Who is Tracey Boakye in Ghana?
Tracey Boakye is a Ghanaian actress, movie producer, singer, entrepreneur, television & radio personality, and brand ambassador.
She is famous for her banter with Ghanaian female artiste Mzbel, that resulted in what has now become known as the popular “Papa No” tag.
The ‘Atonsu Billionaire’ is the proud owner of Shakira Movie Productions, Shortcode Bar & Grill, Sharp Delivery, Signature Unisex Salon, and Shakira Entertainment.
The mother of two currently has about 14 self-produced movies to her credit.
Tracey as a singer released her first single titled, ‘Try Again’ featuring controversial gospel musician, Brother Sammy, on February 1st, 2020.
Tracey Yaa Boakye was born on Thursday, January 17th, 1991. She celebrates every 17th January as her birthday
Tracey Boakye is now 31 years old and will be 32 come January next year, 2023.
She is perhaps the only Ghanaian lady with many interesting nicknames to go with.
Amongst these monikers of Tracey, include:
- East Legon Land Lady…#eastlegonlandlady
- Ananta Sexy Legs…#anantasexylegs
- Atonsu Billionaire…#atonsubillionaire
- His Only Chick…#hisonlychick
- Boss Lady…#bosslady
- Young Rich CEO…#youngrichceo
- Yaa Asantewaa (the warrior)…#yaaasantewaa
- Their MADAM…#theirmadam
Tracey Yaa Boakye was born to Mr and Mrs Boakye some 30 years ago in Kumasi, Ghana.
Her parents divorced when she was very young, and both her mother and father have entered into different relationships.
At age 14, her father, Mr Boakye relocated her to his base in Canada to further her education but was unable to cope with the situation there.
After spending 8 months with her dad in Canada, Tracey Boakye was relocated to the United Kingdom to stay with her mum but could not also cope with the situation there.
At age 16, the ‘Baby Mama’ producer took a bold decision to return to Ghana to pursue her acting career.
Tracey Boakye comes from ‘Atonsu’ in Kumasi, where she was born and raised by her grandmother, and partly by her mother.
Senior High School, SHS, JHS
Tracey could not complete her junior high school education in Kumasi because her father, Mr Boakye decided to relocate her to his base in Canada to further her education there.
She relocated to London and later returned to Ghana to continue her education at Angel Educational Complex in Kumasi but stopped schooling after 3 terms (1 year) because of her disinterest in education.
Children, Son, Daughter
Tracey Boakye currently has two children, namely Kwaku Danso Yahaya (son) and Nana Akua Nhyira (daughter).
Interestingly, both Kwaku Danso Yahaya and his younger sister Nana Akua Nhyira are Wednesday borns.
Kwaku Danso Yahaya, who is Tracy’s first child, was born on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014.
Nana Akua Nhyira, who celebrated her first birthday some months ago, was born on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020.
Tracey Boakye loses her 3rd child (daughter) after birth
In May, 2021, it was reported that Tracey Boakye had welcomed her third child (daughter) with ease.
However, the East Legon Landlady as she affectionately calls herself, is reported to have lost her newborn baby (daughter) few days after delivery.
According to an insider, Tracey who was traumatized as a result, was hospitalized whilst she mourned the loss of her newborn baby.
However, the two best friends of Tracey Boakye, Afia Schwarzenegger and Diamond Appiah have denied that the East Legon Landlady lost a baby after delivery.
Husband, Boyfriend, Baby Daddy
Tracey Boakye is not officially married but has two children with two different fathers.
The first ‘celebrity’ she dated was Kumasi-based Ghanaian gospel musician, Ernest Opoku, whose relationship went sour and so they had to break up.
The father or baby daddy of her first child Kwaku Danso, is a known former Kumasi Asante Kotoko football player and member of the 2014 Ghana’s local Blackstars team by the name, Yahaya Mohammed.
The baby daddy of her daughter Nana Akua Nhyira Maame, has long been alleged and rumoured to be former President John Dramani Mahama because of her association with him and his political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Tracey has, however, categorically and vehemently debunked the rumour that former president John Mahama is the baby daddy of her daughter since their relationship is political and not an amorous one.
The next person alleged to be the bankroller and baby daddy of Tracey Boakye’s daughter, is Ghanaian millionaire and CEO of Angel Group of Companies, Dr Kwaku Oteng.
On November 9th, 2020, an audio that circulated on social media had Stonebwoy’s aide, Ayisha Modi — whose response to Afia Schwarzenegger’s insults — claimed that it was the same loudmouthed Afia Schwarzenegger who informed her (Ayisha Modi) that she (Afia Schwar) and Tracey Boakye intentionally duped ex-president John Mahama with the baby when they knew Dr Kwaku Oteng was the baby daddy of Nana Akua Nhyira.
Tracey Boakye has, however, rubbished Ayisha Modi’s claim that Dr Kwaku Oteng is her bankroller and the father of her daughter, Nana Akua Nhyira.
Tracey Boakye vs Kennedy Agyapong on John Dramani Mahama’s Dubhai trip
In the run up to the 2020 Ghana Presidential and Parliamentary elections, Member of Parliament for Assin Fosu Central, Kennedy Agyapong made some wild allegations against Tracey Boakye whilst on a New Patriotic Party (NPP) campaign platform.
According to the loudmouthed lawmaker, who was on an NPP campaign platform at Achiase in the Eastern Region of Ghana, former president and then NDC’s flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama traveled to Dubai to chill with his girlfriends and even bought a cheap house for Kumawood actress, Tracey Boakye.
