Deborah Vanessa Owusu-Bonsu was born in Ghana to an Ashanti father and Romanian mother. Being from two different cultures gave her the ability to see things from more than one perspective and thus made her open to diversity, readily identifying the beauty in things as well as developing a genuine interest in people and cultures. Ultimately, it led her to being an extrovert with outstanding social skills.
Deborah grew up in Accra, attended Christ the King Int. Sch., then Wesley Girls High Sch. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Publishing Studies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana followed by a Masters Degree in Book/Journal Publishing from the University of the Arts London. She 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 United Kingdom.
Naturally being the centre of attention since her childhood, Deborah has always been a ‘show’ person of sorts and has since found the right balance between corporate work and the entertainment industry. Her experience as a mentor through Mannequin Academy, an initiative to give industry training to both professional and amateur models that she co-founded, gave her the confidence to take on greater challenges. She recently had a life changing experience when she hosted a documentary for the Cadbury Canada Fair trade campaign, which took the world to Ghana’s cocoa farmers and their farms, proudly presenting the valuable commodity and flourishing farming communities as well as educating the public on the importance of Fair trade.
Deborah is going from strength to strength, multiplying experiences as a TV personality and a public figure, and constantly inspiring people. With Miss Ghana 2010, she found a way to blend her many passions for fashion, mentoring, presenting and representing Ghana’s beauty and as e.TV Ghana’s host of the Late Night Celebrity Show, she is set to be a significant player on Ghana’s cultural scene and the best is yet to come.