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Waakye Talks Career, Marriage, Ministry With Giovani

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Veteran comic actor, Prince “Waakye” Yawson, has lifted his ban on speaking to the media.
In a rare interview with 3 FM’s Giovani Caleb, several months after a self-imposed exile from the press, the actor, screenwriter, and now, pastor-in-training, has looked back on his illustrious career, current trends in comedy, as well as his life as a minister of the gospel.
Discussing his road into ministry, Waakye recounted how, over several years, he kept getting messages from men of God, that he was destined to be a preacher.
“It started right here [TV3]. A lady told me that a man of God had told her to tell me that God wants me to work for Him[…] Then, Anytime I go to church, the pastor would call me, in front of the congregation, and tell me:’ look, God wants you to work for Him.’ It continued for a long time–[and] I kept changing churches; and every church I go [sic] to…same message.”
Waakye submitted to Giovani that this caused him to avoid going to church, in his quest to avoid such messages and the pressures thereof. Following that, “certain things kept happening,” compelling him to finally heed to the call.
Currently, single, an introverted Waakye indicated his desire to get married again, as it is required of pastors.
“As a man of God or as a preacher, you have to marry–and since you are a man, you have the urge to meet a woman. If you do that outside marriage, it’s something else, because the Bible tells us to flee from sexual sins. Even if you are married and you sleep with another woman outside your wife [sic], it’s also sin. So, why shouldn’t I marry, so that whenever I have the urge to meet with any woman, I can do so?”
Intrigued, Giovani probed: “so you’re marrying because of sex?”
“No, marriage is not about sex,” Waakye clarified. “Marriage is about friendship. You need someone to jaw-jaw with.”
Asked if he is seeing someone, Waakye replied in the negative, assuring though, that it will happen when the time is right.
Waakye also bemoaned the current state of the movie industry, conceding that it’s suffering, due to a lack of structures, the menace of piracy, as well as the “, push him down syndrome.” He also lamented the current trends in comedies, troubled at how the culture of insults has replaced true comedic performance.
On what roles he missed playing, Waakye cited his “house boy,” recounting fondly how it allowed him to freely express his creativity.
He would still accept movie roles today but favors priestly roles.
Touching on the nuggets for success, Waakye emphasized the place of modesty: “In everything, you need to respect. Humility is everything. If you’re the best, and you’re not humble, forget it, because, no matter how high you go, if you don’t respect; if you’re not humble, you’ll be brought down–so humility is everything.”
Waakye hails from Ekumfi Otuam and first broke to mainstream fame via TV drama series “Obra”. He has also appeared in popular films like Ogboo and Man Woman.

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10 Year Old Chloe Invokes The Holy Spirit At Oyerepa’s “Young Ministers” Show

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As God said in Acts 2:17, that He will pour out his spirit into all, and that even children will prophesy and minister, little Chloe seems to be doing the Lord work at a tender age.

Chloe, a competitor at this year’s “The Young Ministers” by Oyerepa TV got judges, patrons and fans of the show worshipping. It was just like the pentecost when the Holy Spirit came on the disciples.

Chloe did a powerful rendition of Pastor Kwame Amponsah’s “Merensesa Me Nyame Da” last week. The performance that came along with a short choreography got the judges in their spiritual gear praying and worshipping.

One particular judge was so in the spirit that he flowed in spiritual language. The audience weren’t spared by the spree as they tagged along. The whole atmosphere was charged and it was almost as if the competition grounds was a church having a crusade.

Chloe who churches at Christ Apostolic Church in TUC, has since been churning out amazing performances on the show which is fast making her become the audience’s favorite. Her videos are springing out all over social media foras.

Checkout the video of her performance on the show from below.

 

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“Minstry Of Tourism, Arts And Culture Must Tell Us The Position They Have Given Singathon Lady” – Pundit Quizzes

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The Ghanaian media spaces were flooded with bliss and entertainment in December when Afua Asantewaa Aduonum was on the quest of breaking the longest singing marathon under Guinness Book Of Records. The move was well supported by all the citizenry, with The Vice President, His Excellency, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, amongst others, representing.

This brought the Ministry of Tourism Arts And Culture, on board as they provided a venue for the competition.

It was alleged that because of the influence of Asantewaa and the reason that she sang Ghanaian songs and dressed Ghanaian throughout the competition, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture saw it wise to work with her. It was alleged again that a position and a role was handed her.

It is in this light that entertainment pundit and critic, Mr. James Clark has raised concerns on the issue. On the E Chat Show on Original Tv with Aba Guyguy, Mr James Clark questioned the Ministry to make clear their position on the matter. That is to say, if they really have given her a position, they should bare it out, and if not, they should state it.

Watch the statement he made from the video below.

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