Veteran Ghanaian actor, Psalm Adjeteyfio well known as TT in Taxi Driver tv series has opened up on the amount Best Point paid him after starring in ‘Aponkyeniti’ Pension tv advert.
Mr. Adjeteyfio has been in the news for the past few weeks after a video of him asking Ghanaians to support him financially went viral.
After the viral video, a lot of people have questioned where and what he used the money he got from acting.
But according to him, the monies he accrued from various tv series and advertisements do not reflect his fame.
He explained that he was paid only Gh¢500 for starring in the Best Point Pension advertisement. An indication that the money he got from his involvement in tv series and tv adverts was not enough.
“I contacted Louis and asked, ‘Don’t you have something happening,’ because I’m broke as a Churchmouse.’ He informed me that there was a position available, but that the pay was insufficient. I pushed myself to do it because I was broke and had no other options. As a result, the man stated that he would call his manager and get back to me.
He called to say that we could film the commercial, but that his supervisor needed to speak with me first. When the boss phoned, he stated the budget for the advertisement was GHC 300, but because it was for me, he’d want to add something little.
He didn’t say how much he wanted to add. I met with the man I filmed the advertisement with during the day of the shoot; there was no script, and we were only given information on what was expected of us. So I invented the phrase “aponkyeniti, Otwiniti ni ti,” and lo and behold, that’s what sold the ad.”