Akwasi Boadi popularly known as Akrobeto, a Ghanaian local actor called Leo Mensah, also a Ghanaian movie star as being CRAZY. Leo Mensah who dressed in towel to a movie called Love and Facebook(starring Leo Mensah) premiered at TV3 Executive Theatre a week ago was interviewed by Dave Hammer on Hello Fm 101.5 in Kumasi this weekend on Hello Entertainment Show why he dressed in a towel a story we carried out. Leo explained how international celebrities have so much impact on us.
“Ghanaians appreciate foreign celebrities and learn from them because they are more creative. As a Celebrity, your dressing even has to differentiate you from other people because nobody can identify a banker from actor when they are both in suites” he said.
After this interview, Kwaku Manu (also a movie star) and Akrobeto were allowed to express their views since they were on the show. Akrobeto started by saying there is no importance of this dressing to this occasion; probably it should have been to a fashion show. He continued by saying only a mad man will move in town with a towel. “He just wanted to attract attention. I don’t think the guy is normal” being his last words. This statement triggered Kwaku Manu to come into the conversation.
“After starring in many movies including Hotel Babylon and being on the same screen with award winning actors like Majid Michel, John Dumelo and even Ramsey Noah, why do you think this is the time for him to attract attention?” he replied by asking Akrobeto which muted him. Kwaku also explained how we have defined only one purpose for a towel; for bathing ONLY, while we can do many others things with a towel including fashion. Kwaku ended by giving all the credits to Leo.
“I can boldly say he is the first Ghanaian actor to give more credits to fashion. In short, its one best creativity”
So surprisingly, people have started this dressing and have created a greeting for it which goes by saying, TAWUSHIE DA WO and you respond, SOSHRUM NA 3Y3 WOD3. You can locate Leo Mensah, the twin brother of Sarkodie from different mothers, in movies like Heru, Love and Facebook, Hotel Babylon, Helmet, Blood on the dancefloor and many others.