They say I’m too expensive — Agya Koo



Kofi Adu, aka Agya Koo, has made a startling revelation that explains his relative absence from the screens in the last two years or so.
He told Showbiz in an interview on the side-lines of the ninth China Outbound Travel and Tourism fair (COTTM) in Beijing, China, recently that “there has been a wicked conspiracy against me” by some movie producers, in collaboration with actors, who are hell-bent on ending his career.

He said they want him out of the way, for two reasons.

“First of all is the perception that Agya Koo is expensive,” he said. “I don’t know what ‘expensive’ means since it is relative. “However, if by ‘expensive’ they mean I charge fees which they (producers) are prepared to pay Nigerian actors/actresses but are unwilling to pay same to Ghanaians, then I agree I am expensive. In that sense, I am.”

Elaborating, the multiple award-winning actor asked: “Why should Ghanaian producers pay somebody like Patience Ozorkwor, the Nigerian actress, twenty-five thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢25,000) which she, like all actors and actresses of repute, richly deserves, but consider even three thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢3,000) too much for Ghanaian actors/actresses of similar calibre and experience, such as me, Agya Koo, Nana Ama McBrown, Mercy Asiedu or Kyeiwa?”