Last Friday, she had a grand premiering to release a movie written and produced by her at the Silverbird Cinema in Accra.
‘A Letter From Adam’ is a romantic drama directed by Atlanta-based Ghanaian director Sam Kessie. The movie, which was shot in Accra, is a contemporary story about love, loss and hope.
It drew audiences into a realistic cycle of life seen through the pain of loss, the journey of self-discovery and the courage and strength to find hope in the face of adversity.
The cast and crew of ‘A Letter from Adam’ turned out in style for the premiere. The cast, which included Wale Ojo, Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku, Akorfa Edjeani, Jeff Kumordzie, Louie Lartey, Fred Kanebi, were joined by other film stars like Haitian Hollywood actor Jimmy Jean-Louis for the premiere.
Also, present were Yvonne Nelson, Van Vicker, Adjetey Annang, M.anifest, MsVee, Elikem Kumordzie, Yvonne Okoro, Sandra Ankobiah and many others.
Prior to the release of this movie, Lydia had suffered a career break after she fell out with Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Chief Executive Officer of Sparrows Production. Ironically, both sides have refuted the claim on several platforms.
Indeed, she was last seen in Shirley’s ‘A Sting In A Tale’ in 2009 and has since then not appeared in any of her movies.
Two years down the line – in 2011 to be precise – Lydia featured in ‘Masquerades’, a short Christmas comedy that brought back memories of how families come together during the Xmas season.
She co-wrote it with Habiba Nelson and featured other great stars such as Adjetey Annang, Desmond Elliot, Senanu Gbedawo, veteran actress Dzifa Gomashie and Ebenezer Donkor, popularly known as Katawere.
Lydia acted with Katawere for the first time in ‘Masquerades’ and even though the movie didn’t fly, those who saw the movie praised it for one reason or the other.
‘Phone Swap,’ which was directed by Nollywood’s multiple award-winning director, Kunle Afolayan in 2012 helped her to rejuvenate her career.
The movie was described as another revolution to hit Africa’s cinema like ‘The Figurine’ did a couple of years ago, grabbing five awards at the African Movie Academy Awards after getting 10 nominations.
In 2013, Lydia got back into the limelight when she played Aku in ‘Scandal’, a South African series that is shown on E-tv.
Born in 1984 at Mankessim, Lydia Forson received her early life education at Wilmore Elementary school in Kentucky, USA. At the age of nine, she relocated from the United States to Ghana where she continued her formative education at Akosombo International School.
She also attended St. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi, where she completed her Senior High School education.
She graduated from the University of Ghana where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Information Studies.
Her acting career started with a cameo role in ‘Hotel St. James’ (2005), ‘Run Baby Run’ (2006), ‘Different Shades of Blue’ (2007) and a stint in the reality show, ‘The Next Movie Star’ in Nigeria (2007).
As an actress who believes in quality scripts, she suffered a career break after the cameo appearances due to the quality of scripts that came her way.
CEO of Sparrow Productions, Shirley Frimpong Manso, who had previously worked with her in the hit 2006 Ghanaian television series Different Shades of Blue brought Lydia Forson back to the screens through the movie Scorned.
Her sterling performance led to her first African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nomination as the Best Upcoming Female Actress.
In 2009, Lydia Forson starred in the multiple awards winning films: ‘The Perfect Picture’ and also in ‘A Sting in a Tale’, all produced by Shirley Frimpong-Manso.
In 2010, she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Her preference to appear in movies produced only by Shirley raised some concerns from the public who thought her career would crash without Shirley.
Years down the line, Lydia has proved her critics wrong and have shown that she could still grow her career on her own.
Source: The Finder