Chris Attoh, born Christopher Keith Nii Attoh, is a popular Ghanaian actor, television personality, on-air personality, and producer. In addition to his roles in front of the camera, the multi-faceted personality also banks as a master of ceremonies (MC), which many believe puts a reasonable sum of money in his pocket as well.
Over the course of his career in the showbiz, he has made several appearances in Nollywood and Ghallywood movies, with Tinsel (a Nigerian soap opera that began airing in 2008) being the most popular of all his projects.
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Chris Attoh Biography – Age
The Ghanaian actor was born on May 17, 1979, in Ghana. Attoh’s parents, ancestry, and family members are not known to the public but we can confirm that he has an elder brother called Ken Attoh. Like his younger brother, Ken is a popular face within the showbiz circle. He is a producer and director famed for his roles in the following blockbusters “Adam’s Apple”, “A Sting In A Tale”, “Six Hours to Christmas”, “Perfect Pictures”, and many more. He is the CEO of the television and advertising company, Sparrow Productions, which is owned by his wife Shirley Frimpong Manso.
Chris studied at Achimota School and later Accra Academy. Upon the completion of his secondary school education, he enrolled at the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana, to further his education.
Married, Family, Wife, Son, Divorce
Chris Attoh is a father of a cute boy called Brian Nii Ayittey Olaferomi Attoh, who he had with Nigerian actress and Tinsel co-star Damilola Adegbite. Brian arrived on September 5, 2014. The couple, who supposedly met while filming Tinsel got engaged in New York, in August 2014, on a boat cruise in Manhattan. They took their love for each other to the next level on February 14, 2015, at the La Villa Boutique Hotel in Accra.
Initially, their wedding was planned for April 12 but was subsequently called off due to Adegbite’s pregnancy. Following their classic private wedding, the celebrity couple’s relationship became the talk of the town as a result of how caring they were towards each other. Trouble, however, hit the Attohs paradise in 2017, after which they called it quits.
Their fans came to know about their dispute after Damilola deleted her husband’s name from her name and also deleted his pictures from her social media page. Chris, himself, would later, confirm their break up in an interview hours later. While the actor insisted that his wife wasn’t submissive to him, Adegbite indirectly wrote that her trust was betrayed. The couple has never officially disclosed the reason for their divorce, instead, they’ve resolved to remain friends because of their only child.
Attoh’s ex-wife was born Damilola Adegbite on May 18, 1985, in Surulere, Nigeria. She is a model, television personality, an actress. Her biggest projects in the movie industry are considered to be Tinsel and Flower Girl. Damilola emerged the winner of the Best Actress in a TV Series at the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Other Facts You Need To Know About Chris Attoh
1. He is also a painter and banker
Many people only know Chris Attoh as a television presenter and actor but it is known to a few people that he also makes a reasonable sum of money as a painter and banker. 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.
2. 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. The actor believes he can only achieve this through investments and fortunately, he is succeeding at it. Attoh is the CEO of A Factory Limited, a media and television concept development company headquartered at Dzorwulu, in Accra. The on-air personality also has a myriad of investments in his home country.
3. 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.
4. His Involvement with Yvonne Nelson
At some point in 2012, reports circulated that Chris secretly wedded Ghanaian actress 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. Some people who got the news initially believed the reports while others downplayed it, insisting it was a movie. Apart from this mild drama, there has never been any report anywhere about a romantic involvement between Chris Attoh and Yvonne Nelson.
5. Chris was a guest presenter for Big Brother Africa
At the young age of 21 and while he was still studying 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, 2003. This served as one of his career highlights, which helped in catapulting him to fame.
6. He hopes to explore the movie industry deeper
The Ghanaian screen star once admitted that he is not the kind of person who stumbles on things. According to him, he is working on how best to explore the movie industry than he is doing now. He is also warming up to take up directorial roles in the showbiz, having made a mark for himself as an actor.