This is an excerpt from an article originally published by CTV Kitchener.
She's a star performer, known for her vocal skills and stage presence. Now this Ghanaian celebrity has walked a different kind of stage in Waterloo, after graduating with a master’s degree.
The artist known as “Yaa Yaa” won the reality singing show, “Stars of the Future,” in Ghana in 2009 under her legal name Bertha. The show is similar to American or Canadian Idol and is very popular in West Africa.
In 2017, she started a vocal training practice in Ghana. She says the business took off quickly, to the point where she admits she needed a little help in order to keep up with demand.
“I needed to find a solution, and I was like, ‘let me find a school that can teach me this.’”
That's when she found the University of Waterloo Conrad School of Business’ one-year masters degree in business, entrepreneurship and technology (MBET).