Award winning Ghanaian actor and architect Bernard Adusi Poku currently based in the United States of America has in lengthy note shared on his timeline on Facebook registered his displeasure at a section of the Ghanaian community and the media for taking Ghana’s first Oscar Award presenter Abraham Attah to the cleaners for his inability to speak English like the Queen of England.
According to the ‘Made In Agege’ star, it comes to him as a surprise when people (the media) he believes must know better demean individuals because of Grammatical errors.
Read the full post as shared.
“Sometimes I sit down and I ask myself, where in the world would you be tagged as un-intelligent, un-smart, not enlightened and any other derogatory adjectives you can think of, to describe one’s inability to construct a perfect grammar in the Queen’s language(English). It’s only in my beloved country Ghana!!
A 15 year old international star Abraham Attah Nii is taking to the cleaners for not being able to speak Grammar like chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka or Kofi Annan at the Oscars!!!! Pathetic!!! The last time I checked, NO Ghanaian has ever mounted that platform let alone get to speak at the Oscars!!! It’s a big shame how people who are supposed to know better demean you because of an error in Grammar!!! Am not really surprised because that’s the true reflection of the Ghanaian society, you have a whole TV station tagging movies made in Ghana with a Ghanaian language as a local movie and movies made in English as some nonsense(glamour).
It’s only in Ghana where one is held high on esteem if he/she is able to speak the Queens language grammatically correct!!! Our Parliament would have had a couple of “honourables” booted out if it wasn’t for this canker killing us as Ghanaians!!!
It was God’s way of telling Ghanaians to put our thinking caps on when this young man from Ashaiman who wasn’t privileged to have attended a first class basic school to have gained this recognition on the international stage. This boy, whether grammatically deficient, is gonna put smiles on the faces of 10,000 Ghanaian kids!!! I repeat 10,000 Ghanaian kids and not 1,000 by providing them with a footwear each from TOMS!!!! If people have any idea the impact that the feat this boy has achieved will have on our beloved country, they would shut the hell up and start praying to God the next international star would come from their family!!!”