Chris Attoh is a Ghanian actor, film maker, master of ceremony (MC) and TV presenter. He has over a decade experience in TV presenting, producing, on stage and off stage acting. He is popularly known for starring as Kwame Mensah in MNET’s Production, Tinsel (2006-2013).
Having received education in Ghana and the UK, Attoh has gone on to become a hunk in the entertainment industries. Also, he has graced and made several dramatic impact on radio, television, films and ceremonies in Ghana, London, South Africa and other international scenes.
Chris Attoh Biography
He was born Christopher Keith Nii Attoh on May 17, 1979 into a family of four in Ghana. After his primary education, Chris enrolled into Achimota High School, Accra in 1989 before moving to Accra Academy Secondary School, Ghana in 1994.
Subsequently, in 1999, he attended Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). At KNUST, he bagged a B.A Degree in Painting and also did some courses in Graphic Design, 3D Modelling and Basic Animation.
Thereafter, he moved to London in 2004, enrolled into the London Academy of Radio and Television, and earned a certificate in Television Presenting.
Additionally, he has diplomas in Goal Public Relations, Multimedia and Digital Editing -level one, and Film Making and Directing. He earned them from I.C.S College (UK), Sound and Engineering Inst-S.A.E (UK) and New York Film Academy (U.S.A) in 2005, 2005 and 2010 respectively.
Basically, Chris has a sound educational and professional background, which has enabled him soar in his career.
Chris Attoh Personal Life
Attoh was once married to Damilola Adegbite, a beautiful Nigerian actress. Damilola and Attoh met on the set of Tinsel and got married in 2015 after Chris proposed in August 2014.
However, the marriage ended in September 2017, and in October 2018, Chris married Bettie Jennifer, a US-based business woman. Unfortunately, Bettie was shot dead on May 11, 2019 in Maryland, US.
Together with Damilola, Chris has a son, Brian. He was born in September 2014.
His hobbies include watching and making movies, swimming, teaching and dancing salsa, cooking and many more.
Chris Attoh Career
Attoh did his national youth service in Groove Fm, which marked the beginning of his career as an on-air personality. Next, he moved to Choice Fm and later, Kapital Radio, Metro TV, Viasat One Tv, G.T.V, Gh One and other broadcasting platforms in Ghana.
After school, to gain experience in TV presenting, he worked for Original Black Entertainment (OBE T.V) and was also hosting corporate events alongside.
Attoh’s acting career began early enough and shot to limelight in no time. He has featured in blockbuster movies like Happiness is a Four-letter work, A Trip to Jamaica, Sinking Sands, e.t.c
Also, he is a director, and has directed a couple of works such as One More Day (2014). Kintampo (2015), e.t.c He has also hosted shows and have interviewed A-list celebrities like Akon, Rihanna, Jay Z, Brick and Lace, e.t.c
- Life & Living it, 2006
- Sinking Sands, 2008
- 6 Hours to Christmas, 2009
- Single and Married 2011
- Bleeding Sunshine 2011
- Deleting Bissi, 2011
- Single and Married, 2012
- Journey to Self, 2012
- Flower Girl, 2013
- Moving On (Tv Movie), 2013
- Love and War (Tv Movies), 2013
- A Trip to Jamaica, 2016
- The Rangers, 2016
- Happiness is a four letter Word, 2016
- An Accidental Zombie, 2016
- Potato Potahto, 2017
- The In-laws, 2017
- Lotanma, 2017
- Esohe, 2017
- Closure, 2017
- In Line, 2017
- Kintampo, 2017
- Love And Cancer, 2017
- All About Love, 2017
- An Accidental Zombie (Named Ted), 2018
- Sylvia, 2018
- Bad Luck Joe, 2018
- International Affairs, 2018
- Tinsel 2006 – 2013,
- MTV Shuga 2014
- Captive, 2015
- Christian Jean in Hollywood, 2015
- Our Best Friend’s Wedding , 2017
- Fifty, 2017
- iDrive, 2018
aFactory Entertainment Limited
Chris established a production and multimedia company called afactory Entertainment Ltd. It offers services like documentaries, corporate videos, TV programming, TV Commercials, film and radio jingles.
He founded aFactory with the objective to change the way viewers enjoy television shows, commercials, jingles and films. He has continued to wow his clients with his services.
Attoh is a philanthropist who does not make his charity work public. He is a member of the Kindness Foundation. A foundation incorporated in 2015 to inspire people to do an intentional act of kindness everyday. In Kindness Foundation, people jointly undertake projects to show kindness to fellow human beings. The foundation believes that acts of kindness doesn’t have to be monetary or based solely on financial contributions.
Recently, Kindness Foundation distributed 1300 mathematical sets to students in Northern and Volta regions of Ghana, after seeing a picture of a student using cutlass as a straight edge. Also, the team visited 7 schools in the North and 3 schools in the Volta regions and is ever willing to touch more lives with their possessions.
Chris Attoh Net Worth
Austine Media estimated his worth at $1 million. He is a brand ambassador to iflix in Ghana. Also, he has advertised for HappyDent Gum, Kasapa, Lipton tea, e.t.c
Awards And Nominations
- The Best Pan-African Actor of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA), 2011 (won)
- Best Dressed Male, Ghana Fashion Awards, 2011 (nomination)
- Mode Man Actor of the Year, Mode Men Magazine, 2012 (won)
- Best Event MC, Accra Nightlife Award, 2013 (nomination)
- Best Actor in a Drama Series ‘Esohe’, Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, (Nominations) 2018
- The Best Actor in a Leading Role ‘Esohe’ Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2018 (nominations)
- Best Lead Role in Film ‘Esohe’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards (Non-Nigeria), 2018
Chris Attoh Quotes
“A man will flourish where he is appreciated and where he applies himself…”
“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, and pray like your life depends on it…”
“Appreciate everything, even in the hard and dark times, for there is a blessing just beyond the lesson.”
“When it comes to relationships, remaining faithful is never an option but a priority. Loyalty is ever.”
“Put God first in everything, keep the past in the past, Be present in the present & pray for the future.”
“A woman who does not submit to the husband and trust his instincts is not going to be successful in marriage.”
“If you are a Christian, it is your bible that will take you through your wedding days.”
“We learn a lot from our places of discomfort, the only way for a baby to come out of the womb is through it.”
“I guess in life, you cannot protect yourself from sadness, without protecting yourself from happiness. It’s easier to stay open and trust God.”
“Sometimes your calling will lead you away from your convenience.”
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will, and from God.”
“Focus on the things you desire not the things you fear.”
Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Life Of Chris Attoh
Always deliver value as an individual and an entrepreneur. How do you deliver value as an individual? You have to constantly improve yourself by learning continuously. If you have no value, you cannot deliver value.
Chris, willing to improve himself in his field, took a break for a course at the New York Film Academy. On his return, he landed a job as an assistant director and editor which gave him an edge in the industry.
Chris Attoh believes in setting goals that makes you want to jump out of bed every morning. That is the only way to go. You have to hold yourself accountable and to high standards too. This is an attribute you will find in successful entrepreneurs. They are goal oriented, set target for themselves and are disciplined enough to hold themselves accountable.
Master Your Craft
In the words of Chef Jiro “you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work … You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success.”
Chris Attoh knows his onion and gives his all in getting his work done. According to him, to be a vital part of telling societal stories, one must possess some qualities and become a master at each of them.
As an entrepreneur, be the best at what you do. There is always room for improvement. Constantly look for ways to do better.
Image Credit: @Chrisattoh (Instagram)