Bibi Bright is one of the popular actresses in Ghana. She is talented. She is gifted. And she has featured in so many movies. A few months back she was involved in the political campaigns in Ghana. She campaigned all voer the country for the new President. Why did she do that? City People Publisher, SEYE KEHINDE spoke to her last week.
What have you been up to in the last 6 months?
It’s been more of Politics for the past 6months. I took a step to voice out and campaign for the then opposition party during the elections and by His Grace, we won the elections..
What projects have you done since?
I have an initiative that I have going on since last year. It’s called Compassion For Change C4C. It’s mainly to help the rural areas with health related issues. We organize health screenings and give out free drugs.
How do you find the movie industry in Ghana?
The industry in Ghana right now is bad. A lot has gone down for the past years. We have a new government now who has a passion for Creative Art. Our minister now, Catherine Afeku is already a blessing to us. She has teamed up with the Art in order to hear our problems and find solutions to improve. I will say that even though it’s bad, hope has come.
How do you find acting?
Acting for me is a ever burning fire inside me. I love every bit of me getting to be someone else and still get away with what I do or say… after all it’s all ends when the Director yells “CUT!
How do you see Nollywood?
Nollywood I can’t really tell for now because it’s been years I came over to work but then I remember it was in a good place. I see most of my people always on set so I am sure it’s is going well.
Which movie gave you your big break?
My first produced movie.. Lost In His Glory…
How did you start your career?At what age?
I think I was 24 when I started.. it was an opportunity that presented it self. I had no idea about the art. My mind was on other careers but you know what they say, you plan something and life goes like “nah we doing it my way instead. Lol
Tell me your story. Where were you born? schools attended?
Ermm.. well am the first child of both parents. I have 4 siblings. Growing up was always fun, I have understanding family that supported me in always wanting to be myself. Reasons why I believe am such a strong head and a happy girl. Ermm school for me was abit all over the place. I did most of my education here in Ghana, left during senior secondary for the states to complete, came back to Ghana and did IATA..
Did your parents support you being an actress?
I think it was a better deal than what I wanted to be before.. I always dreamt about been an Air hostess, fly around the world, eat all kinds of food and mingle with people from different parts of the world.. Unfortunately that was not attractive enough for my Parents, especially my dad. For him the difference between an air hostess and a Waitress at a bar was the plane.. Hahaha don’t mind my old man. He is such a character, I think maybe I took after him. That is the reasons why i fit so well into the creative arts industry.. we all interesting characters..
Are you into any relationship?
I am taken.
Why did you campaign for Ghana’s new president? We noticed you were involved in the campaign?
During elections I campaigned for the then opposition party to power
Did health screening, with professional doctors and nurses, gave out drugs during the screening?
I campaigned all over the country I remember very well when I wanted to show my support during elections for The Npp party. A lot of people spoke against it because politics is one area that most actors and actresses stay away from. It’s likely you get disliked by the other party you are not in favor of. But trust me that at that point I refused to think of myself, the dislikes or attacks from anyone. All I cared about was Ghana. I thought of my people. The Ndc era was quite a tough one for all Ghanaians, cost of living was high, economically the country was in a bad shape and the only hope we had was The Npp party’s presidential candidate, Nana Akuffo Addo. His vision and messages gave us hope that all was not lost and Ghana could get back on her feet. All he needed was people to believe in him, work with him to spread the message. I was privileged to do so.
Yes I enjoyed the campaigns, I actually miss those days. I had the chance to go around the whole country and preach the good news of Hope and Change.. I was privileged to offer health screening to some parts of the country. Health Insurance had collapsed and it was difficult for my rural Ghanaian people to get good heath care unless they had enough to afford it. It was a life changing experience for me. I am glad that our sweats paid off because majority of Ghanaians accepted our message of Change in good faith and voted massively for the Npp party. Some will say that I campaigned for the Npp party but I will say that I campaigned for the voiceless, I felt at that time that Ghanaians had been quiet for so long that they had lost their voice to speak up against all the hardships they were going through. I spoke up to remind them that we all in it together, together we fell so together. We shall rise and vote for change. I remember the feeling I had when Nana was announced as the winner of the election.. It’s a feeling I will never forget. I felt like Obaahema Yaa Asantewaa of the Ashanti kingdom. When all men were scared to stand up and fight, she rose and led the men to war. Yeap that’s me.
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