Life and Living It (Ghana: 2009)


Shirley Frimpong-Manso

Cast list

Brew Riverson Jnr
Adjetey Anang
Chris Attoh
Nana Kwame Osei
Fritz Baffour
Bibie Brew
Irene Opare


This film follows the intertwined lives of four male friends. Each man faces unique problems as he tries to achieve his goals, find love, and maintain strong friendships. Ultimately, these friends must learn to deal with, and embrace, the challenges of adulthood. Major themes include love, friendship, and family.


Life and Living It. Modern Ghana (online newspaper)

Ameyaw Debrah, Life and Living It. Jamati (website)

Academic Articles:

Challenging the Status Quo: A Feminist Reading of Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Life and Living It by Kwansah-Aidoo, Kwamena, and Joyce Osei Owusu. Feminist Africa 16 African Feminist Engagements with Film: 53.

African Video Movies and Global Desires: A Ghanaian History by Carmela Garritano. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2013. Project MUSE. Web. 13 Apr. 2014. <>.