Biography of Dzifa Gomashie
Dzifa Gomashie is a Ghanaian actress, producer, screenwriter, and politician who has worked in a variety of roles. She worked for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as the Deputy Minister of Tourism from 2013 to 2017, when John Dramani Mahama was president. She is a queen-mother in the Aflao Traditional Area and the NDC’s parliamentary candidate in the Ketu South Constituency.
Mr Patrick Dotse Gomashie and Helen Gomashie raised Gomashie in Accra. She was born on July 25, 1965, in Aflao, in the Volta region of Ghana. She attended Kumasi’s St. Louis Senior High School and went on to the University of Ghana, where she earned a diploma in theatre arts, a bachelor’s degree in theatre management, and an MPhil in African Studies from the Institute of African Studies.
In 1985, Gomashie joined the Talents Theatre Company and began her acting career. Black Star, Mambo, Chaka the Zulu, Jogolo, and The Third Woman are just a few of the plays in which she has appeared. She’s also appeared in films such as Ghost Tears, House of Pain, Heart of Gold, and other National Arts NAFTI student productions.
She’s also a script writer who created and produced ‘By The Fire Side,’ a GTV show that employed storytelling to inspire kids to read more and improve their reading skills, but it’s presently on pause owing to a lack of sponsors.
Aside from acting, she owns a restaurant called ‘Mama’s Kitchen’ at Ashale Botwe, which is no longer in operation.
President John Dramani Mahama nominated and appointed her as the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture in 2013, a position she held until her party, the NDC, lost the elections and was handed over to the next government in 2017.
On August 24, 2019, she ran for and was elected to represent the Ketu South constituency in the 2020 elections on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ticket. Foga Nukunu, Joseph Nyavi, and Nicholas Worklatsi, the other contestants, received 555, 294, and 302 votes, respectively, to win the bid.
Gomashie is a member of the Trade, Industry, and Tourism Committee as well as the Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee.
Martin K.G Ahiaglo was Gomashie’s late husband. They didn’t have a child together. Dzifa was the father of a child from a prior relationship.
She was honored by the organizers of the 3Music Awards for her achievement in the entertainment industry in Ghana.