Lydia Forson Full Biography

Lydia Forson Biography, Age, Husband, Parents, Child

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Who is Lydia Forson in Ghana?

Lydia Forson is an award-winning Ghanaian actress, writer, movie producer, model, entrepreneur, women’s advocate, and feminist.

In 2010, she was the first Ghanaian to win the prestigious African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for Best Actress in a Lead Role award in Nigeria.

In 2014, Lydia Forson as a script writer and movie producer wrote and produced her first movie titled, A Letter From Adam.

Ms Forson is best known for the hit movies: The Perfect Picture, Scorned, Borga, A Sting In A Tale, Keteke, Phone Swap, among others.

Lydia Forson is also a no-nonsense writer who expresses her opinions on socio-political issues in Ghana and elsewhere.

But for her resilience, Lydia Forson was almost dismissed from the University of Ghana, Legon, during her final year for joining a movie competition.

Persistent as she is, Ms Forson stood her ground, fought back her dismissal, and her status as student was duly restored.

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She is also the “I-know-my-right” type of lady, and a woman of principle who spares no one, especially men who end up crossing her path when it comes to the issue of women empowerment.

Awards she has so far won in her acting career include Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards; Best Screenplay at the 2012 Ghana Movie Awards, among others.


Lydia Forson was born on Wednesday, October 24th, 1984.

How old is Lydia Forson?

Lydia Forson is currently 37 years of age and will soon turn 38 come October 24th this year, 2022.


Lydia Forson was born to Madam Janet Forson and Reverend Dr. Mathias K Forson in Mankesim in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region of Ghana.

Unfortunately for Ms Lydia, her parents divorced when she was still in school which had a huge toll on her.

Infinitely worse for Lydia Forson, was when her grandmother, who played a pivotal role in her life, passed on when she was already mentally and psychologically going through a lot in her life.

Lydia Forson parents, Janet Forson and Reverend Dr Mathias K Forson plus two brothers Sam and Manny.
Lydia Forson’s parents, Madam Janet Forson and Reverend Dr. Mathias K Forson; two brothers Sam and Manny (Middle)

According to Ms Forson, her source of inspiration has always been her dear mother.

“She has been through more than any woman should have to go through, but still manages to smile and be strong for her children. She and my brothers are what I call my ROCK “.


Lydia Forson has two blood brothers who until recently were not known to the Ghanaian media.

Her two brothers are Sam and Manny who reside abroad.


Lydia Forson actually hails from Ekumfi Srafa, Aboradze house to be precise which is located in the Ekumfi District, Central Region, Ghana.

The Borga actress was born and raised shortly in Mankesim in the Central Region of Ghana.


She is a proud Fante girl who comes from Ekumfi Srafa in the Central Region of Ghana..

Early Life

The actress was born in Mankesim in the Central Region of Ghana, West Africa.

At age 6 in 1990, Lydia Forson travelled with her dad to the United States of America to live there for a while as her father had gone to pursue his Doctoral Degree.

She began her early education at Wilmore Elementary school in Kentucky, United States of America.

At age 9, and after three years of her stay in the United States of America, Lydia Forson relocated with her family to Ghana to continue her education.


Lydia Forson had her early education at Wilmore Elementary school in Kentucky, United States of America (USA).

The actress, upon her arrival in Ghana from the United States of America, enrolled at the Akosombo International School in the Eastern Region of Ghana for both primary and junior high school education.

She went to St. Louis Secondary High School in Kumasi, Ashanti Region of Ghana, for her senior high school education.

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Lydia Forson graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Information Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon.

For the love she has for acting, Lydia Forson, whilst in her final year at the University of Ghana, Legon, was almost dismissed for partaking in a movie reality show competition.

She stood her ground and fought back when she was dismissed. She was later re-admitted to complete her course.

Is Lydia Forson Married?

No yet! Lydia Forson is currently not married. She has for a long time been single.

In July (10th), 2012, Lydia Forson and Ghanaian comedian Funny Face caused a stir on the premises of Metro TV when the two were spotted kissing each other in the full glare of onlookers, after a recording session with musician cum presenter, Jon Germain.

We will update you as and when the Borga actress marries.

Lydia Forson Baby

What Yours Truly BieGyaNation.Com knows is that, Lydia Forson has yet to have a baby (or child).

Lydia Forson has consistently maintained that getting married and having children is a personal choice.

Husband, Boyfriend

Lydia Forson is currently single and perhaps searching.

Ever since the Scorned actress rose to prominence in the movie industry, neither her past nor current relationships have been disclosed to the public. Not even one!!!

is Lydia Forson married, husband, boyfriend, marriage.
Is Lydia Forson married?

