Ghana’s entertainment industry is one of the most vibrant entertainment industry in Africa. From Music, Movies, Comedy, Poetry to cultural display, Ghana’s creative art industry is counted among the best in the world.
In 1969, Osibisa Band, a Ghanaian Afrobeat band took Ghanaian Highlife Music global and it has since been one of the most loved genres in the world till date.
Although the industry has its shortfalls, some of the showbiz personalities in Ghana have gone on to win internationally renowned awards.
One thing that has made the Ghana entertainment industry very vibrant is the competitive nature found in the industry. New talents are discovered on daily basis and it pushes the already established Ghanaian Celebrities to do their very best to stay relevant. Sadly, some get pushed over for lack of innovation.
Today Ghpage.com takes our readers through top 10 Ghanaian celebrities whose introduction into the entertainment industry sadly destroyed the careers of others who were kings and queens in their field.
Nana Ama Mcbrown – Sandra Ababio
Nana Ama Mcbrown is regarded as one of the best actresses in Ghana. She mostly featured in the Kumasi version of the movie industry known as Kumawood. In fact, Nana Ama Mcbrown is one of the veterans who made Kumawood what it is today.
Although Nana Ama Mcbrown is still the richest female actress in Kumawood and frankly, the best female actress if you ask me, she has been missing in action and it’s for no other reason than the introduction of another actress, Sandra Ababio into the movie industry.
Sandra Ababio who used to base in the United States moved Ghana to push her acting career. Luckily, she met, Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin, the Kumawood poster boy who helped usher her into the Kumaood industry. Sandra Ababio does not only have a striking resemblance with Nana Ama Mcbrown, she acts and behaves just like Nana Ama.
Since she charges far less and fits Nana Ama Mcbrown’s roles, she pushed her over. It got to a time Kwadwo Nkansah was accused of introducing her whom it’s been alleged she is his girlfriend into the industry to take away Nana Ama Mcbrowns’s shine. An allegation, Lilwin denied.
Kaakie – MzVee
Between 2014 and 2016, the hottest Afro-Dancehall queen in Ghana was Grace Kaki Awo Ocansey. She thrilled Ghanaians with songs such as Ewoo, Sankwas, DC Turn Up, Ronaldo, Too Much among other hit songs. She was the Afro Diva and she was the queen until MzVee.
Born Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, MzVee gained mainstream attention when she won the 2015 New Artist Of The Year at the Ghana Music Awards.
For close to 4 years, MzVee has thrilled Ghanaians with several hit songs including Natural Girl, Abofra, Sing My Name, Dancehall Queen, Daavi, Borkor and her latest hit song, Come and See My Moda featuring Nigerian artist Yemi Alade.
She completely took the crown off Kaakie and became the beacon for all the female artist in Ghana. This was mainly due to Kaakie’s attention on her education (She is currently a graduate practicing nursing).