Actress-turned-musician, Emelia Brobbey, says she was paid ¢50 when she was featured in her first movie, Tribal War, in 2003.
Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM she stated that she was not offended by the amount because she believed in her talent and wanted others to see it.
Emelia Brobbey said she was thankful that someone actually gave her the opportunity to be in the limelight to explore her talents.
“I think it was ¢50. They gave me a copy of the movie too… it was a cassette then not a CD and the money was put in an envelope…I run home to go and watch myself,” she told Andy Dosty on the Daybreak Hitz show.
Emelia Brobbey who was then a teacher stated that she was eager to watch herself act to improve on her craft.
Also narrating how she became an actress, she said she got the opportunity to meet some of the Kumawood stars during the funeral of veteran actor Bob Santo.
She told Andy Dosty that she was given the heads up by some of them to attend an audition in Kumasi, where she got selected among the hundreds that registered.
“When Santo died some of the actors came to my house. I remember Miracle Films, Nana Ama McBrown and Daniel Adeleye… He told me to come to Kumasi and my first audition at cultural centre got me a role and in 2003 my first movie came out,” Emelia Brobbey stated.