Ghanaian international actress, Akosua Busia has ended her long break from the movie industry with a new drama titled “Eclipsed”.
Akosua who doubles as a director, author and songwriter proudly announced her return to Ghanaians at the just ended Ghana Movie Awards. She explained that the reason for her 18 years break was because of her daughter who is now 18 years. She explained that she made a vow to take time off from the industry until her daughter turned 18 years.
The new Broadway drama is produced by Danai Gurira and is set amidst the Liberian Civil War.
Akosua Busia plays the role of Rita, one of the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, Eclipsed reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.
Written by award winning Zimbabwean playwright; Danae Gurira, ‘Eclipsed’ is the first ever show to make it to Broadway with an all female cast, starring 5 women of African decent; directed by an African woman and written by an African woman. ‘Eclipsed’ also starring Lupita Nyong’o, Saycon Sengbloh, Zainab Jah, and Pascale Armand hits the John Golden Theater with a preview on February 23 and main opening on March 6 for a limited run until June 19.
Akosua is the daughter of ex-prime minister of Ghana, Kofi Abrefa Busia. She is best known for her role as Nettie Harris in the 1985 film, ‘The Color Purple’ alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey.