Entertainment of 2014-04-09

I still don’t have my award - Auntie B speaks

Famous face of Efiewura, a local drama series, Auntie B, born Harriett Naa Akleh Okantey, has said she has not received her award after 2 years of winning the Best Female Actress in TV Series at the Ghana Movie Awards in 2012.
She made this revelation while speaking to Don Billy on the Mixed Grill Morning Show on www.hedjorleonlineradio.com.
“I was asleep and I started receiving congratulatory messages and phone calls from friends and loved ones but I didn’t know what it was about,” she said.
“I had just received an award from Kumawood so I thought they were replaying the video not knowing Nana Ama McBrown and Gloria Sarfo received a different award on my behalf at the 2012 Ghana Movies Awards,” she recounted.
She said she thought it wise to take the award on set when she meets with Nana Ama Macbrown to shoot the next episode of the Efiewura series but to her surprise, she was told that the award was collected by the organisers before they left the event.
She made it known to Entertainment Today that she has been in touch with Fred Nuamah who is one of the organisers of the Ghana Movie Awards and she was assured that she would receive it but that has not happened.
“I have wasted lot of credits and money on this issue so I have even decided not to comment on it any longer. I was shocked when Fred Nuamah came on TV in 2013 to say that all the actors and actresses on the night have received their award,” he said.
According to her, she heard rumours that some major players in the industry said she didn’t deserve the award that is why she hasn’t been given the award till date.