Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Biography

By | October 4, 2022

Joyce Dzidzor Mensah is a Germany-based Ghanaian entertainer and philanthropist. She is a former actress, musician, and Ghana HIV/AIDS Ambassador. She has a song titled “Never Give Me” featuring Zeal of VVIP fame in Ghana.

Profile Summary of Joyce Dzidzor Mensah

Real name: Joyce Dzidzor Mensah
Age: 36 years old
Date of Birth: April 2, 1987.
Hometown: Peki Blengo, Volta, Ghana
Tribe: Ewe
Religion: Christian
Facebook: Joyce Dzidzor Mensah
Instagram: @joycemensahofficial


Early life

Joyce Dzidzor grew up in Accra, Ghana. She was born on April 2, 1987, and is 36 years old. She comes from Peki Blengo, Volta, Ghana. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Mensah, gave birth to four children, two girls, and two boys, of which she is the last among them. Unfortunately, she has lost one of her siblings, her elder brother.


Joyce started her education at Kaneshie Primary School. She later attended Kaneshie Kingsway, where she completed JHS. After junior high, she proceeded to Jiffah Fashion Designing School in Accra.

Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Biography

Music Journey

Mensah began her music journey when she was a young girl. She used to sing in Church and during entertainment in school. At 17, Joyce became a backing vocalist, which saw her back the songs of prominent Ghanaian musicians such as Amanzeba, Nat Brew, and Ambolley. She also did that for several unknown musicians in the Hash Hash studio in Accra and used to perform with some of them on stage. Along the line, she became a dancer and was part of a dance group called “African Ballet.”

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Later, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah came out with her own gospel songs and dropped songs in other music genres. She was using the stage name Yawavi Yawa and even had a song titled “Never Give Me” ft. Zeal of VVIP Music Group in Ghana.


Joyce launched a 7-tracklist album, “Bye Bye” in 2012 at the TV3 Ghana premises in Accra. The songs on the album included Otease (He Lives), Bye Bye, Bra (Come), Akoedada, Gbevivi, Mawdeka, and Kpeduwutor.

HIV/AIDS Ambassador

Following Joyce Dzidzor’s music career, she became an Ambassador for the Ghana AIDS Commission. According to Joyce, she was contacted by the commission about ten years ago, and she agreed to do the job because that was something she was already doing since she tested positive for HIV on September 3, 2007. Mensah states that she got the HIV virus from her late baby daddy, a 45-year-old man she dated when she was nineteen and had completed JHS.

Acting Career

In 2013, when Joyce Dzidzor was still the HIV/AIDS Ambassador in Ghana, she produced and starred in a movie dubbed “My Cross Roads(The Jewels Of the Volta) .” The film co-starring John Dumelo, Ekow Smith, and others, looks at the life story of Dzidzor, from how she got HIV, the stigmatization, and how she kept going.

In an interview on Vibes in 5, Joyce affirmed she took a loan from the bank, her pastor, and her former father-in-law to shoot the movie. She also disclosed that she was able to premier the film at the National Theatre on Friday, October 4, 2013, with support from Zoomlion, Equity Assurance, and J. A Plant Pool.

Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Biography

Personal life

Joyce Dzidzor has four children, two girls, and two boys. She had her first child, a boy, at age nineteen, with her boyfriend, a 45-year-old man who was a member of a church choir she joined. Unfortunately, the man passed away in 2007 before she gave birth to their baby.

However, three years after her baby daddy’s death, thus 2010, Joyce tied the knot with another man who said goodbye to her after she helped him fly out of Ghana to the UK according to her. But their marriage ended up with her second child, a baby girl.

In 2015, when Joyce started working on her series, she started going out with her camera guy, a Nigerian named Edmund Akaniru, and she gave birth to her third child, a male child, with him in 2016. Sadly, on May 7, 2017, She lost her Edmund who she got hitched to following a short illness.

In 2020, Joyce Dzidzor gave birth to her fourth child, a girl, with Mr. Stephen, a Ghanaian man residing in Germany. The first two kids of Joyce were born in Ghana, and the other two, Prince and Bella, were born in Germany. Mensah is currently not married.

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