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Up and coming Kumawood actress, Elizabeth Afia Amoako Nkrumah has advised celebrities in the country to quit the pretence and live their normal life.
The actress also known as Aboagyewaa says although stardom comes with its known challenges, that should not lead anyone to pretend and live a fake life but just be themselves.
Speaking in an interview with The Finder about her new movie ‘OnwomtufuoSaman’ which was released last week, she said “there are alot of challenges in the movie industry. Specifically, if you’re close to stardom, people see you differently and look up to you.
“There are certain things you can’t do any more since stardom comes with a different life style but that doesn’t mean you have to pretend.”
She added that acting is very profitable because it comes with lots of opportunities and open doors to where you thought you couldn’t go while making you do lots of research which helps to develop an actor or actress’ skills, intelligence and performance in so many ways.
Aboagyewaa who has starred in many movies like AtaaSaman, Sika seiyonkoo, Manchester, Batman, Obroniihiani, Na menim, Me yefobebre and many more told the paper that she has played a role of nudity in some of her movies.
“As a professional actress, you should be able to play a role of nudity when you are given the role because no one bathes with his or her clothes on, and no one makes love with his or her clothes on as well. So if you’re given the roles mentioned above, what will you do? You need to nail it,” she stated.
On the issue on Kumawood and Ghallywood, she explained that “to me Ghallywood and Kumawoodare one people because we’re all actors and actresses. The only difference is that Ghallywood movies are shot in English and Kumawood are shot in our local language ‘Twi”. For me, I’m a versatile actress and can act in both English and Twi.”
She advised young people in the industry never to give up on every positive thing they intend achieving because no one jumps from step one to 10 and that determination today leads to success tomorrow.
Also known in Kumawood as AfiaAmoako, she said Madam Grace Nortey and Angelina Jolie were her role models in the movie industry.
Born on May 3, AfiaAmoako is a past student of Prince of Peace Junior High School,Labone Senior High School, Accra Technical University and Ghana Institute of Journalism.
She was once a dancer to Ghanaian musicians like Five Five, Kofi B, and many more. Through my dancing career she met an editor Ernie Anane who introduced her to a movie production house, which led her to one of the best directors in Ghana, Kofi Yeboah who was the Brian behind 2face production. Kofi Yeboah featured her in his first movie‘Aben be bom’ in 2004.
Source: Kenneth O. ADADE || The Finder, Accra