Jackie Appiah is a Canadian-born Ghanaian actress who has received several awards and nominations for her work.
Her awards include the Best Actress in a Lead Role at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards and the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Afric Movie Academy Awards.
She made her appearance on the screen when she was invited by Edward Eddoh Junior who was the writer of “Things We Do For Love”. She played the role of Enyonam Blagogee. Later on, she went on to star in the series, Tentacles, Games People Play, Sun-City, and other series.
“It was a Venus Film Production titled Divine Love and I had to play the role of Kate, the protagonist. I didn’t believe I did too well. I fumbled but, many people did not notice it.”, she said.
According to her, her best part was in Mummy’s Daughter by Venus Films. The film tells the story of the Bartels Family where she played the role of Princess, the daughter.
“I loved how I acted and I was happy with the role I played”, she said.
Appiah was already known to Nollywood through her many successful Ghanaian films which were ‘Beyoncé: The President Daughter’, ‘Princess Tyra’, ‘Passion of the Soul’, ‘Pretty Queen’, ‘The Prince’s Bride’, ‘The King is Mine’, and others.
Some of her Nollywood films include Black Soul and Bitter Blessing, alongside Nollywood actor Ramsey Noah and My Last Wedding, alongside Nollywood actor Emeka Ike.
She won the Best International Actress award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA) 2013 which was held in Abuja in 2013.
She won the face of U.B in a promotion she did for them on TV commercials and she is currently the face of IPMC for commercials and billboards. Her first TV commercial was “GSMF”.
Looking at her achievement thus far, one may be tempted if Jackie Appiah really is the greatest actress of all-time in Ghana as compared to her counterparts like Nadia Buari, Yvonne Nelson, and others.
By: Samuel Arthur