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Entertainment of Wednesday, 13 June 2018


Full-time acting is not helpful – Yvonne Okoro tells actors

Ghanaian actress Yvonne Okoro Ghanaian actress Yvonne Okoro

Actress Yvonne Okoro has said that, taking acting as full-time job is not advisable because the movie industry is gradually collapsing.

She told Abeiku Santana on the ‘Atuu’s Show’ aired on UTV, that currently the movie sector is faced with unsolved challenges for so long as compared to before.

“The movie industry now does not have enough producers and finance. It’s all because there’s no money in the industry lately. The actors and actresses have now turned into producers, which shouldn’t be so.”

She added that, it will not be advisable for up and coming actors and actresses to take film making as their full-time jobs.

“There should be something aside acting you can perfect at. Acting does not fetch money in Ghana right now. Compared to Nigeria where they have over 20 cinemas and a larger population as well, a good movie can sell in all cinemas and make huge sums of money, it is not so in Ghana. I’d advise these up and coming actors to go to school, get a constant paying job and maybe do acting for the passion of it.” She told Atuu TV.

The 33-year-old actress further explained that, she is a real estate developer, a job she learned from her father. Aside that, she is also a law student at MountCrest University College.