Veteran Ghanaian actor Super OD has said that a Ghanaian pastor once told him that he had a snake in his leg.
The actor, who is well respected in Ghana’s movie industry for his talent, made the revelation in another attempt to respond to earlier rumours that he was dead. However, he didn’t reveal the identity of the pastor in question.
According to him, he was doing well and not sick as speculated by the death reports. He is only battling with old age.
“I am not sick; it’s just my knee that hurts. I went to a pastor and he told me there was a snake in my leg and said I should give him an amount of GH¢200 to get the snake out of my leg.
“I went to borrow the GH¢200 but I used GH¢100 for other things and still the snake is in my leg. A character like that is the reason why we don’t believe people. For me I think it is old age. I’m grown now. I voted for Kwame Nkrumah so I’m grown now,” OD said.
He was speaking on Ghana Movie Awards stage on December 30, 2014 when he and other veteran actors were invited on stage to be celebrated on the night of the awards.
The veterans who were on stage that night will each receive medical treatment worth GH¢10, 000 at the Holy Trinity Spa and Health Farm.
OD also lamented the neglect of veteran actors by film producers.
“The filmmakers, I don’t know why they don’t come for us. If you look at Nigeria, elderly roles are played by elderly people. But here in Ghana it’s not like that. They pick young ones to depict elderly roles. I want to tell them that we are still around. We are not expensive. If it’s fear that we are expensive, we will be reasonable to reduce our fees for you,” OD added.
By Francis Addo (Twitter: @fdee50 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)