Entertainment of Saturday, 2 June 2012
Source: Weekend Finder
Valentine Nana Agyeiwaa, who has earned the popular name ‘Afia Schwarzengegger’, needs no introduction in the Ghanaian showbiz industry.
But it seems the lady with many accolades including the “Duchess of Trassaco” has bigger plans than just putting smiles on the faces of many through her comic character.
According to the female comedian, who many perceive as Ghana’s version of “Paris Hilton”, the sky is not just the limit but the beginning of the success story, when she recently revealed on “Sheila’s World”, a magazine show on TV3, that she is working harder than ever to be Ghana’s president in the next 15 years.
“As I am talking to you now, in 15 years, you would refer to me as Her Excellency and not Afia Schwarzenegger again. In fact, I want to be the youngest president the world has ever produced,” she told the host of the show.
She further revealed that she is working towards becoming a standup comedian in the near future since many have encouraged her to do so due to her comic character.
Answering questions on where she gets her infamous phrases from, Afia Schwarzenegger revealed that she took that trait from her father.
“My father is a very quiet person but any word that comes out of his mouth is a bomb shell. He has a lot of words but surprisingly, none of my brothers has been able to pick that trait from him,” she added.
The single mother disclosed that she used to take life too seriously until she lost her husband in a flash.
While staying in South Africa, Afia’s German husband was shot dead just minutes after talking to him on the phone. This, according to her, changed her life.
Since then, she has decided to cherish the moment and live life to its fullest due to the treatment her German in-laws meted out to her after the loss of her husband.
She took a swipe at fake pastors who are parading themselves as men of God by deceiving people about healing the sick.
“Let me tell you this, most of these pastors are what we used to call magicians in the olden days. Some years back in eth villages, we used to pay to watch magicians display their own crafts but because of modernisation, these people have always modernized their trade into performing miracles. They are the same magicians we used to know in the olden days”, she said amidst laughter.
According to the reigning female comedian, Ghanaians are yet to see the best of her which will be revealed in her upcoming TV Show, though she did not give details, for obvious reasons.**