Tracey Boakye is a household name in the Ghanaian movie industry but most Ghanaians could hardly tell a few things about this wave-making celebrity.
She is a Ghanaian entrepreneur, actress, and producer.
Date of Birth
January 17, 1991
According to yen.com.gh, Tracey Boakye did not complete her junior high school because she had no interest in learning and always wanted fast money.
Although her mother consistently advised her to learn while at school, she disregarded the advice as it was not something that she liked.
At some point, Tracey’s father took her to Canada to study, but she never took the opportunity seriously.
She was sent back to her mother in the United Kingdom, whereby she exhibited the same tendencies. This made her be taken back to her home country, Ghana, where she spent most of her life.
Her Rise To Fame
At the age of 16, Tracey left the UK for Ghana because she wanted to become famous by pursuing a career in the film industry.
While narrating her tumultuous journey in the entertainment industry, Tracey said,
“I wanted to do movies. I wanted to be an actress. I kept telling my mum but she thought I was joking. They eventually got mad at me knowing I was stubbornly following my passion…
I wasn’t thinking about the Ghana Movie Industry. I was thinking about me wanting to be famous… I had the passion for acting as well so why keep it in me. I decided to come to Ghana and showcase that talent I had”, she said.
As one of Ghana’s businesswomen, Tracey’s entrepreneurial skills have seen her build a smart business empire comprising a beauty salon known as Signature Unisex Salon.
She is the founder of Shakira Movie Production, a production entity which under her directorship, has already produced movies such as Menam na metete , The Devil Between My Legs, Baby Mama, etc.
She also owns Shakira Entertainment and Tracey Boakye Foundation.
For a while, she was in a relationship with Yahaya Mohammed, a Ghanaian footballer who
once plays for Kotoko. But their relationship did not end well and resulted in a bad breakup.
They have a son together. He is called Kwaku Danso Yahaya .
On May 14, 2020, she gave birth to a lovely daughter, named Akua Boakye.