DELORIS FRIMPONG-MANSO CEO / Delay Foundation
Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as “Delay”, is an entrepreneur, television and radio show host, producer, public speaker and women's advocate in Ghana. She 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. Delay later moved to Top Radio in 2005 in the capital, Accra, where she worked until 2007, taking over the mid-morning show at that station. She was later hired by the newly established Oman FM in 2007, where she remained until 2016.
While she was working with Oman FM, Delay started her own television program, The Delay Show in 2008 on TV3. In 2011, she wrote and produced the household television series, Afia Schwarzenegger. Her television production company, Maxgringo Productions brought out yet another television series Cocoa Brown, a story loosely based on her life.
In 2018, 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 was also first on the Pulse Ghana list of five most industrious celebrities in the country in 2017.
A prominent public speaker, Delay has also been engaged in often sharing her life experiences to encourage women and youth to strive to excel in life. She was in 2018 one of the main speakers at the 2018 International Youth Empowerment Summit (iYES) conference held at the National Theatre. Since then, Delay has been speaking at a number of events including the 2nd Women’s CEO Summit as the main speaker. It was an event which saw the convergence of women occupying various positions in life on one platform sharing their life experiences to motivate others.
With her ambition to serve as a role model to women in the society has by no means been a limitation on her as Delay recently announced her ambition to become the first female president in Ghana by 2032. She believes nothing must hinder women from occupying some of the topmost positions in society and be involved in the running of the affairs of the country.
Delay is well known for fighting the course of the African woman, often making use of her power as a media
personality to promote their presence in a male-dominated society. As such, she has recently, embarked upon a series of campaigns aimed at debunking assertions suggesting that African women are helpless and cannot stand on their own across the world.