Princess Akua Ohenewaa Asieanem popularly known as Stephanie Benson who is a UK-based Ghanaian international jazz singer and performer.

Stephanie Benson was born on 16th August 1970,  at Kokoben.

She was born to royal parents a pharmaceutical millionaire, and his fourth wife named Queen Nana Boahemah II, who had seventeen children. She is the older sister of Ghanaian highlife singer, Akosua Agyapong.

At age three (3) Stephanie Benson started playing piano, she enrolled at the National Academy of Music where she learned to play the violin and cello at age eight (8).

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After her fathers death, She moved to London at age 14,  continued playing piano under the care of her uncles in a nightclub until she got her residency where she was spotted by Pete Waterman, owner of PWL.

Pete Waterman offered her a contract with his label. She recorded her first single “Now is the Time”, placing her in the top 20 on UK dance charts.

Stephanie collaborated with  Stevie Wonder, Wayne Vaughn (Earth Wind and Fire), Rob Davis (Kylie Minogue), Terry Britton (Tina Turner), Andy Hill (Bucks Fizz), and Danny Schogger (Celine Dion), after her contract with PWL ended,

Stephanie established her own Entertainment Production in April called Benson Entertainment Production Institute (BEPI) to groom potential stars of Ghanaian talent in all fields. The first performance of students from BEPI was in 2014 at +233 Jazz Bar and Grill, Accra.

When she was diagnosed with breast cancer on October 29, 2015, she went for surgery. Her grandmother, mother, and other female relatives had all died as a result of the disease, she revealed. Following her survival, she trained for a mountain walk in France with the Dutch “Singing for Your Life” team on September 1, 2016 to raise funds for cancer research, a mobile mammogram unit in Ghana, and support for the Dutch Cancer Society.

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On March 19, 2016, she spoke publicly about surviving breast cancer after undergoing a total of 28 hours of surgery in three days at a women’s gathering centered on her fight against breast cancer.

She released her song “Dear Lord,” which was attended by notable women such as Nana Ama McBrown, Michelle McKinney-Hammond, and singers Akosua Agyapong, Irene Logan, Yaa Yaa, and Becca.

3Foundation named Stephanie Benson as brand ambassador to lead a campaign on breast cancer awareness. Funds were raised to help and support women undergo surgeries.

She released a gospel single titled “My Prayer” to thank God for saving her life after being involved in a car accident on April 22, 2014.

Stephanie’s husband and children

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Stephanie Benson has performed for celebrities and important figures at public and private events, including the British royal household and Prince Charles, who described her as the most amazing performer he had ever seen. Benson has performed at events hosted by the British royals, including Princess Anne, and is said to have overstayed her 15-minute allotted performance time for Prince Charles by about an hour because he enjoyed her act.

She also sang at Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011.

Stephanie and her husband run a chocolate shop in The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. They have five kids.

Some albums she released since moving back to Ghana include;

Different Kind of Heaven, What are you doing with your life, Friend, Dear Lord and I am worth it

Stephanie together with her husband own a chocolate shop located in The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. They have five children.