Film Director Terry R. Wickham is delighted to report he has cast Siakie Tetteh to play the critical lead role of “Billie Winters” in his upcoming film Abandoned. Terry says, “It was really important to cast a special actress who could bring something totally unique to the table for this role. Siakie’s look and background will help differentiate Abandoned from the other films in Devil’s Five. She’s absolutely beautiful, with a magnetic smile and can undoubtedly excel as the sexy video vixen model in the movie. But what I liked most about Siakie was her warm personality and can do attitude. I also like the African accent of her voice, which continues an approach I’ve consciously made in all three of my Devil’s Five segments, which is to cast people with all sorts of national & ethnic backgrounds. I feel this is the world we live in, especially in multi-cultural New York City area. The bottom line was I wanted to be a bit bold and not go in a traditional direction, Siake clearly offered that opportunity.”
Siakie Tetteh envisioned her artistry career ever since she was an adolescent. Born and raised in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, she honed in on her natural creative talents and instilled a strong work ethic to further develop her skills. She reached several successful milestones in her young career: Obtained her Masters of Urban Design – Architecture from The City College of New York, has built a broad portfolio of modeling projects, female lead role in an independent film currently in post-production, and has made Theatre appearances.
Expanding her brand and exposure as a Beauty Model, she won the Connecticut’ s Cycle 16 casting for America’s Next Top Model in the Summer of 2010. Later, she appeared in NY fashion shows including Faces 11, Kimimi Swimwear, Naso Splash of Africa, and the Face and Summit Awards in New York, an immense support by the United Nations to support the cause. She became a Top 5 Finalist in the Miss GhanaUSA 2015 pageant held at the Alvin Ailey in New York City. She made her first appearance in Los Angeles as a Red Carpet Host for the Nollywood and Films Critics 5th Annual Awards (NAFCA) where she interviewed celebrities including Omarosa Manigault of The Trump’s famous “The Apprentice” and Ms. Tonya Banks of “Little Women LA”.
She and her Cameroonian friend, Essy Wab, own a YouTube channel called Styles by SiakiEssy with the objective to push towards fashion forwardness and fun entertainment. She currently hosts for Tam Tam, a TV show shooting in New York City. Siakie interviews professional athletes, artists, filmmakers, entrepreneurs and advocates from African countries, with an overall goal to inspire all of its viewers to come together as one with the focus on pushing forward towards a better future.
Please visit Siakie’s website: www.siakie.com