Ghanaian actor Edward Kufuor has told Starr Entertainment his win at the 2014 Ghana Movie Awards ceremony came as a surprise to him.
The son of former President John Kufuor who recently burst into the acting scene and has featured in three movies so far, won Best Actor in Supporting Role for his role in the movie When Love Comes Around - a film produced by beautiful Ghanaian actress Zynell Zuh and directed by Afe Olumowe, who also penned hits like Chelsea and directed the critically acclaimed thriller The Voice.
Edward said on Wednesday February 11, 2015, he was “not expecting to win”.
“For the first time in my life I was speechless. And for a minute there, I was like Oh!
"That was all I could say and then I run up there [to the stage], and when I got up there, it was so overwhelming looking around and just to see everyone was just really appreciative”.
He added: “I had to compose myself because I almost cried, actually. The emotions just cropped up and then I told myself; don’t do it! The recognition is always good.
"The acknowledgement is always good. But for a moment, I thought to myself, did I just beat all these people?”
According to him, his astonishment was not necessarily a result of doubt in his abilities.
“It was not because I wasn’t confident in my acting abilities. But I was in this category with all these veteran actors - Kofi Ajorlolo, Chris Attoh and I think even Agya Koo was in there or Lil-Win. So I was just happy to be nominated.
"This was the third time so I said okay. I was sitting there messing with my phone they called me and said you’ve won. But I didn’t even hear, my wife was like hey honey,” he recounted.
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