I was inspired by my father to be a dentist …Dr. Louisa Ansong-Satekla shares her story
● Dr. Louisa Ansong-Satekla
Working through to the pinnacle to become a dentist, has not been an easy journey for the better-half of celebrated dancehall musician Stonebwoy, Dr Louisa Ansong-Satekla.
Narrating her rigorous yet inspiring journey, she said seeing her father practise as dentist growing up was something which influenced her decision to be one and did everything possible to get the dream materialised.
Buoyed by determination to get to the top, she worked her fingers to the bone in her practice and it came as no surprise when she recently won the Health Personality of the Year Awards at the 2022 Women’s Choice Africa Awards (WCAA).
The award recognises her long-standing dedication to clinical excellence in the field of Dentistry. She was awarded for being committed to her task of saving lives and prioritising the health of others.
Sharing her inspiring story with The Spectator, Dr Ansong-Satekla advised the youth to always take advantage of opportunities that come their way in their quest to succeed in their professions of choice.
The Ghanaian-based renowned Dental Surgeon, was born to Dr and Mrs Kwakye Ansong. Her mom is a Fashion Designer, while her dad who inspired her professional career, is a Dentist.
Speaking to The Spectator about her educational journey, she said she started with the SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College, Community 6, Tema, and then continued at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), to pursue her dentistry dream.
With fortitude and hard work, she graduated in 2016 – topping the KNUST Dental School – sweeping six out of nine awards, and on top of it, was adjudged the Overall Best Student.
The good-looking dentist, who currently practises at Charisma Dental Clinic in Accra, Ghana, graduated on Friday from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA with Masters in Public Health.
Louisa is a Christian and fellowships with the Yachal House in Accra.
She is married to multiple award-winning dancehall musician, Livingstone Etse Satekla, known in the showbiz space as Stonebwoy, and they are blessed with two children, Jidula and Janam.
Touching on her favourite food, she said Lilo Rice with any accompaniment, adding that “she loves research and does some fashion designing during her leisure.”
She has received numerous nominations and awards throughout her professional career, including the 2021 Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA) and Pulse Health Influencer of the Year for her enormous contribution to Ghana’s development and giving back to society.
Her clinic has been the destination for some celebrities, such as Davido, Stonebwoy, Wizkid, KiDi, Joselyn Dumas, and many more, seeking expert guidance on their dental health.
Dr Louisa Ansong-Satekla is currently the official FDI World Dental Federation Ambassador for World Oral Health Day 22, using her wealth of experience to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health and its vital role in securing overall health and well-being.
She is also a Brand Ambassador for Vien Health.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme