Bernard Nyarko Biography

By | May 3, 2023

Who is Bishop Bernard Nyarko? Bernard Nyarko, popularly called Bishop Bernard Nyarko, was a Ghanaian actor and preacher. He was based in the Kumawood movie industry in Ghana. He died at age 49 on May 2, 2020. Before Bishop’s death, he starred in Ghanaian movies like Sidechic Gang, Ultimate Betrayal, Yaa Brenya, and Adanfo Bone.

Bishop Bernard Nyarko Profile 


Full name: Bernard Som Nyarko
Age: 53 years old
Date of Birth: August 8, 1970
Date of Death: May 2, 2020
Hometown: Parkoso, Ashanti Region.
Tribe: Asante
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Early Life

Bernard Nyarko was born and raised in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He was born on August 8, 1970, to Chief Inspector RTD James Boi Som and Maame Yaa Konadu. His parents gave birth to four children, two boys, and two girls, and he is the second child. Bishop is a native of Parkoso in the Ashanti Region.



Bernard Nyarko’s father, James Boi Som, is a retired policeman from Obosomase in the Eastern Region of Ghana. His mother, Maame Yaa Konadu, is a former employee of PWD (Public Works Department) and an Asante woman from Parkoso in the Ashanti Region.


The actor has three siblings, an elder brother, and two younger sisters. He also has about twelve stepsiblings.

Educational Background

Bishop attended Kumawu Presbyterian School. He later moved to Asem Boys M/A Primary School in Kumasi. Bernard completed his form five at Tweneboah Koduah Senior High School and finished his sixth-form studies at Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS). He ended his education at sixth form.



Bernard’s wife left him unceremoniously long before his death.


He left behind five children. Their names are Gideon Kankam Nyarko, Jacqueline Kesewa Nyarko, Bernice Nyarko, Anita Konadu Nyarko, and Isaac Yaw Konadu Nyarko.

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Bishop Bernard Nyarko was an athlete when he was at Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS). He used to run for his school in super zonal competitions and also runned for Ghana and held a junior record of 14.2 seconds several years ago.

After completing high school, Bernard moved to the United Kingdom to work. He worked at a store in the UK, and after a few years, he returned to Ghana to preach the gospel.

In Ghana, Bishop joined pastors to preach, and he used to sing praise and worship in churches. He did that for some years and then started acting.

Movie Journey

Growing up, acting wasn’t part of Bernard’s dreams. At age twelve (12), he told his mum he wanted to become a preacher. However, he came into acting after a movie director he accommodated for a week at his house decided to return the favor by shooting a movie with him.

Bernard’s first movie role he got was playing the role of a family head. The next he got was playing the role of a Lawyer. Nyarko’s career began in 2010, and after years of starring in many Ghanaian movies, he stopped acting to go into full-time ministry.


• Hero: Service to Humanity
• Sidechic Gang
• Y3 Nyame Ne Wo
• Adanfo Bone
• Kofi Diawuo
• Tanko and Taazan (Series)
• Awurade Gye Me
• Nea Odo Ay3 Me
• Nyame Nyira Mmaa
• The Book of Wisdom
• We Run the City (Somewhere in Ashaiman)
• Me Hyebre
• Meyonko Breboc
• Ohia Ama May3 Bone
• Kamafoc Asa
• Revenge
• Sure Banker
• Wanted
• Obi Nnim
• Obramoong Ahyase3
• Moonlighting
• Abobo Yaa
• Magic Pen
• Efiri Nea Efiri
• Menisuo Nsa da
• Me Nisuo Reloaded
• Nti Mepaa Me Nie
• Trophy
• Nteteye pa
• Obofour wo Krom
• Ka Ma Me
• Nsohwe
• Obi Nteasee
• Chocolate City
• Lion of Judah (Judah Mu Gyata)
• Adanfo Bone
• Ultimate Betrayal
• Odo Ntentan
• Captain Adabuga
• M’aye wo den
• Commander One
• Odo Nkwanhyea
• Ananias ne Safira
• Boniaye
• Anima


In 2017, Bishop was honoured by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for his contribution to the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).


Bernard Nyarko died on May 2, 2020, at the Ridge Hospital in Accra, months after battling an illness.

FAQs about Bernard Nyarko

• How old is Bernard Nyarko?
He is 53 years old as of 2023.

• Is Bernard Nyarko a Bishop?
He was a preacher of the gospel.

when did bernard nyarko died?
He died on Saturday, May 2, 2020.