Veteran Ghanaian actor Ekow Smith Asante has stated that no Ghanaian actor or actress can afford houses in prime residential area like East Legon.
According to him, due to the low pay in the movie industry,building a house in East Legon will be a difficult prospect for actors and actresses as they rely on favors and gifts to live in such upscale neighborhoods.
“I think building a house in East Legon would be difficult. It is very dicey because actors and actresses for instance, get favours”, Ekow Smith shared.
He emphasized that while actors may receive gifts from individuals based on their roles in movies, it would take a considerable amount of time to accumulate enough funds without such support.
He posed the question of how much actors are paid highlighting the disparity compared to their Nigerian counterparts who are making millions of dollars by taking a more business-oriented approach to the industry.
“Somebody can give me something because of my particular role in a movie. With gifts from people, it can support you to build, but I think it will take a very long time without it. How much are you paid, GHc10, 000, Ghc20, 000, Ghc30, 000 or what? ” he queried
Ekow Smith Asante who has starred in over a hundred movies made this revelations during an interview on Accra-based Kingdom FM