Mavis Yeboah aka Gyanwaa, a well-known veteran actress who has adorned our screens since the Akan drama days, recently revealed that she has not been able to procure any property as an outcome of her job.
The profession, she claims, doesn’t really pay her well, despite the fact that she has been actively involved in it for over 20 years.
The veteran actress revealed this while speaking in an interview with blogger Zion Felix.
“I have been working as an actress for over 20years, I was part of the Adassa group during the Akan drama days…It has not been financially profitable…The pay during the Akan drama time was very bad. I used to get GHC5, old currency.
“I have to be honest, I have not acquired any properties from this profession that I can show off. I don’t have any plot of land, house. But on the other side, you get to enjoy some freebies because of your popularity. Sometimes I don’t pay when I go to the hospital.“
The senior actors who are financially secure are the ones whose children are succeeding in their careers, she said.
Despite the fact that her career did not pay well, she was able to collect enough money via her side business, which is beading, to purchase a plot of land and build a 4-bedroom house up to the lentil level.
Sadly, she was forced to sell the house and property at a low price since her only son was dying of cancer at that time.
“From my side hustle aside the acting profession, I was able to buy land and raise a 4-bedroom structure to the lentil level at Ablekuma Joma. However, I had to sell to raise money for my son who suffered from cancer, even with all that, I still lost my son. Right now, I am back to square zero in life. The person bought the land and structure for GHC12,000. I accepted it because my son was dying,” she said.
Since she has begun to lose her sight, the experienced actress’s predicament has gotten even more serious. She is now only able to see with her right eye due to the fact that her left eye is not working.
It is estimated that Maame Gyanwaa spends GHC3000 each month on her eyes, according to her, who is presently undergoing treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
She said that she is a single mom who has pushed all three of her children to achieve greater success.
“I have 3 children, all girls; however, I am not with their father. We separated when my late son was very young.”
watch her video below;