Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Photos: Top 7 Most Paid And Influential Ghanaian Actress
In the last few years, Nigerians have come to love and enjoy Ghanaian movies almost as much as they love Nollywood. Only a decade ago, Ghanaian movies hardly sold in Nigeria while Nigerian movies were blockbusters in Ghana.
Today, Ghollywood, as the Ghanaian movie industry is known, has come a long way. Apart from the sex appeal of Ghanaian movies, they parade some of the most beautiful actresses in Africa, which has kept movie lovers interested in seeing their faces, even if the movie isn’t so interesting.
In this piece, we have decided to feature, in no particular order, seven of Ghollywood’s top actresses:
The delectable actress, who once dated former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has become a prominent face in Ghanaian movies, featuring in blockbusters like Beyonce, The President’s Daughter, The Return of Beyonce, Hidden Treasure and My Last Ambition.
The mother of one ranks amongst one of the highest paid actresses in Ghana.
Even though her ‘relationship’ with Naija rising pop sensation, Iyanya may not have lasted, Yvonne leaves an indelible mark in the minds of many, not only as an actress, but also as an entrepreneur. She has established YN Productions, YN Closet Fashion Shops, the YN Glaucoma Foundation and the YN Hairline for women.
In addition to acting, Juliet is also a savvy business woman. She owns her own beauty parlour, as well as a Marketing and Advertising degree from the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. Her foundation, the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation (JIF) is in the forefront of creating awareness on Kidney Cancer.
The beautiful and curvy actress, once linked to the Tottenham Hotspurs and Benin Republic footballer, Emmanuel Adebayor, holds a B.A. in English and Linguistics from the University of Ghana, plus a degree in Press Civilisation, Drama and Marketing from University De-Nantes in France.
Jocelyn Dumas is the same pretty lady who featured as the bride in Lynxxx’s video for `Fine Lady’. The pretty actress and television personality, who grew up in Ghana, UK and the USA plays host to one of Ghana’s most watched talk shows, ‘The One Show.’
In 2011, the 33 year old won the Ghanaian TV Personality of the year award. ‘Perfect Picture, ‘A Sting in a Tale‘ and ‘Bed of Roses‘ are just a few of the movies that the Ghanaian ‘face of Range Rover’ has featured in. She is most admired for having a great derriere.
Nana Ama Mcbrown kind of of stumbled into acting; she was hired to do costume on set but ended up getting a role in the production. In 2001, her first movie ‘That Day’ was released, launching her career in Ghollywood.
Her performance opened the floodgates to choice roles, landing her a spot on the TV Series ‘Tentacles.’ Nana Ama has slowly built a strong following, releasing a slew of critically acclaimed movies like ‘My Own Mother‘, ‘Friday Night’ and ‘Pastors’ Club.’
Culled from NaijaXclusive