I Battled Stroke For Two Months – Veteran Actress

Veteran actress Amanorbea Dodoo cannot stop thanking God for healing her when she battled stroke for two months last year.

The 50-year old told Showbiz it was not easy for her during her illness. “I could do virtually nothing. I was involuntarily biting my lips a lot of the time and I saw my face muscles shifting to the left side. Each day I woke up, I prayed to God and hoped that I would be better”

Narrating what happened, the actress who is well known for playing mother roles, said she had returned home on Thursday April 18, 2013 with no sign of sickness and at dawn when she decided to visit the washroom she found out she could not move half of her body.

According to her she could neither raise her right hand nor right leg because the right side of her body was completely numb. “I called a doctor friend who took me to the Korle-Bu teaching hospital”, she said.

She went on to say that her family, church members and friends who were surprised to have heard the news broke into tears when they visited her at the hospital.

“Some of my family members and friends thought I was going to die. Although they prayed for me to get better, I knew I wasn’t going to die because of the God I serve. As we talk now, I am 98 percent fit and will hit the screens soon” she said with a dimpled smile.

Currently working with the National Council of Persons with Disability and the Ghana Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the actress who is known for movies such as Suzie, Sergeant Abebrese, Me Ba, A Heart of Gold, Twin Lovers, Material Girls, Dons Of Sakawa, Who Owns The City, Chelsea, Turn Me On, Death After and Somewhere In Africa noted that the Ghana movie industry is not at its best yet.

Her main concern was how a section of our movie industry, especially the Akan speaking ones, go about their business. To her, the Akan speaking movies produce quantity movies instead of quality movies.

Asked whether she would featured in any Akan speaking ones should she be offered a good price, she explained that she would only do so if the storyline is good and she is assured that editing will also be on point.

“I usually don’t look at the money first before acting. I put myself in the character I play and make sure I execute it well to the understanding of my fans and Ghanaians as a whole.

“It is unfortunate I am sounding this critical but Akan movies can only be sold here in this country and nowhere else. Many of them don’t teach any moral lesson but rather end up confusing patrons”, she said.