Miss Ghana-Germany 2005, Miss Malaika Ghana 2003 second runner up and promising Ghanaian actress Nana Akua Addo over the weekend donated mixed items valued at several millions of old Ghana Cedis to the Teshie Orphanage home in Accra.
Teshie Orphanage home is a non-governmental organisation which was established in 1995 by Mrs. Janet Parker in consultation with well-meaning persons in and around Teshie Township.
Its aim is to house needy children, teenage mothers and neglected aged folks. The home also provides a homely atmosphere for these deprived children especially those in a very difficult situation who would otherwise end up on the streets.
The donation was made by the former beauty pageant in the company of his aunty. Items donated includes tubers of yam, gallons of oil, cartons of biscuits, bags of beans, gari and sugar, toilet rolls, bags of salts and cartons of soaps.
Did Nana Akua start donating to charities after her beauty pageant experience? With her history of being a beauty queen, Nana Akua was thoroughly briefed on the need to take charity work up and seriously on that matter. She revealed to GhanaCelebrities.Com that, donations has been part of her life ever since.
“I wouldn’t say it’s because of that but I can say it gave me the experience to look at the other side. When you are being groomed as a beauty queen, it’s not only about the clothes or how beautiful you look. You need to know to be able to talk to your subordination as well.
She continued: “About the donation, you need to reach out to the people; these are some of the things you are educated about. When you look at Africa, charity issue is one of our biggest problems, so if I think I could in any smaller way I can, I think all of us can do this on daily and on weekly basis.”
Nana Akua donates to charity every six months. She does not share the opinion that, one needs to be rich to donate to charities. She has donated to several less privileged homes in Osu, Weija, Kasoa, Nsawam and several other places.
Nana Akua Addo is an upcoming actress. After my little chit chat with her, she appears to me as someone who is fun loving and trying to cross the carpet from being a beauty queen to an actress. I like her smartness!
Her first movie as an actress was Van Vicker’s ‘Raj The Dancer’ [It’s out in America]. Luckily for her, the manufacturers of New Royal EM Bread Improver after watching the movie, signed her as an ambassador to promote their brand for 5 years.
She told GhanaCelebrities.Com, she donated to the Teshie Orphanage Home immediately after taking her first pay from her employers.
Very soon billboard of her will be mounted at vantage points in the country. She’s done couple of movies such as ‘Believe Me’, ‘Innocent Scenes’, ‘Breaking The Rules’, ‘Never Again’, ‘Hidden Passion’, ‘Crazy Scandal’, ‘Wrath Of A Woman’ among others.
She is about to shoot with Silver Line Films where she will be acting alongside Nadia Buari, Adjetey Anang [Pusher] among others. She is also billed to work with Nollywood director Anuka.
Nana Akua was part of the 4Stye TV Crew invited to cover the West Africa Idol in Nigeria. She was born in Germany and resides in Ghana with her aunty.
By Ebenezer Anangfio Jnr./GhanaCelebrities.Com/Ghana