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Fred Nii Amugi is a Ghanaian actor. He rose to prominence in 1985 when he starred in the television series "Opinto".

He was born in Teshie, Accra Ghana. He attended the Brooks basic and Junior high School, Takoradi Senior High School, and Nungua Senior High school. He obtained a certificate in Supplies and Materials Management from the University of Ghana.

Fred Amugi served as the acting director of supply in Ghana's Ministry of Finance and worked as a civil servant for thirty-three years.

He began his acting career in 1979, in drama and documentaries until he starred in the first movie that shot him into the limelight, a television series, "Opinto". His first international role came in 2005 when he played the character Kwame Attakora in the BBC drama Holby City.

Fred Amugi starred in a Netflix movie in 2015, Beasts of No Nation as "Pastor" and also played the role of Pastor Uchebo in The Cursed Ones, a British award-winning movie.


"Opinto" 1985

African Timber 1989

Kofi Nkrabea 1998

"That Day" 2001

Welcome Home 2004

Holby City 2005

The Destiny of Lesser Animals 2011

Who Owns the City 2011

Shoe Shine Boy 2013

Broken Mirror 2014

Beasts of No Nation" 2015

Game Plan" 2015

Nyame Bekyere 1&2 2015

The Cursed Ones 2015

That Day 2015

Menua Paa Nie 2016

Beautiful Ruins 2016

Housekeepers 2016

Sala 2016

Keteke 2017

Lucky 2018

Awards and recognition

Nominee, Best Actor Supporting Role, Beautiful Ruins, Ghana Movie Awards 2016

Nominee, Golden Supporting Actor in a Drama, Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) 2016

Won, Best Actor Award, Accra Film Festival 1994

Won, Ghana National Award for Acting (Order of the Volta, Civil Division) 2008