“I Chose to Pay for Movie Roles rather than Sleep with Directors” –  Gifty Adrah

It has become obvious that the Ghana movie industry is not a playing ground for the weak in heart. To become a “star” in the industry, you have to be more passionate and very ambitious because of the lack of opportunities this Industry provides for the young and upcoming ones.

GhanaNewsOnline.com.gh’s, interview with Gifty Adrah, an upcoming actress, has revealed how difficult it is to break through in the film industry. Aside the lack of content the industry is facing now, it is also a challenge for upcoming performers to attain single roles.

Gifty revealed that she had to pay before she can be featured in any movie at all. She said it was a choice between that and haven to sleep with a director or a producer for the role, but she chose the former – to pay, because of her background and the fact that she is from a very cultured home.

Gifty started acting at a very tender age and has so far featured in a couple of series and movies, namely, ‘Facebook’‘Ugly Bargain’‘Family Secret’ and ‘Heels & Sneakers’.

She said her journey into the world of local Ghanaian movies has so far been very rocky but her passion for acting has kept her in the industry.

“I started with so many people who someway somehow have left the industry to try other things, because of how difficult it is”.

At the moment Gifty Adrah, operates a unisex salon to get her by while she fights for her true passion.

Gifty wishes to go beyond acting local movies, and participating only in Ghanaian movies, she hopes to become a director someday and dreams to work with the Nigerian film goddess, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, whom many have described as her look alike.

Her advice to the youth and up and comings entertainers is

“Be passionate. Never do anything if you are not passionate about it because it will be a waste of time and you will never be able to give in all your best when it becomes tough.”

Gifty Adrah

Source: Sabina Nicole Vorsah || ghananewsonline.com.gh

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