The new leadership of Ghana Actors Guild seems to be proactive and we are happy the way they have started off.
It’s very pathetic that after years of entertaining us, majority of these actors die poor. Some have to beg governments for money for their upkeep and medical bills.
One of Ghana’s best actors and comedian, Asonaba Kwaku Darko aka Super OD has unfortunately found himself in the same predicament.
Thus the Actors Guild President Samuel Fiscian, Welfare Officer Kalsoume Sinare, Secretary Ziggy Netteyson, Mikki Osei Berko among others visited him and presented a mobile phone and an undisclosed amount of money to Super OD. Speaking to Citi Showbiz, Mr. Sam Fiscian said reveal the motive behind the donation.
“I don’t know if he ever was a member but all I know is that currently he is not a member of the guild. However, we acknowledge his contributions to acting in Ghana so we presented him cash and also a mobile phone so we can stay connected with him,” he said.
He also added that Super OD was not the first aged actors they had visited.
According to Sam Fiscian, they have visited Ashanti Region, Volta Region, Western Region and the Central Region to donate same items to aged actors and register them as members of the Ghana Actors Guild.
“Despite the fact that we are financially constrained, we are going on a regional tour to meet our members, encourage new actors to join and donate to the aged and sickly members,” he added.