The movie industry in Ghana is one of the branches of Entertainment that have put smiles on the faces of Ghanaians for decades and still counting. The then actors and producers who gave little females who wanted to be like them chances to show their talent were a blessing to their lives and they are now enjoying the good life.
The Ghanaian movie industry has experienced a lot of talented actresses such as Nadia Buari, Ante Bee, Maame Dokono, Adwoa Smart, Nana Ama Mcbrown, Ama K. Abebrese, and many others.
The names below are of the top ten wealthiest actresses in Ghana.
1. Jackie Appiah-$5 million(estimated)
Jackie Appiah, a Canadian-Born Ghanaian actress is the wealthiest among her colleagues in the industry. Appiah, born on December 5, 1989, in Toronto, started her acting career in 2001 when she got the chance to be featured in “Things We Do For Love” with the help of its writer, Edward Seddoh Junior where she played the role of Enyonam Blagogee. Appiah had a good start and due to her good acting skills she got the chance to play role in Tentacles and which gave her career a facelift.
The actress played roles in Games People Play and the Sun-City TV series. She got a breakthrough in the Nigerian Movie industry after she was featured in the movie, Beyouncé-The President’s Daughter. Jackie has won prestigious awards like Best International Actress at the 2013 Pyprous Magazine Screen Actors Awards, Best Actress Diaspora at the 2013 Nafca, and Best Actress Leading Role at the 2012 Ghana Movie Awards.
Her hard work and good acting skills have earned her a huge net worth and she spends it on a luxurious lifestyle, traveling around the world and helping the needy. She is the brand ambassador for many notable brands and one of them being Pearl mineral water.
2. Nana Ama Mcbrown $2.8 million(estimated)
Leticia Ama Agyemang, professionally known as Nana Ama Mcbrown was born on August 15, 1973, and she is the second wealthiest actress in Ghana with a net worth of 2.8-3 million Dollars. Nana Ama was born in Kwadaso, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region and that is where she grew up.
The actress got into the movie industry through Miracle Film after a call audition on the radio to do customing on set but with time she got the chance to show her talent in a movie called ‘That Day’ where she played a lead role with help of movie director, Samuel Nyamekye. Her talent secured her a role in the TV series Tentacles and she became more famous when was featured in a Ghanaian movie ” Asoreba”( a movie acted in Twi, a local dialect that depicts how some Christians act righteous but they are hypocrites) and “Kumasi Yonko”( which is also about a how a typical Kumasi house looks like with tenants both single and couples where Nana used to take bad advice from her fellow married woman who was suffering in her marriage).
The actress has won awards for her beautiful talent and a few are Best English Actress, Best Lead Role Actress, and Golden Actress at the Golden Movie Awards. Mcbrown is the only actress with the most ambassadorial deals currently and a few are Royal drinks, Hisense, and Roma Insecticide spray.
Nana Ama lives a flashy lifestyle with mansions and cars and with her immense wealth, she donates to foundations and helps the less privileged. She was the host of United Showbiz on U tv, the most sensational entertainment show in Ghana and she is currently with Onua TV, a subsidiary of Media General.
3. Yvonne Nelson- $2 million(estimated)
Yvonne Nelson, a Ghanaian actress, model, entrepreneur, and film producer is the next on the list with an estimated net worth of 2 million Dollars through hard work and consistency. Yvonne was born on November 12, 1981, in Accra, where she spent all her childhood days. The former Miss Ghana contestant went to watch an audition where she was given the chance to show her talent and that is where her career started in 2001.
Yvonne has starred in over a hundred movies and some are ” Sisters at War”, 4Play Reloaded”, “Blood is Thick”, “Deadly Pot” and “Classic Love”. The actress started producing movies in 2011 where she produced “The Price”, “House of Gold”(which won Best Picture and Best Ghanaian Movie at the 2013 Ghana Movie Awards and City People Entertainment Awards respectively) and “Single and Married”.
