Leila Djansi Puts Shameful "Gollywood" On Blast – Read What She Wrote Here, Titled "Who Said Gollywood?"

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It is no news that the Ghanaian movie industry lacks creativity, and to prove that beyond a doubt, they recently gave it the most unoriginal and cringe-worthy name, Gollywood. Those behind the name should bow their heads in shame. Even actors and actresses in the industry are totally unimpressed, which begs the question, who the … Read more

Dignity In Comedy – Chinedu Ikedieze Aka "Aki" Recognized By Miami As A "Distinguished Visitor"

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Chinedu Ikedieze popularly known as Aki might be pint-sized but the fact that he is vertically challenged has never stopped the celebrated Nigerian actor from attaining great heights. After stealing the hearts of Nigerians and Africans in general with his role as “Aki” in the movie”Aki na Ukwa” starring alongside equally prolific Osita Iheme best known as “Pawpaw” … Read more

It Is Not Easy Being Single And Lonely, I'm Now Ready To Get Married To The Right Person – Gloria Sarfo

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Ghanaian female celebrities are not having it easy at all when it comes to finding true love. Most of them confess that their status makes it hard for men to approach them, leaving most of them lonely contrary to the popular opinion that these beautiful women can get any man of their choice with the … Read more

My Barrenness Is None Of Your Business – Nana Ama McBrown To Ghanaians

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Ghanaians have made it their business to delve into everyone’s private life and criticize everything from whether or not someone chooses to get married, when people choose to have children, what their next door neighbour is cooking, who’s husband sneaked into someone’s room last night, etc. There is nothing we will not talk about. And … Read more

Your Pain Inspired Me, Your Struggle Motivated Me – Maame Serwaa's Mothers' Day Message To Her Late Mum

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Having a loving and caring mother who will do anything to see you smile is undoubtedly the best thing that could happen to anyone. Yesterday was Mothers’ Day and people the world over took the time to celebrate their mothers and women who have played motherly roles in their lives. Social media had people showing … Read more

Men Don't Have The Balls To Propose To Me Because They Think I'm Very "High Maintenance" – Yvonne Okoro

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  Most of the time we assume female celebrities especially the very pretty ones can have any man of their choice with just a snap of the finger and more often than not we sincerely wonder why most of them claim to be single and lonely despite the number of people all over the world … Read more

While Chingilingi Slay Queens Are Shaming Me For Being Fat, Their Husbands Are Paying Good Money Just To Have A Piece Of Me – Xandy Kamal

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The rate at which Ghanaian women especially the so-called celebrities or “ashawobrities” as we like to call them are prostituting themselves with style is getting so alarming to the point where very soon the government will have to tax them alongside the beggars and street hawkers because they are raking in massive profits. Female celebrities … Read more

S£x Is Not A Sin; If You Don't Satisfy Your Partner In Bed Someone Else Will – Tonto Dikeh Advises Married Couples

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  In our society, right from infancy, we are made to believe that sex is a very corrupt practice that will lead us to hell if we indulge in it before marriage. Unfortunately, even after marriage some people still find it hard opening themselves up and enjoying carnal pleasures even though they legitimately have the … Read more

To Be Great You Have To Be Willing To Be Mocked, Hated And Misunderstood – Emelia Brobbey

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Sometimes it takes a few words of encouragement from your favourite celebrity to get you through some hard times. We see people on our screens and hear their voices on the radio only to assume they have it easy in life and things always go their way, but behind all the glitz and glamour are … Read more

I Am Poor Because Advertising Agencies I Worked With Cheated Me – Psalm Adjetefio

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Psalm Adjetefio popularly known as TT of Taxi Driver fame has been in the news lately for very unfortunate reasons. As a veteran actor, fans hardly expected him to show up on TV crying about how poor he is, complaining about how hard life is and appealing for funds to pay for his medical expenses. … Read more

Adjetey Anang Aka Pusher Is "Out Of This World" And Can Never Be Compared To John Dumelo – Entertainment Critic

