Who Is Jackie Appiah In Ghana?
Jackie Appiah is an award-winning Canadian-born Ghanaian actress, movie producer, entrepreneur, brand ambassador, and philanthropist.
The lovely actress is best known for movies like “Perfect Picture”, “Beyoncé – The President’s Daughter”, “Princess Tyra”, among others.
Jackie rose to prominence in the Ghanaian movie industry when she played the character, Enyonam Blagogee, in the popular Ghanaian TV series, “Things We Do For Love” by Edward Seddoh Junior.
She has, over the past years, become successful with her movie career not only in Ghana, but also in the Nigerian movie industry christened, “Nollywood”.
She has received several awards and nominations, including “Best Actress in a Leading Role” at the 2010 African Movie Academy Awards, “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007, among others.
- Who Is Jackie Appiah In Ghana?
- Date of Birth
- Early Life
- Which SHS did Jackie Appiah attend?
- Jackie Reportedly Dated Nigerian Actor Michael Bobby Obodo
- Is Jackie Appiah dating Liberia President George Oppong Weah?
- Movie Career
- Net Worth
- Randy Abbey reveals how Jackie Appiah acquired her Mansion, House
- What Does Jackie Appiah Do For A Living?
- Foundation, Philanthropy, Charity
Date of Birth
Jackie Appiah was born on Monday, December 5th, 1983.
The ‘Mummy’s Daughter’ actress is currently 38 years old and will be 39 years come December 5th this year, 2022.
Where is Jackie Appiah from?
Jackie Appiah is a Canadian by birth as she was born in Toronto, Canada.
Jackie is also a Ghanaian because she is of Ghanaian decent — both parents are 100% Ghanaians.
Jackie Apppiah is an Ashanti girl who hails from Ejisu in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Jackie Appiah was born to Mr Kwabena Appiah and Madam Janet Owusu in Canada.
Her father, Mr Kwabena Appiah, who is a brother of the late Joe Appiah (a famous lawyer in Kumasi), is a permanent resident of Canada and resides mainly in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
She was born in Toronto, Canada, where she spent her early life.
Jackie Appiah is the last born of five children of her parents.
At age 10, the ‘Divine Love’ actress was relocated to Ghana with her mother to get accustomed to the Ghanaian culture.
She is originally known to be from Ejisu in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, but was born and raised in Canada before relocating to Ghana.
Jackie is the niece of a famous Ghanaian lawyer known as Joe Appiah.
She is also the cousin of Kwame Anthony Appiah — another famous Ghanaian personality.
Which SHS did Jackie Appiah attend?
Jackie Appiah went to Harvard Senior High school, now Harvard College.
The school is located at Kokomlemle in Accra, Ghana.
In 2005, Jackie Appiah got married to businessman and the man of her heart, Peter Agyemang.
After three years of marriage, Jackie and her husband divorced and went their separate ways.
Although the reason for their breakup was not made public, the rumour mill at the time had it that, Jackie Appiah was silently abused by her ex-husband, Peter Agyemang, who was, as a result, perceived dangerous by the outside world.
Peter Agyemang, on the other hand, also accused his former wife, Jackie Appiah, of being a liar and dishonest person for portraying him to the Ghanaian media and the outside world as a dangerous person.
In 2012, after the back and forth arguments, their divorce was officially finalized and Jackie Appiah granted custody of their only son, Damien Agyemang.
Jackie Refused To Take Pictures With Ex-husband
In October, 2015, Jackie Appiah blatantly refused to take photos with her ex-husband, Peter Agyemang, who had also been invited to the same spectacular wedding ceremony of Jackie’s manager, Samira Yakubu (pictured below), at Palm Royal Beach Hotel.
When it was time for a group photo to be taken, Jackie Appiah left the scene because she realized that her former husband was part of the group.
That was the closest Jackie Appiah and her ex-husband Peter Agyemang came to after going their separate ways sometime in 2008-2009.
Jackie Reportedly Dated Nigerian Actor Michael Bobby Obodo
In 2013, there were some speculations and news reports which suggested that Jackie was in a relationship with popular Nigerian actor and activist, Michael Bobby Obodo.
The speculations were heightened when photos of the two popped up on the internet.
Michael Bobby Obodo, however, later denied ever dating Ghana’s diva, Jackie Appiah.
Is Jackie Appiah dating Liberia President George Oppong Weah?
In recent times, Jackie, who has remained ‘single’ after many years of divorce, has been rumoured to be going out with former FIFA World player and the current president of Liberia, George Oppong Weah.
