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Described By Some As Underrated But A Consummate; Spotlight On Kumawood Actor Mr Godfred Opoku.

Born in 1950, legendary Ghanaian actor Mr Godfred Opoku prior to joining the movie industry was a teacher and had worked in the Brewery Industry.

He worked at the Quality Control Section of the Kumasi Brewery for 10 years before moving to Nigeria Breweries, Abba in Imo State where he also spent 14 years. He then went into farming from animal rearing (poultry and piggrey) to cashew production.

From Asante Mampong, Mr Opoku has always loved to act since childhood and upon hearing on radio an audition by Samuel Nyamekye's Miracle films, he followed up to audition and was selected thus beginning his journey to acting.

His debut film was Remember Your Mother, a Ghanaian/Nigerian collaboration and worked on other Ghanaian/Nigerian films alongside Hilda Dokubo, Pat Attah, Tony Umez, Patience Ozokwo and others from Nigeria.

He was versatile and blended very well in local language (twi movies) as well with his fluency in these languages coupled with his flair for acting.

Some of his other movies include "My Mother's Heart" alongside Suzzy Williams and Kofi Adjorlolo, the all time hit "Asoreba" alongside Agya Koo, Mercy Asiedu, "Wo Nyame som Mpo Ni" and several other movies to his credit.

Mr Opoku who turns 71 years in December this year fellowships with the Presbyterian Church.

He believes the industry should strive and explore other genres more aside comedy for versatility sake though many believe comedy is more commercial. He revealed this in an interview with Ola Michael on Entertainment GH on Accra based Neat Fm. He also adviced anyone who has passion in acting to pursue their dream but quickly added they do other jobs aside acting to sustain themselves since one can't live on acting alone in Ghana with its current state. He also added local content be given a certain quota on television to help with the struggling local movie industry.

Congratulations to the legendary actor on his contribution to film.

What are your fond memories of the actor?

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