By Own Correspondent and Support from Ghanacelebrities – Information gathered by shout-africa.com correspondent in Ghana revealed that Ghana’s screen goddess is said to be lightly pregnant and she is hiding it from the eye of the public. We uncover the truth ,via an investigative works .
Jackie Appiah is one of the few celebrities who have a good empathy with the media. But for some time now, she has gone into hibernation from public eyes and the media radar linking her absence to pregnancy. Her short absence from the media spotlight coincided with a rumour that the Star Actress was pregnant.
Our investigation has revealed that she is currently on location at Weija, near Kosoa busily on location shooting to find out if indeed she is pregnant and also what has recently kept her away from the media. By way of interview and rumours going around that she is really pregnant? “No! I’m not pregnant? Are you the one who impregnated me?” the multiple award winner comically answered back with a question amidst laughter. Laughing uncontrollably, she said: “You are now here, Am I pregnant or look pregnant?”
“I have no idea. I’m surprised why someone will think I’m pregnant. It’s not a bad thing if I’m pregnant but at the moment that’s a false rumour. When I’m pregnant I will tell them but now I’m not pregnant.”
“Maybe it’s because I have been away and they haven’t heard anything recently about me. I don’t know who came up or formulated that rumour. Of all the rumours – I’m surprised they are saying I’m pregnant. I was surprised when I heard it because I’m on set shooting now.”
I also had work waiting for me in Ghana. So basically that’s why I couldn’t make it to France and why I’m not in the news. I’m also shooting now.”
Jackie like many others, after attending a show in the United States seized the opportunity to interact, mingle and party with hundreds of her fans at Atlanta Georgia and other parts of the United States.
In a trip to the US this year, the star actress met lots of her fans in several Ghanaian communities. She also met Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and one of the celebrated American Hip Hop artiste; Redman. She shared the same hotel with the former at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. She met the latter whiles shopping at the Louis Vinton shop in New York. They exchanged pleasantries and she took pictures with them.
About her relationship with media, this is what she has to say “I don’t know my relationship with the media. I think you have to ask the media people but for me I smile to everybody. I never frown to anybody. I welcome everybody, media, fans, friends, family and colleagues at work. I smile and welcome everybody.”
Many people have castigated a cross section of the media for always favoring her and for only projecting positive things about her. But for her, it’s because she’s always happy and have a smile on her face. She said she’s approachable because she always has a smile on her face which charms the media professionals.
Jackie Appiah has won for herself some of the following , Best Actress co-winner- The Ghana Movie Award 2010 Jackie Appiah said “ at the right time , l will get pregnant” ,I have been out of town she added . She further explained that “I went on a tour to meet up with my fans in United States. I visited Hollywood then I got back to town after almost a month. I also went to Dublin to meet up with my fans. After returning to Ghana, the owners of UB Relaxer, Nouvelle Parfumerie Gandour took her to Turkey for sightseeing for being a good ambassador for their brand.“I couldn’t make it to Cannes Film Festival because the day I arrived in Ghana was the same day they were leaving for France. I have been away for so long that, I missed my family and my son. So I couldn’t just leave them behind and travel again.”
On why she visited Hollywood, she said the C.E.O of Venus Films, Alhaji Sallam Mumuni tasked her to visit the movie powerhouse when she travels to the States. After getting the chance to attend an event in United States, she decided to visit places at the Universal Studios.Whiles there, she visited several places including where the Body Guard movie was shot and also visited celebrity houses.
“I was impressed with making of movies. It made me appreciate the movie industry more. The effort and what people go through to shoot international movies. But my most interesting part was the making of movies and also seeing the 3D of King Kong.” She said.
Many actresses aim at starring in Hollywood movies, Jackie Appiah is not an exception. For her, it’s not necessarily about going to the movie powerhouse. She said “If God wants me to star in Hollywood movie then no problem. I don’t mind being here in Ghana. All I want us to do are good productions. If you are shooting in Ghana and you are using the same kind of equipments they use in Hollywood, then I’m fine with that.
It’s not necessarily going to Hollywood. It’s just at the end of the day, everybody will buy the movies and the movies can be viewed in Theatres worldwide. That’s my ambition. It’s not basically Hollywood.”
Jackie Appiah is impressed with that fact that, most of the movie producers in Ghana have started buying different types of lenses that are used in Hollywood. “I just want us to get in a bigger scale and my wish is to get on a bigger scale as well. We are using good cameras now, good lighting, we have good equipments. I have noticed that most of our producers have started buying types of lenses that they use in Hollywood.”
Last year, Jackie gave scholarship to two of the contestants at the maiden edition of TV3’s Talented Kids. Aside that, she always does her personal charity works that she doesn’t bring to the limelight.
She goes to various orphanage homes to donate stuff to them that she doesn’t bring to the limelight. If it’s necessary for her to invite journalists to any of her donations, she does not hesitate.”