Akosua Hanson

Akosua Hanson


Y Lounge

Affectionately called the ‘Queen of evening radio’ by her listeners, Akosua Hanson is the host of Y FM’s long-running evening radio show, the Lounge. The Y Lounge is centred on urban music and pop culture and serves as an exciting daily source of entertainment for the Accra population.

Akosua also wears other hats as a feminist activist, writer and actress and is very passionate about youth development and social change.

She is the director of a young art-ivist organisation called Drama Queens and her work has been published on sites such as the pan-African website, thisisafrica.me , AllAfrica.com and The Prairie Schooner.

Accolades: Akosua is a Mandela Washington Fellow & and Obama Africa Leader (an honour bestowed by President Obama’s foundation. Her activist work has been featured on international platforms such as The Spin, DW TV, Spiegel.de and has spoken on many prestigious platforms such as the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa and was the 2019 moderator for The Hague Talks.