Naa Ashorkor -Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku

Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku (born November 24, 1988) is a Ghanaian Actress and Radio/ TV Broadcaster . She’s best known for starring in the Perfect Picture (2009), by Award Winning Director Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Iroko TV’s Poisoned Bait – A Movie Series directed by Leila Djansi. She won the Award for Best Actress in 2010 at the African Movie Academy awards for her role played in The Perfect Picture. Naa Ashorkor also starred alongside industry greats such as Yvonne Okoro, Joselyn Dumas, John Dumelo, Anima Misa Amoah and Adjetey Anang in Adam’s Apples – an Award Winning Ghanaian Movie Series by Sparrow Productions that run from 2010 – 2013Naa Ashokor is the host of TV Shows Just The Law (April Communications) and popular “girl talk” show, Tales From The Powder Room (GH One TV). She’s also the host for one of Ghana’s most celebrated beauty pageants Miss Malaika Ghana. She’s also the host of a midmorning show dubbed The Zone which runs every weekday on the Accra-Based Starr FM. In addition, Naa Ashorkor has starred in stage productions such as Don’t Dress for Christmas,Vagina Monologues and Run For Your Wife. In 2015, she produced and starred in Nigerian Comedy Medicine For Love which featured in the top Twitter trends for about two consecutive weeks in October 2015.


Born to Mr Paul Mensah-Doku and Sarah Mensah-Doku on November 24, 1988, Naa Ashorkor is the second of four sisters. From her humble beginnings, she always wanted to pursue law as a career. Later in life, she developed a strong interest in TV News Reporting.

She attended the Daras School from Nursery through to Junior High School (JHS) where she was not much of a talker. It was at Benkum Secondary School (Akuapem Larteh) that she identified her penchant for Public Speaking. Naa Ashorkor held key leadership positions while in Secondary School such as Vice President of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and Zonal Secretary of the Eastern Regional Students’ Representative Council (SRC). She was also a member of the School’s Cadet Corps.

Her victories in various Inter-School Debate Competitions in Secondary School further boosted her confidence and prepared her for a career in the limelight. Her favourite subject in Secondary School was Literature and this pushed her to read voraciously on anything that came her way. She found her love for the English Language at that stage of her life.


Nisirine Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku went into presenting when she was invited on several occasions as a guest on a Youth program New Generation, on TV Africa. She later presented Day Break Entertainment then subsequently went on to host Day Break. She was also a co-host with Okyeame Quophi on TV Africa’s variety show Sound Splash.

While with Sound Splash, she got featured in her first movie role in Scorned by Shirley Frimpong Manso.

She left TV Africa to work full-time as a Producer and TV Presenter at Production and Events Organizers, CharterHouse. She left CharterHouse in 2012.

She now works at Accra-Based Starr FM where she hosts The Zone and also at GH One as the host of Tales From The Powder Room.

Talking about how she ended up in movies, Naa said she accompanied a friend to an auditioning session but ended up being auditioned herself and being picked for consideration.

After waiting for what seemed like forever, she said, the call finally came through and she earned for herself a role in Scorned only to be followed with a bigger one in The Perfect Picture. She has since starred in Double (2009), Checkmate (2010), Adams Apples (2010-2013) and Poisoned Bait (2014).

“I was thrilled when I received the call the second time to feature in The Perfect Picture. I had no idea I was going to act alongside big names in movies like Chris Attoh, Jackie Appiah and Adjetey Anang so when I was given the script I gave it my best shot. It was quite challenging” she revealed.

Promo Shoot for Just The Law

One of the challenges she faced before the shooting of the movie was combining the preparation with writing her journalism school exams and attending rehearsals. She was successful on both counts.

Naa Ashorkor believes that one needs not be a professional to be a good actor. What is needed is the commitment and willingness to do it.

This is how she put it: “It is not easy but it can be done. It’s work and fun at the same time but acting is anything that anyone can do, once you have a good director and a good movie production house.

