No One Can Overtake Me — Agya Koo

Celebrated Ghanaian actor, Kofi Adu aka Agya Koo has stated he does

not want to enter into a popularity clash with young actor, Kwadwo

Nkansah, known in movie circles as Lil Win. He revealed that some

producers for their selfish ends, were bent on knocking the heads of

the two actors together over their popularity. But, he said much as he

appreciates the coming into the industry of young ones like Lil Win,

he (Agya Koo) is still the most popular actor in the country today.

"No one can overtake me," he said in an interview with the Showbiz in

Kumasi last Sunday. Agya Koo said he does not feel threatened in any

way by the emergence of the new breed of young actors and actresses in

the movie industry. He indicated that these are young men and women

adding to the industry but not taking the shine out of him. According

to him, he is still the most popular actor in Ghana with millions of

followers locally and abroad. He said he had been advising Lil Win in

particular to be wary of some producers who want to pitch the two of

them in a personality clash. Taking a swipe at producers he refused to

name who were using various means to run him down because of his

refusal to buy into the negative activities in the industry, he said

nothing could turn him away from doing what was right. For instance,

he said because of his refusal to act in pornographic movies, some

producers have described him as a nonentity in the movie industry. At

a point when he refused to describe a certain tribe in Ghana as having

been cursed by Okomfo Anokye, the famous fetish priest who commanded

the Golden Stool of Asante to fall from the heavens, the producer of

the movie called him all manner of names. According to him, such

producers believed rather erroneously that failure to star in their

movies could run him down financially. He stated that he had been

producing a number of movies and he was okay with it financially. Agya

Koo believed that the time had come for producers to make use of old

actors and actresses in their movies since they make the story lines

very rich. Referring to Nigeria where old actors and actresses are

featured in almost every other movie, Agya Koo noted that was one

reason why Nigeria movies continue to perform well on not only on

their local markets but also foreign ones. He expressed disgust about

the way Ghanaian producers sometime dress young men to look like old



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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