It is no news that most Ghanaian entertainers have had to lose their lives as a result of the fact that there is no money in the industry and most of them live from hand to mouth.
Well, actress Yvonne Okoro has confirmed in an interview that the Ghana Movie is not a lucrative venture and individuals banking their hopes in the industry should think of getting something else doing on the side.
She made this revelation while speaking to NEWS ONE in Accra.
She said “Acting doesn’t really pay. Back then I have to do a bunch of movies before I can make some substantial money. It is the other things we do like our personal productions and signing with companies as brand ambassadors that pays. Do you think I can drive a Mercedes Benz with this chicken change fees that we get paid for acting”.
She indicated that some actors and actresses have died in time past because they have been unable to pay for their bill which is a clear indication that movie does not pay in Ghana.
“Some actors are dying because they don’t have enough to take care of their health. The money is not enough to sustain them. Do you think if we are being paid 25 million dollars for big productions as it is done in Hollywood, they would be poor? Do you know the good healthcare all these actors will get if we get paid well? It is terrible here. We don’t get royalties.”