Lydia Forson is an award-winning Ghanaian actress, producer and writer, popularly known for her 2009 movie, ‘The Perfect Picture’.
She has been on the news of recent after taken to her social media pages to condemn the police brutalities. As spotted by our team, she reportedly shared the posts on both her personal Instagram handle and business social media page, @kinkymatters. A good number of Nigerian youths have taken to her comment section to shower their appreciation on her for the post which has so far gotten more than 3,000 likes.
We’d be seeing Lydia Forson’s biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, siblings, wife, education, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and everything else you’d love to know about her.
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Lydia Forson Profile
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Full name: Lydia Forson
Date of birth: 24th October 1984
Age: 36 years (2020)
Relationship status: Single
Education: University of Ghana
Occupation: Actress, writer
Lydia Forson Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education
Lydia Forson was born on the 24th of October, 1984 in Mankessim, Ghana. Her father, Rev. Dr Mathias Kwesi Forson served a Reverend Minister in the Methodist Church of Ghana until his retirement in October 2020.
Lydia began her primary education at Wilmore Elementary School in Kentucky but had to complete it at Akosombo International School after her family moved to Ghana after her 9th birthday. She further enrolled at St. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi, where she obtained her SSCE. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Information Studies from the University of Ghana.
Lydia Forson debuted as an actress in the 2005 movie, ‘Hotel St. James’. This was followed by ‘Run Baby Run’ (2006) and ‘Different Shades of Blue’ (2007). She also had a stint in the 2007 edition of the reality show ‘The Next Movie Star in Nigeria’.
She was brought back to the screens through the movie ‘Scorned’ by Shirley Frimpong Manso, the CEO of Sparrow Productions who had previously worked with her the Ghanaian TV series, ‘Different Shades of Blue’. Her role in the ‘Scorned’ earned her her first nomination as the Best Upcoming Female Actress in the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
She has since then, starred in numerous movies, including the 2009 award-winning movie, ‘The Perfect Picture’.
Lydia Forson Movies
Lydia Forson has been featured in numerous Ghallywood and Nollywood movies,. including:
• Run Baby Run
• Hotel St. James
• The Perfect Picture
• Different Shades of Blue
• Phone Swap
• A Sting in a Tale
• A Letter From Adam
• Sidechic Gang
• Kamara’s Tree
• Scandal (South African series)
She also starred in The Next Movie Star Reality Show, which she emerged as the third runner-up.
Not much is known about Lydia Forson’s relationship life, as she keeps them away from the public views. Sometime in 2019, rumours were going round that she was in a relationship with Ghanaian controversial singer Wanlov the Kuborlor.
The rumours began after the actress shared the above photo on her Instagram. With Wanlov’s facial expression, it appeared like Lydia was telling him something sweet. The two superstars have however denied the rumours, which they tagged as a joke.
Awards and Recognition
Lydia Forson’s acting talents have earned her numerous awards and nominations, including:
• Best Upcoming Female Actress in the2009 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) (nominated)
• Best Actress in a lead role in the 2010 African Movie Academy Award
• Best Screenplay In The Cupboard in the 2012 Ghana Movie Awards
• Best Comedic Act Nominee in the 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
• Best Actress in a Comedy in the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (nominated)
• Actress of the Year (Africa) in the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards (nominated)
• Best Writer (Comedy) in the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (nominated)
• Best Actress in a lead role in the 2017 African Movie Academy Award (nominated)
• Best Supporting Actress in the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards
• 2020 – People’s Choice Awards (nominated)
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