Christopher Keith Nii Attoh, commonly known by his stage name Chris Attoh, is one of the most loved Ghanaian television personalities. He is also an actor and meteoric master of ceremonies (MC) who has appeared in tens of great Nollywood and Ghallywood movies. It is my belief that most Ghanaians know this celebrity from TV shows and many are his fans.
However, there are a few things about this actor many might not know. If you like this person, you may want to know him more than you do right now. Here are some 10 things you didn’t know about Chris Attoh.
10 Lesser Known Facts About Chris Attoh
1. Chris is 35 years old
In as much as Chris celebrates his birthday every 17 of May, very few people are aware of his real age. There is a lot of information regarding this great artist but not directly talks about his birthday. Nevertheless, it appears as though he is to celebrate his 35th birthday this May. His official age in 2003 when he was a guest presenter for Big Brother Africa was 24 years and that is why I believe his true age for now averages 36 years.
2. He is a painter and a banker
Many of you know Chris Attoh as an actor and TV presenter and probably believe that he took up a career in acting because he pursued a course related to that field. After his early education and high school, Chris took a course in painting at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Later on, he moved to London, UK to study banking and security. This in essence means he is an artist and a banker besides being an actor.
3. He is an investment guru
In his own words Chris said, “My style would be smart, casual, sophisticated and rich-smelling” when he was interviewed by Punch magazine.” He believes he can only achieve this through investments and he is succeeding. He has mastered the concept of retiring at the age of 30. He is the CEO of A Factory Limited. This is a media and television concept development company with its headquarters at Dzorwulu in Accra. He also has a myriad of investments in his home country.
4. Chris is a philanthropist
Chris believes in the principle of give and it will come back to you. In other words, he is a philanthropist whose desire is to see that everyone in his life and beyond has the best he or she can. He is also committed to ensuring that aspiring actor and actresses get a helping hand in their push to excel in the acting career.
5. He is married to Damilola Adegbite
It is unfortunate that the most hyped wedding between Chris Attoh and Damilola Adegbite will not be as initially planned for in April 12, 2014. The lovebirds said the reason for postponement was Damilola Adegbite’s pregnancy, which I believe is very true as they finally got married on the 14th of February, 2015. That’d on Valentine’s day.
6. He recently had a child with Damilola Adegbite
Much of his love life has been too private even for the paparazzi and gossip magazines to know what he is up to. However, after a long period of speculation, Damilola Adegbite broke the news about her romantic relationship with Chris Attoh and went further by revealing they are expecting a baby. The bundle of joy, a bouncing baby boy arrived on Friday, September 5, 2014.
7. Chris’ Involvement with Yvonne Nelson
At some point in 2012, word circulated that Chris secretly wedded Yvonne Nelson. As a matter of fact, some media houses and individuals were invited to the wedding only for them to realize that it was actually a cast for a movie. People who got the initial news believed this and still there are people who know that it was an actual wedding. However, it is official that there was no romantic involvement between Chris and Yvonne Nelson.
8. He has been co-acting with Damilola Adegbite
It is usually a rare thing for those who act as lovebirds in a movie to actually end up being a husband and a wife. The two are co-stars in the hit television series known as Tinsel. However, keen fans could have noticed some chemistry between the two. While Chris is a Ghanaian, he is a powerful figure in Nollywood and this is perhaps where he met the beautiful Nigerian actress Damilola Adegbite.
9. Chris was guest presenter for Big-Brother Africa
At a tender age of 21 years and a student of painting at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Chris Attoh got the golden opportunity to be a guest presenter at the first edition of Big Brother Africa held in South Africa between May 25 and September 7 of 2003. This served as one of his career highlights and catapulted him to fame.
10. He hopes to direct movies
Chris says he is not the kind of person who stumbles on things so he carefully planned to join the acting industry. In the same manner, he has progressed from being an actor to a producer and now hopes to venture in directing movies. By all indication, he will achieve his goal.