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Bernard Aduse Poku, a renowned actor and entertainment critic has said that it is totally wrong and uncalled for to compare a seasoned and exceptional actor like Adjetey Anang aka Pusher to John Dumelo aka V8. According to him, John Dumelo is not even fit to shine Pusher’s shoes not to talk of standing head … Read more

Ekow Blankson Apologizes To Kumawood For Describing Them As "Concert Party" – Read Full Apology

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Actor and Managing Director of TV Africa has cowardly retracted the statements he made in an interview with SVTV Ghana describing Kumawood as nothing more than a “concert party” and also describing the new actresses and actors as boring and worrying to watch. His comments have infuriated the movie industry and the backlash he has … Read more

Akrobeto Is A Better Actor Than Ekow Blankson And He Knows It – Kofi Asamoah Blasts Ekow Blankson For Calling Kumawood "Concert Party"

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Just recently TV Africa’s Managing Director, himself an actor Ekow Blankson described the Kumasi movie industry affectionately known as Kumawood as a concert party with no direction whatsoever. This hasn’t gone down well with the folks at Kumawood and they are letting him have their piece of mind. Describing the new crop of Ghanaian actors … Read more

Psalm Adjetefio Quits Acting To Become A "Man of God" In An Attempt To Raise Funds To Cater To His Ailing Health

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One of the most lucrative business ventures in Ghana is evangelism. If you happen to find yourself hard up in the pockets and need to make some quick cash, all you have to do is grab your Bible, go into the streets and threaten random people with hellfire while reminding them that God loves a … Read more

Ghanaian Actors Are Comedians In Disguise – Ekow Blankson Describes Kumawood As "Concert Party"

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Most Ghanaians are ardent movie lovers but would never be caught wasting time to watch Ghanaian movies simply because of the sheer mediocrity and low-quality acting that is characteristic of most of our current movies. Most of our movies lack originality and most of those we parade as our best actors and actresses are really … Read more

I Will Do A Nude Photoshoot For $1 Million If My Mother Approves – Baby Blanche

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    Ghanaian actress Baby Blanche who is popular for her one-woman campaign to get the entire populace to go commando because according to her, wearing underpants generates body odor has expressed her readiness to strip nude for a photoshoot, but only if her mother approves and it involves $1 million dollars. She, however, drew … Read more

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipent – Akosua Busia – Re-Visits Liberian Refugee Camp

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Akosua Busia at the Liberian Refugees Camp

Famed actress, Akosua Busia; 2015 Ghana Movie Award recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, returns to the site of the Buduburam Liberian Refugee Camp, after starring in ECLIPSED, at the Public Theater in New York.
Fittingly, Eclipsed is a play about the Liberian War. Buduburam is a far cry from the red carpets Busia is returning to after an 18 year hiatus she took from the Entertainment Business, in keeping with a promise to herself to come out of show-business following the birth of her child, Hadar Busia-Singleton, until Hadar turned eighteen.
In her hiatus, Busia spent her time in Ghana as Chair of Busia Foundation International, and Director General of CareShare. Along with her sister, Dr. Abena Busia, Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, USA, they brought Student Interns to Ghana, some of whom volunteered each year to help in various capacities at the Buduburam Camp, created to accommodate the influx of Liberians who fled to Ghana during the Liberian wars.

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Exclusive Interview + Photos: Rising Star-Christabel Ekeh Talks About Moving From Miss Malaika To Become An Actress, Her Passion, Her Fears, State Of The Ghana Movie Industry, Her Fast Developing Career & More…

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Christabel Ekeh

 

The Ghanaian film industry seems to be growing in size by the day with unsullied faces. While many are quick to criticize the industry for the congest  of unprofessional people and certain talentless individuals, some see the good in the industry and can easily identify a sect of young, talented and hardworking  new players in the industry who may be what we call the real deals.  One of such talented newcomers or “real deals” in the industry today is Christabel Ekeh.

Born about 22 years ago by a Ghanaian mother and Nigerian father, this beauty has not only made inroads within this short period in the acting industry but also in the beauty pageantry world.

Christabel Ekeh was the first Runner-up of Miss Malaika 2008. As a student at the University of Ghana, she  juggles between school work and her two passions, acting and modeling with much ease.

