Meet Richard Nana Afoakwa popularly known as ‘10minitz’, the producer behind records by successful artists such as Tictac, Yaa Pono, Dobble, O’lay Original, Article One, Luther, Gasmilla and a lot more.
Born in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra, 10minitz developed his passion for music in Junior High School when he started playing the keyboard at church for his uncle. His career as a music producer unofficially started at that early age when his uncle asked him to create progressions and arrange his compositions every Sunday after church.
In 2005, he visited Zapp Mallet’s recording studio with a friend to play the keyboard and was advised by the sound engineer known as Barack, to learn music production as his performance on the keyboard was impressive. Recalling the words of Barack “You will be a great engineer”, 10minitz was fired up to achieve greatness in this field. This was the beginning of his journey as a sound engineer and music producer.
10minitz has learned from and worked with many producers in Ghana, including the top mixing and mastering engineer Hubert Kofi Anti (
He is a member of the Musicians’ Union of Ghana and the CEO of EL-RICHBY Studioz.