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Too happy to be ugly – Kumawood actor, Sunsum


Too happy to be ugly – Kumawood actor, Sunsum

imagesIf Kumasi based actor, Yaw Adu, aka Sunsum, knew his face could win him many fetish priest roles in movies, he would probably have started acting much earlier.

Still he is happy that within the short period of four years, he has successfully featured in more than 10 movies all because of his face.

Speaking to Showbiz in an interview on Monday, Sunsum said it is his ugly face that has brought him into the limelight as an actor. “You can’t play the role of a fetish priest if you have a nice face. My face has earned me many of such roles and I’m very proud of that.

“I take advantage of my face to do justice to the fetish priest roles I am given. To look scary for the role, I don’t usually need much make-up because my face is already frightful”

According to him, he is unique from the other actors because no one plays fetish priest roles better than he does.

“If any producer is looking for an actor to play the role of a fetish priest, I am the first port of call because I have never disappointed any producer ever since I started my movie career”.

Asked if anyone has made mockery of his face, Sunsum who used to hide from people because of his face said he received unpalatable comments at the early stages of his career but now his face has become one of the most expensive ones on the Akan language movie scene.

“People come to my house on a daily basis and plead that I take pictures with them. Anywhere I go, everyone wants to come around me because they like the way I act,” he said.

Talking about how he entered the movie scene, Sunsum who had always wanted to be an actor but did not know how to go about it said his friends who were close to movie producers introduced him to one of them and he did not disappoint when he had the opportunity to feature in his first movie.

“I had watched several Akan movies so it was not much of a problem to me when I was given the opportunity. I played the role very well as if I had been acting for a long time”

After breaking through Akan language movies playing alongside actors such as Emelia Brobbey, Nana Ama MacBrown, Agya Koo, Lil Win, Akrobeto and Bill Asamoah, Sunsum dreams about the day he would have the opportunity to work with English language movie actors such as Majid Michel, Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Okoro and John Dumelo.

Known for movies like Bosom Ba, Hansome Paddies, Gud Morning, Ogya Sunsum, Abré Ne Bayie, Judge Akasa, Pastor’s Wife and Abusua Mpé, Sunsum said despite his ugly face, there are a lot of pretty girls who want to go out with him.

Now the problem Sunsum is facing is whether the women are after his fame or for real love.

“I cannot tell what the women want from me but a lot of women express interest in me when I step out.

I don’t even know how some of them get my telephone number to send me messages expressing interest in me”



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