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Veteran Actor Ekow Blankson has passed on

Veteran Actor Ekow Blankson has passed on

Ekow Blankson, a veteran actor, has died.

The 50-year-old died on Monday morning at a hospital in Tema, surrounded by his wife and children, according to sources.
The actor, who was also involved in other private businesses, played a variety of roles in films and television commercials.

He appeared in films such as Borga, Frozen Emotion, Savannah, In April, Checkmate, Illusions, A Woman Scorned, Pool Party, and Famous.

He graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, with a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Diploma in Theatre Arts (Drama).

Mr. Blankson also earned a marketing certificate from the Heineken Global Commerce University in Amsterdam.

He leaves behind a wife and children.


Ekow Blankson has previously worked for TV Africa, Media General Limited, and The Multimedia Group.

He was the Managing Director of Brands and Corporate Communications at The Multimedia Group, as well as the General Manager of Luv FM and Nhyira FM.

Until his death, he also appeared in and directed some Ghanaian films.

Mr. Blankson was GhanaWeb’s Commercial Manager until his death.

Best Moment on screen

Mr Blankson described his time on the set of ‘Checkmate’ as his best moment on the screen in an interview with YFM’s Rev. Erskine in July 2021.

Shirley Frimpong-Manso, the film’s director, he said, contributed to the great time he had on location and on set.

“At the time, I was used to doing things my way,” he explained.

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“I was used to suggesting moves, delivery, and changing dialogue when I thought it was appropriate, but when I got onto that set, I was really challenged.”

“You could see that the director knew what she was talking about here, and I realized that those were better than I suggested.”

Ekow stated that the hard work he put into the film paid off, as people praised him for his performance.


Golden start award awarded by Great Excellence Movie Awards.


Best Actor nomination at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)

Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards

Best Male Actor International nomination at the 2022 NELAS AWARDS UK

Best Adult Male Role GH Student’s Awards 2022

Some of his Movies

Checkmate, Borga, In April, Black Earth Rising, Death After Birth, The Intruder

Diary of the Black Hustler, The Saga, Total Exchange, A Woman’s Desire, Frozen Emotion

My Mother’s Heart, Red Label, The CEO, Death After Birth, The Pool Party, Rhapsody of Love

The Secret burden, Dying of the Light, Breath Vengeance, Savannah, Famous, Illusions

A Woman Scorned, Accra Medic Series, To Have and To Hold Series

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