Jackie Aygemang (nee Appiah)

Jackie Appiah

Jackie Appiah (born; 5 December 1983) is a Ghanaian actress. For her work as an actress, she has received several awards and nominations, including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards; and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007.
Appiah is the last of five children. She was born in Canada and spent her early childhood in Canada, and moved to Ghana with her mother at age 10. She is popularly known by her maiden name, Appiah. Appiah married in 2005 and has one son. Appiah's father is Kwabena Appiah (the younger brother of the late Joe Appiah-a famed lawyer in Kumasi) currently residing in Toronto, Canada.

Appiah’s appearance on screen became regular when she was invited by Edward Seddoh Junior the writer of Things We Do For Love as she played the role of Enyonam Blagogee. She later took part in Tentacles, Games People Play, Sun-city and many other TV series.

Appiah remembers herself as being very shy the first time she went on set, "It was a Venus Film Production titled Divine Love and I had to play the role of Kate, the protagonist. I didn’t believe I did too good. I fumbled but many people did not notice it." Despite her nerves the first timer said she succeeded in impressing everyone.

Appiah says her best part was in Mummy’s Daughter by Venus Films. The film tells the story of the Bartels Family where she played the role of Princess, the daughter. "I loved how I acted and I was happy with the role I played". Appiah now sees the local film industry as having changed for the better. She thinks that others will see its ultimate success.

Appiah was already known to Nollywood through her many successful Ghanaian films including Beyoncé - The President Daughter, Princess Tyra, Passion of the Soul, Pretty Queen, The Prince's Bride, The King is Mine and The Perfect Picture. Her notable Nollywood films include Black Soul and Bitter Blessing, alongside Nollywood actor Ramsey Noah and My Last Wedding, alongside Nollywood actor Emeka Ike.

In 2013, she won the Best International Actress award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA) 2013 which was held in Abuja.

Appiah’s face can be seen on many billboards and TV commercials in Ghana including a GSMF advert on protection against HIV AIDS. She won the face of U.B in a promotion she did for them on TV commercials and she is currently the face of IPMC for commercials and billboards. "GSMF " was her first TV commercial.

In 2013, Appiah was awarded Best Actress in Drama for her award-winning performance in The Perfect Picture at the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards in Lagos, Nigeria.

Nadia Buari

Nadia Buari

Nadia Buari (born 21 November 1982) is a Ghanaian actress. She received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and 2009.

Buari is the daughter of Sidiku Buari, a Ghanaian musician. She studied performing arts at the University of Ghana and graduated with a BFA degree. She was born in 1982, in Takoradi, Ghana to a musician and a producer called Alhaji Sidiku Buari and mother who is a beautician called Hajia Buari. Throughout her school life she was actively involved in school drama and dance clubs.

Buari premiered on Ghanaian national television with the TV series Games People Play in late 2005. Her first major film was Mummy's Daughter, after which she starred in Beyonce: The President's Daughter. Her role as "Beyonce" was her major breakthrough. Her movie career began with her playing a role in the TV series Games People Play in 2005, which she got nominated for best actress. She has starred in more than 20 movies. In 2013, she came out with her own movie called The Diary of Imogen Brown.

Buari moved from Ghanaian films to Nollywood films around the year 2008. Her breakthrough role in Nollywood was in the film Beyonce & Rihanna as Beyonce alongside Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde who played Rihanna. The film became very popular to both Ghanaian and Nigerian audience. Her other notable Nollywood films include Rough Rider, Beauty and the Beast, Holding Hope and Single and Married.

She is also known for co-starring in films with Nollywood actor Jim Iyke, which has also received attention. Films include the Beyonce & Rihanna film series, Hot Romance and Behind a Smile.

In 2013, She won the Pan African Actress award at the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) in New York.

Buari is an ambassador at Tablet India Limited (TIL), a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer with high quality products in 2013

Chris Attoh

Chris Attoh

Chris Attoh is a television show host, actor and meteoric master of ceremonies (MC). Chris attended Achimota High School in Accra, Ghana. He also attended Accra Academy School and later went to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he read painting and later moved to London to study Banking and Security.

