Many women have contributed to the Ghallywood film industry over the years. They have graced the screens of Ghanaians with elegant and unique acting skills. These women are worth millions of dollars.
Ghana is a West African country on the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic in the West African sub-region with around 31,072,940 inhabitants. Ghana’s film industry, Hollywood, has produced many of the world’s famous stars and financial banks. Meet three actresses who are considered some of Ghana’s richest actresses, among others.
1. Yvonne Nelson
Yvonne Nelson is a 34-year-old actress. Born on November 12, 1985, an actress from Ghana, model, film producer and entrepreneur. She has starred in several films including House of Gold (2013), Any Other Monday, In April, and Swings. She was nominated for Miss Ghana and entered the film scene with roles in Princess Tire and Playboy.
Education: Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion Senior High School, Central University College, Zenith University College
She was involved in film production in 2011. Her first production was The Prince, which was released the same year. In 2012, she also produced Single and Married, and in 2013, House of Gold. The latter was named Best Movie at Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghana Movie at City People Entertainment Awards 2013.
Nelson founded the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation in 2010 to raise awareness about the disease. With the support of other Ghanaian celebrities, she recorded a star charity single and shot a video to educate people. She also made a video to teach people about glaucoma. For her philanthropic activities, especially in the field of glaucoma, she was honoured by GoWoman Magazine and Printex for her founding and film career.
The actress is considered one of the richest actresses with a net worth of approximately $ 900,000.
2. Jackie Appiah
Jackie Appiah, 36, born December 5, 1983, is a Ghanaian actress born in Canada. For her acting work, she has received several awards and nominations, including Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2010; and Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007.
She received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Upcoming Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008. Appiah was already known in Nollywood thanks to her many successful Ghanaian films including Beyoncé – The President Daughter, Princess Tyra , Passion of the Soul, Pretty Queen, the prince’s wife, the king is mine and the picture perfect. His notable Nollywood films include Black Soul and Bitter Blessing, alongside Nollywood actor Ramsey Noah and My Last Wedding, alongside Nollywood actor Emeka Ike.
In 2013, she won the award for a best international actress at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA) 2013 in Abuja. The actress has a net worth of around $ 800,000.
3. Nadia Buari
Nadia Buari is a Ghanaian actress. She received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009
Nadia Buari is an actress philanthropist from Africa. Born in West Africa, she concurrently lives in Ghana and the United States of America. As an enterprising business woman, she has consistently stayed above her contemporaries in the film industry not just because of her irresistible beauty and sense of humour, but more importantly because of her ambidextrous quality in business coupled with her affable attitude undergirded by her persistent aptitude for excellence. Though a media-shy actress, yet in front the camera she continuous to thrill the world with her creative acting prowess.
- Nadia is daughter to Mr Alhaji Sidiku Buari a great composer, actor and a businessman. As the former president and vice president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and the International Federation of Musicians (FIM) respectively, it would not be out of place to believe that Nadia’s father has had a huge influence on his daughter’s career as an actress considering the fact that he himself has and still plays a key role in the art industry worldwide.
- As the first of five children of Mr and Mrs Buari, Nadia has consistently placed her family above all her priorities to the extent that her mother Mrs Caddy Buari is currently not only her manager but also as a professional beautician the mum is in charge of all her public appearances. To Nadia, the source of her strength for doing what she is doing is derived first from her belief in God, support from her family and her passion for assiduousness.
- EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
- Nadia currently holds a First Class BFT Degree in Fine Art. Following her successful basic, elementary and high schools, Nadia enrolled in the University of Ghana, Legon, where she studied Fine Art. Assiduous as she was and still is she played a major role in her school’s theatre and drama club by organising many programs and shows that sought to inspire many in the club to aspire to advance themselves in their chosen careers.
Having featured in over one hundred and fifty (150) movies, Nadia became the first actress in Africa to come out with her directorial debut – ‘Diary of Imogen Brown’. It was the first time in the history of movie-making in Ghana (aside documentaries) where an actress used a major movie to educate society on the effects of drug abuse.
Diary of Imogen Brown, Nadia’s directorial debut, enviably became the most successful movie to be premiered in Ghana in 2013. To the amazement of everyone, the premier in Accra received the biggest attendance ever in Ghana. And to avoid any crowd stampede the premier was scheduled to be ran twice on the day. It was so massively attended to the extent that I could not have a space during the first session and have to wait for the second that ended at midnight.
The regional premiere tour of the movie broke every pre-existing record and set new ones yet to be surpassed by anyone. In Ghana today, we all await who may supersede Nadia’s success tomorrow, if not she herself, due to the amazing stuffs she is yet to unfold in the movie industry.
Diary of Imogen Brown was well received in the sub-region of Africa and made Nadia earn the reputation as a life ambassador to the world, considering her passion to influence society with her talent and skills.
Her first major film was Mummy’s Daughter, after which, she starred in Beyonce: The President’s Daughter. Her role as “Beyonce” was her major breakthrough. Her movie career began with her playing a role in the TV series Games People Play in 2005, which she got nominated for best actress. She has starred in more than 20 movies. In 2013, she came out with her own movie called The Diary of Imogene Brown. She is said to have a net worth of about $100,000,000.