Lydia Forson wins ‘Best Actress’ @ 2017 Africa International Film Festival

Ghana’s Lydia Forson won the ‘Best Actress’ Award at this year’s Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) for her role in the Peter Sedufia’s  “Keteke”. Acknowledging the prize via Instagram Sunday morning,...

Ghana’s Lydia Forson won the ‘Best Actress’ Award at this year’s Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) for her role in the Peter Sedufia’s  “Keteke”.

Acknowledging the prize via Instagram Sunday morning, the actress was full of praise to Sedufia,  and co-star Adjetey Annang for their immense help in bringing out her character.

About Lydia Forson

Lydia Forson is an award-winning Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer. In 2010 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Lydia Forson’s acting career started with a cameo role in Hotel St. James (2005), Run Baby Run (2006), Different Shades of Blue (2007) and a stint in the reality show The Next Movie Star in Nigeria (2007).

Shirley Frimpong Manso, CEO of Sparrow Productions, who had previously worked with her in the Ghanaian television series Different Shades of Blue brought Lydia Forson back to the screens through the movie ScornedThis starring role led to her first African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nomination as the Best Upcoming Female Actress.

In 2009, Lydia Forson starred in the award-winning The Perfect PictureShe has starred in A Sting in a TalePhone Swap and Masquerades.

SEE FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

Best Actor

Ibrahim Koma,  Wulu (Mali)

Best Actress

Lydia Forson, Keteke (Ghana)

Special Jury Mention

Alter Ego (Nigeria)

Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film

Hakkunde (Nigeria)

Best Screenplay

Wulu (Mali)

Best Director

Alain Gomis, Felicite (Senegal)

Audience Choice Award

The Lost Café (Nigeria)

Best Student Short

The Fall (South Africa)

Best Short Film

1745 (UK)

Best Animation

Huse Met Lang Ore (South Africa)

Best Documentary

We Have Never Been Kids (Egypt)

Best Feature Film

I Am Not a Witch (Zambia/UK)

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