Columnist Isaac Kyei Andoh celebrates popular kumawood actor Akorobeto who was born Akwasi Boadi.
In a lengthy post on his Facebook page, he gave series of throwbacks concerning peculiar actors who have taken the Ghanaian movie industry far of which Akwasi Boadi was no exception.
He comenced his post by giving a throwback in 2002 when legendary actor, Santo passed away which led to the domination of the movie industry by Nigeria.
Gradually, the Ghanaian movie industry came back into the limelight when Nana Ama Mcbrown, Agya Koo and co emerged and ignited the Ghanaian industry again. According to him, Agya Koo who was the best comedian and actor reigned in the movie industry between the years 2005 and 2011; adding that the date may not be entirely correct.
After the reign of Agya Koo came Kwaku Manu who emerged within a short time. According to him, Kwaku Manu introduced him as his manger despite the fact that it was unofficial. When Kwaku Manu came into the limelight, he featured in lots of movies which made him more famous and he began to be featured in most Ghanaian local movies.
Not only was Kwaku Manu featured in movies but he also ventured into music releasing his first album in 2013 which matched the taste of most Ghanaians especially those in Kumasi.
Moving on, Lil win came into the limelight and started taking prominent roles in the movie industry after featuring movies with Kwaku Manu for sometime.
According to Isaac, Kwaku Manu wasn’t gaining movie roles like how he used to due to the fact that most producers looked up to Lil win. Adding that, Kwaku Manu was no longer the one who was moved by those in Kumasi, it was now Lil win. Lil win had the cheer of the people due to the fact that his image sold movies and generated lots of revenue.
Commending the consistency of Akrobeto, he stated that Akrobeto has been consistent in the movie industry from the era of Agya Koo hitherto.
According to him, Akrobeto is the most consistent actor in local movie industry over long number of years.
“Akrobeto is to me the most consistent male actor in the history of local movies, over 15 year, he has remained relevant. Never been the number one always the ‘number two’ and never out of the game”.
The columnist added that Akrobeto stayed professional despite the fact that Agya koo and Kwaku Manu refused to act along with Lil win, Akrobeto did otherwise labeling his act as professional. He also commended Akwasi Boadi for his versatility and good acting.
Climaxing, he added that Akrobeto has taught a lesson to many people in our competitive world.
“In a competitive world where everyone strives to be first, Akrobeto teaches us something different:that you can be one of the best, if not the best at number two”.
Showing his appreciation and celebrating Akrobeto using his popular slogan ‘who nose tomorrow’, he said;
“Ladies and gentlemen, today I am proud to celebrate Akwasi Boadi Akrobeto, a man who truly nose tomorrow”.
What governments all over the world are doing after COVID in 2022.
One of the most important ways that societies intervene to buffer the adverse consequences of socioeconomic disadvantage is through the provision of social assistance. Social assistance refers to government programs that provide a minimum level of income support to individuals and households living in poverty.
When people talk about people receiving public assistance – food stamps, disability, unemployment payments, and other government help – they often have stereotypes and inaccurate perceptions of who those people are and what their lives are like.
This view of some people is affecting policy for the growing ranks of our nation’s poor, says a new report from a joint project from Save the Children and the Center for American Progress. The report compares the U.S. means of measuring economic opportunity and poverty with the experience of other countries, including five peer nations on the same income scale. It shows that people in many peer countries are given assistance as a matter of public policy, and these nations tend to view welfare programs as a short-term emergency measure.
Many countries like the U.S and spend significantly more taxpayer money on assistance than peer countries. After a few years of assistance, people on welfare in the U.S. have a much more difficult time finding jobs, according to the recent National Survey of Transitional Assistance Providers. These programs lend support either in the form of direct cash transfers or through a variety of in-kind benefits (e.g. food stamps and rent subsidies). Social assistance has been shown to strengthen the purchasing power of the poor and raise their material standards of living.
However, the government does not provide these social assistance programs to ensure marginalized populations are treated fairly, the report says. In fact, U.S. policy determines participation by significant factors, such as the stigma associated with poverty.
Many social programs determine eligibility before a person’s need for support. They include the U.S. Earned Income Tax Credit, which provides an additional tax refund to working families. Similarly, these benefits are made available only to the poor, as with food stamps and Medicaid eligibility. The report finds positive signs.
Throughout the world, government assistance helps increase your odds of getting a job, incorporates receiving benefits (by lowering the barriers to receive), raises your wages, and reduces the chances of falling into poverty. This means people who receive the assistance are less likely to experience long-term poverty.
Some nations take a deliberate approach to the provision of social assistance because they view the social support system as integral to promoting social and economic mobility. In many cases, straight into the workforce programs and an expansion.
Access to jobs is crucial to moving families out of poverty. Unemployment and disability, for example, only benefit people when they work. A policy reform could make the social safety net more effective.
Nigeria’s secret police have warned of possible bomb attacks during celebrations for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
In a statement, spokesperson Peter Afunanya said the Department of State Services (DSS) had uncovered a plot by suspected gangs to carry out attacks on critical infrastructure, places of worship and recreation centres.
The warning comes after recent explosions at bars in the north-eastern states of Taraba and Yobe that killed several people.