Lydia Forson is an award-winning Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer born 1984. In 2010 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She received her early education at wilmore Elementary School in Kentucky.
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When she turned nine her family moved to Ghana where she continued with her education at Akosombo International School.Later she attended St.Louis Secondary School,Kumasi where she completed her secondary school education.
Lydia Forson graduated from the University of Ghana where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Information Studies.
Lydia Forson Career
Lydia Forson Started a career with a Cameo role in Hotel St.James in 2005, Run baby Run in 2006, Different Shades of Blue in 2007. Ever since she has featured in many more films.
Shirley Frimpong Manso who happens to be the CEO of Sparrow Productions , and had worked with her in the Ghanaian television series “Different Shades of Blue”brought her back to the screen through the movie Scorned.
This Starring role led to her first African Movie Academy Awards(AMAA) nomination as the best Upcoming Female Actress.
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In 2009, she starred in the award-winning movie “The Perfect Picture”.She also starred in “A Sting in a Tale”,Phone Swap and Masquerades among others.
Lydia Forson Movies Featured
- Hotel St. James (2005) – Cameo Roles
- Run Baby Run Becky (2006) – supporting role
- Different Shades of Blue (2007)
- The Next Movie Star Reality Show (2007) – Third Runner Up
- Scorned (2008) – Lead Role
- The Perfect Picture (2009) – Supporting Role
- A Sting in a Tale (2009) – lead role
- Masquerades (2011)
- Phone Swap (2012)
- Kamara’s Tree (2013)
- “Scandal” (2013) (South African Series) – Aku
- A Letter From Adam (2014) Writer/Producer
Lydia Forson Awards
- 2009 – African Movie Academy Award Nominee
- 2010 – African Movie Academy Award Best Actress in a lead role
- 2012 – Ghana Movie Awards Best Screenplay ‘In The Cupboard’
Lydia Forson Spouse
The greatly talented actress is not married yet but it comes not as a surprise to many since she has never really been a fun marriage life and weddings.
Actress Lydia Forson has received a nomination in the Best Actress in Lead Role category at the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for her role in Peter Sedufia’s Keteke.
The Perfect Picture actress has a great competition in the likes of Vero Tshanda, Lupita Nyong’o, Bimbo Akintola, Josette Bushell-Mingo, Rita Dominic, Khabonina Quebec, and Zimkhitha Nyoka who were nominated in the same category.
An OldFilm production, Keteke, which features some of the esteemed movie stars in Ghana such as Adjetey Annang and Fred Amugi also got nominations in the Best Comedy and Costume Design categories.
Majid Michel is also contesting Adonijah Owiriwa, Warren Matsimola, Olu Jacobs, Papi Mpaka and Richard Seruwazi for the Best Actor In a Supporting Role award.
Lydia Forson’s dynamism in any role she plays has led her to work with some of the renowned African movie directors/ producers in award-winning movies such as Phone Swap (Kunle Afolayan), In the Cupboard (Desmond Elliot) and Masquerades (Xavier Arjis) which she co-wrote.
A writer, producer and activist, Lydia Forson featured in South African popular television series, Scandal and in 2015, was voted Female Personality of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards.