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Actors Profile – Zimran Randolph Clottey

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Zimran Randolph Clottey (Great Aluta)

Zimran Randolph Clottey is a well-known Ghanaian Edutainer affectionately called Great Aluta.
He’s a screenwriter, actor, TV producer, and director.
He is also a musician, visual artist, and showbiz consultant, as well as an environmentalist, broadcaster and Pranic healer.

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Zimran Randolph Emil Nii Kortei Clottey

Zimran Randolph Clottey was educated notably at Christ the King International School in Accra, Achimota School, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (G.B.C.) Training School and the Institute of Adult Education W College.

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Zimran Randolph Clottey

In the mid-1970s, Zimran Randolph Emil Nii Kortei Clottey was born in
Accra, Ghana. He is a Ghanaian who speaks English, Ga, and Twi/Akan.
Zimran is a humanitarian based in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

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Zimran .R. Clottey

He worked as the Head of Public Relations for UN Youth Ghana (NGO) and as a member of the UN Youth Ghana Board of Directors. From 2018 to 2019, he was the Director of Programs and Content at UN Youth TV.

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Head of Public Relations (PR), UN Youth Ghana.

He is also the former Communications Director of the Ghana Peace Awards Organization (GPA) and MPA an organisation which aims at raising and empowering young people for National Peaceful coexistence.

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Zimran Clottey MC at an event at the National Theatre (GPA)

As a showbiz consultant he worked on MUSIGA Greater Accra’s (MGA)
2016/17 award-winning Best Peace song and video project.
He was also the Producer and Director of the “Nation Peace Song” video.

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Ghana Peace Award (GPA) Best Peace Song/Video 2016/2017.
Title : “Nation Peace Song” by MUSIGA GREATER ACCRA 22 (MGA 22) featuring Zimran Clottey (Aka Great Aluta) & Video Produced and Directed by Zimran Clottey.

Co-founder of Zimadiran Art consult, Zimran worked for the Vegetarian Association of Ghana as a Media Consultant.  He worked also as Assistant Chief Coordinator and Assistant Administrator for the IVU (International Vegetarian Union) World Vegfest 2014, where he designed the World Vegfest 2014 logo, branding, and other paraphernalia. As a member, he was the national youth coordinator of VegGhana (the Vegetarian Association of Ghana).

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IVU Vegfest Logo

Zimran Randolph Clottey is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Founder of Pacesetters Entertainments, President and Director of Pacesetters Artistes Club Ghana (PACG) the Artistes/Models subsidiary department of Pacesetters Entertainments with branches in seven (7) other regions of Ghana.

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Zimran Clottey (Great Aluta) with some Pacesetters at the Silver Bird Cinemas.

He worked with Pacesetters Entertainments as a writer on a TV Theatre narrative called “Belated Apology,” a stage play called “A Lucrative Business,” a TV Drama Comedy Series called “Sensible Nonsense,” and a TV Series called “Great Oil City” “ Your Woman or Your Nation’ – a film, as well as advertisements, music videos, and  other audio-visual promos, to name a few. 
Notable among his best concepts is the “Sensible Nonsense” Series which is a hilarious debate of life choices where he Stars as Vanity Averkpor; A retired 72 years old educationist and ex-soldier who has given away all he earned all his life to live on the street just to “wail for mama” (to sensitize on Peaceful coexistence with mother Earth).

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Preparing for Vanity Averkpor of Sensible Nonsense TV Series

From 1996, he ran a theatre arts training program with Pacesetters Theatre Company, which he run effectively with some local celebrities for amateur/street performers in collaboration with the Ghana Union of Theatre Societies (GUTS) and the Centre for National Culture (CNC) in Accra. This theatre company was also active in three other regions of
Ghana : Kwadaso-Kumasi in the Ashanti region, Pedu Capecoast in the Central region (now Coastal TV), and Hohoe in the Volta region.

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Pacesetters from Takoradi, Accra, Kumasi, and Koforidua at a keep fit event in Koforidua ( Eastern Region)

This inspired the initiation of the ‘Strictly Show-Biz’ (SSB) and “Visa to Showbiz” –  a talents development & exposition course/program for amateur or Street performing artistes, a module course adopted by Unicorn Professional Studies (UPS) and Deep focus media.

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Zimran (Great Aluta) inspiring some pacesetters on Showbiz.

He lectured at the Winfield college of Performing Arts Radio & Television and Unicorn Professional Studies (UPS).

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Zimran Clottey (Great Aluta) giving a lecture.

In October 1997, Zimran Randolph Clottey became the first male continuity announcer on TV3 Ghana and later hosted Ghana Television’s entertainment program ‘Popbox’ which exposed him internationally to some world chat hit makers and trips abroad.

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Zimran after a meeting with the speaker of parliament during his service with UN Youth TV.

He served as an entertainment news reporter for Ghana Television
Ashanti region (Garden City Radio/TV) and was the first to refer to the Akan film business in Kumasi as “Kusiwood” during his reportage; this eventually evolved into what is now known today as “Kumawood.”

He hosted the youth magazine program “Second Generation” on Ghana Television. In the late 1990s, he also worked on the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s entertainment program “Music for You.”

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A magazine that threw light on Zimran’s (Great Aluta’s) music career just after “The Things We Do For Love” TV series.

PJA Associates Ltd & Bentsifi’s Diary (Media, Leisure & Events) employed him in the mid- 90’s as Client Service and Editorial Assistant Soliciting Sponsorships, gathering editorials, running administrative errands, marketing adverts spaces in the publication and assisting with organizing events.

Zimran Randolph Clottey was also the Art & Publicity Director of Health Africa Magazine (Africa’s first multilingual vegetarian magazine), where he was a co-founder of the magazine.

He also worked with Silver Line Films’ during which he was in charge of general operations, coordinating administration, defining goals and implementation plans, preparing budgets, training artistes, producing (organizing) soliciting sponsorship, and collecting and depositing remittance cheques preparation of salaries and wages, recording and
evaluating, classifying and summarizing some firm ‘transactions for auditor’s inspection, and acting and directing some of the productions.

He was a Part time Public Relations Officer (P.R.O.) for Vickmens Montessori (Teshie/Nungua Greda Estates) additionally training the pupils in the performing arts and worked as a contracted (Free-lance)
Event Organizer for Alliance Francaise.

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A House Party poster of an event organized by Zimran Clottey for Alliance Francais

He worked as an actor with Farmhouse Productions on “YOLO” where he featured as “Uncle Wisdom” Zimran featured in “Cedi Tears” via GBC’s TV Theatre Series with Royals Theatre Company and in the “Ultimate Paradise” TV Series. He also worked as an artiste  for TV3 Ghana in the “Chorkor Trotro” Series and “Yours Truly” Series, Deltrak Media in a few “Suncity” TV Series episodes, Village Communications on the “Taxi-driver” TV Series, Nash Advertising as an artiste in a “Fan
(milk) Ice cream” commercial, and a collaboration of Spectrum Films
Consult and Metro TV in the Dr. Love TV Series.

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Zimran Clottey (Great Aluta) with Cyril Adatse and King George.

He worked with Spectrum Films Consult as a supporting lead character in the “Dr. Love” film, Nakwandus Films Productions on the film “Spirit of Darkness” and Venus Films on the films “An Hour Before Midnight,” “Oh My Love,” and “Three Beautiful Apples.” Just to mention a few.

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Zimran (Great Aluta) and the Dr. Love film cast & crew of spectrum films,

He earned his name “Great Aluta” as he featured as “Aluta” (Wisdom
Blagogee) on the ‘Great’ “Things We Do for Love” TV Series and featured in some adolescent reproductive health commercials with AP-Lintas/Advantage Productions.

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Zimran and Jackie on Things We Do For Love set

He directed and acted in an international award-winning Conservation International Climate  Action initiative produced by Agoro Ciltad with the Kutsekuseteku bamboo orchestra in the Central region of Ghana.

As a mentor (Cameo) for TV3’s Next Top Actor Reality Show, Zimran starred in the Silver and Gold TV Series of Adesa Productions Ltd (APL) in 2019.

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Behind The Scenes Of Silver and Gold TV Series

As a musician his experience ranges from working with Facets Productions as vocalist on songs for commercials or jingles like  –  the “Trust in the Trust bank” a Trust Bank Song, “Go tell your family” One Touch (VODAFONE) song, MTN’s “Go to the Limit” (an MTN-1st World Cup song) “It’s  your  life  it’s  your  Choice” a popular Family Planning promo song just to mention a few.

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Great Aluta rehearsing with the Guitar

He produced “A Better World” music album with Makumah under the distinguished management of Sean Cassidy of Running Dream Records (Canada) and co-produced and sung the first “Mobile Water” song for Pidgen Music Productions. He produced the International Vegetarian Union (IVU) Vegfest in Ghana’s Theme Song with forty (40) musicians from different countries.

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“A Better World Music Album” produced by Great Aluta.

He composed radio jingles for the Ghana  Broadcasting  Corporation’s
Radio GAR, as well as sound tracks for films and television programs like the “Selina” film Oil City, “Sensible nonsense” Liberal Street Court,”

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“Wail For Mama” a song composed by Great Aluta

He produced and led vocals on “Wail for Mama” “2ⁿᵈ to none” “Sweet Accra:” “Naa Aku” “Say it” and “Woman of my Heart” among others. He commenced  his  professional  music  career  by  lead singing “We want Justice” with the   African Youth Band For Aklobessi Ventures Productions just to name a few.  Zimran Randolph Clottey has also been featured and collaborated with other musicians.

Highly notable among his music achievements is the “A Better World” song written with some of the young actors of the “Utimate Paradise” Series   –   Nana (a Ghanaian) Wilbert Dennis (a Liberian) Angel Gbadamosi (a Nigerian) Randy Clottey (a Ghanaian) including Richard
Henries  (a popular Liberian musician) and Nana Fynn (a popular Ghanaian musician). The song was dedicated to Kofi Annan, the late UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize Winner. It featured several young celebrities on vocals, including majority of the cast of the hit TV series “Things We Do For Love” (notably Jackie Appiah, Adjetey Annan, Abeiku Acquah, Vincent Macauley, and the late Suzzy Williams just to mention a few) this version of the song was recorded by Panji Anof of Pidgin Music in the TV3 studio around the early (year) 2000s.

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Zimran Clottey (Great Aluta) with some of the MUSIGA Greater Accra musicians (MGA – 22)

Another version of the same song  was recorded by Makumah with
Running Dream Records and was used by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) as a National Youth Theme Song during the tenure of Honurable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa as NUGS President.

Zimran won some awards jointly with the entire cast and crew of the
TV series “Things We Do for Love” and “YOLO”. He received a Healthy
Lifestyle Advocacy Award from the  Vegetarian Association  of  Ghana.
And remarkably  among  the rest Zimran Randolph Clottey also jointly won The G.P.A. (Ghana Peace Award) Best Peace Song and Video 2016 award with twenty-two (22) Musicians of the Greater Accra MUSIGA.
He featured in the song and produced and directed the video.

The ultimate goal of Zimran Randolph Clottey is to make a significant contribution to make the world a better place. He believes that this can be accomplished if at  least individual efforts are made to peacefully coexist while caring    for one another and the environment (Biodiversity). “Surely, with a concerted effort, we can all work together to make the  world a better place” and his role is to use the arts via edutainment to promote that purpose.

You can follow his social media accounts as listed below:
Facebook: @Zimran Clottey

Facebook: @Great Aluta
Instagram: @ZimranClottey
Instagram: @Greataluta
Instagram: @Wail for Mama

Facebook: @Pacesetters Entertainments
Instagram:@Pacesettersentertainments

For Bookings Whatsapp/Call Zimran’s Management (+233)
0545837070 or (+233) 0541510696 or (+233) 0208112759.

Email: clotteyrandolphzimran@gmail.com

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