Shirley Frimpong-Manso was born in the year 1977, hails from Kwahu Pepease in the Eastern Region of Ghana. She is a Ghanaian film director, writer, and producer. Shirley is the founder and CEO of Sparrow Productions, a film, television and advertising production company. Her husband and business partner is Ken Attoh and they have a child together
As a child she organized plays, which “felt a lot more fun than playing with sand and dolls”. She graduated in 2000 from the National Film and Television Institute of Ghana and worked as a presenter at Radio Gold, a private station in Accra, and then went on to start Sparrow Productions in 2003
She won Best Director at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards. Frimpong-Manso is also a principal of Sparrow Station, a video streaming service for African entertainment from Sparrow and other African film producers. In 2013, she was ranked the 48th most influential person in Ghana according to E.tv Ghana.