Photos: Jackie Appiah Covers Glam Africa Magazine Lockdown Edition
Amidst lockdown in several parts of Africa, Glam Africa Magazine has something exciting for its readers; the Lockdown Edition and guess who’s gracing the cover?
None other than remarkable Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah.
Described as a love letter, the Lockdown Edition comes with must-read features from Desirèe Henry, Onyii Bekeh, Nini Amerlise, Kelvin Cent and more.
Below, we share snippet of a cover story by Eniafe Momodu.
Jackie Appiah : A Heart Made of Gold
It’s been almost twenty years since a young and doe-eyed Jackie Appiah acted her way into the hearts of millions of fans across the world, launching one of the most impressive careers in the history of West African entertainment.
When I spoke to Jackie back in April, she struck me as the type of person who, despite achieving so many things so early on, would always feel that she has more to offer, be it in her career, or in her everyday life. I was excited to speak to her about the acting roles, as well as real-life moments, that shaped her into the icon she is today.
Looking back on the past two decades in the spotlight, Jackie spoke fondly of her early days in the business.
“People fell in love with the types of roles I was playing. They fell in love with my innocence. In my debut role on ‘Things We Do For Love‘ my character Enyonam was shy and timid.
She was constantly being yelled at by her father, and I think a lot of people really related to her and felt sympathy for her.” Following an early round of success, Jackie’s career continued to soar after landing roles in productions such as ‘Divine Love‘, which was widely appraised, Jackie says, despite feeling at the time that she could have performed better, as well as starring in ‘Beyond: The President’s Daughter‘ alongside Nadia Buari, Van Vicker and Kalsoume Sinare, which Jackie proudly lists among the defining moments of her career.
“The ‘Beyond‘ movie took us all over the world. Anywhere I go in the world I meet people who talk about it – Africans, black Americans, Jamaicans. That movie was such a big opener for all of us who were involved:’ Well, it’s been fourteen years since then, and Jackie has refused to slow down, moving from project to project, and quickly solidifying her position among the most recognisable names and faces in Nollywood and Ghollywood.
Her latest project, however, has been stalled by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and major and minor productions alike have been halted all over the world, as people are being encouraged to stay in their homes and minimise contact with the outside world.
Read more on Glam Africa Magazine Lockdown Edition.