For a couple of years, all she got were small movie roles but that did not stop her from pursuing her dreams of becoming one of Africa’s finest.

Christabel has proven to be unwavering and a breath of fresh air in the movie industry . She has successfully worked her way through extras to becoming a lead. Evidently, she keeps rising as an actress and a model.

As a model she has been featured in some major photography , commercials and music videos.

Her most popular stints in the movie industry till date are her roles “ Efia” in College Girls and “Kafui” in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s investigative series, “Peep”.  She has starred  in movies such as Waist Beads, Wrong Target,  Ladies with Wings, Corporate Love and many others.

She has starred alongside big names like Prince David Osei , Kofi Adjorlolo,  Jackie Appiah,  John Dumelo, Yvonne Nelson,  Yul Edochie among many others.

Where many have failed she has succeeded and she still strives to define her success.

Before  GhanaCelebrities. Com caught up with her for this exclusive, we had already formed this notion of her: gracious,  stunning , intelligent and well-mannered and she proved to be that and more. We hope Ghanacelebrities.Com readers will feel the same too.

Read below for our exclusive chit chat with Christabel Ekeh…

GhanaCelebrities.Com:  You were in a past beauty pageant (Miss Malaika) as a contestant, tell us how the experience shaped you and how you were able to move from beauty pageant to movies…

Christabel Ekeh:  In fact I like the word “shape”. First of all I entered the pageant not only with the aim of clinching the title or crown. It was my intention to learn as much and as fast as I could because I am one who believes ardently in learning. Before entering the pageant I had a thing for movies. I didn’t just see the pageant as a competition but as a learning ground. So I took every step or phase of the competition seriously and imbibed much knowledge as I could.

When I joined Miss Malaika, I was very young, 17 to be precise and about to graduate from S.H.S. See, I am the first of three children so I don’t have any elder sister to learn from or trail after, which is in fact a good thing in a way because really I am not leaving in anybody’s shadow (laughs) but the down side is that there wasn’t any one to learn from or teach me the ropes.

The pageant really exposed me to the world and taught me to really fight hard for my dreams. It gave me the necessary confidence to strive beyond competition in any industry. It improved my modeling skills, articulation and a lot more. In a nutshell, I gathered all my positive experiences from the pageant and intelligence skills. And after the pageant I knew I wanted to act so here I am pursuing my dream. So yes, I have been well shaped.

GhanaCelebrities.Com:   Let’s delve a little bit into acting? How did it start for you?

Christabel Ekeh: I started acting in St. Mary’s Senior High School, my alma mater organizing plays as I was the entertainment prefect at the time. And I had interest in literature. I always won the best literature awards in school so after the pageant, it was just right for me to pursue my dreams.

I started with auditions and I went to all the production houses in Accra. Back then it looked like it was a long walk to success but every step I took brought me closer to realizing my dreams. From one role to another and to another and here I am.

GhanaCelebrities.Com:  Many people have this impression that once you become a star or a public figure then the move into any other industry becomes easy. How has it been for you and would you say it has been an easy ride for you in the movie industry?

Christabel Ekeh: Being a public figure or a star means you are a great success in something you do but that does not necessarily mean that you can be popular in another industry. Every industry has its rules and it applies to the movie industry as well.

A lot of beauty queens have ventured into this industry and only a few have made it. When I came into the movie industry I was determined to learn the trade, persevere and even more so make it to the top. So I refused to let beauty queen get into my head and rest on my laurels or throw my weight around but rather use what I gathered from the pageant to move forward. My experience from the pageant played a vital role but it wasn’t an easy ride, as I started from scratch, auditions, and movie roles and with God I got here.

GhanaCelebrities.Com:  You are in Shirley Frimpong –Manso’s investigative Series, Peep? Tell us about how you landed the role? And what drew you to the character?

Christabel Ekeh: I have always wanted to work with Shirley but I was waiting for that opportune time. I had a call one day and I was invited for an audition. After a couple of auditions  I landed the role  “ Kafui”, an investigative reporter.

And I had never played anything like that  so it was interesting and refreshing for me . The series was very different so it felt really exciting.  I wanted to give off my best. Don’t get me wrong that does not mean I don’t give off all my best with the other roles I am given  because really given my very best  is my hallmark.

