Veteran Actor Ekow Blankson Reported Dead

Veteran actor and Commercial Manager at GhanaWeb, Ekow Blankson, is reported dead.

The news of his death was first announced by Accra-based Hitz FM via Facebook and later corroborated by a number of industry personalities as well as colleagues at Ghanaweb.

The cause of his death is yet to be known.

Ekow Blankson worked with four multinational companies including Ghana Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of Heineken; Coca-Cola; Vodafone, and WaterHealth International in various leadership roles. 

He also worked with media companies including TV Africa, Media General Ghana Limited and Multimedia Broadcasting Company as Managing Director, Director of Brands and Corporate Communications and General Manager (Luv FM and Nhyira FM) respectively.  

He was also the Director of Strategy and Corporate Communications at the conglomerate Groupe Ideal. 

Ekow Blankson helds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Ghana, Legon; a marketing certificate from Heineken University, Amsterdam; and a Diploma in Theatre Arts (Drama) from the University of Ghana, Legon. 

He also received years of training in various fields of marketing, sales, management and advertising. He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG).  

With a long career in acting, he was nominated for Best Actor at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards. He has directed and featured in several Ghanaian movies including Checkmate; Borga; In April; Black Earth Rising; Death After Birth and The Intruder among many others. 

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