‘It is annoying for Ghanaians to say I made money and wasted it’: Actor Psalm Adjeteyfio

Veteran actor TT recounts mistreatment from film director [Image: courtesy]
Ghana—Psalm Adjeteyfio, also known as T.T born is a veteran Ghanaian actor who has featured in movies and videos. He is best known for the lead character T.T in the Ghanaian TV series Taxi Driver.

Adjetefio has slammed people accusing him of failing to make hay why the sun shone, leading him to languish in poverty at an old age.

The popular actor has been in the news recently after he came out publicly to solicit funds to pay his rent and medical bills.

His public appeal for support attracted several comments including some critics who said he did not manage his finances well during his prime days as an actor.

In a recent interview with Oman Channel, TT, who has since received support from various quarters, bemoaned the criticism being directed at him describing it as infuriating.

According to TT, his financial crisis has largely been due to exploitation from people he had to work with and his deteriorating health condition which has come with huge medical expenses.

He explained that for every episode of the popular Taxi Driver series he featured in, he was given an amount of GHC10 old cedis equivalent despite his real allocation for the series budget being GHC30 old cedis equivalent.

“I was asked how much I paid for each episode and I stated that it was one hundred thousand (old cedis) and I was told no, my budget was three hundred thousand. So far every week, someone was stealing my two thousand. For all the Taxi Driver episodes I featured in, the money was stolen by someone.”

“I was only getting one-third of my pay and someone was getting two-thirds. But because I naturally have a big body people thought I made a lot of money. When I see people talk about me that, I just watch them because they don’t know how we suffered.

“There are times we would work for two months and when you go for your payment you would be told your director has come for money. You try fruitlessly to reach him and when you do, he will tell you that he has spent the money.

“I get very annoyed when people go about saying he has done a lot and where is the money? You don’t know my struggle. It is through prayers that God has brought benevolent people my way. It is annoying I only pray God will bless those who have come to my aid,” he added.

Following the revelation of his financial condition, TT, who suffers medical conditions including heart failure and gouty arthritis has received help from people including the vice president, the Greater Accra Regional Ministers, and the Chief of Staff.