- Veteran Ghanaian actor, 'Kohwe', has appealed for support
- 'Kohwe' bemoaned the neglect of old actors especially those living in deprived conditions
- He also decried the neglect of old veteran actors by movie producers who deny them roles in movies because of their age
- The notable Ghanaian actor urged the leaders of the country and the public to support old veteran actors
Ghanaian veteran actor, Kofi Laing, famed as 'Kohwe' in an impassioned appeal, has called on the leaders of the country and the public to care about the predicament of aged actors, especially those living in deprived conditions.
‘Kohwe’ noted that these old actors have brought joy and eased tensions in the homes of many while stating that what they did cannot be quantified, considering the enormous positive impacts they’ve made in people’s lives and the country.
In an interview with The Spectator newspaper, 'Kohwe' highlighted the plights of his colleagues and said some of them died as paupers because they did not receive assistance from anywhere.
He noted that at the time he was relevant, the movie industry was not financially rewarding and called on the leaders of the country and the public to care for veteran actors.
'Kohwe' bemoaned the fact that most of his colleagues who needed help when it mattered the most were left to their fate.
He addressed the issue of older people being stereotyped and being denied movie roles because of their age, which robs them of money to fend for themselves.
The veteran Ghanaian actor urged people ''not to wait for [him to die before the pay glowing tribute to him for his contributions].''
''Your tribute will be meaningless because it will not bring me back to life,'' he decried.
He called on kind-hearted individuals to help while he is still alive and said their support is much needed.
'Kohwe' called on movie producers to use old veteran actors to play the role of the aged in movies instead of featuring younger people to play the part.
He noted that he has the capacity to play major roles, adding that he had started starring in 'Kaneshie Odorkor' series.
Meanwhile, a young man has left many stunned after photos of him alleged to have proposed marriage to his seriously sick fiancée while she was still recovering in a hospital bed were posted online.
The unidentified man was captured on his knees with his fiancée’s left hand in arms while he held a simple but lovely ring with his right hand.
Photos of the couple were shared in a Facebook group which has generated a lot of traction and reactions.
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