When you hear Soraya Mensah's name, what comes to your mind? An actress or the CEO of Zesuza Farm and Catering Services? Well, she is both. After she stepped out of the movie industry until further notice to pursue another passion, she keeps making news headlines. In 2020, her catering service won a Ghana Events Industry Conference Award (GEICA).
Soraya is a thriving entrepreneur. She became a household name when she acted in her first movie, Scorned, in 2009. Although the Ghanaian star has not been on set in a while, her popularity still soars in many other niches. The beautiful woman is an incredible mix of astounding talents.
Top facts about Ghanian actress Soraya Mensah
The Ghanaian actress is famous for many things. So whether you are a movie lover, a young aspiring caterer, a fashion lover, or just a curious individual, there are interesting things that you can learn from her life.
1. Soraya is a famous Ghanaian actress
Soraya joined the movie industry in 2009. She was there for about seven years before she got married. While her career lasted, it was advantageous. Some of Soraya Mensah movies include Scorned, Dairies of Imogen Brown, Material Girl, and The Prince's Bride.
2. The renowned actress has a daughter
Before she got married four years ago, the professional caterer dated Peter Ahiakpor, a Ghanian business tycoon. Peter Ahiakpor is a millionaire and the owner of Explosive Gardens restaurant. The Ghanaian actress was engaged to him, and they even lived together at his magnificent mansion in Achimota Hills Accra.
Sometime in 2011, their relationship resulted in the birth of a beautiful baby girl. Their relationship was an enviable one but too bad that they did not tie the knot before they separated. Although she later appreciated Don P for encouraging her to further her education, she noted that she rushed into the relationship.
3. Soraya Mensah has a degree in Marketing
Besides acting and being a mom, the award-winning caterer has also bagged a degree in Marketing. She graduated in 2014 from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration after spending four years in the institute.
So, like Nadia Buari, Yvonne Okoro, Zynnell Lydia Zuh, and many other top actresses, the Ghanaian actress has fulfilled her desire to become a university graduate.
4. She is partly Lebanese
We can barely discuss Soraya Mensah biography without mentioning that the beautiful Ghanian actress is partly Ghanaian and partly Lebanese. Her father had fifteen children, and thus, we can say that the award-winning caterer grew up in a large family.
5. The beauty is married to a pastor
Even though the sparks between Soraya and Peter Ahiakpor did not work out as expected, she later found love with the pastor Albert Adda-Safo, lead pastor of Albert Addai-Sarfo Ministries.
They got married on the 3rd of September, 2016, in a private ceremony setting at Royal Richester Hotel in Accra. The wedding was well attended by high ranking personalities in the movie industry.
6. Her father passed away recently
Not much is known about Soraya Mensah family, but through her social media handles, she informed the public of her father's death on the 22nd of June, 2020. Soraya Mensah father was 84 years old when he died, and 15 children survived him.
7. Soraya has not been acting since 2016
The professional caterer got into acting in 2009, and after seven active years in the movie industry, she stepped down in 2016. In her words to her fans on her official Instagram page, she mentioned that she wanted to try something else that she was passionate about. Because of this, she would return into acting when the time is right.
Soon after withdrawing from the movie industry, the actress ventured into catering, and her catering firm is making waves nationally. She later confessed that:
When I took a break from the movie industry, I wasn’t sure about my decision. Living a life as an actress and being a caterer are so different. Being an actress, I was always thinking all about the glam, but being a caterer I really couldn’t be bothered.
8. Mensah runs a first-class catering service
Soraya is an entrepreneur, and besides being in charge of Exceed Business Consult, she is also the CEO of Zesuza Farm and catering services. With much hard work and diligence, the Ghanaian actress has grown her catering firm to a top-notch position.
Attesting to her hard work is that in November 2020, Zesuza was awarded the best catering service in Ghana during the 2020 Ghana Events Industry Conference Award (GEICA). As a well-established catering company with a huge reputation, her firm has serviced big organisations, including Stanbic Bank, Ecobank Ghana Ltd, and Natural Day Spa & Beauty Parlour.
9. Soraya has considerable followers on social platforms
Speaking of popularity, the award-winning caterer is renowned within and outside her fatherland. For instance, Soraya Mensah Instagram page has more than 32,000 followers. On Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms, she constantly keeps her fans updated with things happening in her life.
10. She is a Christian
Apart from everything else that she is, the professional caterer is a Christian, and she publicly declares her faith in Christ. She calls Jesus her strength, and she speaks of how much she loves and depends on him. Sharing her experience on her faith sometimes ago, she said:
It has since been amazing. I feel so much peace. His love and grace overwhelm me. I don't have to struggle and I don't worry. As I have given my whole being to Him, He has been with me every step of the way and taking charge of all that I do.
Even after experiencing a broken engagement and being a single mother for a while, Soraya Mensah was still able to complete her tertiary education, get married to a decent man, and begin her chains of enterprises. She seems to have gotten her life right on track.
Another fantastic Ghanaian-born actress worth reading about is Actress Kyeiwaa. In a post published by Yen.com.gh, the beautiful and talented TV personality wows many with her acting prowess even though she has had a tough marriage life.
She first married Daniel Osei. They dated for about a year before they had their traditional Ghanaian wedding ceremony in Brofoyeduru. Unfortunately, their wedding was cancelled after rumours that the man was earlier married.