Efiewura series made it look like I couldn’t speak English – Gloria Sarfo

There is a common belief that actors and actresses from the Kumawood industry are not fluent in English, which is why they primarily appear in local movies.

However, this perception is changing as more educated individuals are entering the industry.

Actress Gloria Sarfo recently opened up about the challenges she faced at the beginning of her acting career after starring in the popular TV series Efiewura.

She revealed that English-speaking producers initially overlooked her because they assumed she couldn’t speak English well due to her role in Efiewura.

Sarfo expressed frustration at being typecast as a local actress solely based on her Efiewura role.

She recalled being told that she had little chance of landing a role as a wealthy man’s daughter in a glamourous movie because of her association with local series.

Despite these setbacks, Sarfo’s identity as a Twi speaker ultimately proved to be an asset.

She credited director Shirley Frimpong Manso for encouraging her to blend English dialogue with Twi language in her performances, allowing her to showcase her unique identity as a bilingual actress.

In the end, Sarfo’s willingness to embrace her cultural heritage and language proved to be successful, leading to recognition at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

She emphasized that speaking Twi is an essential part of her identity, and she is grateful for the opportunities it has brought her in the industry.

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