One of the most courageous actresses Ghana will ever experience is Nelson because she speaks on pressing issues in Ghana and also led a vigil named DumsorMustStop in May 2015, when Ghana was facing a massive energy crisis. Aside from being a voice for the people she is also a philanthropist and also has a foundation called the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation to create awareness of the disease and also educate the general public.
Nelson has won MTN Heroes Change for her humanitarian acts and was also honored by GoWoman Magazine and Printex for her good heart. The actress has won Stars Best Actress at Joy Nite Fm Awards, Best Actress-Supporting Role at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards, Best Ghanaian Actress at City People Awards in 2011, and many others.
4. Juliet Ibrahim- $1.5 million(estimated)
Juliet Ibrahim is one of the wealthiest actresses in Ghana with a net worth of 1.5 million Dollars(estimated). Juliet is a Ghanaian actress and film producer and singer of Lebanese Ghanaian-Liberian descent. She started her movie career in 2005, and with her consistency in the industry, she is now living a good and flashy lifestyle every woman would like to live. Juliet has starred in many movies in both Ghana and Nigeria.
Some of the movies she featured in are Crime to Christ(which starred Majid Michel), In Eyes of My Husband, Yankee Boys, Losing You, 4Play and 4Play Reloaded, Beyond Love, Naked Weapon, Crazy Scandal, and many others.
She is one of the Ghanaian actresses who has benefited from the Nigerian Movie industry. Ibrahim has won quite some awards, and a few are Actress of the Year at the 2016 Starzzawards, Achievement Award at the 2010 City People Magazine, Best Lead Actress at 2010 City People Entertainment, and many other honors. Juliet has starred in Twi movies, Yoruba movies, and Hausa movies due to her quality.
5. Nadia Buari-$1 million(estimated)
Nadia Buari, born on Nover 21,1982, to a Lebanese father and Ghanaian mother in Sekondi-Takoradi is one of the actresses in Ghana who rose to the highest height in the movie Ghanaian and Nigerian movie industry with her good acting skill. Nadia is worth 1 million Dollars and is now living a luxurious life with her hard-earned money. She started her acting career in 2005 when she starred in the TV series, Games People Play, and Beyounce-The President’s Daughter, she played the lead role and that was her breakthrough. Nadia was recognized with Special Recognition Award at Africa Magic Viewers Choice in 2014.
6. Yvonne Okoro-$1 million(estimated)
Yvonne Okoro, a Ghanaian-Nigerian actress is among the actresses wealthiest in Ghana. Yvonne is fond of living a low-key life even though she has a loaded bank account.
Okoro was born to a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother was born on November 24, 1985, in Tamale, she schooled at Mfanstiman Girls Secondary School, University of Ghana, where she did a Bachelor of Arts and combine English and Linguistics, at the University of Nantes, France where she studied Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing. She first appeared on the screens in 2002 when she starred in “Sticking To The Promise” with the help of a Nigerian producer, Theo Akatugba just after Senior High School. Yvonne starred in the hit TV series, Tentacles.
The actress has starred in the following movies and many others Queen Lateefah, Mother’s Love, The Return Of Beyonce, The President’s Daughter, Desperate To Survive, The Game, and Agony of Christ. Aside from acting Yvonne is also a philanthropist and usually visits hospitals and extends a helping hand to the sick and hospital as well. The actress has won Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award.
7. Joselyn Dumas-$850,000
Joselyn is one of the most beautiful actresses and Television hosts in Ghana, and she is among the wealthiest women in Ghana, with a net worth of $850,000.
Dumas was born on August 31, 1980, in Ghana. She acquired knowledge at Morning Star Basic School, ArchBishop Porter Girls’ Secondary School, where she was elected as the Entertainment prefect, she furthered her education in the United States of America, where she studied Administrative Law. Jocelyn appeared on the screen in 2009 when she was the Host for Charter House’s Rhythymz, an Entertainment show, Dumas also worked with ViaSat 1, where she hosted their first flagship show, At home With Dumas( a talk show which was across Africa and parts of Europe). Dumas is one of the TV personalities who have encountered many Celebrities in the world.
