Acting isn’t profitable in Ghana - KSM
Screen legend admonished upcoming actors to find side jobs instead of relying solely on their acting careers
Veteran Ghanaian actor, KSM, has claimed that no entertainer can get extremely rich from acting alone in Ghana.
The entertainer, who is also the host of his own KSM Show, revealed that the actors and actresses that have come out to say they've made a fortune from acting in Ghana are deceivers who do not hold the truth in their hearts.
KSM maintained that upcoming entertainers will do well to obtain skills and side jobs that they can use to add to their "hustle" if they plan on being successful in the industry, as acting alone in Ghana does not generate a lot of money.
'When I see people in Ghana who say I am a professional actor or actress, that's all I do; I say in your dreams man. And survive in Ghana? That all you're doing is to act, no; It's not possible! No way and that's the only income is from acting in Ghana, no way''
He made his comments after actor/fashion designer, Elikem Kumordzie, theorized that his colleagues are impoverished because they depend solely on their income from the acting instead of engaging inside jobs.
KSM agreed with the theory of Kumordzie, as he added that every entertainer should aim towards obtaining multiple sources of incomes by taking up additional occupations. He made his assertions while speaking in an interview with Nkonkonsa.com.
''I am saying they do other things to make their money and they use that money to support their acting career [you know]. But I don't know of anyone who has, only on acting, to say I will be counted among the rich people in Ghana because all I do is act; no'',
He also advised Ghanaian actors to take advantage of the market in Nigeria, as most entertainers who have made it in Ghana have gotten rich from their creatures' movies in the Nigerian Market.
'Most of the Ghanaian actors who made quite a good amount of money from acting, you'll realize they were in Nigeria. They did lots of work with Nigeria or they had the Nigerian connection and that's where most of them made good money and there, money can be made.''
''But in Ghana, to say you're purely living, born, bred and you're acting in Ghana and that you have cash; oh please! Who's paying you?'' he concluded.