His acting career began when his icon, Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM) starred him and Shirley Frimpong-­Manso in a TV series called 'Choices. Ever since, he has starred in a number of movies and TV series'.

He is a Ghanaian and has hosted a number of shows in the country. He started from Groove Fm where he did his national service after which he went to Choice Fm and was later poached by Metropolitan TV popularly known as Metro TV, where he hosted the show dubbed "Links". He also hosted few episodes of Smash TV as well as a very popularly show then on GTV called the "Show Time". He was later at Capital Radio in Kumasi where he presented the Jazz nite.

"Happiness is a Four Letter Word" (2016)
Flower Girl (2013)
Journey to Self (2012)
Single and Married (2012)
Sinking Sands
Six hours to Christmas
Love and War
Tinsel (2008-2013)
Shuga (season 3) (2013-present)

Akosua Busia (1966- ) - based in the U.S.

Akosua Busia

Akosua Busia was born on December 30, 1966 as Akosua Cyamama Busia. She is an actress, known for The Color Purple (1985), Tears of the Sun (2003) and The Seventh Sign (1988). She was previously married to John Singleton.
Daughter, with John Singleton of child-actress Hadar Busia-Singleton.
Her father, Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Ghana (in West Africa) from 1969 to 1972. Both father and daughter were educated at Oxford University in Oxforshire, England, UK; and both were members of the Royal Family of Wenchi. Akosua Busia was, in her native Ghana, a princess.
Her sister, Abena, is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

David Dontoh

David Dontoh

David Kwame Dontoh is a Ghanaian actor and television personality who has starred in numerous local and international movies.

Dontoh's primary education was at various schools in Cape Coast, Winneba, and Abakrampa. He had his secondary education at Apam Senior High School. Along his career he studied Drama and Theatre at the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana

Film work

Beasts of No Nation
Somewhere in Africa
Police Officer - Part 2 (Tiger Of Wamba)
Heritage Africa
Ties that bind
The Dead
Deadly Voyage

Joselyn Dumas

Joselyn Dumas
The multiple award-winning actress started her career in 2008-2009 with roles in Sparrow Productions' "A Perfect Picture" and A Sting In a Tale, and on television as host of Viasat 1's The One Show which she anchored for 4 years.

Joselyn Dumas became a household name in 2011 thanks to her performance as Jennifer Adams in Sparrow's ten chapter movie series Adam's Apple. She has since appeared in a starring role in Leila Djansi's movie A Northern Affair, for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the 2013 Ghana Movie Awards and was nominated alongside some of Africa's best actresses in the Best Actress category at the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), as well as in TV series such as Lekki Wives (Season 2 and 3).

Joselyn's latest movie, Love Or Something Like That, also starring Africa's finest actors, John Dumelo of Ghana and O.C Ukeje of Nigeria, was recently released in theaters and earned her a Best Actress Award at the 2014 Ghana Movie Awards and a Best Actress in a Drama nomination at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Joselyn's witty humor and personality also define Africa's fresh spin on the talk show format with @ Home With Joselyn Dumas, which broadcasts across 10 million homes in the UK and 46 countries in Africa on DSTV's Africa Magic. @ Home With Joselyn Dumas is filmed across Europe and Africa, where Joselyn talks to various VIP guests as they share their passion and successes all from the comfort of her fabulous homes.

John Dumelo

John Dumelo
John Dumelo born 3rd February 1984 is the son of Mr. John Dumelo and Mrs. Antionette Dumelo. He is the last and only boy of three children. John had his primary education at Christ the King International School in Accra, Ghana, where he was selected by GAMA Film Company to play the role as a pupil in the movie "Baby Thief". He had his secondary education at Achimota School and further studied at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he read Civil Engineering. He has since featured in television series such as, "Sun City" and "About To Wed", he is fast becoming an household name in the film industry featuring in a first movie titled "The King is Mine", where he played the role of a King in 2008. Since then, he has acted in over 80 movies with elites like Ramsey Noah, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Ini Edo, Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel and Nadia Buari.