She starred in Perfect Picture and her impressive act landed her a role in ‘Adam’s Apple’ where she played the role of Jennifer Adams that is how she made it big and played landed key roles in the movie industry. She has been nominated 12 times for awards throughout her whole career and she has won 8 of them.
She won 2012 Best Entertainment Host of the Year at the Radio and Television Personality Awards, the Hottest Ghanaian Celebrity at the 2013 4Syte TV, and the Best Supporting Actress at the 2013 Ghana Movie Awards. Joselyn gives back to society anytime there is a need.
8. Ama K. Abebrese-$470,000(estimated)
Ama Konadu Abebrese, born on May 2, 1980, in Kumasi, Ghana, is a Ghanaian actress with a huge net worth of $470,000. Ama was born in Ghana but she was raised in England, West London to be precise where she schooled at Burlington Danes Academy, Williams Morris Sixth Form, and St. Mary’s University, Twickenham where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Drama.
She started her career at Youth Culture Television in London, where she was a presenter on the BBC2 youth show, Pass Da Mic, and was also a guest speaker English File Educational Series with time she fell in love with acting.
Some of the movies she starred in are Sinking Sands, Beast of No Nation( she was the mother of the lead actor, Agu, a young Ghanaian actor now based in the U.S.), Ties that Bind, Lagos to Oslo, and The Cursed ones. Abebrese has won awards like the 2010 Personality of the Year at the Ghana-U.K based Achievement Awards, Best Actress at the Zimbabwe Internation Film Festival, and TV Hostess of the Year in Ghana at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards.
Ama worked on quite some TV stations in Ghana and they are ViaSat 1 and Tv3. She has been named among the top 100 Most African Influential Women by C-Hub Magazine in 2014/2015 and The Most Influential Tv and Radio Host by Ghana Social Media Ranking List in 2015. She is a ‘Child Safety Icon’, a converter of “I Love My Natural Skintone. Say No to Skin Bleaching” and also launched Free Rape Medical kit to help rape victims get justice and good medical care.
9. Martha Ankomah-$420,000(estimated)
Martha Ankomah, a Ghanaian actress loved by all due to her decent dress on all occasions, is one of the wealthiest among her colleagues with a net worth of $420,000. She acquired knowledge at Labone Senior High School and Jayee University College.
Martha started her acting career through her cousin and she got the chance to show her talent in the 2007 edition of the Next Movie Star where she placed third. After finding her feet in the Ghanaian Movie Industry, she disclosed in an interview at Hitz FM that she will only assume roles in movies that will be morally in line with our society and also appropriate for youth consumption.
She was criticized by film producers and directors because they felt her opinion was disrespectful but she stood by her word. Ankomah is the brand ambassador for GTP, a Ghanaian Textile Printing Company because she loves to promote African wear.
She starred in Shakira, Suncity, All That Glitters, Where is your mobile? and many other movies. She has won awards like Best Actress in a Lead Role at the 2012 and 2015 editions of the Ghana Movie Awards respectively.
10. Lydia Forson-$350,000(estimated)
Lydia Forson, born on 24, 1984, is next on the list as one of the wealthiest actresses in Ghana with a huge amount of $350,000(estimated). She was born in Mankessim, Ghana but she attended Elementary School in Kentucky where her family moved she returned to Ghana and attended Akosombo Internation, St Louis Senior High School, and furthered at the University of Ghana, where earned a degree in English Language and Information Studies.
Forson started her acting career in 2005 when she landed a role in Hotel St. James, Run Baby Run(2006), and Different Shades of Blue(2007) and was in the 2007 edition of the Next Movie Star in Nigeria.
Lydia won Best Actress in a Lead Role at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards and, Best Screen Play at the 2012 Ghana Movie Awards and, Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in 2018. The beautiful actress is one of the bold females in the Entertainment Industry who speaks on pressing national issues to help the vulnerable.