Saturday, 8 June 2013

MY TATTOOS HAVE PERSONAL MEANINGS TO ME

KAFUI-DANKU-0806.jpg - KAFUI-DANKU-0806.jpgBrazen and sassy Kafui K Danku is one of the rising stars in the Ghanaian movie industry. She is today a 
 major delight of producers in that sector. Her outings in movies like; A Little Affair, Heal My Heart, 4play Reloaded, Shadows in the Dark, Sin of the Soul, A Reason to Kill, Ifeanyi Onyeabor’s Tribe and Hotel Babylon are testaments to her prowess. Her current production, Letters to My Mother has premiered in Ghana and will premier in Lagos on June 14. She shares this and more with YOUNGSWAGGS ENTERTAINMENT

Why did you go into film production from acting?

The first thing that influenced my decision is the story. I read the script and I love it. I feel for it to be told. I was also moved by the passion to add more to our entertainment industry. The story is full of lessons for all. So, aside entertainment, there will be something for everyone to learn in the movie.

Tell us about the cast?
There is John Dumelo and Adjetey Annang, very fantastic and prolific actors in the movie. In fact, we couldn’t get anyone else to play the role Annang took in the movie, to tell you how intelligent the script is. We also have Roselyn Ngissah, myself, Eddy Watson, Paulina Oduro, Solomon Sampa and we introduced a new talent, Candy.

Can you tell us about this story?
Mike (played by John Dumelo) returns home after a 5-year sojourn overseas with Angie his wife to be and mother of his unborn child. He is greeted with such hatred that leaves him gaping and searching for the truth. A truth he however could not find. Not without bloodshed. The movie is a true life story, thus, the story gets more interesting with Mike not speaking to anyone, not even a word for five years. Reason? You probably will have to see for yourself. But it is a story about the hatred embedded in deceit and lies. It is about secrets. It is about destiny. It was first premiered in March 2013 at the Silverbird Cinemas in Accra. And come June 14, 2013, we shall be premiering the movie in Nigeria at the Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria Island in Lagos.

How much did it gulp and how did you raise the fund?
Of course, it cost us a lot. It is a big budget movie, even taking a look at the fine and deep actors on board. We had a whole set built purposely for the movie. We shot in Aburi and Accra. As to how I raised funds for it, I thank God for his blessings. I believe manner still falls from heaven. God made it possible. As to the rough estimate of how much the movie sank, I think I should be able to do that well after the premiere. That is when we will sit and add all other expenses that weren’t on our original sheet.

You were born in Ghana, how was growing up in the country like?
I grew up in Ghana and my upbringing was beautiful. I grew up not lacking anything and thank God that my parents have been there for me. I will say that I am lucky.

Tell us more about Kafui Danku
My name is Kafui K. Danku, a graduate from the University of Cape Coast where I studied English and Classics. I come from Ho, Volta region but I reside in Accra. I first came into the movie scene in 2008/2009. Acting has always been and is my passion. That craze to do something, give my best shot is what drives me. I am still growing in the industry and there is still more to be learnt from those who have passed though this path. I spent most of my early years in Ho. I was born into the family of 4 girls, 2 boys, a happy family I have.

What does wearing many tattoos mean to you?
I have two rose flower tattoos; one on my right shoulder and one on my waist. I like people to read their own meaning to it, but certainly I have my own meaning too. Since we are all humans with different scopes to seeing things, I will not want to go further.

With your role in A Little Affair, you became almost an instant star. How does that make you feel?
I feel great. That was my first major role and I feel really excited acting alongside Adjetey Annang and Kalsum Sinare and other big names in the industry. A few people have actually called me to say it was a good job I did out there, but I know that the future can only get better for me as a person.

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