My Family Had Food Once A Day – Actress


Kisa presenting the items to officials at Korle-Bu

According to actress and musician Kisa Gbekle, she was born with no ‘silver spoon in her mouth.’

The beautiful lady, who added another year last Saturday, said she grew up from a home where food to eat was a very big problem, saying, “We used to eat once a day until I turned 12 and things changed a bit.”

“I was brought up in a very poor home. Food to eat was a very big problem. My mum had to walk like 5-6 hours before getting us food to eat. We ate once a day until I became 12 years and had to start helping by selling secondhand clothes in the market before we ate. That’s in different markets in Volta, travelling hours as a 12-year-old girl. Even when sick, we had to go to the villages to get herbs to drink. Even on that sick bed, you still had to eat once. So it’s now that God has blessed me to be able to feed three times a day,” Kisa noted.

She made the disclosure on Saturday after she donated items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to children at the Pediatric Unit of the Korle–Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra as part of her birthday and also her social responsibility.

She continued: “I want to make it a duty to give out part of what I have because it is not easy being sick. Some parents don’t have. So it’s not just today I will be doing this but I will make sure I do it when I get something,” she said shortly after her donation.


Among items she donated included, boxes of Voltic water, Kalypo, cartons of Club Cola, biscuits, fruit juice, tissues and others. She personally shared some of the items like biscuits and drinks to the children at all wards.

She was grateful to God for how far He has brought her.

Kisa currently is not relenting in her quest to be one of Africa’s celebrated movie names.

From a humble beginning in Ghana’s movie industry, she’s now entered Nigeria’s Nollywood movie industry, becoming Ghana’s last export to Nollywood.

Kisa started as a musician then featured in the TV series, The Miser, Accra Runs, Accra Hustlers, Stand By Me, 8PM and others.

By Francis Addo (Twitter: @fdee50 Email: [email protected])