BIOGRAPHY OF EKOW BLANKSON, HOMETOWN, AGE, WIFE CHILDREN, EDUCATION, CAREER AND NOMINATIONS.
Ekow Blankson, a Ghanaian actor and GhanaWeb’s commercial manager who is originally from the Central Region of Ghana, but was born and breath at the Greater Accra Region lived from 16 March 1972 to 3 October 2022.
He also worked on projects for schools, one of which was Lord’s Production of GH School’s production. He collaborated with them on the film Breath Vengeance, for which he received a nomination for Best Adult Male Role in the GH Student’s Movie Awards.
Ekow Blankson’s Education
Blankson graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, with a Master’s in Fine Arts and a Diploma in Theatre Arts (Drama). Additionally, he obtained a marketing qualification from Amsterdam’s Heineken Global Commerce University.
Ekow held positions as managing director, director of brands and corporate communications, and general manager (Luv FM and Nhyira FM) with media firms like as TV Africa, Media General Ghana Limited, and Multimedia Broadcasting Company. He appeared in and directed a few movies made in Ghana. Up to his passing, Ekow Blankson held the position of Commercial Manager at GhanaWeb.
Ekow Blankson, a seasoned actor, has passed away.
The 50-year-old passed away on Monday morning in a hospital in Tema, flanked by his wife and kids, according to sources.
The actor, who had involvement in other private businesses, had a variety of roles in numerous films and television commercials.
He appeared in a number of films, including Borga, Frozen Emotion, Savannah, In April, Checkmate, Illusions, A Woman Scorned, Pool Party, and Famous.
From the University of Ghana, Legon, he has a Master in Fine Arts and a Diploma in Theatre Arts (Drama).
Additionally, Mr. Blankson received a marketing certificate from Heineken Global Commerce University in Amsterdam.
Ekow Blankson’s Wife and Children
He leaves behind a wife and kids.
In a July 2021 interview with Rev. Erskine of YFM, Mr. Blankson identified his time on the set of “Checkmate” as his favorite on-screen experience.
He claimed that the wonderful experience he had on site and on set was made possible by Shirley Frimpong-Manso, the film’s director.
“At that time, I was used to doing things my way,” he said.
“I was used to making suggestions for actions, delivery, and language when I believed it was appropriate, but when I arrived on set, I was truly tested.
“You could tell the filmmaker was knowledgeable about her subject here, and I realized those were better than I had suggested.”
Awards and Nominations
Great Excellence Movie Awards bestow the Golden Start Award.
- A nomination for Best Actor at the African Film Academy Awards (AMAA).
- A nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards.
- A nomination for Best Male Actor International at the 2022 NELAS AWARDS UK.
- The 2022 GH Student’s Movie Awards for Best Adult Male Role.