It is a tradition in Ghana for fans to make comparisons among characters who handle same roles in the movie industry.
Actor Agya Koo was said to be out-competed in the industry when Kwaku Manu was discovered. Later on, the same fans in question tagged Kwaku Manu as not as funny after Kwadwo Nkansah LilWin came in with a different sense of humour to take over making him the reigning man of the moment in Kumawood industry.
By popular request, Kumawood producers have re-branded LilWin’s character in movies recently. According to some of them, they record massive sales when he is made to play the role of an ‘old man’ until a discovery Bediideh from nowhere came to the scene to give competition.
This has given birth to another debate as to who plays the role better in Ghana at the moment. On Ash FM’s E-Zone last week, the fast rising actor, Bediideh was questioned on his take on the ongoing comparison in Ghana and he was quick to warn the public to desist from the act.
“This is one thing Ghanaians must stop. In this industry, the only way you can stay relevant for long is to respect your seniors. I respect every pacesetter in this industry and I am not in any competition. Besides, the farthest place I have traveled is Bibiani and the only water I have crossed is Lake Bosomtwe. I have not gone overseas before. I am just planning on my first trip abroad this year.”
He was thankful for the support Ghanaians have shown him so far since he came to the scene.
Source: David Portfolio Germain/Zionfelix.net