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Entertainment of Thursday, 18 December 2014

Source: Firm Bridges Communications

Brief profile of the Versatile Show casts

Nii Tete Yartey - Artistic Director

Nii Tete Yartey is an artistic director for the National Dance Company of Ghana and the National Theatre. He was born on the 13th of April 1982 and hails from Bukom in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Nii Tete started dancing way back during his primary education at the University Primary School Legon and continued his education at the School of Performing Arts, Legon to study Theatre Art and Dance.

Aside dancing, Nii is involved in acting projects and teaching. Immortality is Nii’s what motivation in life. He believes that long after he is done and gone, he wants other people to continue to look back on his life and work. In the nearby future, the dancer hopes to establish himself as an authority in his field of work.

Adjetey Anang - Professor

Born on 8 July 1973 Adjetey Anang is a Ghanaian actor, popularly known as "Pusher", which was his screen name in the television series Things We Do For Love.

He is married to Elorm Anang. He has featured in many Ghanaian movies, including Deadly Voyage, A Sting in a Tale, The Perfect Picture and others. He has also featured in a Dutch movie titled Slavery.

Adjetey Anang studied at Labone High School and proceeded to the University of Ghana, where he studied Fine Arts. He went further to acquire his Masters certificate in Dramatic Arts at Wits University, Johannesburg.

Adjetey Anang has won himself a lot of fans from his role in Things We Do For Love. He has also won awards including an Arts Critique and Review Association of Ghana (ACRAG) Talent Award and a Ghana Union of Theatre Societies (GUTS) Best Actor Award.

Adina Thembi Ndamse – Pimps Girlfriend

Half Ghanaian and half South African musician Adina Thembi Ndamse was born on 3rd October. She attended Wesley Girls High School and Central University College where she studied Environmental and Development studies.

The sensational singer, started singing since her childhood. She joined the National Theatre choir performing at the Kidafest and Funworld events. The 2008 Stars of the Future winner is the face of AfroMod Trends, a fashion house she has represented for 2 years. She recently added Kaela De Jean a cosmetic brand to the list of clients she has endorsement deals with. The songstress is set to outdoor her debut album titled ‘Slow Burn’.

Pearl Korkor Darkey - Prostitute

Fast rising Ghanaian Actress, Pearl Korkor Darkey, was born on 9th March in the Greater Accra Region. She hails from Krobo Odumasi in the Eastern Region. The fourth child of her parents, Pearl started her acting career in 2008 when gained admission into the University of Ghana to pursue Dance and Choreography.

A former assistant to Ghanaian international journalist Jefferson Sackey, Pearl also has skills in production management, dancing, choreography, and makeup.

Her parents are the people she looks up to for motivation. She plans to have a dance school which will have everything that has to do with theatre. Pearl has so far featured in a lot of movies including the the popular XOXO TV series.

Benjamin Nii Nai Kwadey – Beggar

Professional Actor, Benjamin Nii Nai Kwadey was born in Accra on the 11th of February and hails from Labadi in the Greater Accra Region.

A Graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Performing Arts, Benjamin is also a producer, director, lecturer and an events manager.

He is the founder of Benkward Entertainment House, an agency that trains, coaches and links students to film production agencies and other entertainment outlets.

With over 19 years of experience in acting, Benjamin has featured in numerous local and international movies. Turn Me On, Ties That Bind, The Slavery, The Cursed Ones are some of the movies Benjamin has featured in. He won the Best Actor award in 1998 at the Ghana Union of Theatre Society.

The actor is undertaking a sanitation project themed “Say no to the drop, keep Africa clean”.

Robert Nana Kodua – Interpreter

Born on 14th February 1986, Robert Nana Kodua is a stage and screen actor who comes from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Robert’s break through into the movie industry came when he joined the Kozikozi Drama Group and the Fihhankra Play House, where he learned and performed on different platforms.

On record, he has 60 stage appearances and over 15 local movies including The Moment, The Tabloid, God Loves Prostitute, Welcome Home.

Robert has been featured in over 8 television commercials including the latest Kasapreko Alomo Bitters advert. He is also the face of Pink of FM. Adjetey Annan, David Dontoh, and Richard Mofe Damijo are the people he looks up to in his acting career.

Roland Nii Noitey Adom – Policeman

Born on 1st August in Osu, Roland Nii Noitey comes from a family of five and has been married for 35 years.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Ghana, Roland is an actor and also an event producer at Charter House.

He started acting in plays and drama during his primary school education and children church service days. He took acting professionally in 1994 when he joined the Theatre Mirrors and has since been acting.

The name Robert became a house hold name when he was featured in the popular ‘Suncity’ and ‘Things We Do For Love’ television series. He is a founding member of Roverman productions.

“Whatever you find your hands doing do it well and the future belongs to those who take care of it today” are his philosophies in life.

He loves to mainly act on stage because he believes he gets the chance to impact into other people’s lives and also put smiles on their faces.

Percy Obrempong Agyapomg - Pastor

Percy Obrempong Agyapomg well known by his stage name as ‘Obrempong De Royal Entertainer’, was born on 9th April 1982 and comes from Akyim Hwidiem in the Ashanti Region.

He is a former science student of Presec Legon, and a graduate of the University of Ghana having studied political science.

Obrempong De Royal Entertainer is a stage, screen and comedy actor.

He started performing at church and school drama clubs during his childhood. Venus Films was first to introduce the actor to the movie industry when he played a role in the epic movie ‘Wedlock of the gods’.

Other movies he has featured in include Beyonce, Crime to Christ, In my Husband Eye and Wofa K. He has performed many standup comedy routines including 1011 laughs by Charter House and many others.

Aside acting, Obrempong De Royal Entertainer is a professional Master of Ceremony (MC). He MCs cooperate events, weddings, and any other special event.