He won Joy FM's Best Ghanaian Actor in 2009. John has been nominated for Africa's Most Promising Actor by AMMA 2010 for his role in "Heart of Men," and also, another nomination for Best Actor by Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in "The Maidens." John has won Africa's Most Outstanding Actor 2011 at the Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards in Dec 2011 in Australia. He also won the Best African Actor Award at the African Entertainment Awards in April 2012 in Malaysia. He recently did a Hollywood movie with Hollywood star Kimberly Ellis in Ghana In spite of his popularity, John remains humble and modest: "You know some people can get carried away when fame and fortune knocks on their door, making them lose focus of who they are and where they are coming from. I want to work hard to avoid that," he said. He is a great philanthropist, giving back to the society through charity.

Majid Michel

Majid Michel

Majid Michel (nicknamed Shaker, born 22 September 1980) is a Ghanaian actor. He received nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. He eventually won the award in 2012 after three previous consecutive nominations.

Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson

A former Miss Ghana contest, she bust onto the movie scene with big-screen roles in Princess Tyra and Playboy. Yvonne Nelson quickly became one of the “it” girls in the Ghanaian Movie Industry. After a short hiatus, Yvonne proved her versatility as an actress by starring in the movie Girls connection and Crime to Christ.

With a hot body and ultra sexy long legs it's no wonder she has male fans drooling and female fans green with envy.

Following her debut role in Princess Tyra, Yvonne hasn't faded into obscurity but rather has established her status as a well respected actress. Nelson was recently nominated for the “Best Up and Coming Actress Award” at the prestigious Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). She has stared in over 20 movies and sites her mother as her biggest inspiration.

QUOTES“I am alive and well”-Yvonne Nelson
Girls Connection
Passion of the Soul
Princess Tyra

Idris Elba - British actor of Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean descent

Idris Elba
Date of Birth 6 September 1972, Hackney, London, England, UK
Birth Name Idrissa Akuna Elba
Nickname DJ Big Driis
Height 6' 2¾" (1.9 m)

An only child, Idris Elba was born and raised in Hackney, London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford motor factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant.

He worked as a disc jockey in nightclubs under the nickname DJ Big Driis at age 19. However, he began auditioning for television roles in his early twenties. He has starred in both British and American productions. One of his first acting roles was on the British soap opera Family Affairs (1997). His breakthrough role came when he landed a starring role on the American television series The Wire (2002). He later starred in the films Prom Night (2008), RocknRolla (2008), The Unborn (2009) and Obsessed (2009). He also appeared in the films American Gangster (2007), Takers (2010), Thor (2011), Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim (2013) and Thor 2: The Dark World (2013).

Pacaline Edwards

Pascaline Edwards

She has appeared in movies titled A Stab in the Dark, Forbidden Fruit, The Mask, House Arrest, My Father’s Wife, Messages, Deadline for Asante, Without Her Consent, and Jewels.

Lydia Forson

Lydia Forson

Lydia Forson (born 1984) is an award winning Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer. In 2010 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Born in Mankessim, Ghana, Lydia Forson received her early life education at Wilmore Elementary school in Kentucky, US. At the age of nine, she relocated from the United States to Ghana where she continued her formative education at Akosombo International School. She also attended St. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi where she completed her senior secondary school education.

She graduated from the University of Ghana where she earned a bachelor's degree in English Language and Information Studies.

Lydia Forson's acting career started with a cameo role in Hotel St. James (2005), Run Baby Run (2006), Different Shades of Blue (2007) and a stint in the reality show The Next Movie Star in Nigeria (2007).

As an actress who believes in quality scripts, she suffered a career break after the above cameo appearances due to the quality of scripts that came her way.

Shirley Frimpong Manso, CEO of Sparrow Productions, who had previously worked with her in the hit 2006 Ghanaian television series Different Shades of Blue brought Lydia Forson back to the screens through the movie Scorned. This starring role led to her first African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nomination as the Best Upcoming Female Actress.

In 2009, Lydia Forson starred in the multiple awards winning The Perfect Picture. She has recently starred in hit movies such as A Sting in a Tale, Phone Swap and Masquerades.


