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25.12.2019 Industry News

I Quit School To Follow My Passion – Socrates Safo [Video]

By Mustapha Attractive
I Quit School To Follow My Passion – Socrates Safo [Video]
LISTEN DEC 25, 2019

Veteran filmmaker Socrates Sarfo said he was unable to further his education because he wanted to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker.

Speaking in an interview with Attractive Mustapha, he stated “I quit school because I wanted to follow my passion, here I was in a technical school to be an Auto Mechanic but I was sure that’s not my passion because I’m not technically inclined. At that time I was more into Arts and that’s the mistake my father did “.

He revealed that his father’s decision to enroll him into that field was influenced by the fact that he had a cousin who happens to be a lecturer in the Auto mechanics.

Also, Socrates at the time loved drawing so his father felt he should go to the technical school to polish his drawing skills.

According to him, he attended the school only to realise it was a technical school and for the entire 4 years he was in the Mercedes Benz technical school, he could not capture anything about cars.

Casting his mind back to when he was in primary school, he recounted how he used to organise shows in his neighborhood at that prime age from the literature books he was reading during those days.

” I picked the story and show it in the evening for the kids in my area and this is where the interest was initiated,” he stated.

For over 30 years in film making, he noted that he has not regretted not furthering his education because he has been able to rely on his passion by learning on his own to be successful.

“What am I going to do in the university? What was I going to do at the university? You don’t need to go to the university to learn how to make film, I don’t need a certificate to shoot a movie, You don’t need a certificate to be successful, you need to be smart to be successful, Anyone I have worked with I don’t check certificate," he emphasised.

Mustapha Attractive
Mustapha Attractive