If it happens that Jackie Appiah goes into music as being rumoured in some quarters, it would not be a surprise as several artistes have been known to practice another form of art different from what they are nobly recognized to have made a name from.
The Hollywood’s long list include Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Will Smith, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carrey, Ice Cube, Ice T, Tina Turner, Frank Sinatra to name but a few of these corss-over showbiz personalities.
The phenomenon seems not too different from the Ghanaian situation when some musicians have one time or the other found themselves acting or vice versa. Rama Brew, Kojo Dadson, Lord Kenya, Mzbel and Ofori Amponsah have been known for this.
It must be said that while some have been as successful with the new genre as they were with the one they are known for, some also could not make it as big with the new one as they did with the previous one.
Showbiz has learned that another actress who is likely to try her voice at singing is the delectable Jackie Appiah, who though a very successful actress both in Ghana and Nigeria has not been known to have done anything commercially with music.
Appiah is a screen goddess who has done it all and seen it all as far as acting booth on television and in movies are concerned. Having cut her teeth on television with Things We Do For Love when she played the role of Enyonam Blagogee then she took part in Tentacles, Games People Play and other TV series.
The long list of movies Jackie Appiah has featured in include Divine Love, Deadly Assignment, Golden Stool, Mummy’s Daughter, Beyonce-The President Daughter, Tears of Womanhood, Love Doctor, Fake Feelings, Princess Tyra, Run Baby Run, Passion of the Soul, Pretty Queen Total Love, Mortal Desire, I Hate Women, The Perfect Picture, Her Excellence, spirit of a Dancer, The Prince’s Bride, The King is Mine, The Heart of Men,, 4 Play to name a few.
For some of these works as an actress, she has received several awards and nominations, including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 African Movie Academy Awards, Best Actress in a supporting role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and joint
Best Actress in a Leading Role at the maiden Ghana Movie Awards.
Clearly, Jackie Appiah has paid her dues to the movies industry and done so successfully. But can she make it in the area of music if indeed the news is true that she is preparing to soon release a single and at the studio to put finish touches to it.
Jackie Appiah is out of town and not available for comment and her handlers have been silent on whether this piece of news is true. However, we’ll find out in only a matter of days if indeed Jackie Appiah has done the cross-over and how successful she can be.
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