It doesn’t come as a surprise that Lydia Forson has been nominated for an E! People’s Choice Award. The award-winning actress and occasional blogger becomes the first Ghanaian to be nominated in the ‘African Social Star of the Year’ category alongside Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi and six others from the African continent.
Lydia’s exciting nomination is proof that her necessary loudness on social media that advocates for the ordinary Ghanaian is never a waste of time. Her Twitter feed which meets over 500,000 active users daily, serves as a healthy critic space in highlighting both the good and bad choices dominating the political landscape of Ghana. If something is taking a wrong turn, bet Lydia to be the first to voice out, and the first to make a clap when things are going as promised.
Relevant social issues are never left out of her daily engagements with the masses which resulted in the creation of her online blog that tackles disturbing issues from around the world. Advocacy for plus sized women like herself and women in general, obvious suspect when it comes to rooting for another celebrity in winning something and a legit Instagram holder with the most fun Tik-Tok experience are all a part of Lydia’s social media influence.
“Today I become the first Ghanaian to be nominated for E! People’s Choice Awards in the African Social Star Category-yes-E! I went from watching E! News to being The News! Just when I think I’m done, my ancestors smile down on me and say, “not yet”,” announced Lydia of her nomination.
Taking notes of her accomplishments since the beginning of a buzzing career, Lydia has essentially made headlines in the film fraternity by wining almost every major award ceremony in Africa. In 2010, she was part of the three leading ladies of the Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s ‘The Perfect Picture’ to have won best actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Fast forward in 2018, Lydia became an Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards winner in the best supporting actress category for ‘Isoken’. She again picked up her first Golden Movie Award for best actress in a leading role with the movie ‘Sidechic Gang’.
With much investment and purchasing coming from Netflix for African titles, Lydia stands as the leading Ghanaian actress with most films (5) streaming on the platform.
Voting lines for the 2020 E! PCA are opened and it’s expected to last till October 23, 2020. Fans can vote up to 25 times per day, per category, per method (voting website and Twitter). On 15 October, the votes will count as double, equaling up to a maximum of 50 votes per category, per voting method. For Twitter votes: posts must be public to count. Posts count as a vote if the category hashtag (#AfricanSocialStar) and a corresponding nominee hashtag are used together in the same post.