Meet Jackie Appiah
When you talk about popular Ghanaian actresses, Jackie Appiah must be in the list. Jackie is among the screen diva whom lovers of Ghanian movies always like to see on their screen. She has a good fashion style and she is an ageless beauty. Jackie not only features in Ghanian movies, but also in some Nollywood movies.
Jackie Agyemang Appiah popularly known as Jackie Appiah, is a Canadian-born Ghanaian actress who was born on December 5, 1983. Jackie and her mum resided in Toronto but later moved back to Kumasi, Ghana in 1993 when Jackie was 10 years old. Jackie’ s father’s name is Kwabena Appiah while her mother’s name is Janet Owusu. She is the last child in the family of five.
Jackie had her primary or early education at Derry down public School Toronto, Ontario. When she came back to Ghana in she started High school at Faith Montessori and Achimota preparatory School. She later attended Harvard College in Accra School of Education where she studied General Arts.
In 2005, Jackie Appiah got married to Peter Agyemang and the marriage was blessed with one son, but they later divorced due to irreconcilable differences, and Jackie has moved on.
According to Jackie, she likes shopping, she shops mainly perfumes and hand bags. She likes adventures and also likes travelling, from her statistics, she said she has been to over hundred (100) countries of the world.
Her source of Inspiration
For Jackie, the people that inspires her mostly is her mum and son.
In an Interview with BBC, Jackie revealed that her worst memory was when she was aged 5, she came back from Canada to Ghana, in their Compound, she saw a goat that was tied on a tree, and she started throwing stones at the goat, the goat got angry and loosed its rope and started pursuing her, she rushed and grabbed their door, but the goat pounced on her, she felled down and lost her two front teeth.
It has been Jackie’s desire to be an actress, she do participate in local dramas in her church, she first appeared on screen in the popular TV series “Things we do for live” and her appearance there was awesome.
Jackie’s first appearance on set was in a film titled “Divine love” which was produced by Venus film. Although Jackie was a little bit shy then, but to her surprise, people where impressed with her performance.
Awards and nominations
Jackie’s notable awards took place In the year, the year 2007, she received an award as the best actress in a supporting role at the African Movie Awards. In the year 2010, Jackie also received an award as the best actress in a leading role at the African Movie Awards Academy.
Other awards that Jackie has won;
In 2011,Jackie won PAN African actress award of the year which was awarded to her by Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
In 2012,she won Ghana National Youths Achievers Award.
In 2012 also, she won African Women of Worth Awards.
In 2013,she received an Award from NAFCA as the best actress in diaspora.
In 2015,she won African Magic Viewers choice award as the best actress in Comedy.
Jackie’s list of awards are numerous including those that she has received multiple times.
Brand Ambassadors and Endorsements
It is of no doubt that Jackie’s beauty and intelligence has won her several endorsements, brand ambassadors and promotions from several companies and Organizations, the notable new include;
- GSMF advert on protection against HIV/ AIDS ( Ghana Commercial TV).
- Face of IPMC adverts on Televisions and billboards
- Brand Ambassador, Pan-Africa Hair growth brand etc.
- Globacom Telecommunications
Jackie Appiah, is among the richest female celebrities in Ghana although she does not like flaunting her wealth. But she is estimated to worth over $900,000.
Jackie’s Movies list
She has featured in many movies too numerous to mention, but we are going to give you the list of the most popular ones;
- Mummy’s daughter
- The return of Beyonce
- Passion woman
- The King is mine
- Before my eyes
- Spirit of a dancer
- Her Excellency
- My last wedding
- Night wedding
- Excess money
- Love games
- 4 play
- Total love
- Fake feelings
- I hate women
- Princess Tyra
- A cry for justice
- Palace slave
- Royal battle
- Divine love
- Tears of womanhood
- Death after birth
- Above all
- The comforter
- Piece of my soul
- Queen’s heart
- Golden stool Etc.