Naa Ashorkor

Naa Ashorkor (born 24 November 1988)[1][2] also known as Nisirine Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku, is a Ghanaian actress and a media personality who currently works at Asaase Radio a radio station in Accra.[3][4] She is known for starring in "The Perfect Picture" (2009), by Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Iroko TV's Poisoned Bait - a movie directed by Leila Djansi.

Naa Ashorkor
Naa Ashorkor at 3Music Awards 2022 (2).jpg
Background information
Born24 November 1988 (1988-11-24) (age 33)
Occupation(s)Broadcast Journalist and Actress

She won the Award for Best Actress in 2010 at the African Movie Academy awards for her role played in "The Perfect Picture" (2009).[5][6] Naa Ashorkor also starred alongside Yvonne Okoro, Joselyn Dumas, John Dumelo.

CareerEdit

 
Naa Ashorkor hosting the 3Music Awards Women's Brunch 2020

Naa Ashorkor, along with Actor Chris Attoh hosted the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2016 (VGMAs 2016)[7] held at the Accra International Conference Centre. She also hosted the Miss Maliaka pageant for eight years.[8] In 2008, she featured in her first movie role by Shirley Frimpong Manso.[citation needed] Askorkor started off as a presenter with Starr 103.5 FM where she hosted a mid morning show dubbed The Zone.[9]

She is a business woman who runs two ventures: Jaarno, a digital foodstuffs market and April Communications, which is into theatre productions.[10] She was a presenter with the Multimedia Group from 2017 till 2020 where she hosted the programmes Showbiz A-Z and Strong and Sassy.[11][9] She moved to Asaase Radio at the end of June 2020 and hosts the shows Between Hours and Just Us.[12] In March 2021, she was the host for the 3Music Awards.[13]

Ashorkor is a brand ambassador for Unilever Ghana, leading their campaign for Lifebuoy Hand-Washing Ambassador,[14] Verna Mineral Water, advocating under the Verna Mineral Water Autism Awareness Ambassador[15] and also DKT International Ghana which she serves as the Lydia Contraceptives Brand Ambassador.

Ashorkor had been involved in several popular television commercials notably for Tigo Ghana's Drop That Yam and Yensor Nkoaa commercials.

Personal lifeEdit

Naa Ashorkor married her longtime partner Ahuma Cabutey Adodoadji in 2014.[16] On 15 August 2017, she announced the birth of her son via news outlets and social media.[17] She announced the birth of her second child, also a son on 1 July 2019.[18]

FilmographyEdit

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Adam The First [19] Bintu Supporting Role
Aloevera[20] Veranda Supporting Role
2019 The Perfect Picture - Ten Years Later[21] Akasi Duah Supporting Role
2015 One More Day Joe Supporting Role
2014 Letter From Adam Kabuki Supporting Role
2014 Poisoned Bait Kadijah Supporting Role
2010 - 2013 Adams Apples Kukuaa Lead Role
2010 Checkmate Naana Supporting Role
2009 Double Zulaika Supporting Role
2009 The Perfect Picture Akasi Lead Role. Won 3 African Movie Awards for Lead Role, Best Performer by Actor in Supporting Role & Best Director
2008 Scorned Soraya Supporting Role

Television

Year Title Roles Notes
2022 3Music Awards 2022[22] Herself (co-host) Television special
2021 3Music Awards 2021[23] Herself (co-host) Television special
2020 Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards[24] Herself (host) Television special
2017 Peoples Celebrity Awards[25] Herself (host) Television special
2017 3rd Edition of the American Ghanaian Chicken Recipe Competition[26] Herself (host) Television special
2016 Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards Herself (host) Television special
2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Herself (co-host) Television special
2015 Just The Law Herself (host) Law Show
2013 African Movie Academy Awards Herself (host) Television special
2012 - 2017 Tales From the Powder Room Herself (host) Girl Talk & Discussion Series
2010 - 2012 Miss Malaika Grand Finale Herself (host) Television special
2011 - 2012 Close Up Salsa Fiesta Herself (host) reality TV series
2009 - 2016 Guess Who's Coming for Dinner Herself (host) reality TV series
2009 - Date Miss Ghana Herself (host) Beauty Pageant

