Renowned and celebrated Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah, has stated that her father never wanted her to pursue acting.
The seasoned actress first revealed her family history and some of her early memories to the world in an interview.
Jackie Appiah revealed that she comes from a family of lawyers and they never wanted her to be an actor in an interview with Yen.com during the premiere of Symphony, a Nigerian film she starred in.
“Growing up, my Dad did not want me to become an actress he wanted me to go to school and pay attention to my books. That is the same thing role I played in the movie symphony, where I didn’t want my daughter to follow her dreams of becoming a musician. I felt my daughter should become a doctor or a lawyer that’s what resonated with the real Jackie Appiah about this movie.”
This story resonates with me so much because it reminds me of growing up, when my dad wanted me to become a lawyer because I come from a family of lawyers.” she continued.
Father didn’t understand, why I should become an actress, he just wanted me to become a lawyer. But I followed my dreams and now he is enjoying the success and he is happy, so am I.” Jackie said.