Popular Nigerian film director, Frank Rajah Arase, says he regrets sabotaging the career of actors Ecow Smith-Asante and Eddie Nartey.
Frank Rajah sought the forgiveness of Eddie Nartey during a presentation at the Golden Movie Awards Africa, at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
The director, who was an integral member of Abdul Salam’s Venus Production back in the day, said his decision was borne out immaturity.
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“Sometimes you just won’t have the opportunity to say things. Eddie was one of the actors when I saw, he was fantastic, he was good, he had every quality I needed in an actor. I was still very young and I got upset with him and decided to push him aside not minding him without telling him, I didn’t tell him, I didn’t tell him he offended me, I didn’t tell him he did something wrong to me,” Rajah revealed in a conversation with JoyNews’ MzGee.
Sounding remorseful, the movie director stated: “I just neglected him while I was busy pushing Majid [Michel] and all of that, even when John Dumelo came, I started pushing him doing all of that, putting aside someone I know that has the talent to do it. So sometimes you look back and regret certain things. When you see his peers and you know that you contributed to that the reason he is not standing among them you feel bad, I was so bad.”
Asked what the offence of the actor was, the Nigerian, who directed movies like ‘Beyonce’, ‘King is Mine’ and ‘Princess Tyra’, disclosed his act was not limited to Eddie Nartey.
He mentioned Ecow Smith-Asante as another victim of his malice.
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