Personal Life and Education
Martha Ankomah is a Ghanaian actress, film producer, director, entrepreneur and model. She is one of Ghana’s most well-known actresses, popular for her performances in movies like “Heart Of Men” and “Somewhere In Africa”.
Martha Ankomah was born on November 21, 1986, in Accra, Ghana. She is 35 years old as of May 2022. The actress was raised as the first-born of her single mother. As a result of this, she encountered several challenges during her childhood.
Martha Ankomah had her primary education at Presbyterian Junior High School and her secondary education at Labone Senior High School both in Accra, Ghana. She later proceeded to Jayee University College, Ghana where she bagged a degree in Marketing.
According to her, she delved into acting through her cousin in 1994. After taking part in several auditions for movies, and acting in some television serials and film productions, she entered into Next Movie Star, where she was placed third in the 2007 edition of the reality show. Ankomah disclosed during an interview with Hitz FM in 2016 that henceforth she would only consider roles that are morally just and bring about positive change in the society. In September 2018, she clarified her position, explaining that she can assume any role in a film as long as it passes a positive message to its audience. In 2017, Ankomah was criticized by some film stakeholders when she questioned the superficial narrative of Ghanaian films. She expressed concern that the industry need to change the theme of their films to develop. Film directors felt her statement was disrespectful and lacking in knowledge of the art of film-making. In November 2018, she began a campaign that seeks to encourage young people to read.
- St. James Hotel
- All that Glitters
- Where is your Mobile?
- Power of the gods
- Sin of the Soul
- Heart of Men
- Somewhere in Africa
- Sugar Town
- A Trip To Hell
- 2010 Africa Movie Academy Award for Most Promising Actor
- 2012 Africa Movie Academy Award for Most Promising Actor
- 2012 Ghana Movie Awards – Best actress in a lead role
- 2011 Ghana Movie Awards – Best actress in a Supporting role
- 2011 Ghana Movie Awards – Favourite actress (movie)
- 2015 Ghana Movie Awards – Best actress in a lead role
In 2014, Ankomah signed an endorsement deal with Vitamilk Viora. Dusk Capital Limited, a Ghanaian Investment Bank in 2017 revealed Ankomah as their brand ambassador. She has worked with Globacom since 2018 as a brand ambassador. In 2018, Ankomah was named the brand ambassador for Ghana Textiles Printers’ (GTP) new fabric ‘Adepa Dumas’.
In August 2021, she endorsed Latif Abubakar’s ‘Something must kill a man’ play in a video where she claimed the play had a lot to offer to the public.
In July 2013, Ankomah officially opened her beauty salon ‘Martha’s Place’ in Accra. The salon offers treatments for men and women.
Martha Ankomah Foundation was launched in 2016, a social organization founded by Ankomah to provide health awareness, child care support programs, livelihood empowerment and community development projects. Martha through her foundation has donated stationery and other learning materials to many deprived communities including school children at Ackrobon in the Awutu Senya District.
The foundation works together with Autism Ambassadors to develop autism awareness and support children living with autism
As of the time of publishing this article (May 2022), Martha Ankomah is currently unmarried and does not have a husband.
Following the widespread rumors in 2021 that Martha Ankomah is a mother of one, the actress has vehemently denied being a mother.
Speaking in an interview with Nana Romeo on Accra FM, Martha Ankomah emphatically stated that she doesn’t have a child at the moment.
According to Martha Ankomah, the 3-year-old boy she flaunted on her social media pages some time ago is not her son hence Ghanaians and bloggers should stop tagging her as a mother of one.
She went on to add that, she will love to be a mother in the future but at the moment she’s still childless and not a born 1 as speculated.
She is one of the richest and most influential actress in Ghana with an estimated net worth of $750,000.