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Shirley Frimpong-Manso Profile

Shirley Frimpong-Manso  is a Ghanaian film director, writer, and producer. She is the founder and CEO of Sparrow Productions, a film, television and advertising production company. She was born on 16th March 1977.

Shirley Frimpong-Manso Background

Frimpong-Manso is from Kwahu Pepease in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

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She graduated from the National Film and Television Institute popularly known as NAFTI in Ghana in 2000.

Shirley worked as a presenter at Radio Gold, a private station in Accra, and then went on to start Sparrow Productions in 2003.

In 2013 she was ranked asn the 48th most influential person in Ghana by E.tv Ghana.

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Production Style

Frimpong-Manso is described as one who “seeks to raise the standard of film production in Ghana and Africa by telling progressive African stories as seen through the eyes of Africans.

 Her films are also known for their “fierce female leads,” as they portray African women with agency who can be breadwinners and lead complex lives

Shirley got her biggest production achievement In December 2019, when her movie ‘Potato Potahto’ started streaming on Netflix.

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Shirley Frimpong-Manso Movies

Shirley is one of the best movie producers in Ghana. She has set a standard worth emulating. She has often said she only chooses talented actors for her movies and not popular actors. Some of of her movies are;

Life and Living it


Scorned


The Perfect Picture

A Sting in a Tale

Checkmate

Six Hours to Christmas


Peep
Contract

Adams Apples

Potomanto

Big for Nothing


Stranger in my Bed


Tenant


Devil in the Detail

Love or Something Like That

V-Republic

Grey Dawn

Shampaign

Rebecca

Potato Potahto

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Awards

  • Africa Movie Academy Awards – Best Director of the Year
  • Africa Movie Academy Awards – A Sting in a Tale won the Best Soundtrack award
  • Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival – A Sting In A Tale took home the award for Audience Favorite-Narrative Feature
  • Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards – Best Video Editor and Best Movie Director
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