Sheryl Lee Ralph
The Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Africa Magazine on Sunday, March 26, 2023 held a brunch meeting to welcome Hollywood star extraordinaire Sheryl Lee Ralph to Ghana at the CFAO in Accra.
The brunch meeting, which was graced by Ghanaian renowned celebrities such as Nadia Buari, Salma Mumin, Nikki Samonas, Zynnell Zuh, and Ama K. Abebrese among other personalities, was organised for Sheryl Lee Ralph to share her inspiring life experiences and journey to Hollywood.
In her face-to-face interview with the Editor-in-Chief of EMY Magazine, Chris Albert Soboh, Ms. Lee Ralph highlighted how her experiences as a black girl from Jamaica and the Caribbean have shaped her personality into the person we see today.
“Whenever l get the chance to meet the black girls, I always encourage them to believe in themselves and aim higher. This is because if I have been able to get to where I am today, it means there is a lot of hope and opportunity for you. Just keep pressing on,” she said.
Speaking about her Kente gown at the 2023 NAACP Image Awards she said, “I felt like a black Cinderella in my luxurious Kente gown when I got to the red carpet. Everybody was staring at me and asking questions about my outfit.”
She continued, “I wanted an outfit to represent my African people for the awards and upon scrolling through the internet I chanced across this Stylish Kente gown. The colours and design reflect true, real, and royal African culture. I became the centre of attraction that night.
“I love this country called Ghana and everything in it. The talk of food, hospitality, and the warm welcome from its people is exceptional and I am delighted to be here,” she added.
Sheryl Lee Ralph is an American actress and singer. She made her screen debut in the 1977 comedy film ‘A Piece of the Action’, before landing the role of Deena Jones in the Broadway musical ‘Dreamgirls’ (1981), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.
As of 2023, she stars as Barbara Howard on the ABC mockumentary sitcom ‘Abbott Elementary’, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Critics’ Choice Television Award; at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, she became the first Black woman in 35 years to win the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, for the role.
BY Prince Fiifi Yorke