Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey Santana, popularly known as Abeiku Santana is a celebrated and multiple awards winning Ghanaian broadcast journalist currently with Okay Fm…
Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey Santana, popularly known as Abeiku Santana is a celebrated and multiple awards winning Ghanaian broadcast journalist currently with Okay Fm as the station’s Drive Time host.
In 2016, he was announced as a Tourism Ambassador for Ghana.
In 2017, he was listed in the top 100 Tourism personalities in West Africa by the Balafon Awards West Africa Committee of Experts.
Below is a brief biography of Abeiku Santana.
Abeiku Santana Full Name
He was born Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey Santana but goes the name Abeiku Santana in the Ghanaian Entertainment industry.
Abeiku Santana Age
Santana was born on 16 February 1977 in Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He is 43 years old.
Abeiku Santana Hometown
He hails from Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Abeiku Santana Early Life and Education
He started his basic education in Koforidua at Nana Kwaku Boateng Experimental School. He attended Secondary School at the Ordinary Level at Ghana National College, Cape Coast.
At the Advanced level, he completed Ghana Secondary School in Koforidua.
In 2004, he got the opportunity to study in the United States of America under a scholarship program at the Iona College which he deferred.
He rather enrolled at the New York Paralegal School graduating as a Litigation Specialist Assistant. He also completed a Certificate Program; Post Graduate in Public Administration with a Specialization in Research and Human Resource.
He has six children, however, he lost a daughter mysteriously at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital while she was undergoing treatment according to Abeiku.
Abeiku Santana Career
After his national service with the National Archives, Public Records Department in 1996, he joined radio in 1997. He kicked his unending streak of prominence with a multi-varying personality on radio. He experimented with MCing and doubled up as an Entertainer (Comedian).
Prior to this, he had his first encounter with radio in Koforidua, interning as Producer, Studio Assistant and later Presenter Assistant at Live FM.
In that capacity, Abeiku had the rare opportunity to work with some of the greatest broadcasting and media adepts like Giles Bossman and Kweku Sintim-Misa (KSM).
In his quest to add finesse to his already natural and astute gift and skill, he enrolled in the Ghana Institute of Journalism with an Advanced certificate program. He studied PR, Advertising and Marketing.
He then took a leap of faith in 1999 and moved to Kumasi to join New Mercury FM. Within the first 6months, Abeiku had altered the feel and essence of radio as a means of communication to a medium of entertainment.
Abeiku then made a mogul move to start his own Advertising Agency in 2005 and called it Strategic Communications. His company became the Ad Agency for Ernest Chemist, one of the leading Pharmaceutical giants in Ghana to date. Strategic communications became Content Providers for TV3, Ad Agency for Guinness, Unilever, Everpure Mineral Water.
Abeiku hosts the Drive Time show. He was, in 2016, declared Ghana’s Tourism Ambassador, and in 2017 featured in the list of top 100 West African Personalities in Tourism by the Balafon Awards West Africa Committee of Experts.
Abeiku Santana Awards
Abeiku has been a Brand Ambassador for GRAFT Foundation for reconstructive Plastic Surgery. The multiple award winner has won numerous awards in the Radio and Television landscape. In 2015, his company Strategic Communication won the Brand Activation Company of the year by the CIMG.
Abeiku Santana Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
He goes by the handle @abeikusantana on Instagram, @AbeikuSantana on Twitter and Abeiku Santana on Facebook.