10 Lesser Known Facts about Lydia Forson


Lydia Forson, a highly decorated Ghanaian actress, producer and writer is one of the most loved celebrities in Africa and for good reasons. Beside her unbeatable talent and skills, Forson is charmingly beautiful. She was born in 1984 in Accra, Ghana but later moved to Kentucky, US with her father and attended Wilmore Elementary School, Kentucky. After 3 years, her family relocated back to Ghana and she attended Akosombo International School.

Here are some 10 Lesser Known Facts about Lydia Forson.

1. Spent part of her early life in the US

Lydia Forson was born in Mankessim, Ghana, after which she moved with her family to Kentucky, US. It was in the US that she had her early life education at Wilmore Elementary school. At nine years of age, she relocated with her family back to Ghana where she continued her formative education at an international school known as Akosombo. She later joined St. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi for her senior secondary school education.

2. She is a graduate

Just like most other famous Ghanaian actors and actresses, Lydia Forson is a university graduate. After successfully completing her senior educations at St. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi, Forson joined the University of Ghana where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Information studies, which she also completed successfully. It is not known whether she will further her education but with her successful career in acting, the answer to that question is rather obvious.

3. Her debut film featured in 2005

Lydia Forson realised her acting talent when she was just over 18 and has not looked back since then. Her debut film was Hotel St James, where she adopted cast name of Cameo the movie was released in the fall of 2005. Her outstanding performance in the film catapulted her to instant fame and earned her contracts for other films. The next movie was released just a year later and had the same success enjoyed by the debut film.

4. She had self-caused career break

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Many fans of Lydia Forson believe that she has had smooth filming career since she made her debut in 2005. This is very wrong. Soon after her outstanding performances on her first four films, Lydia had a break. This was her very own making after rejecting scripts for her Cameo appearances claiming the scripts were pathetically low quality. She believes only in quality scripts.

5. She has won prestigious awards

In the year 2010, Lydia was the first Ghanaian national to win the prestigious African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for the Best Actress in Leading Role. She managed to beat even the most decorated of all the African actors to scoop the award. In the year 2009, she got nominated for the same award she later bagged to the dismay of other actors/actresses