Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter. He founded AmeyawDebrah.com, an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian celebrities. He graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in Publishing. While at KNUST, he won the Best Publishing Student award in 2005. He has made significant contributions to several Pan African websites, including Jamati.com, Orijin-ent.com, and ModernGhana.com.
In 2008, he joined GhanaWeb.com as the entertainment editor, and launched his own website in 2008. Through his work, Debrah has had the opportunity of interviewing numerous personalities, including Kofi Annan, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Lloyd, John Legend, Damon Dash, Ade Bantu, Trey Songz, Amber Rose, Ludacris, Coptic, Wyclef Jean, Mario, Eve, Sean Paul, Jimmy Jean-Louis, David Clowney, Santonio Holmes, Majid Michel, Nadia Buari and John Dumelo
Life and career
Debrah attended Adisadel College in the Cape Coast, and became an editor for the school's magazine in 1999. After completing his studies at KNUST, Debrah completed his National Service Secretariat program at Ovation International Magazine in Accra. While at Ovation, Debrah primarily wrote about the Ghanaian Entertainment Industry. His writings were published for the publication's international audience. After completing his service with NSS, he became a columnist for Star Newspaper. In 2007, he devoted his time to the aforementioned Pan African websites. Nearing the end of 2007, he joined Voices of Africa, a media project based in the Netherlands. During his time with Voices of Africa, he submitted videos, photos, and news from Ghana for Africanews.com. In 2008, he became the entertainment editor for GhanaWeb.com. Later that year, he fully launched his blog AmeyawDebrah.com. He left Ghanaweb in 2012 to pursue his blog full-time. He contributes to StarGist (an entertainment segment on Africa Magic) as a Skype correspondent. He also contributes to content on EbonyLife TV and in Glitz Africa Magazine. He is an ambassador for Malta Guinness' Africa Rising Campaign.
The formulation of AmeyawDebrah.com was a result of Debrah's friend hosting him, and helping him get the domain. Since its inception, the website has found innovative ways to reach readers across the globe. In 2010, the website debuted its iPhone app with the help of MobBase, a web developer. In 2012, the website launched an internet-based talent hunt competition to discover and promote new musical talents in Ghana. In addition, Debrah launched the My Ghana Campaign, a platform where readers can record a 1 minute video discussing relevant issues in Ghana.
Coptic, a Multi-Platinum award winning Ghanaian music producer, appointed Debrah as his manager in Ghana and Africa. Coptic released The Black Star Line Mixtape Vol 1 (2011), a mixtape that seeks to bring American rappers back to Africa, and close to their roots. The mixtape is also Coptic's introduction to the African market. In addition to managing Coptic's interest in Ghana and Africa, Debrah is also in charge of scouting for new up and coming talents that can be signed to Rebel Musik, Coptic’s African music production branch. In an interview posted on Peace FM Online, Debrah said that he's grateful for the opportunity to work with Coptic, and for helping to advance the careers of Ghanaian/African artists.
Awards and nominations
Year Event Prize Nominated work Result Ref
2005 The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Honors Best Publishing Student Won
2012 GUBA Awards Best Online Media AmeyawDebrah.com Nominated
2013 Ghana Social Media Awards Best Showbiz/Entertainment Blog Won
City People Entertainment Awards Best Blogger or Online Reporter (Ghana) Won
Waves International Young Professional of the Year Won