Veteran Actor and Comedian Prince Yawson, has reportedly been ill.
Born Prince Yawson and affectionately called Waakye, he is a Fante native of both Ekumfi Otuam.
His mother hails from and Winneba.
Waakye became famous during the popular TV Drama series “Obra” which was shown on the National Television GTV.
Also, he starred in popular movies like Ogboo and Man Woman.
In addition, he has also featured in most of Harry Laud’s productions and series like Jagger Pee series and the Living Arts Show.
Note that, Waakye was Once A Journalist, Actor And Politician.
Surprisingly, he practiced journalism for a while after graduating from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).
Moreover, he served as the regional correspondent and Marketing Officer for Kumasi based radio station Kess FM for some years;
Until he took acting as a future career.
He once joined the ruling New Patriotic Party NPP as a full time self dedicated ambassador and campaigned for President Akuffo Addo.
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But it appears he hasn’t Been recognized as his career died after that and sickness came upon him.
On why he chose the name Waakye the favorite rice and beans Ghanaian delicacy;
Prince Yawson explained that during his breakthrough in acting, He Wanted to be called BOSEA the Hausa name for groundnut.
However, that sounded like Ghana’s former President BUSIA’s name.
Thus, Madam Grace Omaboe popularly known as Maame Dokono, advised him to choose another name.
Maame Dokono then chose “Waakye” for him and they trended together as stars.
Unfortunately, Waakye, in 2013 suffered from mild stroke and was banned from having s£x till now by Doctors.
And He has been off the acting scene and still recovering but not fully.
Waakye is 60yrs old with two beautiful girls as daughters and a divorcee.
Ghana, let’s wish him long life.
Don’t let him leave us before we pay him tribute. Waakye Ghana loves you.
Source: The Richard