Oscar Heman-Ackah (born on June 9) is a Ghanaian-Nigerian music executive, media solutionist, creative entrepreneur, Chief creative officer at Soltracka Music Group, and Kemi Adetiba’s husband. He is best known as the producer of the 2014 World Cup Theme Song, while his wife Kemi Adetiba is an award-winning Nollywood filmmaker known for classic movies like King of Boys and The Wedding Party.
Oscar is great in his ways and has earned himself a space as the CEO of a music production, promotion, and artist management company known as Soltracka productions. He has also written and produced songs for notable Nigerian artists such as Simi, TuFace, Banky W, Praiz, Psquare, and Phyno. Yet, a part of his fame is a result of his marriage to one of the most accomplished Nigerian filmmakers, Kemi Adiba, whom he married on April 23, 2022.
Kemi Adetiba Husband, Oscar Heman-Ackah, Was Born to a Ghanian Father and a Nigerian Mother
Oscar Heman-Ackah’s birth year is unknown, but he celebrates his birthday on June 9 every year. He was born as one of the three children of a Ghanaian father, Pastor Dave Kweku Heman-Ackah, and an Urhobo Nigerian mother, Pastor Rhoda Heman-Ackah.
Oscar’s father, Pastor Dave, is the founding pastor and general overseer at Rainbow Christian Assembly, Warri, Delta State. On her part, his mother also works in the same church as the assistant general overseer.
As regards the siblings of the music producer and entrepreneur, Oscar’s brother Jason Oheneba Heman-Ackah is a pastor. On the other hand, his only sister Christabel Heman-Ackah Pudie is married to Timi Pudie and is a cancer survivor.
Oscar Heman-Ackah’s Education Was At Schools in Delta and Edo States
Kemi Adetiba’s husband completed his primary education before heading to Fieldcrest International High School in Ekete, Near Warri, in Delta State. Subsequently, he headed to Archbishop Benson Andrew Idahosa’s founded institution, Benson Idahosa University (BIU) in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
The institution has also produced several notable Nigerian celebrities, such as Blossom Chuckwujejekwu, Lilian Afegbai, Real Warri Pikin, and Amanda Ebeye, among others.
Oscar Heman-Ackah Became Kemi Adetiba’s Husband in 2022
Oscar married the highly successful Nigerian filmmaker Kemi Adetiba on April 23, 2022. The traditional wedding was done in Yoruba, Efik, and Ghanaian themes and was tagged #undeniablyyours. Several celebrities were in attendance, including actors Sola Sobowale, Ini Dinma Okojie, Toke Makinwa, Sharon Ooja, Uti Nwachukwu, Adesua Etomi, and Akah Nnani.
In addition, several musicians, such as Banky W, were in attendance. TuFace, Adekunle Gold, and Simi performed at the celebration. Returning to the couple’s timeline, Kemi Adetiba and Oscar Heman-Ackah became engaged on January 28, 2022, in Oscar’s home country Ghana. However, they decided to keep the affair on the low before sharing it on Instagram.
According to Adetiba, they decided to keep the engagement private because they wanted to enjoy the moment. Before the marriage, Oscar had already made a name for himself in the music industry. Yet, the marriage has further drawn attention to him. This is because of the name that his wife, Kemi Adetiba, has made for herself in the entertainment industry.
She is one of Nigeria’s leading directors, producers, storytellers, and cinematographers. Kemi is known for directing and producing some of the most rated and highest-grossing Nigerian films, such as The Wedding Party (2016), King of Boys (2018), and King of Boys: The Return of the King (2021).
She is also notable for directing some award-winning music videos, such as TY Bello’s Ekundayo, Onye by Waje ft. Tiwa Savage, and Anifowose by Olamide. Before Oscar’s wife’s career as a filmmaker, she worked as a radio presenter with Rhythm 93.7 FM. She also presented and produced Studio 53 and Temptation Nigeria on Mnet. Along the line of her career, Adetiba hosted Maltina Dance All for three consecutive seasons.
He Has a Thriving Career in the Music Industry
Oscar began exploring the music industry before 2008. At the time, he hung out with the likes of Cobhams. Although, at the time, he did not make it to the limelight, it began his long journey into a career that led to his being recognized.
In the music industry, he serves as a songwriter, music producer, sound designer, and vocal instructor who has worked with several artists within and outside Nigeria. One of the career highlights of Kemi Adetiba’s husband is working with Def Jam Recording – an American multinational record label owned by Universal Music Group.
Through his collaboration with the label, he had the opportunity to work with prominent international artists such as Akon, Chris Brown, Ludacris, and Rihanna. Oscar Heman-Ackah has worked with several artists and contributed to some notable artists and songs in Nigeria.
Songs Produced By Oscar Heman-Ackah
- Smile for Me (Simi)
- Outta My Head (Praiz and Simi)
- Love Me (Chidinma)
- Nigeria 2014 World Cup Theme Song (Banky W & IBK Spaceshipboi)
- Joromi (Simi)
- Duduke (Simi)
- I Dun Care (Simi)
- By You (Adekunle Gold and Adekunle Gold)
- Collabo (PSquare)
- E No Go Funny (Simi)
Kemi Adetiba’s Husband is an Entrepreneur and CEO of Soltracka Production Ltd
Oscar explores the aspect of entrepreneurship through Soltracka Productions LTD as a CEO and head producer. The media agency and music label started in 2008. It focuses on ideation strategy and design product development creative consultancy.
It also deals with audio and visual production, emotional and transactional advertising, creative, digital, and experiential marketing, and artist management, among other things. Through the production company, he has worked to create jingles that include Airtel Recharge Plus, Unity Bank PLC Succeeding Together, *444# Control Code (Airtel), and Airtel SmartTALK – Mechanic.