Popular Kumawood actor, Steven Atanga, known widely as Don Little, has recounted some excerpts of his life growing up as a child and how he rose to stardom to become a household name.
Speaking in an interview with Joy News, the diminutive actor opened up on his childhood and how his parents mistook him for a dwarf and wanted nothing to do with him.
The actor revealed that after his birth, his parents abandoned him and it took the grace and favor of God to land him in the limelight.
He added that he lived with someone during his childhood and ended up taking up the person's surname. However, he replaced the name with that of his father after he met his parents.
The actor said he was in contact with his parents but did not talk to them as frequently as he would like.
Speaking on how he came by his nickname, the actor said he prayed to God to give him a name that was going to take him far and settled on Don Little.
He said he took the name "Don" because he liked a lot of big things and according to him, the name was used to refer to influential people.
The suffix "Little" was derived after he took a look at his stature and concluded that he was indeed 'small'.
Don Little added that even though he sometimes felt bad about his height, he was very grateful to God for the favor and grace.
“I think about my height because I can’t become a mason, and if I go to an office to seek employment, no one will give me work to do. The only thing God can use to help me is his favor,” he said.
In recounting how he rose to stardom, Don Little said that he used used to go on set with some actors in Kumasi but the production did not come out.
He said he used to tag along with one cameraman but later met comedian Funny Face who ave him his first major big break.
Don Little added that after the first skit, he became quite popular because the video went viral and started gaining recognition in town.
The diminutive actor said he was later cast in the sitcom, "Cow and Chicken" and it has been uphill from there.
There was a recent fallout between the two actors with Don Little recording a video in which he was seen shedding tears and pleading with Funny Face.
After the video which many thought was emotional went viral, Funny Face took to social media and indicated that he had forgiven Don Little.
Don Little has gained a name for himself and has been interviewed by many local TV stations. It was rumored that the "Cow an Chicken" star was dating an actress known on Instagram as Purfcie Conna.
The two have been seen in many photos and videos together but YEN.com.gh cannot verify if they are truly an item.
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