Ghana’s entertainment and media scene is no stranger to producing stars that capture the hearts of the nation.
But what happens when these beloved personalities step out of the limelight and into the realm of politics?
In a shocking twist of events, some of Ghana’s most prominent creatives and media personalities are gearing up to contest in the 2024 elections.
Here’s a roundup of the talented individuals who are stepping up to make a difference in the upcoming 2024 elections:
Kwadwo Nkansah ‘Liwin’
Popularly known for his comedic acting and entertainment prowess, Kwadwo Nkansah ‘Liwin’ is taking a bold step by contesting as an Independent candidate for the Afigya Kwabre South seat. Encouraged by local leaders and driven by his extensive fan base, Liwin aims to bring his unique voice and perspective to the political arena.
Evangelist Diana Asamoah
Award-winning gospel musician Evangelist Diana Asamoah is calling for a significant role in the New Patriotic Party (NPP). With her loyalty to the party and numerous appearances at NPP rallies, Asamoah is vying to become the running mate for the NPP’s presidential candidate, aiming to contribute her dedication and values to the party’s mission.
The Chief Executive Officer of Glitz Africa, Claudia Lumor, has her sights set on the Oforikrom seat in the Ashanti Region under the New Patriotic Party (NPP). With her background in the creative arts and her commitment to community development, Lumor aims to bring positive change to her constituency.
Actress, social worker, talk show host, and media producer Ebi Bright is already making waves. Having been elected as the Tema Central Parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ebi Bright brings her diverse skills and educational background to the table, ready to represent her constituency.
Known for his contributions to the tourism and creative arts sectors, it’s no shock that the current deputy minister for the sector, Hon Mark Okraku-Mantey is running for the Ayensauno constituency.
He pledges to focus on infrastructure, job creation, quality education, and healthcare, showcasing his commitment to holistic development.
A popular radio presenter and entrepreneur, OB Nartey is a rising star within the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
His strong community ties and dedication to community service have earned him a reputation as a strong advocate for the people of Adentan, where he aims to represent.
A Deputy Director of Communications at the Jubilee House, Jefferson Sackey, is determined to win back the Ablekuma Central seat for the NPP.
Confident in the party’s energy and unity, Sackey is aiming to secure the seat in the 2024 elections.
A well-known actor and filmmaker, John Dumelo has received the endorsement of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as the parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.
Despite the initial competition, Dumelo’s fellow contestants withdrew to support his candidacy, demonstrating unity within the party.
Joana Gyan Cudjoe
As the CEO of Golden Empire Legacy Limited and manager of the Keche music group, Joana Gyan Cudjoe emerged victorious in the primaries with an impressive number of votes.
Her triumph highlights the convergence of media, music, and politics as she aims to make a difference.