Is It Me Or Martha Akomah Is Talking Absolute Rubbish?

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I did not want to pick up on this but then if not said, the disrespectful and loose rate at which some of our Ghanaian celebrities talk during interviews will forever continue…

Though a champion of free speech and freedom of expression, I still think accentuating some absurd disparity between classes of human beings by virtue of their work or association through the making of dim-witted statements should be rebuked and not protected by the notion of freedom of speech and expression…

In a recent interview with Graphic Showbiz, Martha Ankomah said ‘…“I have no problem kissing Katawire, Agya Koo or any character when my script demands it”.

On the face of the above statement, it looks clearly right and a perfect assertion to make. However, read it twice or thrice as I did and any smart person can pick up a strong innuendo which entrenches a simple but contemptuous principle- By default, kissing Katawire and Agyaa Koo is somehow a problem and undeserving but then I have no problem doing that as an Actress… What the Heck?

Do not get me wrong, I personally admire Martha Ankomah. I have spoken to her before and she seems like an amazing young lady but then, she has also been caught with the ‘No thinking before’ talking ailment among some Ghanaian Celebrities…

We all get it wrong sometimes but then when we are not pointed to our mistakes, we will continue to grow with it. I am not a saint and in fact, I got a statement wrong this morning and I had to apologize to the person…

By Martha Ankomah’s statement, it means there is a well grounded problem with kissing the names she mentioned within her class of people, but she is not affected by that problem…Who has that problem then?

This can clearly be an issue of ‘loose talk’ or some sort of ‘we are better than them’ industry syndrome. No matter what it is, this should NOT be tolerated…PERIOD

Below is Graphic Showbiz’s report!

Ghana’s favourite actress Martha Ankomah says that there is only one kiss and that is the real one.

In this make-believe career, she says, when you are supposed to kiss another character, you are expected to do so as convincingly as you can; there are no two ways. “I have no problem kissing Katawire, Agya Koo or any character when my script demands it”.

The pretty actress told Showbiz last week that, in movie acting, movements and gestures are meant to be as believable as possible. “If you fake any action in a scene such as kissing, the viewers can tell so either you are an actor or you are not”, she said.

”Cameras are being made more sophisticated and sharper every day and actors can no longer fool viewers as was possible a decade ago.”

Martha Ankomah has been admired by movie enthusiasts for her realistic acting, especially when it comes to romantic scenes. Her performance in movies such as Kiss Me If You Can, Bed Of Roses, Seduction, Heart Of Men, and Keep My Tears has won her much endearment with viewers.

Unlike some actors who are choosy when it comes to characters that they are expected to play romantic scenes with, Martha said she really did not mind who she shoots flirty or in-bed scenes with as long as the director is satisfied. She said she doesn’t have to have any special feeling for an actor before she plays a romance scene with.

“What if I landed in a Hollywood contract and was asked to play a romantic scene with, say, Will Smith or Jim Carrey, should I say I don’t have any affection for them so will not take the contract? If so, then we don’t expect to see any Ghanaian in Hollywood.

Asked whether her boyfriend or church members don’t have a problem with the romantic roles she plays, Martha said she doesn’t complain about her church members careers so she doesn’t expect other’s to complain about hers. “I worship at International
Central Gospel Church and my faith in God is unshakeable but when it comes to acting which is my profession, I don’t play with it at all” says Martha.

About her now famous long drawn kiss with Majid Michel in Heart of Men, Martha explained that she needed to make the movie real. “Ghanaians will be the same people who will say the kissing is fake if I didnt act it well, so I needed to do it professionally”, Martha said.

Martha had lots of nominations in ZAAFA, AMAA and was adjudged the most favourite actress at the just ended Ghana Movie Awards. The actress says she is grateful to any individual who buys her movies.



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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com , a Film Critic and a Human Rights Advocate; he holds 2 masters degrees in Law; International Human Rights Law (LL.M) and Legal Practice Course (LL.M) from University of Leicester and Nottingham Law School--and also a degree in Law (LL.B) from University of East London. He's a Professional Truth Sayer and he is the author of the popular eBook “Success is a Right, Not A Privilege.” He currently works at Fortwell Solicitors in London--where he uses his legal brains to kick real ass, for the good of clients and humanity. Contact: Vincent@topvincent.com

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  1. This is some philosophical talk ooo. I have to read the statement a lot of times to pick up what chris has noted. Better could have got away with it without mentioning anyone’s name. That is how how best you use I have problem with sentences.

