Salma Mumin Biography.

Salma Mumin Biography: age, husband, parents, movies

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Full Biography, Profile

Born Abdul Mumin Umu Salma Tando, Salma Mumin is a Ghanaian actress, model, movie producer, entrepreneur, and brand ambassador.

The successful entrepreneur-cum-actress is known to many of her followers as the “Wa Mermaid” since she comes from the Upper West Region in Ghana.

The ‘Wa Mermaid’ rose to fame after she played the role of a midwife in the movie titled, “Passion & Soul” which starred the likes of Majid Michel, and Jackie Appiah.

Salma’s acting career in the Ghanaian movie industry has earned her several awards, including ‘Best International New Actress’ at the 2014 Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards, and ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ at the 2019 Ghana Movie Awards.

She commands over 1.5million followers across all her social media handles.

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Age & Date of Birth

Salma was born on Thursday, December 14th, 1989.

The Passion and Soul actress is currently 31 years old and will be 32 come December 14th this year, 2021.

Early Life, Childhood, Parents, Hometown, Family

Salma Mumin was born to Mr. Mohammed Tando and Mrs. Asibi Mohammed Tando.

The actress who originally hails from Wa in the Upper West Region of Ghana has lived most part of her life in Accra, Ghana.

Salma comes from a very poor family background. Her parents divorced when she was very young.

The actress has 13-15 other siblings.

Salma Mumin mother father childhood old photo.
Young Salma Mumin with her mother, Madam Asibi Mohammed Tando.

Senior High School, shs, University

Salma Mumin had her early education at Odorkor Primary School in Accra, Ghana.

She had her Senior high school education at Insaaniyya Senior High School located at Kasoa in the Central Region of Ghana.

Salma was the entertainment prefect for the 2007-year group of Insaaniyya Secondary School

According to her, she lost interest in furthering her education at the tertiary level after senior high school because her poor parents could not finance her education. This is how come she took her acting career seriously.

After a while, Salma gained admission to the School of IT, Management & Professional Studies where she graduated with a degree in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Husband, Boyfriend, Marriage, Relationship

When some hot ‘wedding’ photos and videos of Salma Mumin and Ghanaian actor and fashion designer, Elikem Kumodzie, popped up on social media, most Ghanaians got confused and thought the two had secretly married as the newest husband and wife in town.

Both shared the same ‘wedding’ photos and videos on their respective Instagram pages with the caption: “We are Happy to Share our story and Joy and Work with the rest of you. Bride @salmamumin Groom @elikemkumordzie”.

It only turned out that those so-called wedding photos and videos were advertisement for a company.

There had earlier also been rumours of Salma Mumin and Ghanaian movie director, Kofi Asamoah having tied the knot in a secret traditional marriage when similar ‘wedding’ photos between the two surfaced online.

That also turned out not to be true as the two only turned up for a wedding of a colleague actor.

Salma is also on record to have said that she once dated actor Ruffy Samuel Quansah aka Honey Choochi Choochi of Tigo advert fame and she doesn’t regret it.

Salma Mumin husband and boyfriend Elikem Kumodzie and Kofi Asamoah.
Salma Mumin and Elikem Kumodzie (Right); Kofi Asamoah (Middle); and the late former president J.J Rawlings.

Movie Career

Salma’s acting career started when she was in senior high school at Insaaniyya Secondary School.

According to Salma — who was the entertainment prefect for the 2007-year group of Insaaniyya Secondary School — she used to jump the school’s wall for auditions outside.

 “I used to jump the wall at school to go for auditions. I believe that’s where my passion for acting got stronger.”

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Since 2012, Salma Mumin’s acting career has seen her play various roles in Ghanaian movies such as Seduction, No Apology, College Girls, Leave my wife, The Will, No Man’s Land, What My Wife Doesn’t Know, and John &  John.

She had her breakthrough after playing the role of a midwife in the movie with the title, ‘Passion & Soul’ which featured other stars like Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Nelson, Majid Michel, Edddi Nartey, and Ekow Smith Asante.

Movie producer (production)

In 2015, Salma as a film maker produced her first movie titled ‘No Man’s Land’ which was written and directed by Pascal Amanfo with Salma as the lead character.

Hopefully, under the management of Cine-god Studios, Salma will embark on some new film projects which had to be put on hold because of COVID-19.

Movies, Filmography

  • ‘The Agency’ directed by @the_cinegod
  • ‘Passion & Soul’, an AA Productions film and directed by Frank Rajah Arase
  • ‘No Mans Land’, written and directed by Pascal Amanfo with Salma as the lead character
  • Hashtag
  • Family Feud
  • Seduction
  • No Apology
  • College Girls
  • Leave my wife
  • The Will
  • No Man’s Land
  • What My Wife Doesn’t Know
  • John & John
  • Apples & Bananas
  • You May Kill The Bride

Entrepreneurship, Businesses, Work

Salma Mumin first rolled out her business plan by operating a mineral water depot in a container shop before opening Salma’s Eatery on the same land at East Lagon, Accra.

Unfortunately for Salma, the mineral water business collapsed because a confidence trickster tricked the shop attendant on Christmas day to take all her stock away.

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Days after the unfortunate incident, a friend suggested to her to turn the place into a food joint to serve the needs of patrons of a popular pub adjacent to her container shop, which has today become known as Salma’s Eatery & Pub.

In 2019, Salma Mumin officially launched a clothing line and fashion brand called Lure which was started in 2018.

Ambassadorial Deals, Promotional work, TV Commercials

Salma is the ambassador for Slim Smart — a weight loss product.

Her contract with Slim Smart was recently extended, four years after joining the mother company, UNICHEM Ghana (Hollywood Nutrition).

Salma Mumin has done a couple TV commercials for companies in Ghana, including commercials for UniBank, Jumbo, Electromart, among others.

She did her first TV commercial for UniBank.

Net Worth

Considering the businesses, commercials, and ambassadorial deals Salma Mumin has to her credit, she is worth GH¢1million.

Philanthropy, Foundation, Donations

Salma has set up a foundation known as ‘Salma Mumin Foundation’ to help out the less privileged.

In January, 2020, she donated some items worth of Thousands of Ghana Cedis to two different schools of about 634 Pupils in the Upper West Region as she launched the “Salma Mumin Foundation”.

The two schools which are located in the Wa Central of the Upper East Region are Chegli primary school with a total population of 256 pupils, and Kperisi LA primary school which has 378 pupils.

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Awards, Nominations, Honours

  • 2019 — Best Actress in a Leading Role — @Ghana Movie Awards (GMA) — Winner!
  • 2014 — Best Ghanaian Promising International Actress — @Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA) in Nigeria — Winner!
  • 2014 — Best New Actress (Ghana) — @City People Entertainment Award — Nominated
  • 2016 — Best Actress of the Year (Ghana) — @City People Movie Award — Nominated


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Is Salma Mumin married?

She is not married for now.

Does Salma Mumin have a child or gotten pregnant?

The actress hasn’t given birth yet or has no child for now. Sometime in 2018, photos of her supposed pregnancy and a child she was alleged to have given birth to, popped up on the internet but it all turned out to be an advert for a company.

What tribe is Salma Mumin or her hometown?

Salma is a Northerner from Wa in the Upper West Region of Ghana.

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