Martha Ankomah is a Ghanaian film actress and an entrepreneur.
Personal life and education
Ankomah was born in Accra, Ghana, as the first-born of her single mother, Ankomah recalled encountering several challenges during her childhood. She is an alumna of Adabraka Presbyterian Junior High School, Labone Senior High School, and Jayee University College.
According to her, she delved into acting through her cousin in 1994. After taking part in several auditions for movies, and acting in some television serials and film productions, she entered into Next Movie Star, where she was placed third in the 2007 edition of the reality show. Ankomah disclosed during an interview with Hitz FM in 2016 that henceforth she would only consider roles that are morally just and bring about positive change in society. In September 2018, she clarified her position, explaining that she can assume any role in a film as long as it passes a positive message to its audience. In 2017, Ankomah was criticized by some film stakeholders when she questioned the superficial narrative of Ghanaian films. She expressed concern that the industry needs to change the theme of their films to develop. Film directors felt her statement was disrespectful and lacking in knowledge of the art of film-making. In November 2018, she began a campaign that seeks to encourage young people to read.
Martha Ankomah’s net worth is estimated to be $700,000, according to the list of richest Ghanaian celebrities.