Funny Face: Emotional story of actor's rise from rags to fame told by Afia Pokua (video)

Funny Face: Emotional story of actor's rise from rags to fame told by Afia Pokua (video)

- Afia Pokua has shared a story about how Funny Face struggled before his rise to fame

- The Ghanaian broadcast journalist revealed that the comic actor used to sleep in the studios of Adom FM as he worked to earn attention for his talent

- Afia Pokua shared Funny Face's rise from rags to fame story in a short footage

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The rise to fame of Ghanaian comic actor, Funny Face, was not free of a pained struggle to beat the odds and blaze trail via his remarkable talent.

After being named Favourite Actor at the 2019 Ghana Movie Awards, the story of how Funny Face went through tough times due to economic his economically challenged background has been reiterated by popular Ghanaian journalist, Afia Pokua.

While this story has been trumpeted so many times by Funny Face himself, Afia Pokua took many back to when Funny Face used to sleep in the studios of Adom FM during his challenging moments in a bid to make his talent visible to all.

Born Benson Nana Yaw Oduro, the popular comedian’s rise to being one of the known faces on Ghanaian television was fraught with herculean struggles.

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Despite the setbacks, Funny Face became popular for his role in TV3 Ghana's sitcom Chorkor Trotro.

The father of twins’ first appearance on the Night of 1010 Laughs was in 2010 which is believed to be his breakthrough to comedy.

In the recent video, Afia Pokua told the early-days story of how Funny Face perched in the studio of Adom FM because he was economically disadvantaged at the time.

She reiterated how the award-winning actor suffered in his effort to earn a spotlight for his talent.

Funny Face posted the video to express appreciation, saying:

''Massive love to u @real_vimlady .. love u sis .. Tanx for being part of my story some years ago .. we give all da glory to JEHOVAH ALMIGHTY ... I like ur words .. keeps watching dis video to motivate myself da more .. “ from sleeping in da studios of Adom fm , TO A LEGEND “ ❤️ .. to my ghetto youth .. I say dis to u dis day on da 63 independence of Ghana .. dat mark dis day down .. if u open ur “ Mendula Oblangata “ the world will be use to take .. Never give up on urself and ur dream .. JEHOVAH IS IN CONTROL ❤️ IF I CAN MAKE IT DIS FAR with JEHOVAH , Everybody can make it too in life KASOA VANDAMME “ EI GO OVER,'' Funny Face worte in a post on Instagram

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In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that as Ghana marks 63 years of independence from British colonial rule today, March 6, 2020, YEN.com.gh features some of the most popular quotes from the country’s first president, Osaqyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

With passionate desire, Ghana’s first president and Prime Minister, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, led the Gold Coast, present-day Ghana, to its independence.

Kwame Nkrumah was also one of the founding fathers of the Organisation of African Unity.

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