Popular movie producer, Socrates Sarfo, has refuted as untrue claims that involvement of showbiz personalities in active party politics ruins their career.
Veteran actress and television presenter Grace Omaboe, popular known as Maame Dokono for example has disclosed that since she joined politics in 2008, she has not been able to secure roles in movies. This, she noted, has destroyed her acting career.
Maame Dokono, who became a household name some years past, said she made good use of her season by acting and hosting so many programmes which impacted the lives of many people before participating actively in politics.
She was of the opinion that public figures should not be vilified for engaging in politics or supporting political parties openly.
But speaking to Mzgee on 3fm’s Showbiz927, Socrates Sarfo disagreed. According to him, an entertainment personality’s career may take a nosedive just because of people’s genuine non-interest in their services and not because they supported a political party.
Well, Mr, Sarfo, who is the Chairman of the National Classification Board, has also been bragging about the successes chalked under his stewardship:
“For me, I can proudly say that since some of us got into the front seat in politics, we’ve been able to chalk some successes in the industry. Now, when the government is talking, it’s always calls the attention of the artists. At least they know we are there”