GhanaCelebrities.Com:  What do you look for in accepting a role in any movie or series?

Christabel Ekeh: I always look out for a good story because the story is everything to me. And most importantly  my role has to be very pertinent  to the plot. I need to know the other cast members, create some chemistry or jell with them before we start shooting . The crew is important as well and most importantly the director. Hey, not to say money doesn’t  count (laughs)because it does.

GhanaCelebrities.Com:   What are your greatest passion and fears?

Christabel Ekeh: My greatest passion is what I do. I have so much fate and belief in my job. It is my greatest hope that I achieve something great in this industry here and beyond.  That I achieve in this industry what no one imagined an African could ever do.  My fears, my fears… do I have fears Oh I fear just one thing, and that is God. I fear God.

GhanaCelebrities. Com: You seem be a very Godly person because I keep hearing God in most of your statements. Would you say you are a spiritual person or a religious person?

Christabel Ekeh: hmm, I must say  I try to be spiritual and religious at the same time. So I would say I am a little of both. The most important thing is I love God.

GhanaCelebrities.Com:   You are into modeling as well; I would like to ask one spare of the moment question, which one do you enjoy most-acting or modeling?

Christabel Ekeh: Well, they are both very interesting jobs, quite similar in some ways, like in modeling you sometimes act in commercials and in acting there’s some modeling. Yeah, there are both similar, you need both in poster shots, photo shoots, red  carpet appearances and a lot more but sometimes I like acting because it is deeper than  what we see on the surface. It requires more skills and challenges me more. Nevertheless I enjoy being in both worlds.

GhanaCelebrities.Com:  As a fast rising Ghanaian actress, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Christabel Ekeh:  Three years ago, when asked the same question, I said the best of me is yet to come. And now with where I am I still believe the best of me is yet to come.

GhanaCelebrities.Com:   You have worked with several Ghanaian movie stars and film-makers.  Which movie stars and film-makers have you enjoyed working with most and why?

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Exclusive Interview + Photos: Rising Star-Christabel Ekeh Talks About Moving From Miss Malaika To Become An Actress, Her Passion, Her Fears, State Of The Ghana Movie Industry, Her Fast Developing Career & More…

