Essiebons is a Ghanaian Record Label founded in 1959 by renowned music producer Dick Essilfie-Bondzie.
The label has been responsible for producing hits for the likes of Bob Pinodo, C.K Mann, Ebo Taylor, Paapa Yankson, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Apagya Show Band and Naa Awusie.
Essiebons has also ventured into film producing Roots to Fruits film released in early 1979, with screenplay by Nana Bosomprah. The film looked at Ghanaian traditional music and its evolution throughout the years.
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Music Production. Searching for and unearthing talent, nurturing such talent and employing matured talent for recording after rehearsals and arranging for backup talent, where necessary. Promotion: Marketing, Distribution and Promotion of recorded material and products – vinyl, CDs and online. Essiebons runs a music shop since 1969 at the General Post Office Square, opposite the letter boxes.
- Music Production
- Film Production
- Artist Management
To provide a platform that produces, promotes, and manages Ghanaian talent.
Dick Essilfie-Bondzie was born in Ghana on 1st May 1930. He attended schools in Accra and Cape Coast and went to England for further education. He returned to Ghana to work as an accountant. During this time, he worked on his music business on the side and established Essiebons.
He jointly set up Records Manufacturers Ghana Ltd (RMGL) in 1969 with Philips Phonographic Industries and his father, Nana Essilfie-Bondzie to record music. In 1970 he released the first ever made in Ghana long playing (LP) record by Ghanaian artistes.
Dick Essilfie-Bondzie left his full-time job to concentrate solely on music production through his company, Essiebons Enterprises Ltd. Essiebons produced music by C.K. Mann, Papa Yankson, Ebo Taylor, Bob Pinodo, Dr. K. Gyasi, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Rob Reindorf, Naa Awushie, Afua Agyapong, Western Melodic Singers and considerably more musicians. Essiebons released a film, Roots to Fruits in 1979, which depicted the evolution of Ghanaian traditional music through the years.
In March 1990, Dick Essilfie-Bondzie was the recipient of the Entertainment Critics and Reviewers Association of Ghana (ECRAG) ‘Special Honours for Music Production Award’. In 2008, he was given a National Award for Music Production – Grand Medal Division. He was the president of Record Producers and Music Publishers Association of Ghana (REPPAGH) until his death on 19th August 2020.