It is not easy doing a lot and having a lot going for you in Africa at the age of 24.
“As a baby, I was told I was sweet and cute…but as an adult I was said to be ‘too known’,” Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku noted when she appeared on the ‘Yellow House’ to ‘Meet the Girls’.
Naa Ashorkor, a second of three girls, hails from Teshie in the Greater Accra Region and for a girl growing up not liking boys, it was not surprising that she described her childhood as a ‘stuck up’ one.
“My parents were strict and we only did school, church and home.
I did a lot of TV watching and reading since there was not much outings…they wanted us to grow up and be independent, behave ourselves and act as ladies,” Naa said, adding that apart from the few friends from school and church, she barely had other friends during her childhood.
For a lady who did not talk much to boys in Junior High School, it was a race against reality when she was ‘dumped’ at Benkum Secondary in Larteh Akuapim.
She learnt the hard way and had no choice but to do what was required of her including weeding and fetching of water from a distance to her dormitory.
That boarding school experience has helped her a lot and today she washes her own car as well as her father’s and she can actually change her own car tyres and perform other tasks quite unconventional for women.
She worships at Church of Pentecost and she has not changed from the principles her parents taught when she was growing up.
She stated categorically her first heartbreak was with her first love at age 20; a boy she fell in love with during her days at Ghana Institute of Journalism. It didn’t work out because he travelled to the UK.
‘Meet the Girls in the Yellow House’ keeps getting more interesting by the week as it probes into the behind-the-scenes lives of personalities and celebrities.
The gifted actress, when she appeared on the show, talked about her current relationship.
She admitted currently dating a guy who had given her a lot in terms of love, understanding, supporting and appreciating her.
“We have known each other for four years and I can now say we are compatible on many fronts,” she boldly told the Girls with a spark in her eyes.
‘Meet the Girls in the Yellow House’ airs every Saturday at 10 am on Viasat 1 with a repeat on Sundays at 9.30am.