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Christabel Ekeh

 
The Ghanaian film industry seems to be growing in size by the day with unsullied faces. While many are quick to criticize the industry for the congest  of unprofessional people and certain talentless individuals, some see the good in the industry and can easily identify a sect of young, talented and hardworking  new players in the industry who may be what we call the real deals.  One of such talented newcomers or “real deals” in the industry today is Christabel Ekeh.
Born about 22 years ago by a Ghanaian mother and Nigerian father, this beauty has not only made inroads within this short period in the acting industry but also in the beauty pageantry world.
Christabel Ekeh was the first Runner-up of Miss Malaika 2008. As a student at the University of Ghana, she  juggles between school work and her two passions, acting and modeling with much ease.
For a couple of years, all she got were small movie roles but that did not stop her from pursuing her dreams of becoming one of Africa’s finest.
Christabel has proven to be unwavering and a breath of fresh air in the movie industry . She has successfully worked her way through extras to becoming a lead. Evidently, she keeps rising as an actress and a model.
As a model she has been featured in some major photography , commercials and music videos.
Her most popular stints in the movie industry till date are her roles “ Efia” in College Girls and “Kafui” in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s investigative series, “Peep”.  She has starred  in movies such as Waist Beads, Wrong Target,  Ladies with Wings, Corporate Love and many others.
She has starred alongside big names like Prince David Osei , Kofi Adjorlolo,  Jackie Appiah,  John Dumelo, Yvonne Nelson,  Yul Edochie among many others.
Where many have failed she has succeeded and she still strives to define her success.
Before  GhanaCelebrities. Com caught up with her for this exclusive, we had already formed this notion of her: gracious,  stunning , intelligent and well-mannered and she proved to be that and more. We hope Ghanacelebrities.Com readers will feel the same too.
Read below for our exclusive chit chat with Christabel Ekeh…
GhanaCelebrities.Com:  You were in a past beauty pageant (Miss Malaika) as a contestant, tell us how the experience shaped you and how you were able to move from beauty pageant to movies…
Christabel Ekeh:  In fact I like the word “shape”. First of all I entered the pageant not only with the aim of clinching the title or crown. It was my intention to learn as much and as fast as I could because I am one who believes ardently in learning. Before entering the pageant I had a thing for movies. I didn’t just see the pageant as a competition but as a learning ground. So I took every step or phase of the competition seriously and imbibed much knowledge as I could.
When I joined Miss Malaika, I was very young, 17 to be precise and about to graduate from S.H.S. See, I am the first of three children so I don’t have any elder sister to learn from or trail after, which is in fact a good thing in a way because really I am not leaving in anybody’s shadow (laughs) but the down side is that there wasn’t any one to learn from or teach me the ropes.
The pageant really exposed me to the world and taught me to really fight hard for my dreams. It gave me the necessary confidence to strive beyond competition in any industry. It improved my modeling skills, articulation and a lot more. In a nutshell, I gathered all my positive experiences from the pageant and intelligence skills. And after the pageant I knew I wanted to act so here I am pursuing my dream. So yes, I have been well shaped.
GhanaCelebrities.Com:   Let’s delve a little bit into acting? How did it start for you?
Christabel Ekeh: I started acting in St. Mary’s Senior High School, my alma mater organizing plays as I was the entertainment prefect at the time. And I had interest in literature. I always won the best literature awards in school so after the pageant, it was just right for me to pursue my dreams.
I started with auditions and I went to all the production houses in Accra. Back then it looked like it was a long walk to success but every step I took brought me closer to realizing my dreams. From one role to another and to another and here I am.
GhanaCelebrities.Com:  Many people have this impression that once you become a star or a public figure then the move into any other industry becomes easy. How has it been for you and would you say it has been an easy ride for you in the movie industry?
Christabel Ekeh: Being a public figure or a star means you are a great success in something you do but that does not necessarily mean that you can be popular in another industry. Every industry has its rules and it applies to the movie industry as well.
A lot of beauty queens have ventured into this industry and only a few have made it. When I came into the movie industry I was determined to learn the trade, persevere and even more so make it to the top. So I refused to let beauty queen get into my head and rest on my laurels or throw my weight around but rather use what I gathered from the pageant to move forward. My experience from the pageant played a vital role but it wasn’t an easy ride, as I started from scratch, auditions, and movie roles and with God I got here.
GhanaCelebrities.Com:  You are in Shirley Frimpong –Manso’s investigative Series, Peep? Tell us about how you landed the role? And what drew you to the character?
Christabel Ekeh: I have always wanted to work with Shirley but I was waiting for that opportune time. I had a call one day and I was invited for an audition. After a couple of auditions  I landed the role  “ Kafui”, an investigative reporter.
And I had never played anything like that  so it was interesting and refreshing for me . The series was very different so it felt really exciting.  I wanted to give off my best. Don’t get me wrong that does not mean I don’t give off all my best with the other roles I am given  because really given my very best  is my hallmark.
GhanaCelebrities.Com:  What do you look for in accepting a role in any movie or series?
Christabel Ekeh: I always look out for a good story because the story is everything to me. And most importantly  my role has to be very pertinent  to the plot. I need to know the other cast members, create some chemistry or jell with them before we start shooting . The crew is important as well and most importantly the director. Hey, not to say money doesn’t  count (laughs)because it does.
GhanaCelebrities.Com:   What are your greatest passion and fears?
Christabel Ekeh: My greatest passion is what I do. I have so much fate and belief in my job. It is my greatest hope that I achieve something great in this industry here and beyond.  That I achieve in this industry what no one imagined an African could ever do.  My fears, my fears… do I have fears Oh I fear just one thing, and that is God. I fear God.
GhanaCelebrities. Com: You seem be a very Godly person because I keep hearing God in most of your statements. Would you say you are a spiritual person or a religious person?
Christabel Ekeh: hmm, I must say  I try to be spiritual and religious at the same time. So I would say I am a little of both. The most important thing is I love God.
GhanaCelebrities.Com:   You are into modeling as well; I would like to ask one spare of the moment question, which one do you enjoy most-acting or modeling?
Christabel Ekeh: Well, they are both very interesting jobs, quite similar in some ways, like in modeling you sometimes act in commercials and in acting there’s some modeling. Yeah, there are both similar, you need both in poster shots, photo shoots, red  carpet appearances and a lot more but sometimes I like acting because it is deeper than  what we see on the surface. It requires more skills and challenges me more. Nevertheless I enjoy being in both worlds.
GhanaCelebrities.Com:  As a fast rising Ghanaian actress, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Christabel Ekeh:  Three years ago, when asked the same question, I said the best of me is yet to come. And now with where I am I still believe the best of me is yet to come.
GhanaCelebrities.Com:   You have worked with several Ghanaian movie stars and film-makers.  Which movie stars and film-makers have you enjoyed working with most and why?

