Kumawood actress, Rose ‘Akua Ataa’ Mensah, popularly known as Kyeiwaa, has announced her return to Ghana after a decade-long hiatus from the Ghanaian screens.
The actress has been seeking greener pastures abroad, but now says she is back home to engage in other possible works.
Akua Atta, who gained fame for her role in the popular movie ‘Kyeiwaa,’ spoke about her struggles abroad in an interview on her YouTube channel, including doing menial jobs such as dishwashing and selling food at an eatery to make ends meet.
“It is difficult getting white-collar jobs to do in the States, hence the menial jobs are easy to come by. There is no shame in working in a restaurant and washing dishes as I did. I was fortunate to get help from a woman who asked me to come work at her restaurant, and I’m grateful for her,” she said.
Despite her challenges abroad, Kyeiwaa is open to any possible movie roles should any producer want her service. She also offered advice on how to revive the movie industry’s former glory, stating that industry players and stakeholders should come together as one, support each other, and help restore the craft.
Recall that the Kumawood actress relocated to the U.S. after an abortive wedding with Daniel Osei in 2015 which caused her heartbreak.
The plan was to have a church wedding later on, but shortly after the marriage, Kyeiwaa discovered that Osei was already married to another woman and had children with her. Devastated by the news, Kyeiwaa ended the marriage just four days after the ceremony.
She found love again and tied the knot in a traditional ceremony in 2020 with Mr Michael Kissi Asare in a private ceremony attended by close family relations and friends in 2020.
The return of Kyeiwaa is a welcome development for the Ghanaian movie industry, which has seen a decline in recent years.