It seems that Ghana was a hot destination spot for many world stars, who wanted to escape from the winter abroad, this Christmas. Amongst them were British actress, Michaela Coel, who played the role of a Resistance Monitor in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well as Kelly in Monsters: Dark Continent. In 2016, she won the BAFTA for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme and Breakthrough Talent for the television series Chewing Gum, which she created and writes while portraying the lead role.
Michaela plays a space crew member in Black Mirror, the fourth season of which premiered recently on Netflix.
As Shania, the character modeled after Star Trek’s iconic Nyota Uhura, Coel travels through space alongside Jimmi Simpson and Billy Magnussen. The ragtag group of intergalactic crusaders known as Space Fleet brings aboard Nanette (Cristin Milioti), the newest member of the crew, and are led through the planets by their fearless leader, Captain Daly, in “USS Callister,” a Star Trek-inspired space romp.
Although she kept her visit to Ghana, the birth place of her parents, a bit on the low, my friends hinted me of her visit during the period. Speaking of her trip to Ghana, she told W-Magazine“Yes! That’s where my family is from. I did amazing things like bond with my dad, which had never happened before like that. I’m going back, actually. My family is about an hour from Accra.” Other stars who touched based with Ghana include British-Ghanian rapper, singer and entrepreneur Kwasi Danquah, better known by his stage name Tinchy Stryder.
Our favourite Ghanaian Hollywood trio, K3 Brothers returned to Ghana this December for a vacation like never before. Kwame Boateng Kofi Siriobe and Kwesi Boakye were joined by their mom and dad on their second visit to the homeland, which saw Kwame turn 26, and well he partied like The Don he is.
Nigerian-American actress, Yvonne Orji, best known for her role as Molly in the HBO series ‘Insecure’, chose Ghana as her home this holiday season and was seen at all the cool gigs from Afrochella to the CAF Awards.
Ghanaian-German actor, Boris Kodjoe and wife Nicole Ari Parker were in Ghana with their kids to host the CAF Awards. And the surely had a blast doing that and more
Visiting the slave castle at Cape Coast, you could feel the hate, the resolve, the despair, the screams, the fortitude and the will to survive of those who came before. This is a history than can never be forgotten and has to be acknowledged. It must be uncomfortable to bear witness because those who witnessed knew no comfort. I stand at the door of return because return we must. Painful as it might be, but we return to the seas for those forever lost in it. Akwaaba – Welcome. #NothingWasEverTheSame #PleaseDontEverTellUsToGetOverIt #NeverForget #ThisIsAmericanHistory #ThisIsEuropeanHistory #ThisIsAllOfOurHistory
6am Labadi Beach. Our future Football stars are out here getting it in at the first day break of the new year. Their faces show the love and passion for their sport. I remember spending all day playing football with kids I didnt know, but who became my best friends during my visits to Ghana. This week I’m in my father’s country with my family hosting the CAF Awards. Honored. #IloveGhana #ChildhoodMemories #UsedToBustTheirButtsOnThePitch
Looking out on a great 2018. I’m making a commitment to doing my best every single day as a man, husband, and father. Started today teaching my kids about culture and history by exposing them to it. We took them to Makola market, the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and the Independence Arch. It makes me so happy watching them enjoy a country and its people I love. #Ghana #GratefulEveryDay #MetSoManyBeautifulPeopleToday #TheKidsLearnedHowToHaggle #NicoPaidWayTooMuch #SophieGotHerBraceletForFree #MadeMeTakeASelfieWithTheWoman #SmartGirl #LikeHerMommie #AiteoCAFawards2018