On the 19th and 20th of February 2010, together with others, Naa embarked on the show to mark the World Vagina Day aimed at popularizing the usage of the word ‘vagina’ and demystify the contempt associated with it.

Twitter Verification

On the 14th of April 2016, Naa Ashokor had her account (@Naa_Ashorkor) verified on popular social media site Twitter. At the time of verification, she had 17,500 followers on the social media site.

Starr Woman Project

Launch of the Starr Woman Project

On the 19th of March, 2016 – Naa Ashorkor together with her team on The Zone, partnered with Starr FM, Lydia Contraceptives and Baileys to launch the Starr Woman Project.

The aim of the project was to provide an opportunity for women, who had reached the pinnacle of success in their respective fields, to interact with young women entrepreneurs who were in need of guidance, mentorship and direction.

The launch was graced by three distinguished women – Veteran Broadcaster Gifty Anti, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Logiciel, Farida Bedwei and Co-Host of GH Today, Baisiwa Dowuona Hammond.

The project is going to be a seminar-style event that will run quarterly through 2016.

Naa Ashorkor, Host of the Maiden Edition of the Starr Woman Project

Maiden Edition

The first main event for the Starr Woman Project was held on 8 April 2016 at the Alisa Hotel.

The turnout was massive as the 200+ capacity auditorium was filled to the brim.

The event featured five women entrepreneurs:

  1. Anita Erskine-Amaizo (TV/Radio Presenter, Chief Executive Officer of Brand Woman Africa)
  2. Anita Wiafe-Asinor (Founder, Ghana Women in Business & Leadership)
  3. Whitney Boakye-Mensah (Events Planner/ Consultant/ Entertainment Critic)
  4. Beryl Agyekum (CEO, EchoHouse)
  5. Dzigbordi K. Dosoo (Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Allure Africa Group)

Topics discussed included People Management, Marketing and Communication, Mompreneurship, Relevance of Mentorship and Thinking Outside The Box.

Second Edition

The Second Edition of the Starr Woman Project was held on 20 August 2016 at the Alisa Hotel.

The theme for this edition was “Standing Out As A Female Entrepreneur”

Turnout for this edition surpassed that of the maiden event. The auditorium was filled to capacity within the first hour of the show.

Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku with Chris Attoh at Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2016 (VGMAs 2016)

Season 2 of the Starr Woman Project had following women as speakers:

  1. Anita Erskine-Amaizo (TV/Radio Presenter, Chief Executive Officer of Brand Woman Africa)
  2. Dzigbordi K. Dosoo (Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Allure Africa Group)
  3. Whitney Boakye-Mensah (Events Planner/ Consultant/ Entertainment Critic)
  4. Claudia Lumor Kwarteng (Founder, Glitz Africa)
  5. Caritas Naa Ayele Aryee (Founder, Tatas and Friends & Go Digital)

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2016 (VGMAs 2016)

On Saturday 8 May 2016, Naa Ashorkor, along with Actor Chris Attoh hosted the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2016 (VGMAs 2016). The show which was held at the Accra International Conference Centre saw musicians and celebrities from all parts of Ghana and Africa under one roof.

One of the highlights of the show was when Naa Ashorkor did a rendition of Sarkodie’s 2010 Hit Single “You Go Kill Me” live on stage. The crowd went wild with excitement as she flawlessly rapped along to the song.

Naa Ashorkor, who was hosting the VGMAs for the first time in her career, shared these sentiments prior to the event, “… I really prepared very well for the day because I knew I didn’t have just my brand to protect but that of the awards scheme as well…”

Naa Ashorkor on the Red Carpet of the Maiden Edition of the Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards 2016

One viewer on social media site, Twitter, described Naa Ashokor’s handling of her first ever VGMA as “…. the best performance of the night. “

Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards 2016

A month after her brilliant hosting of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) 2016, Naa Ashorkor hosted the maiden edition of the Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards on the 18th of June, 2016.

The show, which was held at the State Banquet Hall, sought to award hardworking men who had reached the pinnacle of success in areas such as business, fashion, education, technology and communication.

