A legendin the movie industry, Fred Nii Amugi, has opened up about the humble beginnings of his acting career, revealing that he once received a meagre GH₵20 as payment for a movie role he played during his early days in the 1970s.
In an interview with JoyPrime, the veteran actor shed light on the challenges he faced as a budding actor and the sacrifices he made for his passion.
He attributed it to his deep love for acting and his determination to carve a niche for himself in the industry.
“The lowest amount I have received as an actor is GH₵20, paid to me by GBC radio theatre,” Amugi disclosed, emphasising that his initial moves into acting were driven more by passion than financial gain.
Reflecting on the early days of his career, he shared, “We, the so-called beginners of these things, were doing it for the passion.
“I just love it anytime someone is happy because he/she has been entertained by my performance, knowing that the viewers appreciate what I did was very satisfying.”
The seasoned actor also took the opportunity to offer valuable advice to emerging talents, emphasising the importance of cherishing every role, regardless of its size, and recognizing the importance of smaller roles in shaping their acting career.