Entertainment of Friday, 10 March 2017
Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin is not ready to attend any awards ceremony again unless he is paid for that purpose.
The actor in a conversation with Hitz FM’s MzGee spoke strongly against awards plaques, which come with no cash. Lilwin added that he will no more waste money and time to fly from Kumasi for awards which come with no money. To him, his main objective is to improve on his craft to make his fans happy but not to work with the aim of winning awards.
He revealed that he has over 25 awards scattered in his house but not even a penny was given to him when he won those awards. He advised awards organizers to attach something beneficial to the plaques they give winners because they the organizers are benefiting from the sweat of creative arts personalities.
“Award doesn’t bring anything. The works are important but not the award you are going for. What is the essence of winning an award not getting movie roles? Kill yourself for the work and the award will follow.
What do they add to awards when you win them? I’ve over 255 awards at home but they didn’t attach even Gh2. I fly to pick awards so what if I die on my way? Attach a TV set or something good to the plaques because you are benefiting from our works. If I’m my house crying, the award organizer will not bring me cash to chop”
When MzGee asked if he will not attend awards again after gaining nominations, Lilwin replied, “I’ll charge you before I attend.”