Shirley Frimpong-Manso (born 1977) is a Ghanaian film director, writer, and producer. She is the founder and CEO of Sparrow Productions, a film, television and advertising production company.[1] She won Best Director at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards. Frimpong-Manso is also a principal of Sparrow Station, a video streaming service for African entertainment from Sparrow and other African film producers.[2] In 2013, she was ranked the 48th most influential person in Ghana according to E.tv Ghana.[3]

Frimpong-Manso is described as one who “seeks to raise the standard of film production in Ghana and Africa by telling progressive African stories as seen through the eyes of Africans.”[1] According to her, she went into movies to change the way Ghana was portrayed.Her films are also known for their “fierce female leads,”[4] as they portray African women with agency who can be breadwinners and lead complex livesimg_20160711_215753.jpg