This rumour started gaining grounds when Jackie Appiah congratulated George Oppong Weah for winning the Liberia Presidential Elections in 2017, by posting a photo of herself and the King of Football on her Instagram page.
“Congratulations to George Weah for winning the presidential elections in Liberia You are a great person and I know you will do great things in Liberia to make the whole of Africa proud,” Jackie wrote on her Instagram page.
In 2020, there were even rumours that Jackie Appiah had been impregnated by President George Oppong Weah.
Jackie Appiah, however, debunked this claim when she spoke to Nana Ama McBrown on the United Showbiz program on UTV Ghana in 2021.
She further stated on the United Showbiz program that although she was not pregnant, the Ghanaian media had impregnated her with fake stories.
Jackie Appiah currently has only one child — a son, who goes by the name, Damien Agyemang, with her former husband, Peter Agyemang.
Her son, Damien Agyemang was born on Thursday, October 13th, 2005. He is currently 16 years old and will be 17 come October this year, 2022.
At age 12, Jackie Appiah had started playing various roles in a drama group that had been formed at her church, Action Chapel International founded by Archbishop Nicholas Duncan–Williams.
She was also a treasurer of the said drama group of Action Chapel International.
She participated in Talent Teens Competition and became the first runner-up.
Jackie Appiah launched her professional movie career after she was invited by writer, Edward Seddon, to play the character, Enyonam Blagogee, in the popular Ghanaian TV series, “Things We Do for Love”.
Other prominent TV series Jackie played various roles in, include Tentacles, Games People Play, and Sun City.
She made her debut as a professional actress in the movie, “Divine Love”, which coincidentally was also a debut for her colleague actors, Van Vicker and Majid Michel.
After making her movie debut in ‘Divine Love’, Jackie Appiah went on to star in many smash hit movies, including “Beyoncé”, which had prominent Ghanaian movie stars like Nadia Buari and Van Vicker.
She later got the opportunity to act in Nollywood films, including Black Soul, Bitter Blessing, and My Last Wedding.
According to Jackie, her most uncomfortable moment on screen was when she played the character of of ‘Kate’ in the movie, “Divine Love”.
She also disclosed that her best part of acting was when she played the character of a Princess in the movie, “Mummy’s Daughter”.
- Thing We Do For Love (TV series)
- Divine Love
- The Heart of Men
- The Power of a Woman
- Run Baby Run
- Beyoncé – The President Daughter
- The Return of Beyoncé
- Mummy’s Daughter
- The Love Doctor
- Royal Battle
- Chasing Hope
- Princess Tyra
- The prince’s bride
- Fake Feelings
- Wind of Love
- Total Love
- Passion of the Soul
- Mortal Desire
- Pretty Queen
- The Prince’s Bride
- The King is Mine
- Spirit of a Dancer
- Excess Money
- Before My Eyes
- Career woman
- Passion Lady
- Her Excellency
- The Perfect Picture
- Prince of the Niger
- My Last Wedding
- Love Games
- Tears of Womanhood
- Night Wedding
- A Cry for Justice
- 4 Plays
- 4 Play Reloaded
- Death after Birth
- Golden Stool
- Deadly Assignment
- Turning Point
- Wrath of a Woman
- Blind Lust
- Black Soul
- Against My Will
- Royal Kidnap
- End of Royal Kidnap
- The Siege
- Royal Honour
- Eye of the gods
- The Comforter
- Palace Slave
- Throwing Stones
- Comfort My Soul
- Above Love
- Wind of Sorrow
- Piece of My Soul
- Cold Heart
- Golden Heart
- A Bitter Blessing
- Queens heart
- Kings heart
- Forever young
- Barrister Anita
- Deep Fever
- Sisters At War
- The Perfect Picture – Ten Years After
- Reason To Kill
- Grooms Bride
- Heart of Men
- Perfect Love 1
- Perfect Love 2
- Personal life
- Harvest Of Grief
- The Good Doctor
Jackie Appiah is one of the biggest African movie stars who has acquired a lot of wealth throughout the years of her acting career.
She is brand ambassador for a number of products, including Kleesoft, Gino Tomato Mix, Perla Miniral Water, among others.
Jackie Appiah has an estimated net worth of $5million (dollars).
- In 2008, Jackie Appiah bought her first luxurious car, Nissan Murano.
- In 2010, she acquired for herself a Range Rover.
- In 2013, the ‘Things We Do For Love’ star bought a BMW X6.
- In 2015, she purchased for herself a brand new Mercedez G-Wagon.
