Executive Producer

Shirley Acquaah-Harrison

Born into a musical family, Shirley learned how to play instruments at a young age. She attended Holy Child School, Cape Coast where she spent 7 years for her O and A Level education. She was part of almost every group and might have been one of the few students who belonged to both the AFS and GUNSA! She was in the drama troupe, cultural troupe, the red cross and was an athlete! She wrote a few stories and poems, some of which were performed in school and some during STUDRAFEST.  Shirley became the Sports prefect and as a sports person, she ran 100m, 200m, Hurdles and did Long Jump and High Jump. She also played Badminton, Table Tennis, Volley ball, Hockey and Football.

She did her undergrad studies at the University of Science and Technology. In UST, she was the Deputy Sports Secretary and also a member of the local wing of NUGS as the Women’s Commission Secretary. She represented UST in sports in a number of Sporting programs. She was a DJ on Conti FM and Radio Contato where she was known as DJ Conscious. She read Fine Art. Shirley did the ACCA post graduate in Finance Management in the year 2002. The same year, she took the Ghana Stock Exchange course. She did her Executive MBA at KNUST.

After School, she worked on her own for almost a decade, before going into the corporate world to enable her gain some experience in Unilever Ghana. At Unilever where she spent almost 5 years, she handled a number of brands. Shirley ended her stay at Unilever as a Key Account Manager in December 2009.

She then moved to PZ Cussons as a Senior Marketing Manager for Home Care where she supervised the re-launch of the Camel brand with the activation of C for Camel that won the CIMG Product of the year in 2012. She took up a challenge at LÓreal West Africa where she was the Head of the Marketing Department. There was an opportunity at Graphic Communications Group Limited for the Director of Sales and Marketing and Shirley took that up from 2013 to 2016.

In 2015 Shirley was named the CIMG Marketing Practitioner of the year for her achievements in the marketing field. That same year she embarked on her first project in the film industry as the Executive Producer of her son’s first film The Slave King. Shirley would go on to set up GRC Concepts along with her son, Gilbert, in the year 2016. That same year they published their first project, the first instalment of a Comic Book series Adventures in Pencilvania: The Wallet Gang.

The following year The Slave King would premier at Silverbird Cinemas to a lot of fanfare. Shirley and Gilbert would take a break from the creative industry for the next few years, but are now back with their next production – Coffee Shop.

She is currently managing her companies Kwikbrand Limited, SAH Consultancy and Relive Organics alongside GRC Concepts.