The New TV Africa: Movie icon Shirley Frimpong Manso joins TV Africa

According to, TV Africa after a thorough research for a qualified person to occupy one of the highest-

ranking executive positions in the organization has settled on respected Ghanaian movie producer, Shirley Frimpong-Manso.

The film director, writer, and producer has assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Accra-based TV station. She was employed not long ago after top officials of the Television Africa Limited-owned media platform realised that the station is not progressing as expected. Shirley Frimpong-Manso according to our informant has already started work as the C.O.O of TV Africa and the pay is good.

Shirley’s new position at TV adds to her already existing duties as the founder and CEO of Sparrow Productions, a film, television, and advertising production company.

Shirley Frimpong-Manso born 1977 is a Ghanaian film director, writer, and producer. She is the founder and CEO of Sparrow Productions, a film, television and advertising production company. She won Best Director at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards. Frimpong-Manso is also a principal of Sparrow Station, a video streaming service for African entertainment from Sparrow and other African film producers. In 2013, she was ranked the 48th most influential person in Ghana according to Ghana.

Frimpong-Manso is described as one who “seeks to raise the standard of film production in Ghana and Africa by telling progressive African stories as seen through the eyes of Africans.”

Frimpong-Manso is from the Eastern Region of Ghana, from Kwahu Pepease. As a child he organized plays, which “felt a lot more fun than playing with sand and dolls.” She graduated in 2000 from the National Film and Television Institute of Ghana and worked as a presenter at Radio Gold, a private station in Accra, and then went on to start Sparrow Productions in 2003.

Shirley is currently married to her husband and business partner Ken Attoh. She and her spouse have a child together.




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