Many people are doing jobs that they do not have a passion for. For some, it’s because of the intense pressure they’ve been put under, particularly by their parents, to pursue certain careers in order to uphold the family’s reputation and standards, while for others, they’ve had no opportunity to pursue what they’re passionate about and have had to settle for jobs that just pay the bills.
Roselyn Ngissah, a well-known Ghanaian actress, has a different story to tell, as she turned down a very rare opportunity to pursue what her heart desires (acting).
The actress revealed that she formerly worked in the banking sector before deciding to pursue acting.
Reminiscing about a chance she had in 2008, Roselyn said: “I did my national service at the Merchant Bank now the Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) and after that, I had the chance to be a full-time banker but I rather chose acting. I have always wanted to be an actress and I don’t regret making that decision.”
According to the famous actress, she learnt a lot of things while working in the bank, particularly about money management, and this has helped her keep her life in order.
“I was taught how to be careful around money, I learnt how not to trust anyone when it comes to money because it can be tempting.
The banking sector also taught me how to comport myself and look good all the time. It has shaped my thinking and the kind of life I live now,” she said.
However, her decision was influenced by her desire to pursue her aspirations and become one of the country’s most well-known actresses.
Roselyn Ngissah’s story is an inspiration to people who are doing things that they don’t enjoy. This story will encourage them to hold on to their dreams for that is where their success lies.
Roselyn has starred in movies such as Somewhere In Africa, Aloe Vera, 4 Play, Away Bus, Last Victory, Sin of the Soul, John and John, Broken Mirror, Amakye, and Dede, Princess Tyra, Adams Apples, and Power of The Gods and many others.