Ghana’s vibrant movie industry can boast of two unique categories, Ghallywood and Kumawood. A tall list of the most Influential actresses and actors happens to be products of the Kumawood movie industry. However, most of the below listed kumawood actresses and their names, have featured in both Ghallywood and Kumawood movies.
Ghallywood is more into the use of English language in their contents. Where as Kumawood employs the local Akan dialect in their movies. Also known as Akan Movie Industry, the heart of the Kumawood movie industry is the Garden City of Kumasi. The city has produced most of the Kumawood stars we know today, from the likes of the Late Bob Santo to Kwadwo Nkansah of today.
Moreover, the opportunity presented by the Kumawood industry has given voice to most of these celebrities, extending their influences beyond their immediate families and friends to their communities and the entire nation as large. In this post I have listed the top 20 most influential individuals in Ghana’s Kumawood industry. Also by the time you are done reading this content you would get to know the background of these top kumawood actresses and their names. Most these actresses’ names remain unknown to most Ghanaians. Even though of using ‘Kumawood actresses and their names’ as the title of this post, but that will be posted soon
Top 20 Most Influential Kumawood Actresses Finally ranked
20) Safina Haroun
Actress Safina Haroun has for the past few years risen with her unique talent to become one of the most valuable actresses in Ghana with a commanding influence all over the country. She is widely known to have disregard for social norms.
19) Vivian Okyere
One of Kumawood’s curvaceous personalities is the beautiful Vivian Okyere. She is believed to have been introduced to the movie industry by his deary Yaw Dabo. Vivian Okyere is believed to have a love affair with Ghanaian comedian and actor Yaw Dabo. A hilarious video of Vivian giving her man Dabo, a befitting and romantic massage will crack your ribs.The Kumawood actress wields a bit influence and therefore placed nineteenth on my list.
18) Purfcie Conna
Actress Purfcie has been on Ghana’s movies scene for sometime now. She is known mainly for her curvaceous body and heavy backside. Her prominence in the industry began after her reports surfaced in 2018 that she was the girlfriend of one of Ghana’s diminutive actors, Don Little.
17) Portia Boateng Asare
Veteran Kumawood actress Portia Asare is one of Ghana’s most influential Kumawood actresses, she is best remembered for her role in the popular Kumawood movie ‘Kumasi Yonkuo’.
16) Gloria Sarfo
Multiple award winner, Gloria Sarfo is a Ghanaian actress and TV presenter. Her long stay in the movie industry has gain her much experience and influence. Gloria Sarfo began her acting career in the year 2000. She gained popularity after playing the role of Nana Ama in the popular ‘Efiewura’ local series.
15) Yaa Jackson
Although the actress is young, her passion for her work as an actress has mostly contributed to her success in the movie industry. Maame Yaa Konadu Jackson who is also a singer, began her acting career at an early age when she was 9 years old. Just recently, Yaa Jackson announced to Ghanaians that she had changed from her old ways of life after sharing a really decent picture of herself that did not in any way represent her personality to many Ghanaians. However, few weeks after her confession, the young actress posted a video that reflected the real Yaa Jackson Ghanaians knew. The video confirmed the fact her claims of adopting new decent lifestyle was all false.
14) Sandra Sarfo Ababio
Beautiful Sandra has for the time being carved a niche for herself as one of Ghana’s most talented actresses in the Kumawood movie industry. She is observed to be very serious with her performance in her movies as her sole profession. She was rumored to be the girlfriend of popular Ghanaian comedian actor, Kwadwo Nkansah.
13) Ellen Kyei White
Ellen White stands as one of the most influential actresses in Ghana. Although not very active on social media, the beautiful actress commands a lot of followers in Ghana. This is due to the fact that, most Ghanaians enjoy her style of performance. She is mostly remembered for her role in Fake Feelings (2007). Ellen is married and blessed with a son.
12) Miriam Akyere Bruwaa
Mirriam Akyere Bruwaa, professional known as Akyere Bruwaa is a Ghanaian actress well known for her impressive performance in most Kumawood movies. The veteran Kumawood actress is loved by her fans and continues to command a lot of influence in the industry.
