Sad News As Veteran Actor Passes On

Renowned Ghanaian actor and media personality, Ekow blankson is reported dead after some illness at the Hospital.

The late renowned actor who was also into other private businesses played various roles in a number of Ghanaians movies and a host of advertisements in the industry in Ghana.

Among some of the popular movies the Ekow Blankson featured includes, Borga, Frozen Emotion, Savannah, In April, Checkmate, Illusions, A Woman Scorned, Pool Party, and Famous among others.

Until his death, he holds a Masters’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Diploma in Theatre Arts (Drama) from the University of Ghana, Legon.

The late popular actor also graduated from the Heineken Global Commerce University, Amsterdam, with a marketing certificate.

Among some media firms he worked with TV Africa, Media General Limited and The Multimedia Group.

When he was with the Multimedia Group, he was the Managing Director of Brands and Corporate Communications and General Manager (Luv FM and Nhyira FM) respectively.

He again featured and directed some Ghanaian movies until his demise, he worked as the Commercial Manager at GhanaWeb.

In his last interview in July 2021 where he talked about his best moments on YFM’s Rev. Erskine, Mr. Blankson singled out his time on the set of ‘Checkmate’ as his best moment on the screen.

He further indicated that, the director of the movie, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, contributed to the great moment he had on location and set.

He indicated that “At that time I was used to doing things my way.

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

“Here, you could find that the director knew what she was about and I realised that those were better than I suggested”.

The late Ekow also noted that, the work put into the movie paid off as people commended him for his role in that movie.