    The way she said it is very disrespectful to Agya Koo and co that she mentioned their names. These celebrities come across as not intelligent at all. Maybe too, they have issue with expressing themselves in English language

  2. This is some philosophical talk ooo. I have to read the statement a lot of times to pick up what chris has noted. Better could have got away with it without mentioning anyone’s name. That is how how best you use I have problem with sentences.The way she said it is very disrespectful to Agya Koo and co that she mentioned their names. These celebrities come across as not intelligent at all. Maybe too, they have issue with expressing themselves in English language

  3. I hate it when those doing the English movies look down upon the local actors like what Martha is doing. Are you better than them? Is the sugar daddy you are fuking and kissing a problem or anyway better than these people? What sort of nkwasiasem is that? 

    Respect your elders fool. Because you do ashawo and get roles you think you have achieve something better than Agya Koo or Katawere ? God punish you 

    1. @TiffanyBabe, …..even dow i like watching Martha movie yet her comment doesn’t make any sence….Agye koo and Katawere are international actors..they have travel to many countries abroad and Martha ur are still filming in Ghana so what makes u think ur better than them for mention their name in ur interview…..TiffanyBaby..u said it all

  4. It will surprise you that the above mentioned names/men will be excited to know that Martha will be willing to kiss them if she has to.

  5. Hmmmmm I don’t think that is what she meant I don’t know…I guess it would depend on what she said before and after this statement that you put up here in quote…

    1. @GoldenGurl, Oh nice one Chris you put up the full interview….ok right I see what you mean. Woah that’s was kinda cheeky of her lol coz I was thinking she mentioned said actors because they asked her a direct question about them. So what’s up with that. Ok well I guess it’s her prerogative to talk snobbish but it is quite the insult to the actors that she chose to point out. Why didn’t she mention say John D or Van V? coz she would have gone to town on them ones no questions asked. Anyway Chris don’t sweat it, we are dealing with showbiz and to be snobbish sometimes is an occupational hazard for them…i’m sure should she read this article she will claim she meant nothing by it but will feel a lil guilty at the same time. 

  6. Seriously Chris r u kidding me? This is so stupid and the people reading into it r stupid as well. Y’all r not serious. What de hell is wrong with wat she said.trust me I’ve heard many American actors say that. Don’t worry kiddo Chris it’s nothing new or shocking

    1. @F dem, listen to yourself, you want to compare how stupidly those Americans talk to our Ghanaians? You must be pyscho to even try and compare those immoral and uncultured americans to our pride africans.

      we all know americans talk bare crap all the time without restrains 

  7. @Serwaa, so y do ghanaians wanna talk, dress and act like Americans? Y r dey so desperate 2 go 2 hollywood bullshit.

  8. there is nothing wrong with what MARTHA said in the said interview. one can read meaning into what ever she says but the fact still holds that she was only trying to be real. wouldnt you be surprised to see martha, yvonne nelson, jacky or nadia playing a romantic role with any of the named characters? let us stop reading meanings into everything….

  9. bitch doesn’t know wat she’s tlkn about…….wat does she mean by you can’t fake a kiss now that cameras are modernized? Is it not the other way round….?? you can fake a kiss and the camera can make it real…..bitch wer r u frm??

  10. NO NO NO……… Why did she mention names? I know if i were among the names mentioned i would have felt bad although she didnt mean it in a bad way.
    Seriously, some of these actors and actresses need to learn how to talk in public because whatever they say can be twisted at anytime to mean a different thing.

    1. @B.B, I agree, she shouldnt have mentioned names, she could have said, if the part or role calls for kissing am all for it , its part of the job, these ghanaian celebs they need media training, most of them dont know how to answer questions.

  11. and who said agya koo or Katawire wanna kiss you, martha?!? The problem with most of Ghanaian celebs or within the GH movie industry is that the English speaking actors/ actresses think they’re better, simply because they speak English at work!?! To me this is what I get from reading what Martha said!!!! She wants to go to Hollywood, dose she know who she’s going to kiss? And all this talk about Hollywood, who’s keeping them from going there? Girl, just get on a plain…. as you’re a good actress, right!

  12. I THINK SHE IS TRYING TO SAY ..SHE CAN KISS ANY LOCAL ACTOR LIKE KATAWERE OR AGYE KOO…..BUT BABY GAL KATAWERE N AGYE KOO ARE NOT UR CLASS ..THIS TWO ACTORS ARE FAR IN THE BUSINESS B’FOR U CAME..SO MIND UR TALK NEXT TIME…UR MY FAN..KEEP IT UP..

  13. diz writer is very sick……. she said … plus any other character if the script demands….. so we can mention all other names like madjid, dumelo etc.. she is not looking down upon any one here, lets get the syntax right,

  14. Give the gal a break.i dont see anything wrong with what she said.. Even if she did,i dont think she meant 2 offend dem…