Kumawood has over the years been the most thriving movie company in the Ghana Movie Industry. It has produces great stories and famous personalities who are now both local and internal entertainment stars.
Kumawood, which is the Ghanaian Twi movie is majorly rooted in the culture of Akan; Asantes precisely and most of it members are Akan speaking people especially Twi.
The current leading faces of biggest actress in Kumawood are Nana Ama McBrown, Emelia Brobbey and Vivian Jill Lawrence.
If you are a lover and fan of Kumawood movies, then these names and faces are not strange to you at all. But for familiarity and for those who rarely know who these actresses are, let’s see them in the simplest way possible.
Emelia Brobbey is Ghanaian actress, television presenter and musician. She won the Best Indigenous Actress of the Year and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2016. She won Best Gallywood Actress and Best Philanthropist at the 3G Awards in New York in 2018.
Nana Ama McBrown
Felicity Ama Agyemang, known as Nana Ama McBrown, is a Ghanaian actress, TV presenter and a music writer. She rose to prominence for her role in television series Tentacles. Later, she found mainstream success following her role in the Twi-language movie “Asoreba”
Vivian Jill Lawrence
Vivian Jill Lawrence is a Ghanaian performer and philanthropist. She was intuitive to a Scottish member of the clergy and a Ghanaian care for and is common for starring in movies such as Sekina, Asew crimson Card, Adom, Kayayo, Rebecca and Daakyee Asem and many other movies.
Well, so why are we trying to know which of these talented Kumawood Actresses can perform well in Nollywood movies? We are going to use few indicators and at the end you’ll be the judge for yourself.
As said earlier, Kumwood movies are mostly shot in Akan Twi language. Over the years these three actresses have proven how fluent they are in the Twi speaking language in the movies they’ve been featured in so far.
Be it what the movie may be, A Nigerian movie may be shot in two languages. It may be either a native language of the many tribes in Nigerian or the English language.
However, our very good actresses; Nana Ama McBrown, Emelia Brobbey, and Vivian Jill Lawrence have barely done an English movie.
This is no disrespect of the implication that they can’t speak the English language. We’ve seen them speak the language but the pivotal indicator here is, how fluent can they be in when using the English language in acting.
Of course we have not seen them using only English to act and the few moments that they’ve tried; we saw how their performances almost turn to not being them as we know them in acting.
By your own conviction, which of the three do you think will really perform well in a Nollywood English movie when they meet match the stars like Genevieve Nnaji, or Omotola.
2 Star To Star Performance Confidences
Undoubtedly, Nana Ama McBrown, Vivian Jill Lawrence, and Emelia Brobbey are the leading faces in Kumawood in the category of female actors.
Whiles the big names that come to mind in Nollywood to mention a few are Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola and Eni Edo.
Considering our three best Kumawood star actresses and matching them with the three best in Nollywood, will our Kumawood actress be able to stand tall in confidence performance with the Nigerians in a same movie.
With just these two indicators, who among our top three Kumawood Actresses, Nana Ama McBrown, Emelia Brobbey and Vivian Jill Lawrence act well in a Nollywood movie.