I’m Still Broke After Acting For 20 Years – Veteran Kumawood Actress Reveals
After nearly 20 years in the film industry and starring in more than 100 movies, veteran Kumawood actress Mavis Yeboah popularly known as Gyanwaa has publicly declared bankruptcy.
In an interview with Zionfelix, she revealed that although she was able to build a 4-bedroom house, she was forced to sell it after her only son contracted cancer and was dying.
She revealed that she has been working as an actress for over 20 years, she was part of the Adassa group during the Akan drama days It has not been financially profitable. The pay during the Akan drama time was very bad. She used to get GHC50,000 old currency – GHC5 (new currency).
She further explained that, if she has to be honest, she has not acquired any properties from this profession that she can show off. She does not have any plot of land nor house. But on the other side, you get to enjoy some freebies because of your popularity. Sometimes I don’t pay when I go to the hospital.
“From my side hustle aside the acting profession, I was able to buy land and raise a 4-bedroom structure to the lentil level at Ablekuma Joma. However, I had to sell to raise money for my son who suffered from cancer, even with all that, I still lost my son. Right now, I am back to square zero in life. The person bought the land and structure for GHC12,000. I accepted it because my son was dying” she said.