Ghana is blessed with a lot of celebrities who know their onions. Most revered among Ghanaian celebrities are some of their actresses whose talents have paved way for them in Nollywood.
These celebrities found a way into the Nigerian movie industry and since then, they have stayed and continued amassing popularity and wealth.
Below are some Ghanaian celebrities taking Nollywood and Nigeria as a whole by storm.
1. Juliet Ibrahim
Juliet’s first Nollywood film was Yankee Boys and she has featured in more than 50 films afterward. Her 2nd movie ‘Shattered Romance’ which paraded Nigerian and Ghanaian actors, launched amidst fanfare in Accra, Ghana on the 5th of December 2014.
2. Yvonne Nelson
Her first lead role was the title character in the movie Princess Tyra. She shot about five more movies and then went to Nigeria to shoot her first collaboration with Genevieve Nnaji in 2007, which launched her career in Nollywood.
Since then, she has become a household name in the movie industry. Some of the Nollywood movies she has featured include House of Gold with several others.
3. Nadia Buari
Delectable actress, Nadia 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.
4. Jackie Appiah
Canadian-born Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah is another famous actress who had a breakthrough in Nollywood. Appiah has featured in several Nigerian movies t 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.
5. Joselyn Dumas
Dumas was a practicing paralegal until she relocated to Ghana to follow her dreams of becoming a Television personality. She made her debut on Television as the host of Charter House’s Rhythmz, an entertainment show, which saw her interview many celebrities. Lekki Wives (Season 2), Perfect Picture among other movies are what launched her career in Nollywood movies.
6. Yvonne Okoro
Yvonne made her screen debut in Sticking to the Promise, a 2002 movie produced by the Nigerian producer Theo Akatugba, just after her Senior High Education. She also played a cameo role in the hit series Tentacles by the same producer for Point Blank Media Concepts.
7. Martha Ankomah
Martha who is a product of the next movie star started her movie career during the days of Fun World and Kiddafest in 1996 and later went on stage with the group called T.P.S. has featured in various Nollywood movies like The Engagement, Divided Couple, Politics is a Game.