Ghanaian Nigeria-based actress Juliet Ibrahim is 35 years old and she celebrated the special day with stunning photos and a special message about her struggles and victories in her 35 years on earth. Her birthday message got some reactions from her fans, celebrity friends and well-wishers. Juliet Ibrahim was showered with all the heartwarming messages on her 35th birthday, which tells how she’s loved and cherished.
Juliet Ibrahim’s 35th birthday message reads;
“Happy Birthday to me! I’m such an awesome person that it’s hard for anyone not to recognize it – even me! Happy Birthday to someone who is full of unbelievable awesomeness! Yes, that’s right. It’s my birthday. My life is way more interesting than I could ask for at this age. I’m happy that I was born like me, not like anyone else. Wishing myself the happiest of birthdays. On this special day, I just want to thank God for the priceless gift of life that He has given me and for the wonderful people He has put in my life. It’s my birthday!”
Since it’s Juliet Ibrahim’s birthday, this article will look at her achievements, the movies she’s acted in, awards and other important aspects of her 35 years on earth.
Juliet Ibrahim was born to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian-Liberian mother and she is the first child with two sisters, Sonia Ibrahim, Nadia Eman Ibrahim and a brother called Nabil Ibrahim. Juliet Ibrahim and her family spent most of their years in Lebanon, Liberia and the Côte d’Ivoire due to civil wars and on one of her birthdays, she narrated what they went through in these countries.
Juliet Ibrahim had her Secondary school education in the Côte d’Ivoire and then studied English, French and Spanish languages at the Ghana Institute of Languages. At the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Juliet Ibrahim studied Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations.
Now to Juliet Ibrahim’s acting career and how she came into the limelight. Her acting career started with the much-talked-about 2015 Ghanaian movie, “Crime to Christ” starring versatile actor Majid Michel. She then became a well-known actress after the premiere of that movie. Her first-ever Nollywood movie was “Yankee Boys” and since then, Juliet has featured in over 70 movies.
Below are some of the movies she has starred in;
Crime to Christ (2005), In The Eyes of My Husband (2007), Yankee Boys (2008), Losing You (2008), Royal Storm (2009), Restore My Love (2009), Naked Weapon (2009), Dead End (2008), Lost Desire (2008), Bloodfight (2007), Beautiful King (2009), Tattoo Boys (2009), Missing Child (2009), Honor My Will (2008), Cash Adventure (2008), Hidden (2009), Last Hope (DNA test) (2009), Queen’s Pride (2009), Enemy of My Soul (2009), Princess Rihanna (2010), Millions (2010), 4play (2010), Master of the Game (2011), Battle of love (2011), 4play reloaded (2010), Crazy Scandal (2010), Beyond love (2010), Marriage of sorrows (2009), 30 Days in Atlanta (2014), Life after Marriage (2014), Number One Fan (2014), Shattered Romance (2015), Teens Life (2015), Anniversary (2015), Black bride (2016), Rough day (2015), Perfect Crime (2017), 10 days in sun city (2016), London Fever (2016), Ladan Noma (2016) and many others.
Juliet Ibrahim produced her first movie in 2014 titled “Number One Fan” and in this movie, she was stalked by a fan who was obsessed with her. Her second produced movie “Shattered Romance” featured a couple of Ghanaian and Nigerian movie stars. Juliet directed her own Television series titled “Every Woman Has A Story” which used to air on a Terrestrial television channel.
On awards, Juliet Ibrahim has gotten a lot of nominations and won several of them. Here are some of the awards she’s won as an actress.
Achievement Award – City People Magazine, Accra, (2010) Ghana Movie Personality of the Year – City People Magazine, Lagos, (2010) Best Lead Actress in a movie – Ghana Movie Awards, (2014) Best Ghanaian Actress – City People Entertainment, (2016) Actress of the year – Starzzawards and others. From the above, it’s no doubt that Juliet Ibrahim has achieved a lot for herself as an actress.
Despite her enviable feats, Juliet Ibrahim hasn’t been lucky with marriage and relationships. In 2010, she got married to the Chief Executive Officer of Kantanka Automobile, Kwadwo Safo Junior and gave birth to her first child named, Jayden Safo, who is now eleven years old. In 2014, Juliet Ibrahim and Kwadwo Safo Junior ended their marriage over cheating suspicions.
Kwadwo Safo Junior went on and married businesswoman Zainab Bonkano and currently, they have two children together which they adore very much.
Juliet Ibrahim also found love with Nigerian rapper Iceberg Slim and announced their relationship on Instagram and other platforms. Juliet and Iceberg Slim even came to Ghana and embarked on a media tour to talk about their relationship and why they decided to go official on Instagram.
In 2018, Juliet Ibrahim and Iceberg Slim’s relationship was rumoured to have come to an end after they removed pictures of each other from their Instagram pages and unfollowed each other. The reason for their breakup wasn’t known until Iceberg Slim opened up in an Instagram post. The rapper revealed that he cheated on Juliet Ibrahim and that brought about their breakup and asked her to forgive him.
Since then, Juliet Ibrahim hasn’t been involved with anyone and hasn’t made it public as to whether she is dating, single or searching. Somewhere in 2020, she was rumoured to be dating Nigerian Real Estate Mogul, Sijibomi Ogundele but it later turned out that their relationship was strictly business and not romantic as reported.
Aside from her acting career, Juliet Ibrahim has written a book titled “A Toast To Life” which she launched in August 2019. The book talks about her journey through life and how her family survived back to back wars across Liberia, Lebanon, and Côte d’Ivoire. Juliet Ibrahim’s “A Toast To Life” book is now available on Amazon.
Juliet Ibrahim was recently in the news over her comments on controversies surrounding the legalization or criminalization of LGBTQ. Juliet Ibrahim was of the view that homosexuals in Ghana should also enjoy basic rights and not be suppressed or seen as abnormal humans.
She lashed out to Ghanaians who are kicking against the legalization of LGBTQ and labelled them as people who haven’t travelled beyond their homes in Ghana. According to her, LGBTQ persons enjoy basic rights as any other individuals in the Western world and that it baffles her that Ghanaians aren’t giving LGBTQ persons a breathing space.
Juliet Ibrahim’s comments did not sit well with the majority of Ghanaians where she received a lot of backlashes on the Ghanaian social media space. She became the topic of discussion on most entertainment shows on both radio and television. Some entertainment pundits demanded that she apologise to Ghanaians for tagging them as uncivilized, but it seems she isn’t ready to apologise to Ghanaians.