Martha Ankomah is one of the most prolific actress in Ghana. She has been in the Ghanaian movie industry for over a decade. She acts mostly in romantic movies and has been regarded as one of the best romantic actress in Ghana. So therefore, in this article I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Ghanaian famous actress Martha Ankomah that you probably didn’t know.
- Martha Ankomah is a famous Ghanaian actress, model, film producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and a television personality. She is popularly known for playing romantic roles in movies. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. She knows how to interpret her roles very well and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors and producers in Ghana.
She was born on 10th October 1985 in Accra, Ghana. She is currently 34 years old. She is very beautiful and talented. She has been described as one of the best romantic actress in Ghana. After completing her primary school education and obtaining her First School Leaving Certificate, Martha Ankomah attended Adabraka Presbyterian Junior High School and Labone Senior High School both in Accra, Ghana and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school, she was actively involved with drama, stage play and performing arts. She joined her school dramatic club at a very tender age and participated severally as a drama performer on several ceremonies, events and occasions.
After completing her primary and secondary school education, Martha Ankomah went further to Jayee University College, Ghana where she studied marketing and graduated four years later with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Her childhood life was characterized as difficult and filled with hardship. She and her single mother struggled to support the family financially. In 1994, she was introduced to acting by her cousin who took her to the National Theatre and she joined the Harrisco Drama Group.
While still at Labone Senior High School, Martha Ankomah joined the Theatre Programme for Schools and participated in a number of plays. She then began acting in stage dramas at Funworld and Kiddafest where her acting career began professionally. In 2007, she auditioned for the Next Movie Stars in Ghana. During the next movie stars competition the judges saw her good acting skills, audibility, gesticulation, reactions, projection and her ability to interpret her roles very well. They gave her a five star applause and that is how her journey in the movie industry began.
Martha Ankomah is regarded as one of the best performing actress in Ghana and also one of the best outspoken actress in Ghana. She always features in romantic movies alongside with Van Vickers, Majid Michel, John Dumelo, Frank Artus and other top Ghanaian celebrities. After acquiring much success and fame in Ghana, Martha Ankomah was welcome into the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood with open arms. She has featured in quite a number of Nigerian Nollywood movies and has starred alongside with Desmond Elliot, Ramsey Noah, Ken Erics, Fredrick Leonard, Jim Iyke and other top Nollywood celebrities.
6 Martha Ankomah in the cause of her acting career has featured in over 200 movies. Some of the movies she has acted include Rough Rider, My Taxi Driver, Bed of Roses, No More Love, Thug Love, Forbidden Fruit and many more. She is always known for featuring in romantic movies and regarded as one of the sexiest actress in Ghana. Martha Ankomah aside from acting is also a model. In 2014, she was made the face of Vita Milk’s Viora and shot a commercial for the product in Thailand. She has been nominated for Ghana Best Actress of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
- Aside from acting and modeling, Martha Ankomah is also a philanthropist and a humanitarian. She runs a charitable organization called “The Martha Ankomah Foundation” which she uses to carter for the needs of the poor and less privileged. In 2016, the foundation joined the Autism Ambassadors of Ghana to celebrate the World Autism Awareness Day in Accra, Ghana. In 2013, she was honored by the University of Education, Winneba for her contribution to Ghana’s entertainment industry.
Martha Ankomah aside from acting is also an entrepreneur and a business woman. In 2013, Martha Ankomah officially launched her ultra-modern beauty salon called “Martha’s Place” with awesome products and services. It offers bridal makeup services, pedicures and manicures, facial treatments, acrylic waxing, barbering, and cosmetics.
Martha Ankomah has an estimated net worth of over $700,000 making her one of the richest and most influential actress in Ghana. In 2010, her role in the Ghanaian blockbuster movie “Forbidden Fruit” earned her an award for Best Romantic Actress in Ghana at the Ghana Movie Awards. She has been regarded as one of the highest paid actress in Ghana and also been described as one of the most beautiful actress in Ghana.
She is also very popular on social media with more than a million followers on her official Instagram account and Facebook page. She has also been regarded as one of the most beautiful actress in Ghana and also one of the most sought after actress in Ghana. Martha Ankomah is indeed a character to watch out for in the Ghanaian and Nigerian movie industry.