By Peterking Quaye – One of Ghana’s most loved actors, Kofi Adu alias Agya Koo after winning the Ghana Movie Awards nod for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Local Language) at the main ceremony last Saturday, has been adjudge the Overall Best Actor for 2010 at the industry awards ceremony held at the Golden Tulip after the main.
Started from a humble beginning on stage with local language , Kofi Adu alias Agya Koo has become a household name in the movie industry in Ghana ,speaking predominately in local language ,many people sees him as a revolutionary person making local movie to gain place among home videos in Ghana and across the world .
Kofi Adu alias Agya Koo despite winning the award from an eloquent English actor, he feels very humble by his fan votes .He hopes and pray that the Ghanaian movie industry will grow from strength to strength making it more competitive. Reaching a record setting pace in the movie industry , Kofi Adu alias Agya Koo have over 450 movie to his credit ,this include recorded and yet to release movies. Speculated as one of the most selling movie actor and highest paid Local language actor, amassing millions of cedis in tour from his album and movies.
Kofi Adu alias Agya Koo beat his competitor, Majid Michel who won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (English Language), to take home a brand new Zoyte SUV.
The car for the overall best actress was jointly won by Jackie Appiah, Juliet Ibrahim, Yvonne Okoro and Roselyn Ngissah for their roles in the movie, ‘4Play’.Rose Mensah alias Kyeiwaa failed to win the Overall Best Actress award from the quartet – Jackie Appiah, Juliet Ibrahim, Yvonne Okoro and Roselyn Ngissah .As these face are collectively and individually starting to curve a niche for themselves in the Ghanaian movie industry.
The winners were chosen by the Ghana Movie Awards Jury, Planning and Organizing Committee and as well as the Awards Founder.
Other special awards were handed out during the night, the industry awards ceremony included Producer of the Year – Venus Films, Best Marketer of the Year, Best Distributor of the Year, Special Veteran Awards for George Williams and Grace Nortey, and a special ‘Star of Stars’ award to footballer Stephen Appiah.