The Ghanaian film industry has produced numerous actors and actresses who have significantly impacted the movie industry. These actors and actresses have become household names, and their career trajectories have impacted the industry in various ways.
Different sources have ranked the top 10 most influential actors in the Ghanaian film industry, with varying results. In this article, we bring you the top 10 actors in the Ghanaian film industry not based on one source but from an evaluation of multiple sources.
#1 John Dumelo
Dumelo is one of the most popular actors in Ghana and has played leading roles in movies that have moved beyond the frontiers of Africa. Apart from acting, Dumelo is active in politics and appeals more to the younger generations. He is also a farmer who uses his social media platform to advocate for youth in agriculture.
He has played lead character in movies such as “The Prince Bride, The Game” and many more. He has won several awards including the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 2014 Ghana Movie Awards.
#2 Majid Michel
His acting prowess has been recognized in Ghana and Africa, which led to him being nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Awards several times before winning the award in 2012. He has featured in both Ghallywood and Nollywood movies.
#3 Van Vicker
Van Vicker is a multiple award-winning director, producer and actor who has starred in a number of movies. Van Vicker has feature in both Nollywood and Ghallywood and is known for acting in romantic movies and playing his role well. He has acted in more than 100 movies and has many awards and nominations to his name.
#4 Abraham Atta
Abraham Atta is a young Ghanaian actor that made his first debut film in Beast of No Nation and his leading role in Child Soldier. Abraham Atta has appeared in Marvel Studios’ film Spider-Man Homecoming. Since his first appearance, he has won several awards including the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.
#5 David Osei
Prince David Osei is a Ghanaian actor, producer, model and former banker that has starred in several movies in Ghana and Nigeria. David Osei is known for acting in romantic roles. David Osei has been nominated and won several awards including the Best Actor for the Lead Role at the African Festival Awards 2019.
#6 Akwasi Boadi
Popularly known as Akrobeto (who nose tomorrow), Akwasi Boadi has risen from the popular Ghanaian theatrical show Concert Party to become a giant figure in the Ghanaian movies industry. He as featured in more than 100 movies. Apart from his movie career, Akrobeto is the host of a satirical TV show on UTV and has gone viral for his comic way of reading news. He has been featured on some international media outlets for laughter and pronunciation of words. It is no wonder that Akrobeto occupies the no #6 position of the top 10 actors in Ghana.
#7 Adjetey Anang
Popularly known as “Pusher,” Adjetey Anang is one of the most famous figures in the industry and has been featured in several movies, including Deadly Voyage, The Perfect Picture, and many others.
#8 Jackie Appiah
Jackie Appiah is one of Ghana’s most famous and loved actresses who debuted her acting career in the movie, Divine Love.
#9 Felicity Ama Agyemang
Nana Ama McBrown as she is known by most Ghanaians, is a veteran actor, brand ambassador and TV host. Nana Ama is known for her dynamism in the movies industry with several awards and nominations to her credits.
#10 Kwadwo Nkansah
Popularly known as Lil Win, Kwadwo Nkansah is of the most popular actors in Ghana. His name is now a household name due to his role in comic movies. He is not just an actor, but also a musician who has featured with other top musicians in Ghana. These are the Top 10 Actors in Ghana.