In other words, she has no husband or boyfriend, no???

Some social media users, especially the guys who tag Lydia Forson as a “too-know” girl, always troll her for not having been married at her present age.

Movie Career

In 2005, Lydia Forson’s acting career began in earnest after she made cameos in one of the hit TV series, Hotel St. James.

In 2006, she was part of the movie titled, Run Baby Run.

In 2007, Lydia Forson was cast by Shirley Frimpong Manso in the television series, Different Shades of Blue.

In 2007, Ms Forson made the biggest move of her life when she joined The Next Movie Star reality show competition in Nigeria.

Although Lydia Forson did not win the The Next Movie Star competition, she made a lasting impression on the audience in Nigeria and across the African continent.

After a long while of not playing any role in a movie, Shirley Frimpong Manso, a Ghanaian movie producer and CEO of Sparrow Productions, featured Lydia Forson in the movie titled, Scorned in 2008.

She played the character, Dea Thompson as the leading actress in the critically acclaimed movie, Scorned.

This was after Shirley Frimpong Manso had previously worked with Lydia Forson in the 2006/2007 hit Ghanaian television series, Different Shades of Blue.

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In 2009, Ms Lydia Forson’s role in Scorned earned her first African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nomination as the Best Upcoming Female Actress.

She also became the 2009 Best Actress for Joy FM’s Night With The Stars program.

In 2009, Lydia Forson starred in the award-winning Ghanaian movie produced by Shirley Frimpong Manso with the title, The Perfect Picture.

Her next biggest movie after The Perfect Picture was A Sting In A Tale in 2009.

In 2013, Ms Forson was cast to play the character of Aku amongst South African actors/actresses in a South African television series titled, Scandal.

In 2014, Lydia Forson wrote and produced her first movie titled, A Letter From Adam.

Other movies she played various roles in, include Borga, Sidechic Gang, Keteke, Kamara’s Tree, Masquerades, Phone Swap, among others.


  • Hotel St. James (2005) – Cameo roles
  • Run Baby Run (2006) – Supporting role
  • 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
  • Masquerades (2011)
  • Phone Swap (2012)
  • Kamara’s Tree (2013)
  • Scandal (2013) (South African series) – Aku
  • A Letter From Adam (2014) – Writer/Producer
  • Isoken (2017)
  • Keteke (2017) – Leading role
  • Sidechic Gang (2018)
  • Borga (2021)

Net Worth

Lydia Forson is a prominent Ghanaian actress, model, entrepreneur, and movie producer.

As an entrepreneur, Ms Forson is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of KINKY MATTERS — an online merchandising platform that deals in natural hair products.

Lydia Forson has an estimated net worth of $500,000 USD.

Activism and Foundation

Lydia Forson is a strong Ghanaian feminist, woman of principle, gender activist, women’s advocate, and unconventional thinker.

Known for her unorthodox political views, Lydia Forson believes there must be a paradigm shift in the way the African youth of today think.

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The Scorned actress has, as a result, set up a foundation known as FREE2BME Foundation to cater for and bridge this gap.

The FREE2BME Foundation is a mentorship program that has been set up with the sole aim of instilling in the youth of Africa today, an unconventional and innovative way of thinking and doing things which will bring positive change in Africa.

Awards, Recognition

  • 2009 — Best Actress — @Joy FM’s Night With The Stars program — Winner!
  • 2009 — Best Upcoming Female Actress — @African Movie Academy Awards — Nominated
  • 2010 — Best Actress in a Lead Role — @African Movie Academy Awards — Winner!
  • 2012 — Best Screenplay (In The Cupboard) — @Ghana Movie Awards — Winner!
  • 2015 — Best Comedic Act — @Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards — Nominated
  • 2015 — Best Actress in a Comedy — @Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards — Nominated
  • 2015 — Best Writer (Comedy) — @Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards — Nominated
  • 2015 — Actress of the Year (Africa) — @Nigeria Entertainment Awards — Nominated
  • 2017 — Best Actress in a lead role — @African Movie Academy Awards — Nominated
  • 2018 — Best Supporting Actress — @Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards — Winner!
  • 2020 — Best Actress — @People’s Choice Awards — Nominated
  • 2022 — Female Actor of the Year — @Entertainment Achievement Awards — Winner!
  • 2022 — SOTIGUI Best Actor, Ghana/ Nigeria (Borga) — @SOTIGUI Awards — Nominated (to be held in Burkina Faso on November 12th, 2022)
  • 2022 — Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Borga) — @African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) — Nominated (yet to be held)
  • 2022 — The Female Movie Star — @Africa Choice Awards — Nominated (yet to be held)

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Source: George Awiadem Maclean, BieGyaNation.Com

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