Actors Clement Bonney, popularly known as Mr Beautiful, says he has resorted to selling coconuts and sugarcanes to survive Ghana’s harsh economy.
The actor who has never hidden his support and love for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama told Cape Coast-based Property FM that the collapse of the Ghanaian movie industry has contributed to his current woes.
“The collapse of the movie industry has brought extreme hardships on some of us who are actively engaged in such a venture. In order to survive the hardships in Ghana due to the collapse of the movie industry, I now sell sugarcane and coconut.”
“The coconut that I sell is the one that is grown in my hometown in Central Region which is Abura Dunkwa,” he said.
His acting career may have been wrecked by his public support for former President Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2012 and 2016 elections, but Mr Beautiful told Graphic Showbiz in an interview in 2020 that his economic challenges are not enough reasons for him to reject the party.
“I am ever ready to battle with my sweat and blood for Mahama. This is not about Mr Beautiful and his love for Mahama, but now it is glaring that Mahama and the NDC administration performed better for the arts than the NPP has done in the last four years.
“I won’t just make empty claims but support my argument with facts, and those who think otherwise can come and challenge me. The NPP can never compare themselves to the NDC when it comes to their work for the creative arts sector,” he told Graphic Showbiz at the time.
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