- In 2018, Jackie Appiah bought a brand new Maserati.
Jackie Appiah recently blew the minds of Ghanaians and Nigerians alike when videos and pictures of her plush Trassaco mansion popped up online on Friday, June 24th, 2022.
This was after bubbly Nigerian actress, Luchy Donalds had paid a visit to Jackie Appiah in her home.
Luchy Donalds could not help but shout in excitement when she was taken on a tour in the magnificient building by Jackie Appiah.
Jackie’s mansion, which is located at Trassaco Estates near East Legon in Accra, is believed to have cost her thousands of dollars.
Whilst many social media users, who expressed shock after seeing photos of the masion, believed the actress earned it through hardwork, others also thought she acquired it through other “means”.
Randy Abbey reveals how Jackie Appiah acquired her Mansion, House
After the publication of videos and pictures of Jackie’s mansion online, there were varied opinions on how the actress got her house.
In reaction to the falsehood and misconceptions peddled about how she acquired her mansion, ace broadcaster and host of Good Morning Ghana on Metro TV, Randey Abbey has revealed details about how the mansion was put up.
According to Randy, Jackie Appiah personally started building her mansion 10 years ago (in 2012), contrary to the misconception that the mansion just sprang up recently or was bought by some ‘big man’ for her.
“You see that building you showed, nine years ago I was there with Samira and Jackie at the site. She started this thing (mansion) 10 years ago. She started building this house 10 years ago. Nine years ago, I was there with Samira and her (Jackie). And the person who was building it was like an uncle to Jackie. I don’t know if he was the same person who finished the house,” Randy Abbey revealed on the Good Morning Ghana program.
What Does Jackie Appiah Do For A Living?
Aside acting, Jackie Appiah is a brand ambassador or influencer for many products.
Jackie started off as the face of IPMC — an IT Company established in Ghana.
Her face was many on billboards for IPMC and GSMF’s advert on protection against HIV AIDS.
She has been an ambassador for various brands like Class Perfumes, Globacom Telecommunications, and UB Hair Relaxer.
Jackie’s first TV commercial was GSM.
In October, 2021, Jackie, together with actor Adjetey Anang, signed a juicy deal with GB Foods Africa — producers of Gino Tomato Mix, Gino Peppe Onion, and Gino Max GH.
Jackie has been the brand ambassador for ORCA Deco all this while.
She is also brand ambassador for products like Adonko Hand Sanitizer, Perla Miniral Water, Kleesoft, and also Fast Chow Foods.
Foundation, Philanthropy, Charity
The Jackie Appiah Foundation has been set up with the sole aim of putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged in our societies.
On December 5th, 2017, Jackie Appiah on her birthday donated bags of rice, assorted drinks, and some food stuffs to widows and the elderly in Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
In December, 2019, as part of her birthday celebrations, Jackie donated some items which included assorted drinks, rice, Kleesoft and others to the Borstal Institute for Juveniles in Accra ( Correctional Centre ).
In May, 2020, during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jackie’s foundation joined hands with ORCA Deco to distribute relief items to the less-privileged ones at their homes. They included widows, children, unemployed, and the aged.
On her 38th birthday — which fell on December 5th, 2021 — Jackie Appiah travelled to Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana to celebrate her day with the women and children by donating an electronic borehole, food stuffs, drinks, sanitizers, mattresses, educational materials, among others.
She has also made several donations to several organizations, including Dzorwulu Special School, Chosen Rehab Center, Osu Children’s Home, TV3 Talented Kids, and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
- 2017 — Best Actress & Model — @Afro Global TV Excellence Awards — Winner!
- 2013 — Best International Actress award — @Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA), Abuja, Nigeria — Winner!
- 2013 — Best Actress in Drama (Perfect Picture) — @Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in Lagos, Nigeria — Winner!
- 2012 — National Youth Achievers Gold Award (PERFORMING ARTS) — Winner!
- 2011 — Pan African Actress of The Year — @Nigeria Entertainment Awards — Winner!
- 2011 — Best Actress — @Ghana Movie Awards — Winner!
- 2010 — Best Actress in a Leading Role — @Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) — Winner!
- 2010 — Best Actress — @Ghana Movie Awards — Winner!
- 2010 — Best Ghanaian Actress — @City People Entertainment Awards — Winner!
- 2008 — Best Actress in a Leading Role — @Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) — Nominated
- 2008 — Best Upcoming Actress — @Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) — Nominated
- 2007 — Best Actress in a Supporting Role @Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) — Winner!
- Jackie Appiah won the face of U.B in a promotion she did for them
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Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com