Hotel St. James (2005) - Cameo Roles
Run Baby Run Becky (2006) - supporting role
Different Shades of Blue (2007)
The Next Movie Star Reality Show (2007) - Third Runner Up
Scorned (2008) - Lead Role
The Perfect Picture (2009) - Supporting Role
A Sting in a Tale (2009) - lead role
Masquerades (2011)
Phone Swap (2012)
Kamara's Tree (2013)
"Scandal" (2013) (South African Series) - Aku
A Letter From Adam (2014) Writer/Producer
2009 - African Movie Academy Award Nominee

2010 - African Movie Academy Award Best Actress in a lead role

2012 - Ghana Movie Awards Best Screenplay 'In The Cupboard'

James Gardiner

James Gardiner

James Gardiner is an actor, known for Byline (2001).

Juliet Ibrahim

Juliet Ibrahim

Juliet Ibrahim is a Ghanaian actress, film producer, singer and humanitarian of Lebanese, Liberian and Ghanaian descent. She won the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards for her role in 4 Play. She has been referred to as the "Most Beautiful West African Woman" according to A-listers Magazine. In 2014 she released a music video for her hit song "Its Over Now" featuring General Pype. She also has a music video ‘Traffic Jam’ and her latest single; 'Sholala' which also has a video.

Ibrahim was born in Ghana to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian-Liberian mother. She is the first child and has two sisters; Sonia, Nadia and a brother, Nabil who is the 3rd child. Juliet along with her siblings spent the longest part of their childhood in Lebanon and Ivory Coast due to the war in Liberia. She had her primary education in Lebanon, then proceeded to Ivory Coast for her secondary education where she lived with her parents. She revisited her birth-country for higher studies at the Ghana Institute of Languages where she studied English,French and Spanish. She also studied Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. She can speak English, French and Spanish.

She made her acting debut in the 2005 film Crime to Christ starring Majid Michel. Juliet's first Nollywood film was Yankee Boys and she has features in more than 50 films afterwards. In 2014 she produced her first film Number One Fan, where she stars as an actress being crushed on by a fan in the film. Her 2nd movie ‘Shattered Romance’ which paraded Nigerian and Ghanaian actors, launched amidst fanfare in Accra, Ghana on the 5th of December 2014. Her new TV series; 'Every Woman Has A Story' where she debuted her directorial skills will start airing soon and her new Reality Show, The Perfect Assistant, TPA will be unveiled soon. She has also featured in Yoruba language films. and also a Hausa Language film Actress stars in 1st Hausa movie "Ladan Noma"

Boris Kodjoe – actor of Ghanaian descent

Boris Kodjoe

Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe, born March 8, 1973), better known as Boris Kodjoe, is an actor known for his roles as Kelby in the 2002 film Brown Sugar, and the sports-courier agent Damon Carter on the Showtime drama series Soul Food. He currently co-stars on BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood and was a recurring character on FOX's The Last Man on Earth.

Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Ursula, a German psychologist of partially Jewish descent, and Eric Kodjoe, a Ghanaian physician who is of the Nzema people. His namesake is the Russian poet and writer Boris Pasternak. Kodjoe's matrilineal great-grandmother was Jewish and died in the Holocaust; his maternal grandmother survived the war in hiding. Kodjoe's parents divorced when he was six years old. He grew up in the vicinity of Freiburg im Breisgau. Kodjoe is fluent in German, English, and French, and speaks some Spanish. He has a brother named Patrick and two sisters named Nadja and Lara.

Kwadwo Nkansah - (Liwin)

Kwadwo Nkansah

Actor, Kojo Nkansah, popularly known as Liwin[Gammiieee] says he is not bothered by public comments that say he is probably the ugliest actor in Ghana.

“Anybody who complains that I’m not handsome enough for movies doesn’t know the meaning of handsome,” he says.

According to the 24 year- old actor, he had received several comments from the public that he is ugly and he shouldn’t be used in movies since he scares people away.

“Handsomeness to me is determined by a person’s eyes. I have the sexiest eyeballs that any movie actor can have and that makes me unique. Almost on a daily basis, I get admirers, mostly ladies, who tell me that I’m handsome, so I don’t know what those people are talking about”, Liwin told Showbiz last Friday

Know for movies like Azonto Ghost, Mogya Kronkron, Sika Kasa, Bonsam Bofo, Obaa Nti and Agye Nyame Bamu, Liwin said if he had given in to uncomplimentary comments, he wouldn’t have probably got to where he is now.

