Ghanaian actress, singer and model, Charlotte Derban is the mother of Samuel Osei Kuffour's new baby boy who recently celebrated his first birthday.
The birthday party was attended by some of the wealthiest in the country which include Dr Osei Kwame Despite, Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong and other members of East Legon Executive Fitness Club.
Samuel Osei Kuffour who is a retired Ghanaian footballer needs no introduction after having an illustrious career with Bayern Munich where he won a total of 14 titles including the UEFA Champions League and played for Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
However, not a lot is known about Charlotte Derban, the mother of Sammy Kuffour's youngest child.
Charlotte Derban is a Ghanaian actress who has starred in many movies and has worked with some of the finest filmmakers on the continent.
She has featured in movies like ‘Table of Men’ which starred the likes of Adjetey Anang, Prince David, Okyeame Kwame, Ecow Smith-Asante, Martha Ankomah, Kalsum Sinari among others.
Some of her other movies include Charade, Shattered Romance, Bombo Clinic, among others.
The old student of Ahantaman Senior High School who is also a model was also cast in a Special Ice commercial which featured Eddie Watson.
Charlotte Derban who is also a model was one of the finalists of the 2015 Miss Ghana pageantry. She has also crowned winner of Prom Queen 2012 and Miss OCEE 2011.
FLASHBACK: This Is How Far I Have Come As A Trotro Driver’s Daughter – Charlotte Derban (kuulpeeps.com)
May 11, 2016
On our #WCW today, we celebrating upcoming actress, model and singer Charlotte Derban. She is a graduate of Ahantaman Girls School in Sekondi-Takoradi and is yet to further her education in any tertiary institution. Her mother is a trader and her father is a trotro driver. She has nine siblings so one can imagine the kind of stress that will be on her.
Amidst all life’s obstructions, she managed to win the Prom Queen in 2012, the Face Of Vienna in 2013, and was one of the few beauty pageant finalists who went close to winning crown at Miss Ghana 2015.
She currently has a year deal with Vodafone Ghana for their 2016 ‘Money Back’ campaign and thus, her images are used in all their TV commercials, billboards and posters. She disclaimed rumours going on that she is the brand ambassador for the telecommunication company and said she would have been glad to be.
When asked what amount she received in connection with the Vodafone deal, this is what she said;
I WISH I COULD HAVE MENTION THE AMOUNT, BUT LET US KEEP IT CONFIDENTIAL FOR NOW. I CAN SAY IT WAS VERY LUCRATIVE AS COMPARED TO ALL OTHER TV COMMERCIAL DEALS I’VE HAD.
Aside that, she has also featured in a number of TV commercials for products like Coca-Cola, Special Ice mineral water, Mentos Pure Fresh gum and Kasapreko Alomo Bitters. She also featured in movies like ‘Shuttered Romance’, ‘Beautiful Ruins’,’She Prayed’ and ‘The Wife’. She recently shot a new movie with Kumawood actors and actresses in Kumasi titled ‘Order from Above’ which is not released yet.
Today, she signed an ambassadorial deal with AbbyKhos Clothing [Abena + Akos] which a new fashion line for corporate and casual wears. They will also go into bags and shoes in future.
When asked how the journey has been, she said it hasn’t been easy coming this far and she think actresses and models in Ghana have really improved and stepped up their game.
Charlotte and her management are coming up with a project to help street hawkers since she has been one before. They also have an ‘Awakening The Dreams’ project where she visits selected orphanage homes, take them out on excursion trips and make a donation to the orphans.
Charlotte believes ones uniqueness depends on the the style, talent and the looks but will keep her’s as a secret. She concluded by giving upcoming actresses and models this advise;
THIS IS HOW FAR I HAVE COME AS A TROTRO DRIVER’S DAUGHTER, SO TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, STAY FOCUSED IN WHATEVER YOU DO AND NEVER TRUST ANYONE IN THE GAME BECAUSE OF BACKSTABBING.
She thanked all fans, friends and family for helping her get this far, and added that it is their motivation that pushes her to do what she does.
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