Lydia Forson

Lydia Forson (born 24 October 1984) is a Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer. In 2010 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Lydia Forson
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Born
Lydia Forson

24 October 1984 (1984-10-24) (age 37)
OccupationActress, writer and producer
Years active2005–present

BiographyEdit

Forson was born on 24 October 1984[1] in Mankessim, Ghana.[2] She received her early education at Wilmore Elementary School in Kentucky. At the age of nine, her family moved to Ghana, where she continued her education at Akosombo International School. She also attended St. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi, where she completed her secondary school education.

Forson graduated from the University of Ghana, earning a bachelor's degree in English Language and Information Studies.[3]

CareerEdit

Forson's acting career started with a cameo role in Hotel St. James (2005), Run Baby Run (2006), Different Shades of Blue (2007) and a stint in the reality show The Next Movie Star in Nigeria (2007). Shirley Frimpong Manso, CEO of Sparrow Productions, who had previously worked with her in the Ghanaian television series Different Shades of Blue, brought Forson back to the screens through the movie Scorned.[4] This starring role led to her first African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nomination as the Best Upcoming Female Actress.[citation needed]

In 2009, Forson starred in the award-winning The Perfect Picture by Shirley Frimpong-Manso.[5] She has starred in A Sting in a Tale, Phone Swap, Masquerades, Keteke, and Sidechic Gang.[6]

FilmographyEdit

  • Hotel St. James (2005) – Cameo roles
  • Run Baby Run (2006) – Supporting role[7]
  • Different Shades of Blue (2007)
  • The Next Movie Star Reality Show (2007) – Third runner-up
  • Scorned (2008) – Lead role
  • The Perfect Picture (2009) – Supporting role[8]
  • A Sting in a Tale (2009) – Lead role[9]
  • Masquerades (2011)
  • Phone Swap (2012)[10]
  • Kamara's Tree (2013)
  • Scandal (2013) (South African series) – Aku[11]
  • A Letter From Adam (2014) – Writer/Producer[12][13]
  • Isoken (2017)[14]
  • Keteke (2017) - Leading role [15]
  • Sidechic Gang (2018)[16]

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Result Ref
2009 African Movie Academy Award Nominated [citation needed]
2010 Best Actress in a lead role Won [17][18]
2012 Ghana Movie Awards Best Screenplay (In The Cupboard) Won [citation needed]
2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Comedic Act Nominated [19]
Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Nominated [20]
Best Writer (Comedy) Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Actress of the Year (Africa) Nominated [21]
2017 African Movie Academy Award Best Actress in a lead role Nominated [22]
2018 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Supporting Actress Won [23]
2020 People's Choice Awards Nominated [24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peace FM Online (24 October 2012). "Lydia Forson Launches Website And Celebrates Birthday Online". www.peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Lydia Forson". irokotv. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  3. ^ Obiorah, Chuka (3 May 2014). "Lydia Forson: 10 Lesser Known Facts about Her". BuzzGhana. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  4. ^ Agyapong Febiri, Chris-Vincent (23 July 2010). "Lydia Forson in Focus + Photos". Ghanacelebrities.com. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Shirley Frimpong-Manso's Perfect Picture". Archived from the original on 6 August 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  6. ^ Sika, Delali (15 April 2020). "Use traditional rulers to fight COVID-19—Lydia Forson". Graphic Showbiz.
  7. ^ Duah, Kofi. "Lydia Forson on the Go".
  8. ^ The Perfect Picture, retrieved 20 November 2018
  9. ^ "Lydia Forson". Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Lydia Forson Grabs Another Job in Nollywood". NewsOne. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Lydia Forson on e.tv's Scandal".
  12. ^ "Lydia Forson presents "A Letter from Adam" Watch the Trailer & Get the Scoop!". Bella Naija. 7 October 2014.
  13. ^ "'A Letter from Adam': Watch movie review by Adenike Adebayo". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  14. ^ Isoken, retrieved 21 November 2018
  15. ^ "Keteke (2017)", IMDb.
  16. ^ Sidechic Gang, retrieved 20 November 2018
  17. ^ "AMAA Nominees and Winners 2010". Archived from the original on 5 April 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  18. ^ Mark Tutton, Christian Purefoy (30 April 2010). "Stars shine at African Oscars". CNN. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  19. ^ "NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 GOLDEN ICONS ACADEMY MOVIE AWARDS (GIAMA)". Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards. 3 September 2015.
  20. ^ "AMVCA nominees announced". DStv. 12 December 2014. Archived from the original on 17 April 2015.
  21. ^ O'Neill, Danielle (15 June 2015). "The Nigeria Entertainment Awards Announce 2015 Nominees". OkayAfrica.
  22. ^ "Lydia Forson misses 'Best Actress in Leading Role' at 2017 AMMA". www.ghanaweb.com. 17 July 2017.
  23. ^ "Lydia Forson, Adjetey Anang make Ghana proud at 2018 AMVCA". www.ghanaweb.com. 3 September 2018.
  24. ^ Thangevelo, Debashine (1 October 2020). "Sho Madjozi and Thuso Mbedu among nominees for E! People's Choice Awards". Independent Online.