A Northern Affair (Ghana: 2014)


Leila Afua Djansi

Cast list

Joseyn Dumas: Esaba Jomo

John Dumelo: Manuel Quagraine

Jon Germian: Mark Jomo

Beverly Afaglo: Bianca

Irene Asante: Cynthia

Full Cast and Crew


A Northern Affair is the story of relationship between a nurse, Esaba, and a medical doctor, Manuel. Esaba and Manuel meet on assignment in the north, where they provide medical services to a remote village. Esaba is initially met with hostility because Manuel realizes that his medical help is a woman, but the relationship eventually transforms into romance. However, each of them harbor dark secrets capable of destroying their relationship.


Mistah Cole, John Dumelo and Joselyn Dumas’ Northern Affair Dominates 2013 Ghana Movie Awards. Movie Markers (African entertainment website)

A Northern Affair. Nollywood Reinvented (African movie review site)

Yaw Sarpon, A Northern Affair Wins Big at 2013 Ghana Movie Awards and Full Winners. YawSarpon360 (Ghanaian blogger)

Academic Writing:

African Video Movies and Global Desires: A Ghanian History by Carmela Garritano. Ohio University Research in International Studies, Africa Series No. 91 (2013), p. 154-194.

Twum, Chris. “Ghanaian Movie Awards Need to Grow- Leila Djansi.” The Ghanaian Chronicle. 18 December 2013: Print.