Known as The African King of Comedy, the Ghanaian-Liberian-American comedian Michael Blackson considers Eddie Murphy one of his greatest inspirations. An encounter with Ice Cube at The Comedy Store, turned Blackson’s future around. He is also known for his hit films Next Friday and Meet the Blacks.
The son of a Ghanaian mother and a Lebanese father, Majid Michel soared to fame with his role of a Lebanese boy, Shaker, in the Ghanaian series Things We Do for Love. He later gained popularity with Nollywood films such as Silent Scandals and delivered an award-winning performance in Somewhere in Africa.
Ghanaian actress, model and film-producer Yvonne Nelson chanced upon acting with the film Princess Tyra. Over the years, she has produced and starred in several movies, most-notably the Ghanaian-Nigerian comedy House of Gold that bagged many awards at 2013 Zulu African Film Academy Awards. She founded the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation and is noted for her charity-work in fighting glaucoma.
John Dumelo is a Ghanaian actor, politician, entrepreneur, and farmer. He is best known for his portrayal of Manuel Quagraine in the 2014 Ghanaian-Nigerian film A Northern Affair, which earned him a Ghana Movie Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role. John Dumelo is also credited with launching his own clothing line called J.Melo.
The daughter of a Ghanaian-Liberian mother and a Lebanese father, Juliet Ibrahim had a tough childhood torn by civil war before she made her mark as an actor in Ghanaian films. Best known for her award-winning performance in the Nigerian-Ghanaian romantic comedy 4 Play, she once accused her former boyfriend of raping her.
Ghanaian actor, comedian and television-presenter Akwasi Boadi, more-famous as Akrobeto (who 'nose' tomorrow) and known for size of his nose, garnered international-recognition through his comic-acts, some of which went viral on YouTube. Different satirical-shows like Radio Arvyla has satirized his speech while playing their own clips. Akrobeto won overall Entertainment Personality of the Year award at 2021 Entertainment Achievement Awards.
Ghanaian actor Nana Ama McBrown gained popularity with the series Tentacles. Raised by her aunt after her parents’ divorce, she grew up to get a lead role after responding a radio audition call. She also hosts the Ghanaian cookery show McBrown Kitchen. Tabloids have often linked her romantically with co-star Omar Sheriff Captan.
Chris Attoh is a Ghanaian actor, on-air personality, film director, TV presenter, and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of Kwame Mensah in the popular Nigerian soap opera, Tinsel. Apart from playing important roles in many Nigerian films, Chris Attoh has also hosted a couple of award ceremonies, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2016.
Ghanaian singer Becca was a musical prodigy of sorts in childhood and later soared to fame with the singing contest Mentor. Initially a childcare worker, she later released hits such as You Lied to Me and Move. Becca has also served as an UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador.
Ghanaian film-actress and entrepreneur Martha Ankomah is known for starring in films like Somewhere in Africa. She has so-far won Africa Movie Academy Award for Most Promising Actor twice and many Ghana Movie Awards including two for Best actress in a lead role. She garnered criticism after questioning superficial narrative of Ghanaian films. Ankomah launched Martha Ankomah Foundation in 2016.
Though he dropped out of school at standard 6, Ghanaian singer Kwadwo Nkansah, also known as Lil Win, later soared to fame as a musician, comedian, and actor. His own inability to complete his education made him establish the Great Minds International School in Ghana later.
Ama K. Abebrese is a British-Ghanaian actress, producer, and TV presenter. Widely regarded as one of Africa's finest actresses, Abebrese is the recipient of several prestigious awards such as the African Movie Academy Award, Screen Nation Film & TV Award, and Golden Movie Award. A multi-talented personality, Ama K. Abebrese also works with a charity organization called SafeChild Ghana.