Ghanaian playwright and motivational speaker, James Ebo Whyte affectionately known as Uncle Ebo Whyte, over the weekend made revealing and candid appearance on the ‘At home with Michelle Attoh’ show.
When he was asked by Michelle why he doesn’t invite Ghanaian celebs to his shows, he replied: ”When you start your program late, you show a gross disrespect to the people who have left their homes early to come and watch your play, and whatever the case is, I start my shows at the advertised time.
Ghanaian celebs will destroy my show, this is because the kind of celebrities we have here in Ghana don’t turn out early for shows and I can’t delay the time the show is supposed to get started just because of celebs”.
He further revealed that he failed and suffered a lot when growing up; and through all these, there are lessons that he has picked from what life taught him. Among others, these are some of the lessons he shared on the show:
1. Don’t be disappointed when somebody disappoints you.
2. Have a relationship with God- a deep one.
3. Be thankful, show gratitude in your life.
4. Don’t compare yourself with anyone because you don’t know what they passed through before reaching where they are now.
Guess what? Uncle Ebo does not use a mobile phone, fact is he has never owned and doesn’t intend to, ”I’m not that important to be
reached at any time, whoever wants to reach me, knows how to get to me,” he explained. He has been married to Florence for the past 31 years and has successfully written, produced and directed over 25 plays including: Life is someway, Different shades of women, Caught in the act, Unhappy wives, confused husbands, and Terms of divorce.
He concluded the show with this quote “don’t expect success overnight, challenges will come but just persevere and most importantly you have to see things in your mind’s eye in order to achieve it.”