Jewel Ackah was born in the 1945 at Axim in the Western Region of Ghana to Mr. Emmanuel Ackah and Ms. Cecilia Dye.
He started his education at the Axim Roman Catholic primary and completed in Takoradi in the 1963.
Jewel had a career as a footballer and later joined the shipping company called Palm Line.
He realized shipping was not his field so he was introduced into a traditional drumming group and within a short time he became the best in the group.
Jewel was picked up by a renowned musician named Ebo Tailor.
He started playing live dance band and played with guys like Elgrand Kwofie, C.K. Mann and Jos Akins as the master of the band. In 1974 Jewel recorded his first album 'Gyaki Me" in the Nzema dialect which was a hit and won him several awards.
He also sand with Pat Thomas to record the song "False Lover" the same year. Still as a drummer, he joined the famous Sweet Beans Band and through hard work was called to lead the Sweet Talks in Tema.
From there he made his trip to the US with C.K. Mann. After his trip he also made some single trips to Canada, back to the US and then to Europe.
Jewel Ackah has 27 albums to his credit and he is married with six children.
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