Versatile actress Maame Dokono says venturing into party politics impacted negatively on her acting career.
Maame Dokono ditched the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to join the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and campaigned rigorously for then candidate Nana Addo Darkwa Akufo-Addo ahead of the 2008 elections.
Subsequently, she attempted to contest for the position of the Member of Parliament in the Birim North Constituency but was unsuccessful.
Speaking on Legends monitored by mypowerfmonline.com, Maame Dokono said her career suffered a huge blow when she ventured into politics.
She told Agyemang Prempeh on TV XYZ on Sunday, 26 July 2020, that filmmakers in the country blacklisted her with the excuse she’s no more marketable.
“Nobody wanted to feature me in his or he movie. It was recently they’ve started giving me roles,” Maame Dokono disclosed.
Using her experience as an advice, the veteran actress told, celebrities to refrain from indulging in party politics to save their career and prevent being victimatised in the society.
The 74-year-old thespian further indicated that if they would consider venturing into politics they should rather be neutral.
“Mr Beautiful during the last elections really campaigned for the NDC. When the NDC lost [power] now he’s become miserable. If you will do politics be neutral and campaign for all of them.”
Maame Dokono said she went complete bankrupt after losing her bid to become a parliamentarian because she spent all her resources on the campaign.
Talking about her regret in life she stated unambiguously that she regrets doing politics.
“It’s just the politics. If the clock could reverse I won’t do politics again,” she said.
According to her, she no longer belongs to or supports any political parties in the country.
“Now I’m neutral. I’m watching things. If here succeeds fine, if there succeeds fine. But I won’t come out to openly declare my support for any party,” she concluded.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams/Mypowerfmonline.com/Ghana