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written by Charterhouse Productions April 14, 2017
Bessa is a prolific song writer, a keyboardist and a singer. Bessa attended the National Academy of Music at Winneba and School of Audio Engineering in London. He led the Pelikans band of Cape Coast and won the first prize at the Big Band Competition held in Accra by the Ghanaian Arts Council. In 1986, he moved to the United Kingdom where he worked with some of the finest musicians in the U.K. namely: Abul TJ of Rokotoband, Dave Yowell, Sultan Studio, Ray Gaskins, Francis Fuster, Greg Kofi Brown, Sol Malinga, among others. He also worked and toured withOsibisa extensively and released his debut album in 1990 called “Sii Nana”. In the early 2000s, Bessa did a U.K tour with “The Bessa Band. The Band played at City of London Festival; Acton Carnival; Kilburn Festival; National Theatre; Richmond Festival and Smolensky’s. In 1993, The Bessa Band released their second album called “Accra Junction”. The album included the hit song “Belembe”. Presently, Bessa is the 2nd Vice President of Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and the Music Director for Dzesie Band, an all women band.

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