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SPOTLIGHT: Atto Erick, A Handsome Fast Rising Versatile Ghanaian Actor

Many Ghanaian movie lovers continue to complain about the lack of new/fresh faces and talents.  It seems all our major movie roles are played by 3 known Actors, making several movies exceptionally boring to watch no matter how these Actors try their best to interpret given roles. Fresh great faces and talents create suspense, interest … Read more

Spotlight: Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku

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Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku- Best Actress, AMAA 2010

She won the Best Actress award at the African Movie Academy Awards 2010 for her role in “The Perfect Picture”. A native of Teshie in Accra, Naa was born on November 24 1988 to Mr Paul Mensah-Doku and Sarah Mensah-Doku, the second of four sisters.

She attended the Daras School from nursery to JSS and continued at the Benkum Secondary School in Larteh.

Nisirine Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku went into presenting when she was invited on several occasions as a guest on a Youth program “New Generation”, on TV Africa. She later presented “Day Break Entertainment”, She went to host “Day Break” and became a co-host to Okyeame Quophi on TV Africa’s variety show “Sounds Splash!”

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Biography of Shirley Frimpong-Manso: A Director with Outstanding Skills

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Shirley Frimpong-Manso- AMAA Best Director of the Year 2010

Shirley Frimpong Manso is a Ghanaian movie producer/writer/director emerging as the biggest force to reckon with in terms of quality Ghanaian movies. She is the CEO of Sparrow Productions and a former radio personality. Unlike the job she does, she is a very private person. By far one of the most talented and highly ambitious young women in Ghana today, Shirley seeks to raise the standard of film production in Ghana and Africa by telling progressive African stories as seen through the eyes of Africans. She won the ‘Best Best Director’ at the African Movie Academy Awards 2010.

Shirley gave birth to a lovely baby boy in March 2010.

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Spotlight: Chris Attoh

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Chris Attoh

Chris Attoh is a television show host, actor and meteoric master of ceremonies (MC). He is popularly known on stage as Chris but his real name is Christopher Nii Attorh.

The multi- talented TV personality has steadily risen into stardom to become one of the finest promising actors Africa can boost of. Chris describes himself as a young entrepreneur, whose key objective is to continually strive to put Ghana’s name on the entertainment map worldwide.

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Martha Ankomah In Focus: Only Time Will Tell

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Martha Ankomah has been garnering quite the controversy since bursting onto the movie scene. After winning a role by movie producer supremo , Mr Lancelot Odua Imaseun, she has been labelled as a porn actress amongst many other things, following her explicit scenes in ‘Heart of Men’ and ‘Kiss Me If You Can’.

Showing a strong resilience against criticism, she states: “The only one that I listen to is God. If I say I will listen to people, I will not get to the level I want to get to.”

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Spotlight: John Dumelo

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John Dumelo

John Dumelo is the latest screen idol to set hearts racing amongst the Ghanaian (and even Nigerian) female population. Following the frequent presence of caramel complexion brothers on Ghanaian movie screens, John was a breath of fresh air to emerge within the Ghanaian film industry. A tall, dark, and handsome man representing for all the chocolate coloured brothers, and causing the majority of female fans to fall for him, the bonus part of all this is his incredible acting credentials.

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