After thirty years in Ghana’s showbiz industry, actor Kofi Adjorlolo still has his acting prowess intact.
The “Miser” lead actor in an interview with Hitz FM’s MzGee stated that although acting is a very tedious job, his patience, passion and dedication has been that which has worked magic for him.
“This work is very tiring, but the passion drives us on. Someone my age with the civil service would be thinking of retirement or I could get a shop and sit in front of the shop selling to customers and having it easy but I can assure you that, this is a very tedious job, it needs a lot of patience, passion and dedication to go through it,” Mr Adjorlolo said.
According to the sixty-year old, he gets a lot of scripts because of his high level of commitment to duty. He mentioned that he dedicated all his time to acting after he stopped broadcasting and that gave him an upper hand over his colleagues who were not into full-time acting.
“Commitment. I was a broadcaster on TV and Radio for about 13 years and when I decided to go into this industry, I laid off everything so I could give it my all. I was always ready to work, so most of the producers were aware that if they needed me, I was always available unlike some of my colleagues who didn’t have the luxury of time because acting was not their sole occupation, inconveniencing some of the producers. Another factor is that I am very humble person, very disciplined, very stern and hardworking. My broadcasting also aids my interpretation of my roles,” he noted.
The veteran actor also stated that although passion urges him on, the lucrative aspect of the business cannot be left out of the motivating factors. He asserted that it was not lucrative in the beginning; yet, his patience and determination kept him going.
“Why not? I believe that when I started, it was not lucrative for me but I’m the type of person who has patience once I have my eyes on something. And today, I can sincerely say I dictate my price and anyone who dictates his price, it means that person finds himself in a lucrative business,” he said.