Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay is an entrepreneur, television and radio show host, producer, women’s advocate, and public speaker. Deloris was born on the 25 June 1982 in Nkawkaw Ghana and had her secondary education at the Aburi Girls Secondary School.
Delay 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. After about six years with Life FM, she later moved to Top radio in Accra where she was the host of the mid-morning show she worked there until 2007.
In 2007, Delay was hired by the newly established Oman FM and she stayed with the radio station until 2016. Whilst working at Oman FM, Delay started her own television program, the Delay Show in 2008 on TV3.
The Delay Show is a Ghanaian television program (show) that turns to interview industry players in Ghana and the diaspora as well. Since the inception of the program, it has received prominent appearances like Sarkodie, Dr. Kofi Amoah, Sir John (Ghanaian politician), and Juliet Ibrahim among others. Overall the show has featured over 500 guests and has become one of Ghana’s ‘most watched’ TV programs with a massive audience appeal both on-screen and online.
In 2011, Delay wrote and produced the household television series, Afia Schwarzenegger. And in 2016 her television production company, Maxgringo Productions brought out yet another television series ”Cocoa Brown”, a story based on the true-life of Delay in becoming a presenter and the challenges she faced.
In 2018, Delay was a keynote speaker at the 2018 International Youth Empowerment Summit (iYES) conference held at the National Theater. Since then, she has spoken at a number of events, including the 2nd CEO Women Summit as a keynote speaker. It was an event that saw the convergence of women in various positions in life on one platform sharing their life experiences to motivate others.
Known for her advocacy and championing the cause of women, Delay has been using her public speaking platform often sharing her life’s journey with the aim of inspiring women and the youths to aspire to succeed in life. Delay also uses her life as an Entrepreneur, the founder of a company that produces Mackerel and Sardines to motivate the youth and women to believe in themselves and to strive to establish their own businesses.
In 2018, Delay received the Women Empowerment Award at the 3G Awards in New York City , in recognition of her feminism and defending the future of women in society. She was also first on the Pulse Gh list of the country’s five most industrious celebrities in 2017. In 2019, she was named iYES Ambassador at the fifth edition of iYES launched in Accra. She also won both the Most Outstanding Woman of the Year and Outstanding Woman TV Personality and Entrepreneur of Year at the third edition of the Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA) in 2020.
Films and Television
The Delay Show is a controversial TV Show in the Ghanaian scene. She is the hostess and also an executive producer of the show.
Cocoa Brown a TV drama series based on her rise as a TV personality. She is also an executive producer of the show
Afia Schwarzennegar TV Series. She produced this TV drama series starring media personality Afia Schwarzenegger.
Her ambition to serve as a role model to women in society doesn’t seem to have any limitation as Delay recently announced her determination 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 being 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 person to propagate the African woman. Recently, she’s been embarking on a series of campaigns aimed at debunking assertions suggesting that African women are helpless and cannot stand on their own across the world.
Delay’s Networth is estimated to be around $1.5million, which is believed to be amassed from her TV shows and productions.