She was born on the 10th of October, 1985 in Accra, Ghana, as the first-born of her single mother. Ankomah recalled encountering several challenges during her childhood.
Martha had her primary and secondary education at Adabraka Presbyterian Junior High School, Labone Senior High School and Jayee University College in Ghana.
Martha Ankomah made her entry into the Ghana Movie Industry (Ghallywood), through her cousin in 1994. After having series of auditions for movies and acting in some television series and film productions, she eventually emerged a movie star and third in the 2007 edition of the reality show in Ghana.
Ankomah is creative and a talented Ghallywood actress who is gifted at playing brilliant roles in movies. She used to accept any character assigned her freely in most movies but recently disclosed during an interview with Hitz FM in 2016 that henceforth she would only consider roles that are morally just and bring about positive change in the society.
In September 2018, she clarified her position, explaining that she can take any role in a movie so long as it passes a positive message to its audience.
In 2017, Ankomah was criticized by some film merchants in Ghana when she questioned the superficial narrative of Ghanaian films. According to Ankomah, the industry needed to change the theme of their films to attain development.
This remark was however viewed by Film directors as disrespectful and lacking in knowledge of the art of film-making.
In November 2018, she began a campaign that seeks to encourage young people to read.
Martha Ankomah has acted several movies, some of which include:
• Power of the gods
• Sin of the Soul
• Sugar Town
• A Trip To Hell
• Heart of Men
• Somewhere in Africa
• St. James Hotel
• All that Glitters
• Where is your Mobile? and several others.
Martha Ankomah has in her years in the movie industry in Ghana won several awards. They include:
• 2010 Africa Movie Academy Award for Most Promising Actor
• 2011 Ghana Movie Awards for Favourite actress (movie)
• 2011 Ghana Movie Awards for Best actress in a Supporting role
• 2012 Ghana Movie Awards for Best actress in a lead role
• 2012 Africa Movie Academy Award for Most Promising Actor
• 2015 Ghana Movie Awards for Best actress in a lead role
Martha Ankomah has entered into several endorsement deals with various big companies in Ghana.
In 2014, Ankomah signed an endorsement deal with Vitamilk Viora. In 2017, she was brand ambassador for Dusk Capital Limited, a Ghanaian Investment Bank.
She has worked with Globacom since 2018 as a brand ambassador.
In 2018, Ankomah was named the brand ambassador for Ghana Textiles Printers’ (GTP) new fabric ‘Adepa Dumas’.
Martha Ankomah is a successful business woman. In July 2013, Ankomah officially opened her beauty salon ‘Martha’s Place’ in Accra, Ghana. The salon offers treatments for men and women.
Martha Ankomah set up a Foundation known as Martha Ankomah in 2016, a non-governmental organization to provide health awareness, child care support programs, livelihood empowerment and community development projects.
The foundation works together with Autism Ambassadors to create awareness of the disease and support children living with autism.
Her Net Worth
Martha Ankomah is indeed one of the richest and most influential Ghanaian actresses with an estimated net worth of about $1 million dollars.