Ghanaians mourn as veteran actor and media mogul Ekow Blankson dies

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Veteran Ghanaian actor, director and media managing director Ekow Blankson has died.

The actor who was also into other private businesses played different roles in many movies and television advertisements died on Monday, 3 October 2022, following a short illness. He was 50 years old.

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Ekow Blankson
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Borga, Frozen Emotion, Savannah, In April, Checkmate, Illusions, A Woman Scorned, Pool Party, and Famous were some of the movies he starred in.

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

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Career

Ekow Blankson has worked with media companies including TV Africa, Media General Limited and The Multimedia Group.

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

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

Best Moment on screen.

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

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

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

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“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”.

Ekow Blankson noted that indeed the work put into the movie paid off as people commended him for his role in that movie.

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