Mark Okraku-Mantey has been designated by the Appointments Committee of Parliament for the position of the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture in Ghana.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, submitted to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the names of the following people for appointment, as Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers, in his new Government, for Parliament’s endorsement, of which Mark is found in the list.
Prior to his designation, Mark Okraku Mantey was the President of the Creative Arts Council. As an epitome of Arts And Entertainment, Mark is depended upon to intrigue the panel to take up the position.
Mark Okraku Mantey has the history of the showbiz business around the globe at his ‘fingers’, especially the Ghanaian music industry.
The music producer has been in the arts and entertainment business for close to three decades, and has been behind practically all the big music hits from the long periods of the 90’s.
The 45 year old has made stars in Ghana like Lord Kenya, Daasebre Dwamena, and so on who have all produced extraordinary hits, thinking back to the 90’s up to the 2000s.
He has for sure, recorded incredible and timeless tunes for numerous Ghanaian artists through his Slip Music Entertainment house, thinking back to the 90’s.
Mark is experienced and well-informed in the historical backdrop of creative arts especially, the Ghanaian music industry.
He began music production in 1996 under his Slip Music Entertainment Label, and has since been very instrumental in the showbiz space.
A couple of Albums that have been under his umbrella are Nana Tuffour’s – ‘Tontonte’, Kojo Ashkan’s – ‘Me Nse Ato Biso’, Felix Bell’s – ‘Butterfly’, and Ohene Kissi’s – ‘Kabiribiri Kyere Me’.
And every one of these folks are Ghanaian geniuses in the highlife genre. Mark was behind Oheneba Kissi’s ‘ABC of Love’ album which was a strong hit, and sold more than 400, 000 duplicates.
He also invested into several musicians at the time including: Adane Best, Kudjo Sasu, Felix Bell, Joe Frazier, Swazzy B and Mr. Solomon, Dennis Anderson and so forth.
He additionally did a compilation of hit tunes which included artistes like Daasebre Dwamena, Appiah Fordjour, Nana Acheampong, Oheneba Kissi, Ofori Amponsah, Rev Mensah Bonsu ‘Nhyira’, Nana Tuffour (Abeiku), Nana Owusu (It’s Too late), Adane Best (Maafio), Kudjo Sasu (Eye mea), Slim Busterr (Masherita) and George Jaraah (Yaw Burger).
Mark Okraku Mantey has also produced the collections of Nana Yaw Asare (Yewo Nyame), Felix Bell (Next Generation), Lord Kenya (Sika Baa), Adane Best (Bokoo), Jamson (Safoa), Kudjo Sasu (Yesu) and Nana Quame.
He also invested into a TV comedy series ‘Efiewura’ as an executive producer. He contributed such a great amount of energy for this TV show, which became extremely a very famous comedy program in Ghana. The show featured top screen entertainers in Ghana who are well known in the local language films.
Mark Okraku Mantey has also coordinated several top events including the famous ‘Highlife Festival’, and numerous others. Since the origin of this festival, it has consistently been exceptionally successful until it was halted along the way.
In fact, Mark is essentially like a ‘Divine force’ of Ghana’s arts and entertainment especially in the music space.
He was the President of the Creative Arts Council, Ghana until this designate position.