MOVIE producer Ola Michael has revealed to Graphic Showbiz that late Kumawood actor Bishop Bernard Nyarko was so mad at the movie industry and didn’t want to have anything to do with it.
Bishop Bernard Nyarko died on Saturday, May 2 the Ridge Hospital in Accra after a battle with colon cancer, and according to Ola Michael, in conversations they had the actor complained of hypocrites in the movie industry.
“Bishop Nyarko was someone who was so passionate about the movie industry but before his demise, he never wanted to have anything to do with the movie industry.
"Anytime we spoke and I raised something about the movie industry he got so angry and told me he didn’t want to have that conversation. He never told me why but I remember him always saying there are a lot of hypocrites in the movie industry,” he said.
Ola Michael, who is the former PRO of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), said he was sure someone in the movie industry must have made Bishop Nyarko angry.
“From the way he spoke bitterly about the movie industry I am so sure someone got him so angry that he never wanted to have anything to do with it.
"If you knew Bishop Nyarko well he was someone who was so passionate about the movie industry and wanted to solve every issue concerning the industry and to hate it all of a sudden is something else. The late Bishop Nyarko never left the movie industry peacefully,” he said.
Being a close friend, Ola Michael said he was going to find out what got Bishop Bernard Nyarko out of the movie industry.
“I am going to find out who and what got Bishop Nyarko out of the movie industry. Although he never told me what made him go out of an industry he loved so much, I know something led to it that and I will definitely find out what it is,” he said.
Talking about his friend, Ola Michael described Bishop Bernard Nyarko as a lovely man who was so kind and always full of advice.
“He was always telling me to take my prayers seriously and always gave me advice on a lot of issues. I am going to miss how he was so knowledgeable about the word of God and how he always wanted to see everything done right,” he said.
A private one-week observation will be held for Bishop Bernard Nyarko in Accra and Kumasi on Saturday, May 9.
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