Lydia Forson

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Lydia Forson
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Born Lydia Forson
24 October 1984 (1984-10-24) (age 32)
Mankessim, Ghana
Occupation Actress, Writer and Producer
Years active 2005–present

Lydia Forson (born 1984) is an award-winning Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer. In 2010 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.[1]


Forson was born on 24 October 1984 in Mankessim, Ghana.[2] She received her early education at Wilmore Elementary school in Kentucky. At the age of nine, her family moved to Ghana, where she continued her education at Akosombo International School. She also attended St. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi where she completed her secondary school education.

Forson graduated from the University of Ghana where she earned a bachelor's degree in English Language and Information Studies.


Lydia Forson's acting career started with a cameo role in Hotel St. James (2005), Run Baby Run (2006), Different Shades of Blue (2007) and a stint in the reality show The Next Movie Star in Nigeria (2007).

Shirley Frimpong Manso, CEO of Sparrow Productions, who had previously worked with her in the Ghanaian television series Different Shades of Blue brought Lydia Forson back to the screens through the movie Scorned.[3] This starring role led to her first African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nomination as the Best Upcoming Female Actress.

In 2009, Lydia Forson starred in the award-winning The Perfect Picture.[4] She has starred in A Sting in a Tale, Phone Swap and Masquerades.


  • Hotel St. James (2005) - Cameo Roles
  • Run Baby Run Becky (2006) - supporting role[5]
  • Different Shades of Blue (2007)
  • The Next Movie Star Reality Show (2007) - Third Runner Up
  • Scorned (2008) - Lead Role
  • The Perfect Picture (2009) - Supporting Role
  • A Sting in a Tale (2009) - lead role[6]
  • Masquerades (2011)
  • Phone Swap (2012)[7]
  • Kamara's Tree (2013)
  • "Scandal" (2013) (South African Series) - Aku[8]
  • A Letter From Adam (2014) Writer/Producer[9][10]


2009 - African Movie Academy Award Nominee

2010 - African Movie Academy Award Best Actress in a lead role[11]

2012 - Ghana Movie Awards Best Screenplay 'In The Cupboard'


  1. ^ "AMAA Nominees and Winners 2010". Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Irokotv Nollywood Birthday, Irokotv, Retrieved 21 September 2016
  3. ^ "Lydia Forson In Focus + Photos". Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Shirley Frimpong-Manso's Perfect Picture". Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Duah, Kofi. "Lydia Forson On The Go". 
  6. ^ "Lydia Forson". Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lydia Forson Grabs Another Job In Nollywood". NewsOne. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lydia Forson on's Scandal". 
  9. ^ "Lydia Forson presents "A Letter from Adam" Watch the Trailer & Get the Scoop!". 
  10. ^ "'A Letter from Adam': Watch movie review by Adenike Adebayo". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  11. ^ Mark Tutton, Christian Purefoy (April 30, 2010). "Stars shine at African Oscars". CNN. Retrieved March 16, 2012.