In this article I will be sharing with you the top 5 highest paid actors in Ghana. Ghallywood is one of the fastest growing film industries in Africa, ranking as the second largest movie industry in Africa, just behind Nigerian Nollywood. Ghanaian actors are living an extravagant lifestyle. The life of fame, glamour, money and flamboyance has become the order of their day and it’s a life many of us are dreaming to live in.
So therefore after a careful study and research I present to you the top 5 highest paid actors in Ghana.
5. Kofi Adjorlolo
Kofi Adjorlolo is a famous Ghanaian actor, producer, director, television personality and a philanthropist. He was born on 14th June 1956 in Keta, Ghana to Mr. Johnny Adjorlolo and Madam Matilda Adjorlolo. He is currently 64 years old. He is the second child in a family of three children. He is popularly known for his role in the movie “The Will”. Kofi Adjorlolo attended AME Zion School and Keta Secondary School, both in Accra, Ghana. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Kofi Adjorlolo attended University of Ghana and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. He has worked as a civil servant and a radio presenter in Accra, Ghana and has also worked for the Ambassador to the Republic of Benin. Kofi Adjorlolo earns $2,800 per movie making him the number 5 highest paid actor in Ghana.
4. Chris Attoh
Chris Attoh is a famous Ghanaian actor, on-air personality, television presenter and a producer. He is best known as “Kwame Mensah” in the Nigerian soap opera “Tinsel”. He was born on 17th May 1979 in Accra, Ghana. He is currently 41 years old. In 2015, he got married to Bettie Jennifer and divorced her in 2017. In 2018, he got married to Nollywood actress Damilola Adegbite and the marriage is currently blessed with a child named Brian Attoh. Chris Attoh attended Achimota School for his primary school education and Accra Academy for his secondary school education. After which he attended Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. He has been nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Some of the movies he has acted include A Trip to Jamaica, Flower girls, Single and Married, Sinking Sands, amongst others. Chris Attoh earns $3000 per movie making him the number 4 highest paid actor in Ghana.
3. John Dumelo
John Dumelo is a famous Ghanaian actor, producer and a model. He is the last boy in a family of three children. He was born on 3rd February 1984 in Accra, Ghana. He is currently 35 years old. He completed his primary school education at Christ the King International School and his secondary school education at Achimota Secondary School both in Accra, Ghana. After which he attended Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. In 2009, he won the Joy FM’s Best Ghanaian Actor Award and was also nominated for Africa’s Most Promising Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2010. In 2001, he won Africa’s Most Outstanding Actor at the Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards in Australia. In 2012, he won the Best African Actor Award at the African Entertainment Awards held in Malaysia. John Dumelo earns $3,200 per movie making him the number 3 highest paid actor in Ghana.
2. Majid Michel
Majid Michel is a famous Ghanaian actor, producer, television personality, model, philanthropist and currently a pastor. He was born on 22nd September 1980 in Accra, Ghana to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian mother. He is currently 38 years old. Majid Michel grew up in Accra, Ghana with his nine siblings. He attended St. Theresa’s Primary and Secondary School in Accra, Ghana. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Majid Michel attended University of Ghana and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. While still in school, he was actively involved in theater club and was an active member of the school Drama Club. As a member of the drama club, he received a Best Actor Award in one of their performances in Cape Coast, Ghana. Majid Michel earns $3,700 per movie making him the number 2 highest paid actor in Ghana.
1. Van Vickers
Van Vickers is a famous Ghanaian actor, producer, entrepreneur and a model. He lost his father at the age of 6 years. He was born on 1st August 1977 in Ghana to a Liberian mother and a Dutch father. Van Vickers is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Ghana. He started out his career in the entertainment industry as a radio presenter. In 2008, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Most Promising Actor in Ghana at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2009, he won the Ghana Movies Awards and the Nollywood Academy Films Critics’ Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In 2013, he won the Best International Actor award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards. He is currently the CEO of Sky + Orange Productions, a film production company where students are trained in the field of acting, directing, editing and cinematography. Van Vickers earns $4000 per movie making him the number 1 highest paid actor in Ghana.
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