- A funeral poster with the image of Kumawood actor, Sekyere Amankwah, has popped up
- The poster has stirred loads of reactions from Ghanaians who have sighted it online
- Many people have described the poster as a gimmick to promote an upcoming movie
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A funeral poster for Kumawood actor Sekyere Amankwa has popped up on social media leaving many Ghanaians shocked.
In the poster sighted by YEN.com.gh, Amankwah is seen in his trademark bald head and a puffy beard.
He is dressed in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt with a blazer on top while locking his sets of fingers together.
While he is widely known as Sekyere Amankwah, the poster which has been headlined as 'What A Shock', captures his name as Akwasi Mensah. The funeral poster also puts the supposedly deceased man's age at 37 years old.
Details on the poster are that the deceased will be buried laid in state at Mantemankabi on October 31, 2020.
While YEN.com.gh cannot confirm or deny the news of Sekyere Amankwah's death as being suggested in the poster, there are few things to note.
The actor has always been known as Sekyere Amankwah and not Akwasi Mensah. Even if Sekyere Amankwah was a name for showbiz, it would have been put on the poster as an alias if it were true.
Moreover, no report has been made of his sickness or sudden death as it is usually the case when such popular people pass away.
It is, therefore, hard for us to believe that this a real funeral poster and not one of the avenues to garner attention for an upcoming movie.
Just like YEN.com.gh has spotted some inconsistencies with the funeral poster, many Ghanaians who have spotted the photo have shared similar opinions.
For many of the people, the poster is just an attempt to promote one of the movies coming up.
vivienne_appiah was initially fooled: "Eish, so this just for a movie.. Was abt to say' Oohuu' but then I saw Zion's caption."
lindabiragobonsu described the promotional gimmick as madness: "This is pure madness. How can a human being compromise his life for a movie promotion? Hmmm."
_kojocyrus almost believed the poster: "My jaw was dropped till I saw the caption. Zion you face ok."
ikonz4eva_ did not see the poster as funny: "This sh*t isn't funny. y'all should wise up."
ibrah_2k laughed about the age on the poster: "This man’s beard alone can clock 35 years come again Zion."
A moderately popular actor, Amankwah has been acting mostly as a fetish priest (juju man) or occultist in many Kumawood movies.
In other news, Barbara Tommey, the US-based Ghanaian who was killed by her husband, Pastor Sylvester Ofori, has been laid to rest.
Tommey was laid to rest after a burial service at the Kingdom Church in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, September 26, 2020
A video from the funeral has shown Ghana's Ambassador to the US, Baffour Adjei Barwuah, among the mourners.
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