Ghanaian actresses and their tribes

Ghanaian actresses and their tribes

These days, Ghanaian movies have become popular all over the world. Do you know the names of the most famous Ghanaian actresses? Let’s look through the list of the best of them!

Ghanaian actresses and their tribes

Usually, the movie industry in Ghana produces what is referred to as "Kumawood" films. However, there are other Ghanaian films which are known as "Ghallywood" productions. Films representing the African witchcraft are very popular in Ghana, despite the criticisms they have received. Movies made in Ghana have their own peculiarities and special effect.

Today we are going to talk about the gems of the Ghanaian movie industry and we can see that they are beautiful ladies. They have gained popularity not only in Ghana but in the whole West Africa and some even abroad. We will tell you a bit about them and the tribes they are originated from. They all are real beauties, so enjoy reading!

The GA tribe

#1) Joselyn Dumas

Joselyn Dumas

Joselyn Dumas is a television actress and host in Ghana. In 2014, she featured in “A Northern Affair”. Joselyn received an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and a Ghana Movie Award.

#2) Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku

Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku

The next one is Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku, who is an actress and a TV/radio broadcaster in Ghana. She became popular in 2009, after featuring in “The Perfect Picture”, produced by Iroko TV's Poisoned Bait and award winning director Shirley Frimpong-Manso. The movie series was directed by Leila Djansi. In 2010 she received the award for Best Actress at the African Movie Academy Awards for this role.

#3) Benedicta Gaffah

Benedicta Gaffah

Benedicta Gaffah is a beautiful Ghanaian actress who hails from Aputuogya in Ashanti region. In 2010 she started her acting career. Usually, she plays the role of a bad girl in almost all her movies, despite being far from this description in reality. Benedicta is a philanthropist who founded the 'Needy Foundation' which has contributed about three orphanages in Kumasi, and has also helped about twenty widows in Ashanti.

#4) Leonora Okine

Leonora Okine

Leonora Okine is a famous Ghanaian actress. She had a role in “Tinsel” (popular African soap opera) which helped developed her acting skills. Leonora Okine became even more famous after playing a role in a movie called 'Different Shades of Blue' and MTV's 'Shuga.'

#5) Jasmine Baroudi

Jasmine Baroudi

As for Jasmine Jamila Baroudi, she is a popular Ghanaian actress. Producer Dickson Dzapatsu was the one who brought her into acting by giving her a role in his TV series 'Between the Sheets.'

#6) Nikki Samonas

Nikki Samonas

Nikoletta Samonas (also known as Nikki Samonas) is a Ghanaian model and actress. Nikki Samonas originally became popular after her role in the film 'My First Wife' where she performed alongside Nigerian actor Jim Iyke.

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The Ashanti tribe

#1) Jackie Appiah

Jackie Appiah

Jackie Aygemang Appiah is a famous Ghanaian actress. During her career, she has gained several nominations and awards such as the Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2007 at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, and Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2010 at the same award show. By the way, in 2008 she received 2 awards for Best Upcoming Actress and Best Actress in a Leading Role, also at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

#2) Juliet Ibrahim

Juliet Ibrahim

Juliet Ibrahim is a Ghanaian actress, singer, film producer, and humanitarian of Lebanese, Ghanaian, and Liberian descent. Juliet received an award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards for her role in "4 Play". Also, she was once listed as the "Most Beautiful Woman from the Western Africa" according to “A-listers Magazine”.

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#3) Helen Asante

Helen Asante

Helen Asante is famous Ghanaian actress She received the Most Promising Actress award at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2013. She’s also popular for her great acting in the Ghanaian TV show 'Adam’s Apples.'

#4) Nana Ama Mcbrown

Nana Ama Mcbrown

Felicity Ama Agyemang (also known as Nana Ama McBrown) is a gifted music writer and a famous Ghanaian actress. She received a lot of attention after featuring in the Twi-language movie called “Asoreba”. It is often referred to as the movie that united Twi-language Ghanaian films into the mainstream.

Though frequently overshadowed by her English-speaking counterparts throughout the Western Africa, Nana Ama, in recent years, has gained a great number of followers of her own among the Ghanaian people.

#5) Veeda Darko

Veeda Darko

Vida Darko (also known as Veeda Darko) is a famous actress, singer, and a fashion designer, who came to the limelight after she released her hit track single “Bribi Yaaye Me”.

As for her acting career, she began professionally in 2004, and have featured in such movies as “Crossing Path”, “Hidden Romance”, “American Nurse”, and “Capital Blues”.

