It is no news in Ghana that most celebrities, ranging from the music
industry to the movie industry had to beg for support to cure their
ailment in times of difficulties.
The likes of the late Jewel Ackah, Mc Jordan Amartey just to mention
few, had to beg for financial support for treatment, and just recently
actor William Addo and Psalm Adjetefio also came out publicly and
asked the Government and individuals to help them financially to cure
One person who has added her voice to these stories is Veteran actress
Speaking with Kwasi Aboagye on Kwasi Aboagye Live on Facebook on the
topic why most celebrities die as paupers, the actress touched on
three (3) different issues as the cause.
Firstly, she said the government doesn’t care about the people in the
creative arts industry, adding that governments have come and gone but
they don’t even mention us in their state of the nation addresses, but
was quick to add that it’s better now than before considering the film
bill being passed.
Secondly, the veteran actress called for a fund to be set up. She
revealed the need for the various guilds to set up funds for their
She cited an example that screen actors’ guild is even considering
setting up a fund to help them financially so that in case someone
needs help they can quickly cover up for the person.
Irene urged celebrities not to be complacent with fame and do yearly checkups.
She also advised both actors and musicians to always visit their
doctors for a thorough checkup and not to be carried away by their