Celebrated Kumawood actor, Kwaku Manu, has finally disclosed why for a long time after he became popular, he has put in little effort to learn the English language.
Kwaku Manu has always spoken Twi no matter where he finds himself or the event he is attending.
In a live interview on GHONE’s Entertainment show, Rhythmz Live on Wednesday, monitored by YEN, Kwaku Manu says he has had pressures from people to learn the English language but he is not succumbing to those pressures.
He explained that it was through his native language, Twi, that he became popular and rich, therefore he sees no “sense” in learning another person’s language (English).
According to Kwaku Manu, his inability to speak English doesn’t mean he is as senseless as most people make him feel or believe.
He went on to say that most people who claim to be skillful at speaking the Queen’s language have not been able to have any impact on the society.
However, he has touched many lives with the Twi language through his acting career.
According to Kwaku Manu, whenever he travels outside Ghana, people admire him when he speaks Twi.
“Just like we admire the English language here, they also admire our Twi language there so why should I forsake mine for someone’s language,” he quizzed.
He however stated that even though he has not been to school before, he understands some English and tries to express himself when the need be.
Above all, Kwaku Manu says he is proud of his native language and so far as he is making money out of it then no “wahala”.
Touching on the state of Kumahood, Kwaku Manu says the lack of laws governing the movie industry is what is causing its downfall.
He therefore appealed to President Akufo-Addo to see to it that the law governing the movie industry in Ghana is reenforced.
Kwaku Manu has been in the news recently for claiming that some actors and actresses call to beg him for money as low was GHC 50 cedis.
He also said some of the actors and actresses who are currently living abroad are there because they cannot afford the living conditions here in Ghana.
Therefore, they have ran to live with friends and families there to paint the picture that they are doing well but in actual fact, they are so “broke”.
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