Happy born day to the aspirational and hard-hitting queen of Ghanaian talk shows Deloris Frimpong Manso AKA Delay. She celebrates her 40th birthday today June 25.
The popular TV talk show host slayed with a post on her Instagram feed in a bespoke coral pink lace gown by Meekay Ghana.
We love Delay and clearly so does Ghana Twitter. The platform was awash with well-wishes and praise for Delay on her special day from colleague celebrities, socialites and influencers.
Her rumoured-to-be beau (we still haven’t got the full scoop yet) Ghana Hiplife and HipHop artiste Amerado also celebrated her on his IG.
Delay has been working back-to-back in the Ghanaian media space for over two decades. She’s diversified her brand with Delay Foods, her food processing and manufacturing company, while empowering young women and building social platforms for economic impact. Delay is 100% that Boss Girl.
In our own small way we’d like to celebrate Delay by highlighting some trivia you probably may or may not know about Ghana’s Talk Show Queen.
Here are 7 facts about Deloris Frimpong Manso (Delay) you need to know.
Delay is a Cancer
Yup, Delay’s star sign is a Cancer. And people born on June 25 are usually are loving and full of emotions. They believe in deep emotional connections with people rather than general socializing. Only chosen few can be a part of their inner circle. They make very good friends. This description in our opinion describes Delay to the letter. She’s kind, affable but discrete about her personal life. As she should be.
Delay started her career in media when she was 17
That’s right. At 17! This Aburi Girls Alum started her broadcasting career as a presenter with Life FM in Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region of Ghana at the age of 17 in 1999. If that isn’t greatness in the making then what is?
Delay started the Delay Show in 2008
Yes, the Delay Show is 14 years old. Delay started her talk show on TV3 in 2008. If words could describe it’d be longevity and relevance.
Delay made Afia Schwarzegger in 2011
Delay branched into series production with the television series, Afia Schwarzenegger in 2011 and it was a hit. Her television production company, Maxgringo Productions also followed up with yet another television series “Cocoa Brown”, a story loosely based on the true life of herself.
Delay is a multi-mogul
Delay ventured into food processing business and became a household brand. She is the creator and CEO of Delay Mackerel, Delay Sardines, Delay Tomato Paste & Delay Spaghetti. From PR to TV production to running a clothing boutique (Smooch) to food? This queen doesn’t delay when it comes to business moves.
Delay is a multi-award winning personality.
Delay received the Women Empowerment Award at the 3G Awards in New York, in recognition of her feminism and championing the course of women in society. She also won both the Most Outstanding Woman of the Year and Outstanding Woman TV Personality and Entrepreneur of Year at the third edition of the Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA) in 2020. Accolades well deserved.
Delay is a force of empowerment
Delay likes to move in silence. We respect that. But we also respect that good deeds, however done in the quiet, deserve commendation too. As the ambassador for Dano Milk, Deloris Frimpong-Manso (‘Delay’), made it her mission to inspire and motivated orphaned children. Deloris Frimpong-Manso launched her foundation which is known as “Delay Foundation” in New York with Ambassador Nancy, Nikeya, Ms. Pitcan, Naasei, among others.
The foundation has the theme: “Grace By Dirt Of Hard Work”.
Happy birthday, Delay. May your dreams become reality and may you continue to be an inspiration and a force of positive change to many. Keep Boss Girling like the queen you are.