Biography of Shirley Frimpong-Manso: A Director with Outstanding Skills

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Shirley Frimpong-Manso

Shirley Frimpong Manso is a Ghanaian movie  producer/writer/director emerging as the biggest force to reckon with in terms of quality Ghanaian movies. She is the CEO of Sparrow Productions and a former radio personality. Unlike the job she does, she is a very private person. By far one of the most talented and highly ambitious young women in Ghana today, Shirley seeks to raise the standard of film production in Ghana and Africa by telling progressive African stories as seen through the eyes of Africans. She won the ‘Best Best Director’ at the African Movie Academy Awards 2010.

Shirley gave birth to a lovely baby boy in March 2010.

Early Life

Born on the 16th of March 1977, Shirley hails from Kwahu Pepease (father side) and Akropong-Akuapim (mother side) all in the Eastern Region- Ghana. She begun directing and writing for the kids as she used to play with as a child. “I will organize them into groups and we will always put up some drama imagining that there was a huge audience. It just felt like a lot more fun than playing with sand and dolls. I continued in secondary school when I realized I was having more fun in English and Literature class than anywhere else. Then I knew I really wanted to pursue it once I enrolled into NAFTI,” she said.

Shirley attended Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School in the Central Region and obtained her “A” level certificate in 1996. She worked as a presenter at Radio Gold after graduation.
Road To Success

In the year 2000, Shirley took a degree course at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI).

She had to combine studies with the radio work. During her studies at NAFTI, she met Juliet Asante of the “oo Baby” and owner of Eagle productions, they did a collaboration and brought together the once most exciting show on television, “Heart to Heart” for two years under Eagle Productions. After two years of “Heart to Heart”, Shirley decided to register a company to bring out her ideas. In August 2003, Sparrows Productions was registered. After school, Shirley took the full position of CEO of Sparrows Productions.

Sparrows Productions is also an advertisement and television production firm.

Her works

With a background in directing, writing, presenting, producing; and event organization, Shirley Frimpong – Manso brings to the Ghanaian entertainment Industry a rich and varied experience.

After Shirley’s graduation with first class honors in Film Directing at the National Film and Television Institute, she has since written, produced and directed:

Different Shades of Blue- A television serial about five university girls who share a dormitory in a university hostel.

Personalities Kitchen- A cooking program that hosts two personalities and challenges them to a rice meal of their choice.

The Miss Ghana Pageant- She produced two semifinalists at the Miss World event within five years during her time.
Filmography-

Her movie, “A Sting In A Tale” has received an award at the 18th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival in the category ‘Audience Favorite-Narrative Feature’. She has five very popular and widely acclaimed Ghanaian movies:

1. Life And Living It

2. Scorned

3. The Perfect Picture

4. A Sting In A Tale

5. Check Mate

 

Awards

African Movie Academy Awards 2010- Best Director of the Year

African Movie Academy Awards 2010- ‘A Sting In A Tale’ won the ‘Best Sound Track’ award

18th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival- ‘A Sting In A Tale’ took home the award for ‘Audience Favorite-Narrative Feature’
Shirley’s Quotes:

“I’m a disciplinarian, I don’t condone gossip and I don’t suffer fools easily”

“I like to learn, I’m open to sensible criticism, and I have a lot of respect for people with principles”.

Shirley is generally inspired by people who tread where only a few go… President Obama, Mandela, Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey. Every-day events inspire her stories.

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