Deborah Owusu-Bonsu

Deborah Owusu-Bonsu (born 25 August 1984) better known by her stage name as Sister Derby[1] is a Ghanaian television presenter, musician and model of Akan origin and a former presenter at Ghana.[1]

Deborah Owusu-Bonsu
Deborah Vanessa Owusu-Bonsu

(1984-08-25) 25 August 1984 (age 37)
EducationWesley Girls' High School
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Bachelor's Degree)
University of the Arts London (Master Degree)
OccupationTelevision presenter, model, academic
Years active1994–present

Early life and educationEdit

Deborah Vanessa Owusu-Bonsu was born on 25 August 1984, to an Ashanti father and a Romanian mother. Both of her parents were collectors of world music and art. She is a television show host, model, musician, academic and graphic artist.[2] Owusu-Bonsu is the sister of popular hip life musician Wanlov the Kubolor who starred in the film Coz Ov Moni.[2] Owusu-Bonsu attended Christ the King International School, then Wesley Girls' High School.[2] Owusu-Bonsu graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Publishing Studies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology followed by a Master Degree in Book/Journal Publishing from the University of the Arts London.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Owusu-Bonsu has shown her professionalism and passion for her chosen field by working successfully for both small enterprises as well as big corporations in Ghana, the United States and the United Kingdom.[2] In 2012, Owusu-Bonsu recorded and released a single (music) entitled 'Uncle Obama' referring to Barack Obama in which was covered by United States television network CNN.[3] Since 2012, Owusu-Bonsu was the host of The Late Nite Celebrity Show program broadcast by television network Ghana.[4] She later moved to GHOne Television where she hosted her show, Gliterrati for a brief period before handing over to Berla Mundi.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

She dated rapper Medikal for three years, before breaking up in 2018.[6][7]



Year Title Artist
2012 Uncle Obama Sister Deborah ft (FOKN Bois)
2015 Kikoliki Sister Deborah ft (Joey B)
2017 Sampanana Sister Deborah ft (Medikal)
2018 Pure Water Sister Deborah ft (Efya)
2018 Kakalika Love Sister Deborah ft (Efo Chameleon)
2019 Libilibi Sister Deborah ft (Yaa Pono)


  1. ^ Mensah, Jeffrey (11 October 2019). "Meet Sister Derby and Wanlov's beautiful 65-year-old 'obroni' mother". - Ghana news. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Deborah Vanessa Owusu-Bonsu Uncovered!". atghana. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Deborah Vanessa Drops Single 'Uncle Obama'". Viasat 1. 15 July 2012. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Deborah Vanessa wins Fashion 101 top prize". Ghana. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Confirmed: Deborah Vanessa and Medikal are dating". Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Medikal finally confirms breakup with Sister Debbie". Retrieved 23 March 2019.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Deborah Vanessa confirms break-up with Medikal". Retrieved 23 March 2019.