He was born on May 22, 1980. He received his first Ghanaian Movie Award in 2014 for his movie Ebola which he wrote, directed and produced.
His Acting Career
Watson’s professional acting career started in 2010 with a movie, Labour of Love.
He later went on the same year to cast in the African war movie, Somewhere in Africa, where he had a supporting role. His supporting role in Frank Rajah’s Somewhere in Africa earned him a nomination at the Nollywood & African Films Critics Awards (NAFCA).
Watson is also a Nollywood actor and from 2011 had roles in movies like A Reason to Kill, Single Six, Single and Married in 2012, House of Gold, Letters to My Mother, Purple Rose in 2013 and Desperate Heart, starred alongside Queen Nwokoye and other top Nollywood stars. With such number of movies, the actor soon became a house-hold name in African entertainment.
In 2014, there was Ebola outbreak in West African countries and his home country, Liberia, was one of the worst hit by this deadly virus. Watson wrote, produced and directed the short film, Ebola.
The year also earned him many nominations for different roles in movies such as Bachelors, Sister at War and Purple Rose. And for the first time, he was nominated and won two different categories for Best Actor in Lead Role in a movie For Bachelors and Best Short Film for Ebola at the Ghana Movie Award.
Watson has acted several movies, some of which include:
• Somewhere in Africa
• Labour of Love
• Single Six
• Sisters at War
• Single Married and Complicated
• Don’t Play That Game
• House of Gold
• Purple Rose
• A Reason to Kill
• Over the Edge
• Ebola The Documentary
• She Prayed
• 4 Play Reloaded
He has also featured in TV Series like:
• My Home Season and Happy Family Season 4.
The superstar actor is a producer and has produced two major movies; Jack & Jill and She Prayed.
On Saturday, December 5, 2015, Eddie Watson premiered ‘She Prayed’ in Sierra Leone with support from some of the cast and other African movie stars including Majid Michel, Beverly Osu and Melvin Oduah. The screening of She Prayed was said to be very successful, being the biggest show in all the premieres and all international shows in Sierra Leone in 2015.
Eddie Watson’s documentary film “Ebola” was one of his humanitarian efforts after the outbreak hit West Africa in 2014. The film was meant to educate people in areas affected by the deadly disease. The film was totally financed by Eddie Watson himself and was distributed to most media houses in countries affected.
He launched the “We Need Help-Ebola Campaign”, an Ebola documentary film that starred some popular faces in Ghana’s movie and music industries including Yvonne Nelson and Sarkodie.
Watson is a recipient of several awards, some and most recent including:
• Best Actor in Lead Role in a movie For Bachelors and Best Short Film for Ebola at the Ghana Movie Award.
• Best Short Film Movie at the Ghana Movie Awards (GMA).
His Personal life
Eddie Watson married his partner of two years, actress Naomi Baaba Watson, in a private ceremony. The couple welcomed their first child, Emirror (Emi) Cassia Watson on February 2, 2015.
His Net Worth
Eddie Watson is a successful Ghanaian actor, rated one of the richest and most influential in Ghana with a net worth of about $1 million dollars.