The best Ghanaian films and series on Showmax

29 September 2020

The best Ghanaian films and series on Showmax

Stream some of Ghana’s finest films and series, from Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s romance stories to Juliet Ibrahim’s shiny directorial debut Every Woman Has a Story, an experience she describes as “unexplainable and indescribable”. We also have the classic Kwaw Ansah’s FESPACO Grand Prize Winner, Heritage Africa.

Potato Potahto

A romantic drama about a divorced couple who decide to continue living in their former marital home. Of course, this doesn’t end well for either of them. Watch it now »

Why you should watch it: It’s charming and funny, and arguably Frimpong-Manso’s most exciting romance story.

Who’s in it? Joselyn Dumas, OC Ukeje, Joke Silva and Chris Attoh.

The Perfect Picture

Three women approaching 30 decide to make drastic changes to their seemingly perfect lives, only to end up learning harsh lessons about life and the challenges of marriage and relationships. Watch it now »

Why you should watch it: It’s a Shirley Frimpong-Manso all-time fan favourite.

Who’s in it? Jackie Appiah, Adjetey Anang, Lydia Forson and Chris Attoh.

Like Cotton Twines

Micah, a Black American volunteer teaching in a community school in a Ghanaian village, must save one of his students, 14-year-old Tuigi, who is forced to marry the village priest to atone for her father’s sins. Watch it now »

Why you should watch it: It’s a sad but hopeful story about the struggles of the girl child in Ghana.

Who’s in it? Jay Elis, Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu, Adjatey Anang, Irene Adotey and David Donton

40 & Single

A dive into the tumultuous life of bisexual, bi-racial, single-at-40 bridal fashion designer Ebaner Temple, as she manoeuvres through the bustle of Accra city, where race, colourism and patriarchy define what a modern Ghanaian woman should be. Watch it now »

Why you should watch it: It’s an invitation into the life of an unapologetic woman in a society that tries to box her into patriarchal and colonial standards.

Who’s in it? Marie Humbert Droz, Vanessa Williams, Leon Robinson and Miranda Bailey.

Shampaign

Naana Akua Quasah, a young, ambitious single mother of an unruly son, wants to make history by becoming Ghana’s first female president. However, she must overcome a sexist media and political scene while hiding secrets from the public that could ruin her chances. Watch it now »

Why you should watch it: It is a peek into the messy, male-controlled Ghanaian political scene.

Who’s in it? Joselyn Dumas, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Zynnell Zuh, Jeffrey Forson and Kofi Bucknor.

Every Woman Has a Story

Every Woman Has A Story on Showmax

The stories of five Ghanaian women from different backgrounds living in the busy streets of Accra.

Why you should watch it: Get to know the different shades of Ghanaian women. Watch it now »

Who’s in it? Juliet Ibrahim, Sonia Ibrahim, Berverly Afaglo Baah and Chi-Chi Neblett.

Heritage Africa

Set against the backdrop of the violent run-up to the independence of Ghana, Heritage Africa tells the story of Kwesi Atta Bosomefi, a public servant who became prominent by dancing to the tunes of the colonial master, losing touch with his Ghanian heritage and culture in the process.

Why you should watch it: it’s a reminder of things we should never do to please colonial masters. Watch it now »

Who’s in it? Charles Kofi Bucknor, Peter Whitbread, Anima Misa and Ian Collier.

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