“I almost wept when a very pretty lady met me the other day and said, you are not bad so why do people keep insulting you that you are ugly?’.After she left I almost wept,” Liwin said laughing.

Contrary to the early 40s age that many people give him, Liwin disclosed to Showbiz that he is only 24 years old.

“I really don’t know why people think I am so old. I am just 24 years and very proud of my age. My age is something I wouldn’t tell lies about for anything,” the young man said.

Asked about his relationship with women, Liwin, who was born to Mr. Kojo Nkansah and Miss Adwoa Offei said he keeps running away from women just to focus on his career. “

If I were a player or womanizer, I would probably have had close to seven children since a lot of girls want to date me but I tell them that I am engaged.”

Talking about how he came by the name Liwin, Kojo Nkansah said he and American rapper Lil Wayne look very much alike.

“I say this all the time but people think I am kidding, Lil Wayne and I have the same eye balls and the same height and body size. I know I look exactly like him that is the reason I chose the name but the spelling of my name Liwin is different from his Lil Wayne.

He is of the belief that in five years time,he would become the biggest actor in Africa and beyond. He says he’s been in the movie industry for a long time but he thinks it’s now his time to shine.

Kwaku Manu

Kwaku Manu

Kwaku Manu was born on March 6, 1984. He is a Ghanaian artiste and comic actor in the Kumawood movie industry. He is married with kids.

Nana Ama Mcbrown

Nana Ama MacBrown

Felicity Ama Agyemang (born 15 August 1973) known as Nana Ama McBrown is a Ghanaian actress and a music writer. She found mainstream success following her rousing performance in the Twi-language movie Asoreba. Asoreba is often cited as the movie that ushered Twi-language Ghanaian movies into the mainstream, a fact that is attributed to Nana Ama's performance in the film. Although often overshadowed by her English-speaking counterparts across West Africa, Nana Ama, in recent years has gathered a strong loyal following of her own among Ghanaians.

Peter Mensah

Peter Mensah

Peter Mensah (born 27 August 1959) is a Ghanaian-British actor, best known for his roles in Tears of the Sun, Hidalgo, 300, and Dead Space, and more recently on the Starz original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and Spartacus: Vengeance.

Grace Omaboe

Grace Omaboe

Grace Omaboe is an actor, known for Kwaku Ananse (2013) and Children of the Mountain (2016).

Van Vicker

Van Vicker

Van Vicker is a young man of a Dutch, Liberian and Ghanaian background who does believe that life begins at thirty. Naturally a shy person, it beats anyone’s mind that he has been in showbiz for a decade now. He started off with TV, radio and the combination of the two and now the big screens.

As business minded as he is he jumped into marketing and soon realized another potential, entrepreneurship. He currently runs one of the biggest barber shop that has a pool table exclusive to others. Van Vicker until recently added Sky + Orange production to his chain of making ends meet to his already existing Sky + Orange events management and advertising agency to produce van Vicker films.

Even though he has a passion for whatever he gets committed to and gives his all he still finds time for his lovely and strong wife, Adjoa van Vicker and two adorable daughters, Jâeyl and J-ian Vicker.

Augustine Abbey (Idikoko)

Augustine Abbey

Augustine Abbey, also known as Idikoko is a Ghanaian actor and movie maker known for comedy. His is also known for his main roles as a house boy or gate man. He has produced and starred in a BBC documentary and also directed and produced a film on HIV and AIDS in partnership with UNESCO and Esi Sutherland-Addy's MMOFRA Foundation.

He runs Great Idikoko Ventures and is married to fellow actress Linda Quashiga. He attended Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School.


