Being single is never a crime. After all, no lady with a good self esteem will ever beg a man for marriage no matter what people feel about her status.
All the same, not being married till one’s late twenties is associated with many unpleasant things, especially in a typical African society. To be frank, it is not as easy as you may think. Come to think of the suspicious glares in the public, the bad names, the side talks and gossips. But we all need to understand that every individual has her own unique reason for remaining single at a particular time of her life.
In this article, I present to you, fifteen Ghanaian women who though they are still single, have continued to carry their shoulders high in the society, hence, are counted among the most influential in Ghana.
Joselyn Canfor Dumas, born on August 31, 1980, is a Ghanaian TV presenter and actress. Today, she is the epitome of TV hosting, event hosting and acting. She has won many awards these past few years of being active. She also has a daughter, and from what we know, Joselyn spent a few years in the USA, she decided to move to Ghana to pursue her dreams and so far she is successful.
Yvonne is always crowded around ladies anytime she is spotted. We do not want to link her to something she might not be although she was known to be a tomboy back in her school days at Aggrey Senior High. The long legged actress was sometime back linked with movie director Frank Rajah Arase but both have denied such allegations. Its a known fact that she has been severally linked to business tycoons. Yvonne Nelson has had her ups and downs in relationships. We are still hoping and wishing she’ll soon tie the knot.
3. Rev. Joyce Aryee
Chief Executive of Salt and Light Ministry, she is a highly disciplined and self-motivated woman. Joyce Aryee has lived exceptionally and given every woman hope of getting to the top with or without a man. Aside serving on many boards and as the Chief Executive of the Ghana Chamber of Mines for about 10 years, Madam Aryee is also a public relations executive, a counselor, and an environmental consultant. In her private life, she has married twice, and when both marriages broke down, she once said marrying again is not on her agenda for now.
4. Miss Elizabeth Ohene
Miss Elizabeth Ohene is a prolific writer who has worked as a Reporter, Staff Writer, Columnist, and Acting Editor of the Daily Graphic and Mirror. She also had the opportunity to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Graphic Communications Group Limited. From the look of things, we can say that she is a career lady and so may not be unnecessarily perturbed about her status.
5. Nadia Buari
It is no exaggeration if I say that Nadia is one of the goddesses of the Ghana Movie Industry. Her spotless light skin makes her appear most desirable. She has starred in more than 20 movies and has also produced her own movie called The Diary of Imogen Brown. No argument, though Nadia is yet to get married, she is among the most influential celebrities because of the numerous achievements she has made in life so far.
Nana Ekua is her real name. She is well known in showbiz circles for so many things; the good, the bad and the ugly but these have never deterred her from making very meaningful life achievements that have ranked her among Ghana’s most influential. Mzbel has been an empowerment to women. She is the CEO of her own Boutique, a former musician and has worked on several TV/Radio stations. She has 3 children; two of them are adopted and yet to marry.
7. Deloris Frimpong, a.k.a Delay
She is a popular Ghanaian Radio and TV presenter. She is very hardworking and now owns a boutique, Mackerel product and TV show. Delay is also very popular and influential despite the fact that she is still single.
8. Confidence Haugen
Confidence Haugen, aged 37, is still single, though she has a son. She is a socialite and businesswoman who has single-handedly built and grew her business to what it is today. She is presently the CEO of Afrodisciac Night Club, Konfidence Clothing and Mamaga Restaurant. She is a strong woman who has managed to be a role model to many females despite the difficulties that surround her.
9. Lydia Forson
Lydia Forson, popularly known for being loud and talkative is aged 30. Though she’s been through many troubles because of her nature but she has always had what it takes to weather the storms. It was once rumoured that she wants to marry Bishop Duncan Williams but I take it as one of those sarcastic talks of hers as we saw nothing happen between the two.
10. Juliet Ibrahim
You may be surprised to see Juliet Ibrahim, the mother of one in our list of singles. She was once married but recently got divorced. She has seen success in the movie industry. She is also praised and highly acclaimed in Ghana and Nigeria. She is currently a producer of her own movies.
11. Doreen Andoh
Doreen Andoh, popularly regarded as “the queen of the airwaves,” is over 30 years but looks young and cute! She is a wonderful radio presenter whose voice is enough to make your day if you happen to tune your radio to Joy 99.7 FM every mid-morning. For a long time now, many have grown to like Doreen just for two things: her soothing voice, which is very hard for anyone not to like, and the tunes that she dishes out daily to the hundreds of listeners of her show: The Cosmopolitan Mix. To be frank, she is one of the most influential celebrities in our list.
12. Nana Aba Anamoah
Nana Aba Anamoah is a single mother of one. She is a TV host, precisely, the bubbly broadcaster at TV3. She is highly respected in her field of work. We are still very hopeful that a man will soon come around and take her down the aisle.
13. Jessica Sarforo
Jessica Saforo is one of the hottest radio and television personalities in the country. She is the Traffic Avenue host and has lots of awards to her credit. For the better part of her working career, she hosted ‘Brunch in the Citi,’ a programme that gave her lots of popularity. Jessica has really outgrown the blackmail that she is a lesbian and had stayed focused to achieve all her dreams, even as a single lady.
Becca, is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter and actress. She was a contestant on the second season of TV3’s annual singing competition, Mentor. She has a studio album titled Sugar to her credit, which earned her five nominations at one of the Ghana Music Awards. It was once rumored that she was disowned by her father; whatever be the case, she is still one among the highly rated single Ghanaian stars.
15. Yvonne Okoro
Yvonne Okoro is another beautiful and fantastic actress. She climbed unto the movie stage just four years ago but is quickly walking her way to fame. One can’t really pinpoint any man this woman has dated but has been connected with some big heads in the political sect though none of this has been confirmed yet. Whatever, we are wishing her well, hoping that she will soon hook up with the ‘right’ man.