“I rode a bus to lectures at Cape Coast University everyday from Accra”

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Actress cum Producer, Juliet Asante was on eTV’s TLNCS hosted by Vanessa
Gyan and shared her struggles at the beginning of her career.

Currently promoting her “SilverRain” movie which premieres this Friday at Silverbird Cinemas she reminisced;

“I didn’t come from a “privileged” background. I grew up in Liberia.
Growing up, I was disabled for some time and I overcame that. I came to
Ghana and had a difficult time transitioning into the Ghanaian education
system. My parents were caught in the Liberian war and lost everything.
I was raised by people who were not my parents but they did their best
dealing with a stubborn child who had her own creative mind.

“When I started my business, there weren’t mentors to guide me through
what I was going to do. I also didn’t have capital. There was a point I
was at University of Cape Coast and running my business and I was
attending lectures in UCC from Accra.

“This was my first production and so I will come to Accra make sure
everything thing was running smoothly, I will go to sleep, wake up at
4am, go to the STC station to ride the bus to Cape Coast for my first
lecture. I close at 12pm for my first lecture, get on the bus and head
back to Accra. It was a cycle for my final year at UCC.

“I started my business with just a mobile phone and it took me five
years to get my first sponsor. And my first programme was Life and
Style.” She concluded.

Credit: yfmghana.com

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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