Martha Ankomah is a Ghanaian film actress and an entrepreneur [1][2]

Martha Ankomah
Born (1986-11-21) November 21, 1986 (age 36)
Accra, Ghana
EducationJayee University College
Years active1994–present

Personal life and education Edit

Ankomah was born in Accra, Ghana, as the first-born of her single mother, Ankomah recalled encountering several challenges during her childhood.[3] She is an alumna of Adabraka Presbyterian Junior High School, Labone Senior High School and Jayee University College.[4]

Career Edit

According to her, she delved into acting through her cousin in 1994. After taking part in several auditions for movies, and acting in some television serials and film productions, she entered into Next Movie Star, where she was placed third in the 2007 edition of the reality show. Ankomah disclosed during an interview with Hitz FM in 2016 that henceforth she would only consider roles that are morally just and bring about positive change in the society.[4] In September 2018, she clarified her position, explaining that she can assume any role in a film as long as it passes a positive message to its audience.[5] In 2017, Ankomah was criticized by some film stakeholders when she questioned the superficial narrative of Ghanaian films. She expressed concern that the industry need to change the theme of their films to develop. Film directors felt her statement was disrespectful and lacking in knowledge of the art of film-making. In November 2018, she began a campaign that seeks to encourage young people to read.[6][7]

Filmography Edit

  • Suncity
  • St. James Hotel
  • All that Glitters
  • Where is your Mobile?
  • Power of the gods
  • Shakira
  • Sin of the Soul
  • Heart of Men
  • Somewhere in Africa
  • Sugar Town
  • A Trip To Hell

Accolades Edit

Business and ventures Edit

Endorsements Edit

In 2014, Ankomah signed an endorsement deal with Vitamilk Viora.[9] Dusk Capital Limited, a Ghanaian Investment Bank in 2017 revealed Ankomah as their brand ambassador.[10] She has worked with Globacom since 2018 as a brand ambassador.[11] In 2018, Ankomah was named the brand ambassador for Ghana Textiles Printers' (GTP) new fabric 'Adepa Dumas'.[12][13]

In August 2021, she endorsed Latif Abubakar's 'Something must kill a man' play in a video where she claimed the play had a lot to offer to the public.[14]

Beauty Business Edit

In July 2013, Ankomah officially opened her beauty salon 'Martha's Place' in Accra. The salon offers treatments for men and women.[15]

Foundation Edit

Martha Ankomah Foundation was launched in 2016, a social organization founded by Ankomah to provide health awareness, child care support programs, livelihood empowerment and community development projects. Martha through her foundation has donated stationery and other learning materials to many deprived communities including school children at Ackrobon in the Awutu Senya District.[16]

The foundation works together with Autism Ambassadors to develop autism awareness and support children living with autism[17]

References Edit

  1. ^ Sesi, Joyce (5 September 2018). "I never exchanged sex for a role with a movie director – Actress". Pulse. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  2. ^ "martha-ankomah-opens-ultra-modern-beauty-salon". 2019-10-05. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  3. ^ "Martha Ankomah Reveals The Most Difficult Moments In Her Life". GhanaCelebrities.Com. 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  4. ^ a b "All you need to know about the talented Ghanaian actress". Pulse. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. ^ "I Will Continue To Accept Sexually Explicit Movie Roles - Martha Ankomah". September 18, 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  6. ^ Asamoa-Boateng, Nana Kwame (1 November 2018). "Martha Ankomah Leads Reading Campaign". Archived from the original on November 12, 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. ^ "Photos From Actress Martha Ankomah Foundation Launch". EOnlineGH.Com. 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  8. ^ "Ghana Movie Awards - Who Goes Home With An Award???". Pulse. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Actress Martha Ankomah is Face of Vita Milk Viora". Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  10. ^ "Dusk Capital supports VGMA". Graphic Online. 2017-04-03. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  11. ^ "Actress lands GLO Ghana ambassadorial deal". Entertainment. 2018-03-23. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  12. ^ "Video: Martha Ankomah unveiled as face of new GTP fabric". Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  13. ^ "Martha Ankomah unveiled as new face of GTP 'Adepa Dumas' fabric". Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  14. ^ "Martha Ankomah endorses playwright Latif Abubakar's 'Something must kill a man' play -". Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  15. ^ "XCLUSIV FOTOS: Actress Martha Ankomah Opens Beauty Salon". Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  16. ^ Quist, Ebenezer (2020-02-06). "Martha Ankomah blesses deprived C/R school with massive stationery donation". - Ghana news. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  17. ^ "Martha Ankomah Foundation launches in Accra". Graphic Online. 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2019-10-05.

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