Tracey Boakye, who did not take kindly to the allegation made by Kennedy Agyapong, took to social media to blast the MP, stating that her baby daddy is not even a politician, let alone it be former president John Dramani Mahama who is a seasoned politician
Tracey Boakye vs Mzbel: ‘Papa No’ controversy
On December 5th, 2020 — with some hours to the December 7, 2020, Presidential & Parliamentary Elections — an audio conversation between Tracey Boakye and her rival Mzbel, fighting over ‘Papa No’ popped up.
According to the contents of the audio, Tracey Boakye accused Mzbel of intentionally destroying her to “Papa No” — who according to the audio was identified as former president John Dramani Mahama.
One damning allegation in the audio made by Tracey was that, Mzbel sent a text to Mr John Dramani Mahama, requesting to also sleep with him.
Tracey Boakye later claimed that the audio had been doctored, and that if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) did not have any message for the people of Ghana, they should not use her to win the election.
Gloria Kani reveals more secrets about Tracey Boakye & John Dramani Mahama relationship
In 2020, Kumawood actress-turned-evangelist and former best friend of Tracey Boakye, Gloria Kani came out strongly to defend an earlier claim she made about an alleged amorous relationship between Tracey Boakye and former president John Dramani Mahama.
In the said claim, Gloria Kani in an Instagram live streaming alleged that Tracey Boakye and former President John Dramani Mahama had been seeing eachother.
She further alleged that Tracey intentionally blackmailed John Dramani Mahama to get all the properties she currently has.
Gloria Kani therefore called on the former President to run a DNA test on Tracey’s daughter because she knew the promiscuous Tracey Boakye was sleeping with other men — one in South Africa and another in the USA — whilst she was going out with him (John Mahama).
In her recent defence, Gloria Kani maintained that everything she said during her Instagram live streaming, was the truth and, as a result, did not owe anyone an apology by saying the truth.
Net Worth, Source of Income
Until her confession in a live Instagram session (video) that, it was her sugar daddy with many women, who actually bought her the mansions and cars she currently owns, Tracey Boakye had, for a long time, been projected as a hardworking woman who had made it on her own, and not by any other person.
That notwithstanding, Tracey Boakye is a hardworking woman who generates income from her profession as an actress, entrepreneur, and movie producer with her own movie production house known as Shakira Movie Productions.
Tracey’s properties and money make her have an estimated net worth of $1,500,000.
- Shakira Movie Productions @shakira_movie_production
- Sharp Delivery @sharpdeliveriesbytracey
- Shortcode Bar & Grill @shortcodebytracey located at Patasi in Kumasi, off Adwenesi Road
- Tracey Boakye’s Signature Unisex Salon @tracey_boakyes_signature_salon
In 2007, whilst in London, Tracy Boakye made the boldest move by challenging her mum that she wanted to relocate to Ghana to start her movie career.
According to Tracey, her mum got mad at her for taking that decision but she promised she would make her (mum) proud one day.
In 2008, after having relocating to Ghana to continue her education and later quitting it entirely, Tracey saw an advert on TV seeking new actors and actresses.
She called to meet the producer, Opam, who gave her the opportunity to shoot her first scene for her first movie.
After producing 14 movies under the Shakira Movie Production owned by her, Tracy Boakye now strongly feels she has been able to fulfill her dream of becoming a star as an actress and movie producer.
At age 28, Tracey Boakye indicated in an Instagram post that she is the proud owner of two (2) mansions at East Legon in Accra, Ghana.
According to the ‘Baby Mama’ producer, owning properties was never part of her plans until she met Ghanaian movie producer, Kofi Asamoah, who encouraged her to relocate to Accra to start making something.
She stressed that showing off her properties was not for hype but to motivate the youth in working hard to achieve their own.
The East Legon Landlady owns a number of cars, including a Toyota Fortuner, Range Rover, Land Cruiser, among others.
Foundation, Charity, Philanthropy
The ‘Baby Mama’ producer has a foundation known as Tracey Boakye Foundation.
In December 2019, her foundation partied with the underprivileged children and widows in her house at East Logon.
- Baby Mama (2019)
- The Devil Between My Legs (2017)
- TV Atikopo (2016)
- Menam Na Mete
- Odo Saman
- Ntafuo Wuo
- Oh Vera
- Ama Saman
- Slay Queens (PIMP)
- Instagram Police
- 2021 — Favourite Movie Personality of The Year — @Africa Business & Arts Awards — Winner!
- 2021 — Celebrity of The Year — @Crystal Entertainers & Achievement Awards — Winner!
- 2021 — Best Actress in Leading Role — @Great Excellence Movie Awards (GEMA) — Winner!
- 2021 — Best TV Series of The Year (Instagram Police) — @Great Excellence Movie Awards (GEMA)— Winner!
- 2021 — Crystal Overall CEO of The Year — @Crystal Entertainers & Achievement Awards — Winner!
- 2021 — Silver Entrepreneur of The Year — @Global Business & Entrepreneurship Summit and Awards — Winner!
- 2021 — Woman of Excellence of The Year — @Global Business & Entrepreneurship Summit and Awards — Winner!
- 2019 — Best CEO of The Year — @Africa Tertiary Entrepreneurs Awards (ATEA) — Winner!
- 2019 — Student Favourite Actress of the Year — @ Campus Base TV (CBase Awards) — Winner!
- 2018 — Outstanding Woman In Film Production — @Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA) — Winner!
- 2018 — Most Influential Entrepreneur of The Year — @Africa Tertiary Entrepreneurs Awards (ATEA) — Winner!
- 2018 — Female Celebrity Entrepreneur of The Year — @Young Entrepreneur & CEO Awards (YEA) — Winner!
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