Fred Nii Amugi is a Ghanaian born veteran actor best known for his roles in Holby City, Beasts of No Nation and The Cursed Ones. He rose to prominence for his role in 1985 television series “Opinto”.
Fred Amugi was born at Teshie, Accra, Ghana on 5 November 1948. He attended Broaks basic and Junior high School. He then attended Takoradi Senior High School and Nungua Senior High school after which he enrolled at University of Ghana, Legon where he did Certificate in Supplies and Materials Management. He joined the civil service for thirty-three years and served as Acting Director of Supply in Ghana’s Ministry of Finance.
Amugi began his acting career in 1970 in Drama and Documentaries until 1985 when he starred in his first movie “Opinto”. The television series brought him into the limelight. Amugi has appeared in numerous movie roles, including local Ghanaian movies, Shoe Shine Boy (2013), Nyame Bekyere 1&2 (2015), Menua Paa Nie (2016), Housekeepers (2016) among others. His first international role came in 2005 when he played the character Kwame Attakora in the BBC drama Holby City. He later starred in Netflix 2015 movie, Beasts of No Nation as “Pastor”. Amugi played the character Pastor Uchebo in the 2015 British award-winning movie “The Cursed Ones”.
Fred Nii Amugi has acted in several films, including
- African Timber 1989
- Kofi Nkrabea
- Welcome Home 2004
- Holby City 2005
- The Destiny of Lesser Animals 2011
- Who Owns the City 2011
- Shoe Shine Boy 2013
- Broken Mirror 2014
- Beasts of No Nation 2015
- Game Plan 2015
- Nyame Bekyere 1&2 2015
- The Cursed Ones 2015
- That Day 2015
- Menua Paa Nie 2016
- Beautiful Ruins 2016
- Housekeepers 2016
- Sala 2016
- Keteke 2017
- Lucky 2018
Awards and recognition
- Won, Best Actor Award, Accra Film Festival 1994
- Won, Ghana National Award for Acting (Order of the Volta, Civil Division) 2008
- Nominee, Best Actor Supporting Role, Beautiful Ruins, Ghana Movie Awards 2016
- Nominee, Golden Supporting Actor in a Drama, Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) 2016
Veteran and evergreen dad of the film industry in Ghana, on this day of your 72nd birthday, the Bisatvgh family prays the Almighty God blesses you more with long life and health. Long live the enormous Fred Nii Amugi.