Adjetey Anang, regarded as one of Ghana’s top performers, has appeared in a number of well-known Ghanaian films, including the award-winning drama A Sting in A Tale and the commercial success Picture Perfect.
He may be seen in the five movies and TV shows listed below on Showmax, including two of his most recent parts – To Have and To Hold and Dede, his first telenovela role.
The Origins of the Cartel
An elite team takes on a strong drug cartel in the Ghanaian action film Cartel: The Genesis, as they strive to curb the increasing underground narcotics trade. Anang portrays Fifi, the determined agent at the heart of the plot, who is driven by personal reasons — he lost his brother to addiction – to bring down the cartel, even if it means risking his own safety.
Cartel: The Genesis stars Joselyn Dumas (Potato Potahto), Prince David Osei (The Dead), Kofi Bucknor (Shampaign), and Fred Kanebi (Adams Apples), among others, and is directed by Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice nominee Pascal Amanfo.
Kintampo is an adventure thriller that follows Stephanie (Sika Osei, Sidechic Gang) and her pals as they travel through the Kintampo forest in search of the narrative of a miracle plant that is said to cure HIV.
Chris Attoh’s directorial debut, Kintampo, starring Anang as Stephanie’s ex-boyfriend Mike. He offers to take Stephanie and her team through Kintampo as a former Special Forces member, but only after warning them of a mystery beast that roams the forest.
Deyemi Okanlawon (Castle & Castle), Kofi Adjorlolo (Aloe Vera), Chris Attoh (Shuga), and Africa Movie Academy Award winner Lydia Forson (To Have and To Hold) are among the other actors in the film.
This Ghanaian drama features Dede (Adomaa Adjeman), a naive country girl whose huge ambitions are shattered when she is “sold off” by her stepmother to work as a domestic assistant in the Robertson family’s home. She falls in love with Robertson’s youngest son there (Dean Amegashie).
Anang plays Dede’s caring and committed father, Nii Ocansey, in his first telenovela role, a man who would do anything to defend his daughter, even against her stepmother Felicity (played by Joselyn Dumas).
Shirley Frimpong-Manso (Love or Something Like That, Shampaign) directed and produced Dede, which also features Ken Attoh (Devil in the Detail, Potomanto) as a co-producer.
To Have and To Hold
To Have and To Hold is based on the South African series Unmarried, which also had a Nigerian adaptation. It follows three women, Akosua (Lydia Forson, Perfect Picture), Enyonam (Naa Ashorkor, Checkmate), and Kuukua (Zynnel Zuh, When Love Comes Around), as they deal with the challenges that their marriages, relationships, and careers throw at them.
Enyonam’s partner, Nii, is played by Anang, who has been with her for nine years but has yet to ask for her hand in marriage. Nii succumbs to gambling and drunkenness after losing his job (and lying about it) and barely generating enough money to feed his family, jeopardizing his relationship with Enyonam.
Ivan Quashigah, a prominent Ghanaian director, directs To Have and Hold (Things We Do for Love, YOLO).
Daggers and Roses
Winifred (Zakia Kunge) and Sesi (Esi Hammond, Nina’s Mahogany) are two young women from humble backgrounds who battle with love and making ends meet in the city in the drama series Roses and Daggers. Marjorie (Michelle McKinney Hammond), a loving mother and insecure wife, is dealing with her husband’s adultery on the other hand.
Anang plays Joshua, Marjorie’s son, who has to deal with his mother’s interference in his personal life as well.
Adjetey Anang can also be seen on Showmax in the drama series Table of Men and the feature film Double Cross.