Over the years, some veterans in the entertainment fraternity who made financial profit in their heydays in the entertainment industry have come out to plead for financial support.
Some notable persons who have to rely on public support to either seek medication attention or survive include the late Nii Odoi Mensah and William Addo.
At the Hitz High Table organized by Hitz FM last Friday, music group, 4×4 – made up of Captain Planet, CoDed and Fresh Prince – called on artistes and entertainment personalities to learn to invest for the future.
Captain Planet said it puts him at the urge of being careful, smart and business oriented.
He revealed that he constantly saves stressing that it will not make sense that after all the celebrity lifestyles and fame one will end up being broke.
The rapper urged his colleagues to invest or start up a business.
“You can’t be the best artiste always and it applies to your age, it wouldn’t allow you to perform as you used to when you were a youth,’’ he said.
Coded on his part said, “We should invest for tomorrow because it’s really sad to see such things happen to celebrities, people we’ve once looked up to.”
Fresh Prince on his part blamed some of entertainment personalities for their own misfortune.
He further went to say it’s the mistake of some of these celebrities and that opportunity comes but once so if you don’t make use of the moment it’s your own loss.
“Life is how you make it. If you make a mistake just correct it and move on because there are ups and downs in life,” he said.
He added that one can’t be rich or broke all the time, it’s about being smart.
Young rapper Donzy who said he doesn’t want to find himself in such a predicament also said some of these unfortunate development scare him and he learning from these mistakes so he doesn’t repeat them.