Akosua Busia revisits Liberian Refugee Camp

BY: Kwame Hagan
Akosua Busia at Buduburam Camp

Famed actress, Akosua Busia; 2015 Ghana Movie Award recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, returns to the site of the Buduburam Liberian Refugee Camp, after starring in ECLIPSED, at the Public Theater in New York.

Fittingly, Eclipsed is a play about the Liberian War. Buduburam is a far cry from the red carpets Busia is returning to after an 18 year hiatus she took from the Entertainment Business, in keeping with a promise to herself to come out of show-business following the birth of her child, Hadar Busia-Singleton, until Hadar turned eighteen.

In her hiatus, Busia spent her time in Ghana as Chair of Busia Foundation International, and Director General of CareShare. Along with her sister, Dr. Abena Busia, Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, USA, they brought Student Interns to Ghana, some of whom volunteered each year to help in various capacities at the Buduburam Camp, created to accommodate the influx of Liberians who fled to Ghana dur