has currently released her third single 'Set Me Free' off the up and coming album due to be released later this year. Previously in July 2010 she released 'Odo' as her official hit single, the video was directed by Abraham Ohene-Djan (OM Studios).Then in January 2011 she released her second single Sweetio ft Sarkodie which has been labelled a major hit from several sources across Ghana, Africa, Europe, America and Asia. Raquel has also unofficially released songs like 'Get Wild' ft Sarkodie and Guru, 'Be InLove, This Is Me, Minsumobo with J.B and Pressure.
The songstress has graced many big local and international stage shows like the following:
• Raquel's Debut Album Launch @ + 233 Jazz and Grill Bar • Raquel's Sweetio Video Launch @ Club 11 • Raquel Live @ Ave Maria School(As Part of 30 Years Anniversary Celebrations) 2012 • Raquel Live @ Vienna City –Takoradi 2012 • Raquel Live on the Dodi Princess Boat (Dodi Islands Gh)2012 • Raquel Live @ Paragon (Takoradi 2012) • Raquel Live @ AfroDisiac 2012 • Rapperholic Concert 2011/2012 • Loud In GH Concert 2011 • Movado Live in Ghana 2011 • Mario Live in Concert Ghana 2011 • December To Remember 2011 • YFM Launch Takoradi 2011 • Red Lipstick Concert 2011 • The Yess Boss Concert 2011 • Raquel Live @ +233 Bar and Grill 2012 • Raquel Live @ Vanity 2011 • Miss Ghana U.K 2005, • Ghana Fashion Week -Exopa Burg 2009 (International Conference Centre)
• African Regent Hotel (Val's Day 2009) • Lloydd American RnB Artist (Gh) Show 2009 • Facebook Wakye Party Oct 2009, (Auntie Muni Labone) • (Star) Grab the Mic 2009, (Airport Aviation) • Richard Blackwood Seasoned U.K Comedian (Choice FM U.K), • Saddlers Wells (U.K) 'Stars in Your Eyes', • L-Fashion Modeling Show Dec 2009 –Exopa Burg • December To Remember 2009 (International Conference Centre) • Bless The Mic events 2009 • The Face Of Legon 2009 (Launch Airport West Hotel) • The Face Of Legon 2009 (Main Event Ghana National Theatre) • Worlds Aids Day November 2009 (Alliance François) • BTM Hip pop Nation Concert (Alliance François) • Ghana Fashion Week -Launch (Alisah Hotel 'N-Ridge') • Central University SRC week (Central University 'Main' Camp) and many more.
As part of her social responsibility the superstar has voluntarily been a mentor for a private chosen charity within her local community in Ghana (CHF) Christ Humanitarian Foundation. The songstress acts as a public advocate for the foundation to help them raise funds each year. The beautiful Raquel has featured in a new up and coming international TV programme as a supporting actress called the Primary Mates yet to be commercially aired on selected TV Stations across the country and the African continent.
Raquel also acted in the musical 'The Sound of Music' playing the lead role of (Maria) in 2010 at the National Theatre being watched by many including the German Embassy.In 2009, Raquel's classical hit release 'This Is Me' written by the Diva, produced by Bronzy (D2 Studio's) was featured in Shirley Frimpong's masterpiece 'A Sting in a Tale', a successful production from Sparrow Production.
Since recording in Ghana the Songstress Raquel has been actively featured by a host of talented Artist in the Ghana music industry .She featured on Obrafuor's current album with a track called 'Tell Me' also featuring Ghetto K.B. Raquel has worked with the likes of Stephanie Benson, Quata, Trigmatic, D-Black, E.L, Guru, Sarkodie, J.B, Edem, Jazzy, and many more. Raquel's appetite for quality music production, originality and development has exposed her to work with some of the finest producers in the country De-Genius Selection, Jam Master J(GH-DC), JayS0, SKonti, J.B, Kwame 1 ,Bronzy, E.L, Nii King Of Accra, (Patrick- Odo nsuo ) and more..
Raquel is managed and produced by BlackStar SR Entertainment. With its slogan 'originality' the company has been in operation since 2005; originally the company was established in the U.K and has now spread to the Ghanaian Market. BlackStar SR Entertainment has developed rapidly within the Ghanaian music, events and theatrical industry and also on the international scene. The company has very strong media relations with some very popular and seasoned radio, TV stations and events management organizations both locally and internationally.
C.E.O Comments: Stephen Creppy
We place great emphasis on the development of the artist with a combination of professionalism, knowledge and experience in quality music. The main objectives of BlackStar SR Entertainment is to identify and develop unique talent, provide all the necessary resources to enable the Artist to gain value on the music market through extensive and well tailored self development and promotional packages locally and internationally irrespective of the location of operations. We have a loyal base of producers, studio technicians, bands men, instrumentalist, diverse vocalist artist, excellent team of operatives and a strong, innovative modern management team.
You can now download Raquel's songs on all networks in Ghana Vodafone, MTN, Airtel, Tigo and Glo as Ringtones, Caller playback ringtones, ring back tones, pictures, and videos or downloads
Also selected songs of the Diva can be downloaded or viewed free or paid online using the following URL's:
www.reverbnation.com/raquel www.twitter.com/raquelammah www.facebook.com/musicraquel www.facebook.com/trublackstarz www.twitter.com/trublackstarz www.youtube.com/trublackstarz