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CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY: Join NMN in celebrating Liberian Nollywood Star Actor Artus Frank as he adds another year to his celebrated life. Frank, who is born to an Egyptian father and Liberian mother, clocks 37 on May 4, 2016. Happy birthday week to the Star Actor!
Gregory Artus Frank, better known as Artus Frank or Frank Artus, and nicknamed Badshaah (King) of Africa, was born in Liberia on May 4, 1979. He received his education at AME University in Monrovia. He has a BSC in Human Resource Management, an Information Technology certification, and a diploma in Computer Engineering. Artus could have had a career in many capacities, but decided he would pursue his passion for acting.
In 2009 Frank Artus produced, directed, and starred in his first movie “Juetey: Children’s Business”. The movie went on to win several awards including best actor, best actress, best director, best supporting actress, best soundtrack, and best movie of the year.
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Artus later move onto the Ghana's Ghallywood movie industry where he starred in movies like ‘Who Loves Me’ along with Majid Michel and Jackie Appiah. Recognizing his immense acting talents, Nollywood was soon to follow. Artus went on to star in the thriller “Heart of a Widow” in Nigeria with the popular talented movie sweetheart Mercy Johnson. From then on the emotional stirring actor has graced many of our screens with well interpreted roles playing both the villain and the hero sometimes in the very same film such as in the movie ‘Lost in Thought’.
FRANK ARTUS FAMILY
Artus currently resides in Ghana. His lovely wife Prima Frank who co-starred with him in the award winning movie “Juetey: Children’s Business” share three beautiful children together, whose names are: Gmaqueena, Ardele, and Shahrukh. Ardele is following in her parents’ footsteps for acting and stars in the movie “Mary Jane” produced and directed by her father Artus. “Mary Jane” as well as “Redd”, “Drive”, and “Silent Moment” are recent films produced by Artus Frank Movie Production Studios where Artus is the founder and CEO.
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FRANK ARTUS AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Artus Frank is recognized and has received many awards for his contributions to the African film industry. These awards include but are not limited to the Nollywood Star of the Year award for the lead character in Kensteve Anuka’s ORDER OF THE RING in 2012.
Some of his other accomplishments are: the 2015 Best Actor Award from the Liberian Entertainment Awards (LEA), the 2014 Best Actor Universal Achievement Award (UAA), and the 2014 Best Actor of the Year (Ghana) City People Award. Also, in 2014 he was nominated alongside Chiwetelu Ejiofor for Best Actor at the Nollywood African Film Critics Award (NAFCA).
Artus was also selected as the Liberian representative to the Exchange and Film Corporation courtesy of the Ministry of Arts and Culture of The Republic of Cameroon in 2014. His most recent award as of last year, was from the 5 Continents Awards who honored him as the Face of Africa and as an Humanitarian for 2015.
Frank is a Taurus by birth sign (May 4th) and appears to possess characteristics that makes him - reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, and stable. Taurus men like Artus are also known to be stubborn, possessive, and uncompromising.
Happy birthday week to Liberian-born Nollywood Actor Artus Frank!