11) Benedicta Gafah
The influential actress is featured in both Kumawood and Ghallywood movies. Benedicta is mostly remembered for her role in “Mirror Girl” and “Azonto Ghost” . The hardworking entertainer is also a film producer. She is also a product of the Garden City, Kumasi. Benedicta although very curvy, happens to be among Ghanaian female celebrities accused of wearing hip pads with intention to deceive the general public.
10) Naana Heyford-Domphe
Sofo Maame Naana Heyford has kept it on the low key in the movie industry for sometime now. However, her undoubted influence within the country remains unquestionable.
9) Rose Afrakoma Mensah
Actress Rose Mensah is professionally known by the name ‘Kyeiwaa‘, a name she earned after her stunning role in the popular local movie “Kyeiwaa”. She remains one of the most influential actresses in Kumawood. The veteran actress recently got married after her last marriage collapsed.
8) Mathilda Asare
Kumawood actress Matilda Asare has gained much experience in her acting career. Most Ghanaians enjoy her craft and her unique ability to express herself well in the local dialect in most of her movies. The Beautiful actress stands as one of the most successful actresses in the movie industry. Thus, she has a lot of influence in the country.
7) Christiana Awuni
Christiana Awuni is one of Ghana’s favorite actresses. Most of her admirers are fond of her huge ‘backside’. She remains one of the most influential Kumawood actresses in the country right now.
6) Maame Serwaa
Although very young, Clara Amoateng Benson remains one of the most successful actresses in the country. In 2019, the young actress was featured on BBC Africa’s documentary on the ‘Thriving Ghanaian Movie Industry’. Maame serwaa has won several awards as well as earned many ambassadorial roles. Her influence in the country is huge, with the sort of enormous fan base she commands. Her net worth has made her to ranked among the top richest celebrity kids in Ghana
5) Tracey Boakye
Tracey has been on top of issues for sometime now due to her recent ‘beef’ with Mzbel. However, she remains one of the most successful actresses in the country. Although most of her income is not from her movie roles, she has proven beyond doubt her influence in the country. The controversial actress is known to be a very successful entrepreneur as well as a film producer.
4) Mercy Aseidu
Nana Yere Mercy Asiedu is one of Ghana’s celebrated actresses, she is married to a King. As one of the oldest in the industry, her contribution to the success of the Kumawood movie industry is enormous. She is mostly remembered for her role in the popular local movie ‘Asoreba’ as Asaabea. Mercy Asiedu remains one of the most successful actresses in the Kumawood movie industry.
3) Emelia Brobbey
The charming Emilia Brobbey is admired by most Ghanaians. She is a very successful actress and TV presenter. Her unique experience in the Ghana movie industry has contributed largely to her success. Emelia Brobbey is one of the most influential Kumawood actress in Ghana.
2) Vivian Jill Lawrence
Vivian Jill is a renowned Ghanaian actress with much experience in Ghana’s movie industry. The veteran actress has won many awards in her career as an actress. The sensational Kumawood actress is most admired by followers for her beauty. Vivian Jill Lawrence stands as the second most influential Kumawood actresses in Ghana now.
1) Nana Ama McBrown
Nana Ama McBrown is very influential. On this list, she is the most influential Kumawood actress in Ghana right now. McBrown command a lot of followers in Ghana and beyond. She is most admired by her followers for her unique personality. The veteran actress is happily married and blessed with a child; Baby Maxine is loved by many Ghanaians. Pictures of Maxin and her mum together are always adorable. McBrown is a multi award winner and has earned many ambassadorial roles for herself and her little child, Baby Maxin. Felicity Ama Agyemang is multi talented apart from being an actress, she also work as a TV presenter; her entertainment show ‘United Showbiz‘ is the most watched in Ghana. She is also a music writer. Aside featuring many local movies, McBrown featured in an American movie titled Coming To Africa; Watch Video. McBrown’s position as the most influential Kumawood actress in Ghana is unquestionable.
The list on the most influential kumawood actresses and their names is endless. These individuals are few of the many influential Kumawood actresses in the country. They command many followers and are admired by most Ghanaians for their unique craft and talent.
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