- Kumawood actor Oboy Siki has spoken on the passing of his colleague, Bishop Bernard Nyarko
- Following the news of his passing, it has emerged that Bishop Nyarko ordered his mother not to allow any of his colleagues to visit him calling them hypocrites
- In his latest interview, Oboy Siki has backed Bishop Nyarko's decision saying the Kumawood actors would have done exactly what the deceased feared
- Oboy Siki who also chastised his colleagues who are claiming they wanted to give money to Bishop Nyarko revealed that they could not have contributed more than GHC5,000
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Kumawood actor Kwabena Ofori Agyemang, popularly known as Dada Santo or Oboy Siki, has defended the late Bishop Bernard Nyarko's decision not to allow his acting colleagues to visit him on his sickbed.
Bishop Nyarko passed away at the Ridge Hospital on Saturday, May 2, 2020, after reportedly battling colon cancer.
Before his passing, many of Bishop Nyarko's colleagues in Kumawood had lamented that the late actor's mother was refusing them access to see him.
One of them was Dada Santo who made the complaint during an interview on Adom FM a few months ago.
Following his passing, it has emerged that Bishop Nyarko had ordered his mother not to allow any of his colleagues to come and see and even described them as hypocrites.
Speaking in an interview on KOFI TV, Dada Santo has supported the deceased's decision as he agrees with his description of their colleagues as hypocrites.
According to him, just like Bishop Nyarko had said, some of the colleagues would have only gone there to take pictures of his poor state and circulate on social media.
"He came out himself to say that he instructed his mother not to allow anybody to see him because the industry players are hypocrites who would have just come to take pictures to post on social media and I understood him because they would have truly done that,” Oboy Siki said.
Oboy Siki went on to chastise his colleagues who are claiming that they wanted to visit Bishop Nyarko and offer financial support.
In a big revelation, Oboy Siki indicated that the Kumawood actors could never contribute more than GHC5,000 to cedis to their ailing colleague.
Explaining his point, the aged actor stated that the only tangible welfare package for Kumawood actors was by instituted by Miracle Films which is named the Gold and Silver. While the Gold caters for the established stars, the Silver caters for upcoming ones.
Describing the GHC5,000 highest donation as paltry, Oboy Siki wondered how it was going to help take care of Bishop Nyarko who probably had to travel outside for treatment.
According to him, the only support that comes in for an industry player is from Gold and Silver sources of donation Miracle Films created to give a donation of GH¢ 5,000.00 in times of need.
“The Gold was for the people with stardom and the silver for the upcoming players and the young people and I had GH¢ 5,000.00 when my father died. So there would have been no money for them to support him.
“Even if we were to support, that would have been GH¢ 5,000.00 and was that the money he would have used for his treatment outside the country?” he retorted.
Meanwhile, Gideon Kankam Nyarko, the eldest son of the late Bishop Nyarko has recounted his father's last words to him before his demise.
In an interview, Gideon who is also the first child of the late Kumawood actor described his father as his motivator, counselor, teacher and pastor
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