In the last couple of years, there has been a flurry of weddings involving Ghanaian female celebrities.
In 2018, for instance, talented singer Becca got married. Earlier, Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson hooked up with Jamie Roberts, and now they have a daughter together. The two female celebrities made their moves after years of pressure from fans for them to get married.
In Ghana, marriage is a very big deal. From age 25, many women across country are under pressure from their family and friends to get married. The popular perception is that if the women do not get married "on time", they may find themselves unattractive to men when they grow older.
However, some Ghanaian female celebrities still do not feel or do not care about this pressure. They are rich, famous and powerful. They are role models for thousands of Ghanaians, especially girls, across the country. But these women have something that sets them apart from other women of their stature: their singleness.
For these powerful women, however, being single is a choice.
1. Zynell Zuh
The star actress has seen her profile as an entertainer grow in the last couple of years.
These days, not only does she act, she also produces movies. She has also become a powerhouse in the Ghanaian fashion space. But she is still single. She has said that she is not ready for marriage.
She addressed this in an interview with the Graphic Showbiz, saying: “Honestly I don’t think I am ready to settle down now. I have a few things I want to do before I think of that. For now, marriage is not in my plans but at the right time it will happen.”
2. Benedicta Gafah
Benedicta Gafah has seen her popularity soar since she became associated with Zylofon Media.
The Kumawood star remains one of the most sought-after bachelorettes in the country. She suggested in an Instagram post recently that she had found love, but it is not currently known who the lucky individual is.
3. Jessica Opare-Saforo
A broadcaster with Accra-based Citi FM, Jessica has about 18 years of experience in broadcasting.
She told Graphic Showbiz in 2014 that she was engaged, but did not disclose the identity of her man.
“I don’t believe in celebrities publicly displaying their love-affairs because it attracts attention. If you make your lover known and the relationship doesn’t work out, how do you explain to your admirers? It is better as a celebrity to keep your love affair away from the public because you can never tell who is working against you,” she said.
4. Lydia Forson
She is an actress, movie producer and women’s activist. She is one of the most sought-after women in Ghana.
She told Accra-based Joy FM in 2016 that she had a boyfriend. “I like someone very much and I’m happy," she said, adding: “When you are really crazy about someone, you find yourself thinking about them more, you go the extra mile. It turns to be a little crazy sometimes. I love hard so maybe I’ve done some really crazy, stupid things.”
5. Doreen Andoh
Doreen Andoh has been a broadcaster at Accra-based Joy FM for about 22 years.
Affectionately called the “Queen of the airwaves”, she is still single. Not much is known of her personal life.
The beautiful lawyer and fashion critic is still reportedly single, despite reports that many men were lining up to ask her hand in marriage.
There were reports sometime ago that she was dating Paedea of R2Bees, but no one knows what became of that.
7. Nana Aba Anamoah
She is one of the most popular media personalities in the country and a mother of one.
In a 2014 Twitter chat, she said she was seeing someone and would love to have another child. She added, however, that marriage was not for everyone.
8. Yvonne Okoro
The beautiful star actress is one of the most sought-after bachelorettes in Ghana.
It’s not clear why she is still single. In 2016, she joked that she was not married because she was overqualified for marriage.
9. Jackie Appiah
The actress called it quits with her husband and father of her son and has since been single.
It is not clear if she is in a relationship.
10. Deloris Frimpong-Manso (Delay)
Delay is a media personality and businesswoman.
She is thought to have a boyfriend, but it’s not known when she will "settle down".
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11. Joselyn Dumas
She is a media personality, actress and a mother of one.
She was reported to be dating Joey Gucci, the founder/CEO of Silhouette Advertising. It is not clear if it will lead to marriage.
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The popular musician and mother of one is still single, despite being one of the most sought-after women in Ghana.
She has admitted in interviews that prefers older men in her relationships.
13. Martha Ankomah
The beautiful actress remains single despite the profound interest in her from Ghanaian men.
In a 2018 interview, Martha revealed that she was searching for a husband.
14. Salma Mumin
The stunning actress is one of the most eligible bachelorettes in the country.
It is not clear if she is in any relationship. She was recently forced to deny dating Ghanaian movie producer, Kofi Asamoah.
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15. Deborah Vanessah (Sister Derby)
The beautiful singer and TV presenter is not married at 34.
She is, however, dating Ghanaian rapper Medikal, although there are media reports of cracks in their relationship.
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