Kumawood actress Evangelist Agnes Abban who is known in showbiz fraternity as Maame Fante has revealed that she has been denied several roles because she can’t speak Asante Twi.
According to the mother of gospel singer Gifty Osei,kumawood movie producers don’t call her for roles because she speaks fante and not Asante Twi.
“The movie producers don’t call me for roles in the movie industry because I speak Fante and not Asante Twi. You don’t get a role in the movie industry if you don’t speak Asante Twi,” she said in an interview on Kasapa FM monitored by BrownGH.com.
She expressed her disgust at how the movie industry has become so cheap due to the lack of respect for its actors.
According to her, the attitude from the stakeholders in Kumasi contrived her to move to Takoradi where fante is accepted in movie roles.
“The movie is being sold like dokono (kenkey). Because of that, I had to leave to Takoradi. In Takoradi, I am accepted and treated like an MP because of movie,” she disclosed.