Naa Ashorkor could not contain her excitement as she posted this on her Instagram account prior to the event:

“This weekend!! I will be your host for the first edition of EMY Awards at the State Banquet Hall alongside my senior man, Nathaniel Attoh! Looking forward to this with glee. #excited #humbled #EMYs”

Entertainment news site described Naa Ashorkor as becoming “…. the preferred host choice for big events in Ghana”

Ghana’s 100 Most Influential Women

On the 30th of November 2016, Naa Ashorkor was included in a prestigious list of the 100 top most influential women in Ghana. The list was compiled by The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE), saying that it represents women in the country who had made great impact in their careers.

Aspire 2 Bee Initiative

On Saturday, 3rd December 2016, Naa Ashorkor launched the first edition of Aspire to Bee, a spelling Bee competition for students in public schools, to encourage them to study and use more English words , expand their vocabulary and get involved in productive extracurricular activities. The first edition kicked off at the Pokuase Methodist 1&2 Basic School and was a huge success. Naa Ashorkor described this initiative as a “fulfillment of one of her life-long dreams… to give back to society by helping the underprivileged


2015One More DayJoeSupporting Role
2014Letter From AdamKabukiSupporting Role
2014Poisoned BaitKadijahSupporting Role
2010 – 2013Adams ApplesKukuaaLead Role
2010CheckmateNaanaSupporting Role
2009DoubleZulaikaSupporting Role
2009The Perfect PictureAkasiLead Role. Won 3 African Movie Awards for Lead Role, Best Performer by Actor in Supporting Role & Best Director
2008ScornedSorayaSupporting Role
2015Just The LawGH OneGhanaian TV Show that provides the platform for viewers to be educated about the law in an entertaining, light and interactive way.
2012 – DateTales From the Powder RoomGH One“Girl Talk” Series that includes in-studio discussions from an experienced panel and gives viewers the opportunity to learn from experiences that characterize topical areas such as relationships, rape, divorce, professional development, religion and so on.
2009 – DateGuess Who’s Coming for DinnerGH OneAward-winning reality TV series that moves the traditional studio kitchen set and brings the show live to the kitchens of the guests of the show.
2009 – DateMiss Malaika GhanaGH OnePopular pageant show that provides the platform for young Ghanaian ladies within the age range of 18-26yrs to nurture their confidence, intelligence and self-esteem.
2012Close Up Salsa FiestaGH OneThe biggest gathering of Salsa lovers and one of the most exciting events in the Ghanaian entertainment industry

Naa Ashorkor, Host of The Zone on Starr FM

2014 – DateThe ZoneStarr 103.5 FMMidmorning Show
2016Dinner For PromotionSupporting Role. Comedy.
2015Don’t Dress For ChristmasLead Role. Comedy.
2015Medicine For LoveLead Role. Producer. Comedy.
2013Love ConcertLead Role.
2012His Birth In The 21st CenturyLead Role. Re-adaptation of the birth of Jesus Christ.
2011Run For Your WifeLead Role. Adult Comedy Play.
2010The Vagina MonologuesLead Role. Episodic Play

Christmas Day Celebration at La Palm

2015TigoDrop That YamLead Role
2015TigoYensor NkoaaLead Role
2014Ideal Milk / NestleIdeallicious ChallengeLead Role
2013SamsungGalaxy Note 3Lead Role
2010RicemasterMaster Cooking TipsLead Role
2016Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards
2016Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
2014Glitz Africa Fashion Magazine Launch
2013African Movie Academy Awards
2012Occasions Hats & Craft Graduation Ceremony
2010 – 2012Miss Malaika Grand Finale
2011 – 2012Close Up Salsa Fiesta
2010 – 2012Lightening of the Christmas Tree
2009 – 2012Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
2011Launch of Lifebuoy Soap Activation
2010Launch of Safeguard Soap in Ghana
2009Miss Ghana


Naa Ashorkor is married to Ahuma Cabutey Adodoadji.

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