Tricky Twist
Matters of the Heart
Bitter Love
Stolen Bible
Stolen Pregnancy
Recipe For Disaster
Money Bag

Ama K. Abebrese

Ama Abebrese

Ama K. Abebrese was born on May 3, 1980 in Kumasi, Ghana as Ama Konadu Abebrese. She is an actress and producer, known for Beasts of No Nation (2015), The Cursed Ones (2015) and Ties That Bind (2011). 
Born: Ama Konadu Abebrese
May 3, 1980 in Kumasi, Ghana

Mavis Adjei

Mavis Adjei

Mavis Adjei is a Ghanaian actress currently based in The Netherlands.

Adjei hails from the diamond town of Akwatia in the Eastern Region of Ghana. She had her Secondary education at Swedru Secondary School in the Central Region of Ghana from 1994-1996.

With over 25 films to her credit, her film roles include notable performances in Amsterdam Diary, Love & Politics, Church Money, Obaa pa and many others. She also starred in numerous soap series in Ghana.

Adjei lives in the Netherlands with longtime boyfriend Geoffrey Osei-Bonsu, a popular TV Director/Business Executive with whom she has a daughter Tyra. In November 2008 she was reported as having given birth to a son

Kofi Adu (Agya Koo)

Agya Koo

Kofi Adu (born 25 May 1969), aka Agya Koo, is an award-winning actor and comedian from Ghana.He has appeared in many Ghanaian movies such as Obaatanpa, Black Star and Ma Trick Wo.

Adu was originally from the Ashanti Region of Ghana, but lived in a suburb in Accra Newtown called Asantewaa. He worked as a shoemaker. Adu was discovered on a Ghanaian comedy show on GTV (Ghana National Television) at the National Theater in Accra, where he worked as a comedian warming up the crowd.

In July 2008, he was awarded a National Award by then-Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor. Although he originally journeyed to Accra to sing, Agya Koo has been featured in over 90 Ghanaian movies, 15 of which remain his favorite.

Avoiding the normal procedure of thoroughly reading a script before acting in films, he told Joy FM's Kojo Oppong Nkrumah that while actors and actresses are typically given scripts two weeks before they begin shooting, his God-given talent allows him to improvise without a script.

Adjetey Anang

Adjetey Anang

Adjetey Anang (born 8 July 1973) is a Ghanaian actor, popularly known as "Pusher", which was his screen name in the television series Things We Do for Love. He is married to Elorm Anang. He has featured in many Ghanaian movies, including Deadly Voyage, A Sting in a Tale, The Perfect Picture and others. He has also featured in a Dutch movie titled Slavery.

Adjetey Anang studied at Labone High School and proceeded to the University of Ghana, where he studied Fine Arts. He went further to study his masters in Dramatic Arts at Wits University in Johannesburg.

Adjetey Anang has won himself a lot of fans from his role in Things We Do For Love. He has also won awards including An Arts Critique and Review Association of Ghana (ACRAG) Talent Award and A Ghana Union of Theatre Societies (GUTS) Best Actor Award.

John Apea

John Apea

John Apea is a Ghanaian actor. In 2008 he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Screenplay for the film Run Baby Run in which he also featured as the lead actor.

Run Baby Run received 8 nominations and won 4 awards at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008, including the awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Apea studied at Achimota School and Sociology and Social Policy at the University of York and the University of Oxford.He is one of the lead actors in the popular Ghanaian television series Home Sweet Home

Gyearbuor Asante (1941-2000) - based in the UK

Frederick Asante

Frederick Christopher Kwabena Gyearbuor Asante (4 November 1941 – 2 August 2000) was a Ghanaian actor best remembered for his role in the Channel 4 situation comedy Desmond's, in which he played the role of Gambian mature student Matthew.

Born in Accra, Asante came to the United Kingdom in 1967 and trained to be an actor at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. A "Gyearbuor Asante Prize for Acting" was subsequently instituted at the academy following his death. He appeared in a number of British TV shows during the 1970s and '80s, where he was billed as Christopher Asante. His credits included episodes of Space: 1999, Mind Your Language, Hazell and The Professionals as well as a TV performance of Ubu Roi in 1976. He also played the minister in the 1983 film Local Hero.

He returned to his birthplace Ghana in 1995 where he was made a Cultural Ambassador. He died in the capital city of Accra with his funeral held in his ancestral village of Tafo [Kwahu] in the Eastern Region of Ghana.



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