Stage

Year Title Notes
2017 Bukom[27] Producer
2017 Prison Graduates[28] Producer. Political Satire
2016 Dinner For Promotion Supporting Role. Comedy.
2015 Don't Dress For Christmas Lead Role. Comedy.
2015 Medicine For Love Lead Role. Producer. Comedy.
2013 Love Concert Lead Role.
2012 His Birth In The 21st Century Lead Role. Re-adaptation of the birth of Jesus Christ.
2011 Run For Your Wife Lead Role. Adult Comedy Play.
2010 The Vagina Monologues Lead Role. Episodic Play

Radio

Year Title Network Notes
2017– 2020 Strong and Sassy Joy 99.7 FM Female Talk Show.
Showbiz A to Z Weekend Show. Entertainment Review and Analysis.
2014 - 2017 The Zone Starr 103.5 FM Midmorning Show

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nisirine Mensah-Doku - 'I wont (sic) trade my education for the world'". graphic.com.gh. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Biography: Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku". Ghanama.com. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  3. ^ Francis Addo (9 October 2014). "Lydia Forson Talks Of Naa Ashorkor Marriage". Dailyguideghana.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Naa Ashorkor BACK on radio... Asaase 99.5 is the dial". Proudly Ghanaian! | Enews. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Spotlight: Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku". Peacefmonline. Ghanacelebrities.com. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Naa Ashorkor Talks Family and Love". NewsOne. Accra - Ghana. Ghanaweb.com. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  7. ^ Online, Peace FM. "Naa Ashorkor, Chris Attoh, Dj Black To Host 2016 VGMA". peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  8. ^ Online, Peace FM. "Joselyn Dumas, Naa Ashorkor And James Gardiner For Miss Malaika Ghana 2018 Audition". www.peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Naa Ashorkor Moves On From EIB Network".
  10. ^ "Naa Ashorkor reaches out to young entrepreneurs via social media". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Multimedia Group terminates Naa Ashorkor's appointment". Graphic Online. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Naa Ashorkor to host Asaase Radio's mid-afternoon show". Graphic Online. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Naa Ashorkor and Jay Foley return as 3Music Awards hosts - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Naa Ashorkor Named Brand Ambassador For Unilever Campaign".
  15. ^ "Naa Ashorkor & others Endorse Verna Changing Lives Autism Awareness".
  16. ^ "Video: Pregnant Naa Ashorkor twerking!". myjoyonline.com. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Baby Boy".
  18. ^ "Naa Ashorkor announces baby number two with stunning baby bump photos". Entertainment. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  19. ^ Sayibu, M., Adam The First (Sci-Fi), Jacob Ayanaba, Bex, Naa Ashorkor Mensa-Doku, Majeed Suhuyini, SEG Cineland, retrieved 3 February 2021
  20. ^ Sedufia, Peter (6 March 2020), Aloevera (Drama, Romance), Benjamin Adaletey, Aaron Adatsi, Ngozi Viola Adikwu, Kofi Adjorlolo, OldFilm Productions, retrieved 3 February 2021
  21. ^ Frimpong-Manso, Shirley (4 July 2020), The Perfect Picture - Ten Years Later (Comedy, Romance), Jackie Appiah, Naa Ashorkor Mensa-Doku, Lydia Forson, Adjetey Anang, Sparrow Pictures, retrieved 3 February 2021
  22. ^ Segbefia, Sedem (26 March 2022). "Star-studded performances to herald 3Music Awards '22". The Business & Financial Times. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  23. ^ 3Media Networks (25 March 2021). "Naa Ashorkor and Jay Foley return as 3Music Awards hosts". My Joy Online. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  24. ^ "Nathaniel Attoh and Naa Ashorkor unveiled as MCs for 5th EMY Africa Awards". MyJoyOnline.com. 1 July 2020. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  25. ^ "GN Bank Awards is now Peoples Celebrity Awards 2017 Slated for November 25".
  26. ^ "Ghanaian Student Chef wins American-Ghanaian Chicken Recipe Competition".
  27. ^ "Naa Ashorkor's "Bukom" Play set for National Theatre on November 11".
  28. ^ "Prison Graduates Opens at the National Theatre".