Chris Attoh is a Ghanaian film and TV show actor who is as well known in the neighbouring Nollywood (Nigerian movie industry) as he is in his actual home country industry, Ghollywood, if not even more so.
He has blazed an enviable number of screens, giving superb performances for the most part and as such, has taken a comfortable place at the head of the movie industries across both countries.
Chris Attoh: Biography
Chris Attoh was born Christopher Keith Nii Attoh but his stage name of Chris Attoh is more commonly used. He attended Achimota School and Accra Academy for his O’level and A’Level respectively. He then went on to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to study painting. He also studied Banking and security in the UK later on.
His degree in banking and security has no doubt enabled him to be a rather effective hand at investing. So, besides his acting and MC chops, Chris Attoh is also the CEO of A Factory Limited, a media and television development company with headquarters in Dzorwulu Accra.
Chris Attoh is an established actor, filmmaker, TV host and MC. His passion for showbiz led to his work on Ghana’s top radio stations as a radio presenter and as a television broadcaster for the majority of Ghana’s biggest broadcasting platforms.
Chris Attoh’s acting career began after he starred in the TV show Choices. He, however, shot up in popularity after his stint on the set of Tinsel as Kwame Mensah, the often-underhanded younger brother of Brenda Mensah. He delivered a powerful cum detestable, performance every time he appeared on the show and soon secured fans all around Africa.
He’s to make another such promising appearance on a TV show in MTV’s Shuga which focuses on spreading awareness of HIV/AIDs in Africa. When MTV Shuga came to Nigeria and Ghana for season 3 and 4, his character on the show, Nii, was an immediate hit as a manipulative woman beater, who appeared as a simple, intelligent man to the outside world
He has also featured in numerous big budget or other more modest movies inclusive of, ‘Flower Girl’, ‘Be My Guest’, ‘Single and Married’, ‘Oxford Garden’ and many others.
Chris Attoh was a nominee for AMVC Awards 2014, he won the Mode Men Actor of the year 2012 and NEA Pan African Actor of the year 2011. He has become a celebrated household name in many parts of the world with almost 15 years’ experience under his belt.
Relationship With Yvonne Nelson
In the past, reports claimed that the Tinsel star was married to the beautiful actress Yvonne Nelson. Further reports claimed the duo had a secret wedding. This was after some pictures surfaced online, showing Yvonne and Chris exchanging vows. What seemed more real about the pictures was the fact that many Nigerian celebrities, the biological parents of the supposed couple and Paparazzi were caught hovering around. But it later turned out to be false and was only a movie scene. Apparently, the two stars are good friends and nothing more attached. They have featured in many movies together. The Ghanian actor also featured in her production project titled “Single and Married” where he starred as Yvonne’s unfaithful husband, kissing her a number of times. During an interview, later on, he revealed that he enjoyed kissing the actress on set.
Relationship With Damilola Adegbite
Chris Attoh used to be married to former Tinsel and Flower Girl co-star Damilola Adegbite and together, they have a son. Their courtship (which was mostly private and well-hidden), public engagement and wedding were befitting of stars, as big as the two have come to be. He proposed to her on a boat cruise in Manhattan, NYC in August 2014. The duo wedded on February 14, Valentine’s Day at La Villa Boutique Hotel Accra.
He frequently showed his undying love and support for his wife and they were usually spotted together on Red Carpets and other casual outings. However, the actor’s marriage to his co-star failed and no one can certainly say what went wrong.
After months of speculations and refutations, the Ghanaian heartthrob finally admitted that his marriage to the screen goddess, Damilola Adegbite has crashed. Although they have embarked on an individual journey now, Chris still describes Dami as a wonderful and amazing woman. He said they will always be friends and will find ways to ensure their son Brian (their only child as a couple) has a balanced upbringing filled with love and support.