Actor cum comedian, Super O.D. has mentioned that during his days as an actor with the ‘Osofo Dadzie’ Group, he was paid weekly wages and not salaries as actors are been paid now.
The actor made this revelation when he was asked to comment on the commercial successes of acting as compared to the theater Industry on a local radio station over the weekend. The actor noted that there is a vast improvement in the Indstry than it used to be.
“During the reign of General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, we were given mortgages for high purchase at Dansoman Exhibition and our weekly wages also increased to GH¢27.50.
Speaking in an interview on Kasapa FM, the actor who is known in private life as Asonaba Kweku Darko disclosed that during his acting days, he and the ‘Osofo Dadzie’ stars were paid old One hundred thousand cedis (¢100,000.00) now Ten Ghana Cedis (¢10.00) as weekly wages.
According to the veteran actor, out of the Ten Ghana Cedis (¢10.00) as weekly wage, he gave part of it (Five Ghana Cedis (GH¢5.00) to his wives for use for the running of the home.
When asked how many women he is married too, the veteran who still had his humour intact revealed that he as 14 children with six different women. He could not however tell which of the women he is legally married to.
“I have fourteen children with six different women. It was difficult when we started staging the ‘Osofo Dadzie’ drama; we were not paid enough but only given One hundred thousand cedis (¢100,000.00) now Ten Ghana Cedis (GH¢10.00).
Super O.D is one of the veteran actors of the defunct ‘Osofo Dadzie’ Group. The group graced our screens in the ‘90s. He also appeared in commercials and featured movies like Double Cross shot at Adiembra, Takoradi; Fatal Decision and Crossfire. His comedy antics have also taken him to Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Bremen all in Germany; Holland, Belgium, Canada, London, Washington DC and New York.