An updates on the biography of Ghanaian own actress and modeling, Martha Ankomah.
The Early Life Of Martha Ankomah
Ankomah attended Adabraka Presbyterian Junior High before continuing her education at Labone Senior High School. She attended college at Jayee University College where she studied marketing.
Ankomah depicted her childhood as difficult; her mother struggled to support the family as a single mother and expected Ankomah’s assistance as the firstborn. Ankomah attributes the challenges she faced as important opportunities that allowed her to learn and succeed.
Martha Ankomah was introduced to acting by her cousin, Harry Amonoo in 1994.Amono took her to the National Theatre where she joined the Harrisco Drama Group. She then started stage dramas in Funworld and Kiddafest.
During her days at Labone Senior High School, Martha Ankomah joined the Theatre Programme for Schools (TPS, and participated in a number of stage drama.
She subsequently started acting in television series. These included Suncity, St. James Hotel, All that glitters and Where is your Mobile?
Her interest in acting developed to the extent that she participated in a number of auditions for movie roles. Martha Ankomah placed thirdint the 2007 edition of the Next Movie Star. After several evictions, she was left in the competition with five others: Lydia Forson, Uti Nwachukwu, Enoch Hammond, Ameh LucyFrancescaa and Oshinuga Olufemi.
This was decided via votes from the public, views of professionals about the housemates as well as an in-house judges’ assessment.
She was noted for her versatility and good acting skills which included audibility, gesticulation, projectio,n and mimicking.
Martha Ankomah believes being in a competition is not enough. In an interview with mygong.net, the actress said coming out of a reality show does not make one a star.
“Next Movie Star didn’t do much for me but you get to meet different kinds of people and also learn from the directors who came to train us. When you come from Next Movie Star, it does not make you a star. You still have to gotor auditions. That’s what people don’t realize. Do not think that because you have been on TV for 30 days you are there, forget it! It’s just the grace of God,” she stated.
The actress owns an ultra-modern beauty salon called ‘Martha’s Place’. The salon, located at Tesano, Maa Bee Plaza, astoryy building adjacent Karldorlf was officially opened in 2013. Itspecializess in bridal makeup, pedicure, manicure, facial treatment, acrylic, waxing, barbering, cosmetics, among others.
Martha Ankomah was made Face of Vita Milk’s Viora in 2014. She shot a commercial for the productin early 2014 in Thailand.
The actress has a charitableorganizationn called The Martha Ankomah Foundation. In 2016, the Foundation joined the Autism Ambassadors of Ghana to celebrate the World Autism Awareness Day at the Efua-Sutherland Children’s park in Accra.
Martha Ankomah has decided to shoot good Christian movies only. She stated in an interview with Hitz FM that she has been selective when it comes to scripts as some do not havea positive impact on people’s lives.
Martha Ankomah has featured in over hundreds of movies including the following;
my taxi driver
bed of roses
No more love
One more night
Look into my heart
My taxi soul
Caught in the middle
Plug my rose
Somewhere in Africa
Awards and recognitions
In 2010, Martha Ankomah was nominated for Most Promising Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Award for her role in Sin of the Soul while her role in Somewhere in Africa earned her a Best Young Actor nomination at the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Award.
In 2013, she was honored by the University of Education, Winneba as part of activities marking the 20th anniversary of the University’s Student Representative Council (SRC). The honor was to recognize her contribution to Ghana’s showbiz industry.
“We honor you this day as one of the big six celebrities on the occasion of the 20th anniversary UEW SRC Week Celebration dubbed, UEW SRC Honours Night. Your contribution to the showbiz industry in Ghana, the immense discipline you have exhibited over the years, in and outside your profession has been highly recognized and appreciated. Your unwavering moral standards and influence has won the admiration of all Ghanaians especially the students of the University of Education, Winneba. It is refreshing to know that Ghana can still boast of stars whose underlying responsibility of social role modeling is not tanned by the pressure of spotlights and splendor of red carpets. We hope that you are motivated enough to continue and improve your efforts in uplifting the name of Ghana,” a citation presented to her read. Sleepwalking murderer.