Veteran Kumawood Actress, Mavis Yeboah, popularly known as Maame Gyanwaa is currently in financial hardship after over two decades in acting.
The actress has revealed that she’s also become a charity case as she’s financially incapacitated and also partially blind.
In an interview, Maame Gyanewaa disclosed that she cannot even boast of a half plot or any property after 20 years of acting.
“I have been working as an actress for over 20 years, 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 GHC50,000 old currency – GHC5 (new 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 nor 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.’
According to her, she needs GHC 3,000 every month for medical support for her eye condition.
Maame Gyanwaa sadly revealed that she lost her only son to cancer. She revealed that she was able to build a 4 bedroom house in Abelekuma with her side job as a bead maker but she had to sell the house when her son was battling cancer. But she still lost her son after everything.
“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