Slip music boss, Mark Okraku-Mantey has stated that Nii Odoi Mensah, former president of the Ghana actors guild did not die poor. His comment came on the back of reports that an amount of $26,000 was needed for his treatment.
Nii Odoi Mensah kicked the bucket while he was undergoing kidney treatment in China. Speaking on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz, Okraku-Mantey said the former actor was well to do.
“Nii Odoi didn’t die a pauper. He had a fine house. We should not create the impression that he died poor. You can spend all you have because you want to know what you are suffering from. And by the time you get to know what you are suffering from, you would have spent all you had,” he said.
Adding, “Odoi was fine. He was one of the people who got roles in his old age. He would show it to me but say he has no strength. The sickness dwindled his coffers because he didn’t have the strength to shoot and get the money.”
Okraku-Mantey eulogised Nii Odoi Mensah as he described him as a man of peace. “He had a fine personality. He was a peacemaker. No matter how you hit him, he won’t hit you back. He prefers issues solved through dialogue. He laughs when you tease him. He was a team player,” he said.
Meanwhile, filmmaker, Socrate Safo has disclosed that it will cost $68,000 to transport the corpse of Nii Odoi Mensah from China to Ghana.