There was a time when the movie industry (Ghallywood) stalled; producers and movie makers were just not consistent with their productions. This made many of the players become redundant, as it were.
Fortunately for some of them, it proved to be the catalyst which spurred them to venture into movie productions and its associated work requirement.
Ghbase present to you five bold and beautiful Ghanaian actresses and the first movie they produced.
- Yvonne Okoro- Contract
Yvonne Okoro’s Contract was a major hit. It received six nominations at the 9th Arica Movie Academy Awards. The movie was directed by the award winning Shirley Frimpong-Manso and had an impressive cast albeit few; Joseph Benjamin, Hlomla Dandala and Yvonne Okoro.
The plot: A bachelor who vowed not to marry contracted the services of a woman to give birth to a child after which they go their separate ways. The twist and turns of the weird contract which was modified somewhere along the line by the woman (Yvonne Okoro) makes the movie an intriguing one indeed.
- Lydia Forson- A Letter from Adam
The movie which was shot in 2014, features Lydia Forson, Wale Ojo, Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku, Akorfa Edjeani, Fred Kanebi and introducing Jeff Kumordzie and Louie Lartey. It was directed by Sam Kessie, a Ghanaian based in USA and produced and written by Lydia Forson.
A Letter from Adam was selected for the 2015 edition of Pan-African Film Festival and also had three AMVCA nominations. A Letter From Adam is a story about love, loss and hope. It teaches us that love doesn’t always come in the form one expects it to.
- Kafui Danku- Letters To My Mother
Kafui Danku produced her first movie in 2013 entitled Letters To My Mother. It is a story about a man who has never spoken a word to anyone for the past five years (sounds very interesting). Kafui, speaking to reporters about the movie said. “The story is about hatred embedded in deceit and lies. It is about secrets and destiny.”
Actors and actresses who featured in this classic movie include Kafui Danku, John Dumelo, Roselyn Ngissah, Adjetey Annang and veteran musician Paulina Oduro. It was directed by Pascal Amanfo for ABC pictures.
- Juliet Ibrahim- The Number One Fan
Juliet Ibrahim wrote and directed this movie in 2013. Impressive line up like Yemi Blaq, AY Comedian, KC EJelonu (all from Nigeria), Kofi Adjorlor, Prince David Osei, Juliet Ibrahim and a host of others. She firs premiered it at Silverbird Galleria in Lagos on Friday July 4th.
- Yvonne Nelson- Single & Married
Single and Married is Yvonne Nelson’s first directorial work. The film was directed by Frank Raje Arase. It featured herself, Chris Attoh, Nadia Buari, Kofi Adjorlo, Eddie Watson, Efya (the Musician). The sequel to the movie was released in 2014.
The movie centres on the drama, the intrigue and the dirty little secrets of three male friends, their sex lives, being single or married, and all the in-betweens.
The movie had 10 nominations at the 2012 Ghana Movie Awards and went ahead to win in the categories for Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actress in a Supporting role and Best Cinematography.
This prompted Yvonne Nelson to release the sequel to the movie in 2014 titled Single, Married & Complicated
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