Check Out The Top 10 Hardworking Ghanaian Female Directors/Producers In The Film Industry


Currently, some females in the Ghana movie industry have been able to break through an area which was formerly known to be male dominated as producers and directors through hard work, hence deserve some accolades.

Below is a compilation of female producers in the industry where some double as directors as well as some movies they have produced so far, compiled by Zylofon FM;

*Leila Djansi

Born July 17, 1981, Leila Afua Djansi is an American and Ghanaian filmmaker who started her film career in the Ghana film industry and has produced, “I sing of a Well”, “Sinking Sands”, “Ties that Bond”, “Nothern Affair”, etc.

*Anita Oduro

Anita Oduro is a Ghanaian film producer and director and has produced, “The perfect man”, “Stay”, “The Night I found love” and “Counter Trade”

*Juliet Asante

Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante is a Ghanaian film actress, producer and director, and philanthropist and has produced, “Grey Dawn” as well as “Silver Rain”, which was nominated for Best Film in West Africa and Best costume for 2015 in the Africa Magic viewer’s choice awards and also 2015 Best Overall Film In Africa.

*Shirley Frimpong Manso

Shirley Frimpong-Manso is a Ghanaian film director, writer, and producer. She is the founder and CEO of Sparrow Productions, a film, television and advertising production company. She won Best Director at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards and has produced, “Potato Potahto”, “Adams Apple”, “A Sting in a tale”, “The Perfect Picture”,etc.

*Priscilla Anany

Priscilla Anany  is Ghanaian film producer, director and writer and has produced, “Children of the Mountain” and “Hospital”, etc.

*Nicole Amarteyfio

Originally born Ghanaian, Nicole Amarteyfio is a film producer, director and writer and has produced, “Before the vows” and “An African City”

*Yvonne Nelson

Born on November 12, 1982, Yvonne Nelson is a Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and an entrepreneur. She has starred in several movies, including, “The Price” and “Single and Married”.

*Kafui Danku

Kafui Danku is a Ghanaian actress and movie producer mostly known for her role in movies such as “Any Other Monday” and “4Play”. She won the City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year(Ghana).
* Yaba Badoe – the Witches of Gambia
Yaba Badoe is a Ghanaian-British documentary filmmaker, journalist and author and has produced, “The art of Ama Ataa Aidoo” and “Honorable Women”.

*Akosua Adoma Owusu

Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American avant-garde filmmaker, producer and cinematographer whose films and installation work have screened worldwide in prestigious film festivals, museums, galleries, universities and microcinemas since 2005 and has produced, “On Monday of Last Week” and “Mahogany”.


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