Ace movie director, Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Ghanaian rapper, Manifest have been listed among the top 20 entrepreneurs under the age of 40 in Ghana.
The two were among a list of 20 young personalities who were inducted onto the 2014 ‘Ghana 20 under 40’ Business Entrepreneurs. The Ghana 20 under 40 is an initiative aimed at celebrating leading business entrepreneurs under age 40 in the county.
Some other prominent names in the 20 selected entrepreneurs are Eunice Ogbugo (33), the CEO & Founder of EUGO TERRANO, Fred Deegbe Jr(29), the Co-Founder of Heel-The –World, Sangu Delle (28), Founder Palm Investments et al.
M.anifest who is Known in real life as Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, 32, is also a songwriter and has worked with the likes of Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony Allen, Erykah Badu, and was featured on the Rocket Juice and The Moon album.
The rapper is also a co-founder of Giant Steps, a conference for entrepreneurs and artists and he is also the brand ambassador of Woodin – a company that produces African textiles.
Shirley Frimpong-Manso, on the other hand, is the CEO of Sparrow productions, a film, television and advertising production company. She is also a director,writer, and producer.
She won Best Director at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2013.
Shirley produced and directed a number of award winning movies, including Six Hours to Christmas, the Adam’s Apples series, Contract, a Sting in a Tale, Potomanto, among others.