Monday, January 7, 2013



African Actresses To Watch In 2013

African actresses have a lot to offer this year, a projection evident and captured in how a good number of them excelled last year.

This year, we expect more of the continent’s actresses to build on their accomplishments, and be able to stand up to the competition and challenge posed by the growing legion of exceptional female film stars far and wide.

Obed Boafo takes a look (in no particular order) at five of Africa’s female actors for this year. These are, but a few, of the actresses to watch out for in 2013.

Sarah Hassan – Kenya
  Damilola Adegbite (© Facebook)
One-time host of popular Kenyan dance show Sakata, Hassan is the current co-anchor for the Mnet-produced entertainment programme Mashariki Mix.

She is famed locally for her roles in the drama series Changes, I am Slave, Saints, and Tahidi High, in which she played the role of Tanya.

After abandoning her childhood dream of becoming a neurosurgeon, Hassan, 24, has gone on to become one of Kenya’s most respected actresses.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from the Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya.

Lydia Forson – Ghana
 Damilola Adegbite (© Facebook)
Miss Forson is one of few Ghanaian actresses, with a huge popularity base that goes just beyond the number of titles she’s acted in.

The exceptionally beautiful actress continues to attract interest from some of the leading production houses across Africa, making her a hot commodity.

Forson has had a successful career thus far and big things are expected of her in future.

This year, she stars in a new West African-produced movie Kamara’s Tree, produced by US-based Sierra Leonean actor/director Moris K. Sesay, and which also features Nigeria’s Desmond Elliot.

Terry Pheto – South Africa 
 Damilola Adegbite (© Facebook)
The Bold and Beautiful star is one to watch in 2013. Pheto walks into a year that will see her global appeal rise to encouraging numbers, given the mileage and reach the series offers.

A successful actress, who continues to be one of Africa’s most treasured film sweethearts; Pheto is definitely positioned for greater exploits.

Seven years ago, when she starred as Miriam in the Oscar-winning feature film Tsotsi, it was to mark the beginning of a career that would go on to become a story in itself.

To say that Pheto is your average definition of an actress who simply can’t go wrong, will be stating the obvious. She does it so well!

2013 is expected to open up more windows of opportunity for her.

Damilola Adegbite – Nigeria
 Damilola Adegbite (© Facebook)
The 27 year-old gorgeous Nigerian is a screen goddess in the making. After a successful local stage theatre/drama career, Adegbite took to the screens in 2010, acting in the Ghanaian-produced movie Six Hours to Christmas.

Her exceptional performance in the movie brought her string of screen appearances, acting in some of the most well-produced movies of the last two years, as well as some yet-to-be-released titles.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration graduate who quit the highly-rated West African series Tinsel to concentrate on her screen career, is one of Africa’s most adored female stars of today.

Adegbite is starring in an upcoming romantic comedy Flower Girl.

Danai Gurira – Zimbabwe/US 
 Damilola Adegbite (© Facebook)
The actress/playwright, born to Zimbabwean parents in the US, is one of the continent’s brightest stars abroad.

She stars in the hugely popular series TheWalking Dead. A recognised name in Hollywood, Gurira continues to raise the flag of Africa high in the West, becoming one of the most successful women in the industry.

She is a graduate of the Macalester College and has a MFA from the New York University.

Gurira is winner of a Whiting Writers’ award as well as the Obie and Outer Critics Circle awards for writing. She’s also a proud recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Best Lead Actress in the play In the Continuum.

She’s starred in movies such as The Visitor, which won her a Best Supporting Actress award at the Method Fest Film Festival; as well as Come and Gone, My Soul to Take, Treme, Restless City, Life on Mars, Ghost Town 3, and Ma’ George among others.


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