Ghana's most popular playwright, Mr. James Ebo Whyte, has revealed that once upon a time, he almost became a mechanic in order to help his family make ends meet.
According to James Ebo Whyte, he was born into a family that wasn't rich. He revealed that after his father died, his mother wanted him to repair cars in order for him to be able to help her take care of the family.
Speaking in an interview on Hitz FM with host, Andy Dosty, the popular playwright said at one point there was no hope of furthering his education, which is why his mother wanted him to get up to form 4, and then go learn how to be a mechanic.
“My mom wanted me to be a mechanic. I was born and raised in Kumasi. She wanted me to finish form 4 so she could introduce me to someone," he said.
Ebo Whyte went on to relate what he believes is the person, and sequence of events that changed his life. He said his elementary school teacher gave him the chance to write his common entrance exam.
“I cried when the teacher asked for my common entrance fee. My dad promised he will take me to Prempeh College but he died before he could do so. So my teacher paid and my mom was prevailed upon not to let the opportunity go," he said.
The popular playwright said he emerged among the top two students, and won the opportunity to come to Accra to continue his studies, something that finally nullified any chance of him becoming a mechanic.
Checkout a video of James Ebo Whyte's interview on Hits FM below:
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