Children of famous people don’t always have it easy, and Ghanaian singer Efya, who is the offspring of a well-known figure, experienced some difficulties of her own as a young girl.
The Neo singer, Jane Fara Fauzzier Afia Boafowaa Yahaya Awindor, is the child of renowned Ghanaian director and “Greetings from Abroad” host Nana Adwoa Awindor, who ruled the airwaves at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
The multiple VGMA Award winner reflected on her youth and admitted that it was demanding and put a lot of strain on her.
The singer of “Gingam Too Much” claims that because of the fame of her mother, she was specifically targeted for bullying at Yaa Asantewaa Senior High School, where she received her secondary education.
“It was very stressful. There was a lot of pressure. I got beaten up because of my mom when I got to secondary school,” Efya revealed.
The diverse singer-songwriter said to Doreen Avio on Joy Prime that she had never intended to pursue music because she had always wanted to follow in the footsteps of her film director father.
She took a turn, though, and has pursued music commercially for more than 15 years after finishing as the first runner-up on the musical reality competition Stars of the Future.
Efya earned a degree in music and theater from the University of Ghana.