#6) Soraya Mensah

Soraya Mensah

Soraya Mensah is a popular Ghanaian actress and an entrepreneur. This half Lebanese and half Ghanaian actress was rewarded with a Fashion and Life Achievements Awards. In 2013 she featured in the Nadia Buari produced movie titled 'Diary of Imoge Brown.'

#7) Ama Konadu Abebrese

Ama Konadu Abebrese

Ama Konadu Abebrese is a popular Ghanaian actress, producer, and TV presenter. She received an award for The Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards. Also, she is thought to be one of the most successful actresses in Ghana.

The Dagomba tribe

#1) Nadia Maame Esi Sidiku-Buari

Nadia Maame Esi Sidiku-Buari

Nadia Buari is a well-known Ghanaian actress. She has received two awards for The Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2001 and 2009.

The Fanti tribe

#1) Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson is a Ghanaian model, actress, entrepreneur, an film producer. She has featured in several movies including “House of Gold” (2013) and “Any Other Monday”.

#2) Yvonne Esi Chinyere Okereke Okoro

Yvonne Esi Chinyere Okereke Okoro

Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is a popular actress of a Ghanaian and Nigerian descent. She was honoured at the Ghana Movie Awards as The Best Actress in 2010 and was awarded Africa Movie Academy Awards for The Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012 for her movies “Pool Party” and “Single Six”. Also, in 2012, she has received 4 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Award and was nominated for a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards.

#3) Martha Ankomah

Martha Ankomah

Martha Ankomah is a very famous Ghanaian actress, who has featured in several movies and has gained awards for playing explicit roles.

#4) Lydia Forson

Lydia Forson

Lydia Forson is a popular Ghanaian actress, producer, and writer. She has played in different movies like “Hotel St. James” (2005), “Run Baby Run” (2006), “Different Shades of Blue” (2007), etc. This amazing actress was honoured with The Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2010. 

#5) Christabel Ekeh

Christabel Ekeh

Christabel Ekeh is a rather popular actress and a successful model. She came to the limelight after she featured in such movies as “Efia”, “College Girls”, “Kafui”, and in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s investigative series, which is called “Peep”.

#6) Ebiere Bright

Ebiere Bright

As for Ebiere Bright, she is not only a Ghanaian actress, but she is also a politician. Ebiere’s first role was in the movie “The Game” by Hero Productions, where she played the part of a hired assassin. Actually, she did not anticipate going into acting but after she featured in “The Game”, many different roles kept coming.

The Ewe tribe

#1) Luckie Emefa Lawson

Luckie Emefa Lawson

Luckie Emefa Lawson is a popular Ghanaian actress and a film producer. She has acted in such movies as “College Girls”, “Efia”, “Friends”, “Familiar Stranger”, etc.

#2) Beverly Afaglo

Beverly Afaglo

The next one is Beverly Afaglo Baah, who is a talented actress and a popular TV presenter. She has acted in such movies as “Total Exchange”, “Girl’s Connection”, “The King’s Bride”, “Playboy”, “Crime to Christ”, etc.

#3) Zynell Lydia Zuh

Zynell Lydia Zuh

Zynnell Lydia Zuh is a famous Ghanaian actress and producer, who came to the Ghanaian movie industry in 2004. As a result of her great acting talent, she started to feature in films immediately after finishing high school. Now, Zynell has acted in more than 30 movies, and the number is still increasing.

#4) Kafui Danku

Kafui Danku

Kafui Danku is a very beautiful actress, producer, and is one of the most popular celebrities in Ghana. She came to the limelight as a result of her role in the movie titled “Heal My Heart” and “Any Other Monday”. The first movie that she produced was “Letter to my Mother”.

The HAUSA tribe

#1) Salma Mumin

Salma Mumin

Salma Mumin is a popular Ghanaian actress, who has acted in a lot of different movies after she joined the Ghana movie industry back in 2007. She featured in such movies as 'Seduction', 'No Apology', 'Passion and Soul', 'College Girls', 'Leave My Wife', 'The Will', etc.

#2) Sermira Adams

Sermira Adams

She is a super model and Ghanaian actress. The actress became popular for her leading role in “Blood Line, True Lies” and the ongoing new TV series “The Idiot And I”.

The Ghanaian movie industry is rather developed and popular. As far as we know, there are several tribes in Nigeria, and each of them has its super stars. The same can be said for tribes in Ghana. In this article, we collected information about the most popular Ghanaian actresses. After watching the movies where they acted, you will love these beautiful ladies!

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