Brief Bio of SSUESSUE, born Serwah Susan Amoakohene, is obviously one of the most gifted Ghanaian musical revelations of 2018.
She is inspired by the joy of creation and sings with real feeling and a wonderful touch.
Born to Ghanaian parents in the United States, she moved to Ghana when she was four. She later went back and obtained a degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Maryland. SSUE worked at various jobs but could not get music out of her system and eventually settled fulltime for it after considerable deliberation.
“I have always known music to be my prime passion but I wanted to fully convince myself that I was ready to devote the required attention to it,” SSUE says.
She spent some time under the mentorship of accomplished Ghanaian singer and voice coach , Bibie Brew. The period with Bibie shaped her up to be a more dynamic and versatile live performer.
SSUE sang at one of the Dream Child concerts organized by Scratch Studios at the National Theatre. She also did backing vocals on London-based Ghanaian trumpeter, Paul Bilson’s ‘Stuff It’ album.
She performed at an Afro-Jazz concert headlined by Okyerema Aante and pianist, Benito Gonzales, at the African Regent Hotel in Accra and had a feel of the international scene when she sang in Paris and Cannes, both in France, in 2017.
All those appearances were in preparation for her full-scale public exposure in July/August 2018 where she held out very well at the Republic Bar, +233 Jazz Bar and Grill, Alliance Francaise and Wanshi Gardens.
SSUE performs her own songs as well as interpretations of carefully-selected Soul and R&B material.
She has successfully done collaborations with impressive acts like Pat Thomas, Teddy Osei of Osibisa, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Immanuel Emmanuel, Dela Botri, Ben Brako and Steve Bedi. SSUE is currently finishing work on her maiden album of soulful, feel-good sounds and trusts the collection will help her win more hearts here and elsewhere.
She is confident of the future and is glad to be gradually getting the attention she knows she deserves. She has, indeed, arrived for the long haul.