Adwoa Smart, whose birth name is Belinda Naa Ode Oku, is a Ghanaian actress known for her roles in Ghanaian local language movies, specifically Akan-language movies. She was born on April 11, 1966, in Ghana. Adwoa Smart is known for her unique and versatile acting skills, and she has appeared in numerous Ghanaian movies, making her a popular figure in the Ghanaian film industry.
Adwoa Smart gained widespread recognition for her role as a child actor in the popular Ghanaian television series “Obra,” which aired in the 1980s. She played the role of a young girl with a physical disability, which earned her acclaim for her acting prowess and helped her establish a successful career in the Ghanaian film industry.
THIS IS ADWOA SMART
Over the years, Adwoa Smart has appeared in various Ghanaian movies, often portraying comic and comedic roles. She has won several awards for her acting, including the Ghana Movie Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2010. Adwoa Smart has also been involved in humanitarian efforts, advocating for the rights and welfare of persons with disabilities in Ghana.
Despite facing challenges due to her physical disability, Adwoa Smart has remained resilient and has made a significant impact on the Ghanaian entertainment industry. Her talent, dedication, and contributions to Ghanaian cinema have earned her a special place in the hearts of many Ghanaians, and she continues to be a respected and beloved figure in the Ghanaian film industry.
Biography Summary of Adwoa Smart
Real name: Belinda Naa Ode Oku
Age: 52 years old
Date of Birth: October 5, 1970
Place of Birth: Abossey Okai, Accra.
Hometown: Ga Mashie, Jamestown, Accra.
Early life & Family Background
Adwoa Smart was born at Abossey Okai, Accra, on October 5, 1970, to Mr. and Mrs. Oku. She grew up in her family home at Abossey Okai alongside her siblings. She was raised by her Grandmother, the late Cecilia Quaye (Ayi Nye), with support from her family. Adwoa is 52 years old, which is her real age, and a native of Ga Mashie, Jamestown.
Both parents of Adwoa Smart belong to the Ga tribe in Ghana. Her father is a native of Ga Mashie, Jamestown and her mum comes from Osu, Accra. Unfortunately, Adwoa has lost both parents.
She ended her education in Class 1, and this was because the students in the school where she was, started making fun of her height.
Adwoa is not married. However, she has had a few relationships, her first with Nana Yaw, a member of the Obra team, which led to her getting pregnant for him and giving birth to a baby girl when she was 20 years old. Sadly, seven months after giving birth, Adwoa Smart lost her daughter.
She lost her daughter, and currently, she has no child.
After Adwoa Smart quit school, she developed an interest in doing business, so she started plying a trade, and a few years later, she joined a Drama Group headed by one Mr. Mensah that rehearsed at GBC.
Subsequently, Adwoa Smart became friends with Auntie Rose of Obra, who was a trader at the Kaneshie market, and on one of her frequent visits, Auntie Rose (Obi Aberewa) told Adwoa she would like to introduce her to Maame Dokono, who at the time was auditioning people for Obra series after they decided to change the name of the series from Kekete. So, Adwoa Smart and Rose went to Maame Dokono, and she auditioned for Obra.
However, after the audition, Maame Dokono took Adwoa as a daughter and added her to the cast for the Obra drama Series on GTV. While the diminutive actress began featuring in the Obra series, she started working for Maame Dokono at her Spot and later went to live with her. They stayed together for 20 years and were both casts in the Obra Series with other stars like David Dontoh, the late Prince Yawson, Joe Eyison, and Emry Brown. A few years later, the actress joined “Efiewura” on TV3, and following that, she started starring in full Ghanaian movies. She has acted and featured in several of these movies alongside the late Kwame Owusu Ansah, Koo Fori, Agya Koo, and Akrobeto.
• Koti Academy
• Black Star FC
• Judgement Day
• Yaa Asantewaa
• Its too late
• Money Bag
• Father and Son
• Matters of the Heart
• Back to School
• Papa No
Adwoa Smart Awards
• Honorary Award – Comedy Express 2019.
Adwoa Smart Net worth
She has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
FAQs about Adwoa Smart
• How old is Adwoa Smart?
She is 52 years old now. In 2020, She celebrated her 50th Birthday in the United States.
• Who is Adwoa Smart Husband?
Adwoa Smart does not have a husband.
Source: Zea.NG | Ghana | Biography