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Naa Ashorkor shares life experience on Springboard

A Ghanaian actress, lecturer, and media personality at Asaase Radio, Naa Ashorkor has shared her life experience after making an appearance on springboard the virtual university.

In her narration, she said teaching is what she loves to do most “I like to teach and like to offer myself to share the very little knowledge that I have gathered over the years with people of the young generation. So I talk to young people a lot, I go to universities, I offer mentorship to students in media schools,” she stated.

However, she found acting more fulfilling as it allowed her to live different realities. “Acting allows you to live many realities that you may otherwise never get the opportunity to live or understand. When you act, you forget who you are for a moment and become somebody else.

“Getting the opportunity to live these many characters opens your eyes to the many experiences that people have and this shapes your mind and thinking with dealing with people,” she pointed out.

The actress singled out that she had to put in more effort since she never got trained in an acting school.

“I did not train as an actress so I put in a little more effort to work well with the people who trained for it. The first time I was on stage for a play, I was the only one who had not trained at the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana so I knew that I was the odd one out.

“I knew I had to bring my A-game,” she stated.

Naa Ashorkor recognizes herself as a free-spirited person ready to grab opportunities and offer help to people in and out of her cycle. “I have come this far because of the quality of people I have in my life and the grace of God upon my life, something I discovered at a very early stage of my life,” she mentioned.

As to whether she had dreamt of being a media personality growing up was not as she planned. She explained she was confused about the career to choose.

“I just knew that I wanted to do great things but I wasn’t sure of what I wanted to do. But I loved reading books and sharing the stories with my friends and I believe that helped shaped my life in some way.

“Who we are is a combination of our experiences and all the things that have happened to us. I was driving home one time when a classmate from JHS called me and he was reading an article about me online and decided to call to tell me he always knew I will be this person because back in JHS, I was always telling them stories,” she recounted.

She finally advised the young ones who are yet to pursue their career to see greatness as a great deal for greatness comes out of confusion.

“When you are confused and not sure of what you want to do, you will try to figure it out and in doing so you will learn a lot of things and explore. When you explore, that is when you open your mind and eyes to all the greatness that can be.

“When you are sure, you probably just toe the line that you are sure of and when you do that, you don’t learn that much. You only learn what you are sure you should be learning and when that does not work out, you will be left with nothing,” she explained.

Naa Ashorkor has over the years won numerous awards for herself.

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