In this article I will be sharing with you the top 5 highest paid actresses 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 actresses are living extravagant lifestyle. The life of fame, glamour, money and flamboyanes 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 actresses in Ghana.
5. Yvonne Okoro
Yvonne Okoro is a famous Ghanaian actress, model, entrepreneur and a television personality. She was born on 6th November 1984 in Accra, Ghana to a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother. She is currently 35 years old. Her father is from Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria while her mother is from Accra in Ghana. Yvonne Okoro is of mixed lineage of both Ghana and Nigeria and calls herself an African woman. She is a native of Amankalu Alayi, a small village in Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria but was born and bred in Accra, Ghana. She is the first child of her mother and the fifth child of her father, because her father married many women. She attended Community School in Accra, Ghana and obtained her First school Leaving Certificate. After which she proceeded further to Mfanstiman Girls Senior High School in Accra, Ghana and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate. After completing her primary and secondary school education, Yvonne Okoro proceeded to University of Ghana and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Linguistics. She later went further to University De-Nantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing. Yvonne Okoro earns $2,500 per movie making her the number 5 highest paid actress in Ghana.
4. Nadia Buari
Nadia Buari is a famous Ghanaian actress, model, producer and a television personality. She was born on 21st November 1982 in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana. She is currently 37 years old. In 2001, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and won the award in 2009. She was born out of wedlock to an unknown white man. Later her mother married Alhaji Sidiku Buari, who adopted her legally. She studied Performing Arts at the University of Ghana and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts. Throughout her school life she was actively involved in school drama and dance clubs. She started her acting career in 2005 after starring on Ghanaian national television with the TV series “Games People Play”. She has also acted in movies like Mummy’s Daughter, Chelsea, The King is Mine, The President’s Daughter, Beyonce & Rihanna, and many more. In 2013, she became an Ambassador of Tablet India Limited, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer company in India. Nadia Buari earns $3000 per movie making her the number 4 highest paid actress in Ghana.
3. Juliet Ibrahim
Juliet Ibrahim is a famous Ghanaian actress, model, film producer, singer, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. She was born on 3rd March 1986 in Accra, Ghana. She is currently 34 years old. She was born to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian-Liberian mother in Accra, Ghana. She is the first child in a family of four children. She has two sisters and a brother. Juliet Ibrahim along with her siblings spent the longest part of their childhood in Lebanon and Ivory Coast due to the war in Liberia. After completing her primary school education in Lebanon, Juliet Ibrahim relocated to Ivory Coast for her secondary school education and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate. After completing her secondary school education, Juliet Ibrahim relocated back to Ghana and completed her tertiary education. She attended Ghana Institute of Languages, where she studied English, French and Spanish. She also studied Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. Juliet Ibrahim earns $3,300 per movie making her the number 3 highest paid actress in Ghana.
2. Yvonne Nelson
Yvonne Nelson is a famous Ghanaian actress, model, film producer, entrepreneur and a television personality. She was born on 12th November 1985 in Accra, Ghana. She is currently 34 years old. She is originally from Cape Coast in Ghana. She started her education at St. Martin De Porres School in Accra, Ghana and later went to Aggrey Memorial Senior High School in Accra, Ghana. After her primary and secondary school education, Yvonne Nelson proceeded to Central University College in Ghana and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management. In 2005, Yvonne Nelson took part in the Ghana prestigious beauty pageant “Miss Ghana” but could not reach the crown. She started her acting career in 2000. In 2007 she rose to fame after starring as a lead character in the Ghanaian blockbuster movie “Princess Tyra” a movie that made her a global figure. Yvonne Nelson earns $3,600 per movie making her the number 2 highest paid actress in Ghana.
1. Jackie Appiah
Jackie Appiah is a famous Ghanaian actress and a model. She is the last child in a family of five children. She was born on 5th December 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is currently 36 years old. She was born in Canada and spent her early childhood in Canada before relocating to Accra, Ghana with her mother at the age of 10 years old. She is originally from Kumasi in Ghana but was born and bred in Ontario, Canada. In 2005, she got married and currently has a son. Jackie Appiah has acted in movies like Games People Play, Sun-city, The King is Mine, Beyonce, President Daughter, Princess Tyra, and many more. She is believed to be a shy girl when she first started acting. The movie “Mummy’s Daughter” made her famous in Ghana. In 2007, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2008, she won the Best Upcoming Actress of the year at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Jackie Appiah earns $3,700 per movie making her the number 1 highest paid actress in Ghana.
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