IF it didn’t come from the horse’s own mouth, it would be difficult to ever think his life was not a bed of roses and that he always walked on sunshine. However, actor Adjetey Anang reveals Ghanaians got it all wrong as he’s got issues and challenges too.
For the actor who shot to fame as Pusher in the TV series Things We Do for Love, things have not been all rosy, and he is currently going through some challenges but manages them quietly, as though they don’t exist.
Speaking in an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Adjetey Anang said “Ghanaians think I am okay and not bothered by anything but I have a lot of issues. I just manage to keep them out of the public eye and create the image of that perfect character. In this world, everyone has issues. It is just left with you to deal with them.”
Adjetey Anang said he is disclosing some of his challenges in his memoir, Adjetey Anang: A Story of Faith, Imperfection and Resilience, which he will launch on Saturday, July 8, 2023, in Accra.
Although he wouldn’t mention exactly what they are, he explained that his memoir will highlight the many challenges he has gone through and the ones he is still going through as an actor, a father and a husband.
When it was pointed out to him that the timing of his launch may not be right since the buzz being generated by actress Yvonne Nelson’s book, I Am Not Yvonne Nelson, would eclipse his, Adjetey Anang said he believes he is still going to get his targeted audience to buy his book.
“For all you know, Yvonne Nelson’s book could direct traffic to mine because Ghanaians would want to know what is in there too. Although I touched on family and movies, there are other personal stuff in the book that will interest a lot of people. I believe my memoir will have a great impact on the youth, married couples and my fans who keep supporting my works,” he said.
Talking about some of the difficulties in putting together the book, Adjetey Anang, who is also a lecturer at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), said it was not easy deciding on what to include and what not to.
“With such a memoir, you need to be careful with what you put out there because people will judge you with it. A typical example is I Am Not Yvonne Nelson, which has brought a whole lot of issues. Inasmuch as it is about you, you need to be careful what you put in there. I don’t believe anyone writes an autobiography to destroy others just to sell,” he said.