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.
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 gained admission at the University of Ghana where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Information studies. 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 feature was in “Hotel St James”, where she played the character 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. Her 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
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 film 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 actresses to scoop the award. In the year 2009, she got nominated for the same award which she won again to the dismay of other actors/actresses.
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6. Appeared on e.TV Scandal
Besides the award she won, Lydia has gotten the precious opportunity to join South African entertainment industry. She was given an opportunity to appear for the South African most watched show on TV, Scandal. If you are a fan of Lydia Forson and love this South African television show, then you’ll enjoy seeing her act in the show.
7. She is highly zealous
Among all the personalities Lydia Forson depicts, her zeal is the most interesting. She is usually good at supporting her course as long as she believes it is the right way to go. This is evident when she decided to take a break simply because she did not like the quality of the scripts she was given for roles after her first four films.
8. Once voted authentic African woman
Because of her stunning beauty, acting talent and her zealous personality, Lydia Forson was once voted the “Authentic African Woman”. This covetous position takes a lot to be voted but she made it. This only served to catapult her further in greatness. Very few African women have ever been voted for this position which makes Lydia worth her onions.
9. Surrounded by certain controversies
While it happens, it is usually strange to see an African woman smoking. There were rumors that she was spotted smoking what looked like ganja and her gestures indicated that she was as comfortable as chain smokers. Some unconfirmed reports supported the fact that she has been smoking behind the scenes with her teeming fans oblivious to this lifestyle of hers. However, she denied the accusations but intimated that she had smoked as a character in some of her movies and only knows how to do so in movies.
10. She is yet to reveal anything about her relationship
One thing that most fans want to hear about their favorite celebrities is about their romantic life. Lydia had managed to keep it a guarded secret although she has been spotted on several occasions with some young men fitting her description of ideal men for her. It is not clear how long she will keep her fans waiting to see the ideal man who will be lucky enough to capture the heart of this charming damsel.