Ghanaian talented makeup artist, Blessing Felicia Ndinyah, popularly known in the movie industry as Blessing Mastermind, made Ghana proud after successfully winning an award in the 2014 Africa-Oscar film Awards in the United States of America.
The makeup artiste, who was not able to make it to the United State of America due to the fact that she had some uncompleted job in Ghana, fruitfully got a plaque this month from the producer (Chief Jerry, Nana Wiafe Akenten)of the movie titled ‘Obaapa Nisuo’ which made her win the best make-up artiste.
The 4th annual Nollywood African Film Critics, Awards (NAFCA) split their honors between history and spectacle Saturday night; honoring actors who have made history. The ‘African Oscars’ or ‘Black Oscars’ as its nicknamed by the press, heaped honors on several notable individuals.
Hollywood & Nollywood were equally represented on the red carpet at the star-studded sold out 4th African NAFCA Beverly Hills- 2014 as the Hollywood legends came out to support the prestigious Film and Honorary Awards.
In a chat with Blessing who has worked on over 100 movies, and done makeup for Ghanaian movie stars: Nana Ama MacBrown, Bill Asamoah, Agya Koo, Lil Win, Akrobeto, Emelia Brobbey, Vivian Jill, Kwaku Manu, Kyeiwaa, Mercy Asiedu, Ellen White, Gloria Sarfo, Micheal Afrane, Christiana Awuni, Maame Serwah, and others; she told MustaphaInusah.Com that makeup alone describe and define every scene in a movie.
‘ A makeup artist is a person who creates makeup and artificial items/Objects’ she added. Being the only Ghanaian to win an award at this year’s NAFCA, she stated that to her; makeup gives direction to what the actor/actress is doing.
‘A makeup artist sometimes plays a little equal role in directing and also makes acting a bit easier because a makeup artist is a person who creates makeup and artificial for theatrical performance, movies and for televisions’ she stated.
Apart from Blessing Mastermind who was nominated were movie stars: Artus Frank, John Dumelo, Kafui Danku, and others; unfortunately, they did not win in their respective categories.
She dedicate her award to She-Films, Naana Brown, Prophet Derick Fosu, Emmanuel Films, GHAFCA (Ghana Film Crew Association), late Rev. Gordon Foster Ndinyah, her mother, Rosemond Agyemang, and her lovely fans.