I was forced to play fetish Role – Komfo Kolegae
Komfo Kolegae has become a household name in the Kumawood movie industry due to his excellent delivery as an actor
Komfo Kolegae in an interview with Graphic Showbiz revealed it wasn’t his intention to play the role of a priest as he initially entered the industry but it has worked to such perfection that he is today one of the household names in the industry
Komfo Koloegae speaking to Graphic Showbiz explained “I was forced to play the role of a fetish priest instead of a security guard, which I found difficult at the time. I allowed my fears to mask my abilities but the director insisted and I had no choice but to do it”
He would also acknowledge success led to the fans nicknaming him “As fate will have it, that role shot me to fame with very positive feedback and that encouraged me to major in such roles leading to my now showbiz name, Komfo Kolegae. It has become a brand name no one can ever take away from me and I’m so happy I overcame my fears, which is paying off now,” he said.
The veteran actor would also clarify he doesn’t play his role as a fetish to ridicule traditional believers “I don’t do it to mock people who associate themselves with traditional beliefs. All I know is that it is drama and I have to deliver. As an actor, I have a responsibility to play the character that has been assigned to me, and I am aware this requires me to be dynamic” he said.
The actor also commented on what Life has been like for him after he tragically lost his wife and unborn child to labour complications late last year “It has never been easy, but I’m doing my best, and the only thing I can do is to keep myself busy to forget the sufferings. I’m back working full time and even on set”