The GaDangme Students’ Association of the University of Ghana, Legon, have honoured a veteran actor Ebenezer Lartey, popularly known as Atta Mensah.
The 91 year old veteran actor was a lead character in the popular showcase in Ga drama troupe on Ghana Television some years back.
Amongst those honoured at this event, was Nii Kwade Okropong I, La Abese Adonten Mantse, Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani Member of the Council of State and others.
The short but colourful ceremony took place during the installation of Legon GaDangme Chief of the association.
The veteran actor was honoured for his outstanding humanitarian work and achievements in the entertainment industry as well as promoting GaDangme culture and tradition.
Atta Mensah began his acting career in 1965 and started appearing on Tv in 1970, during the era of the Saka Acquayes’ in which all drama and films were in English Language.
This, he decided to change the phase of the industry by acting in Ga language and has made a greater contribution to the movie industry by writing numerous scripts for dramas and movies aired on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
The veteran actor is married to Ashie Lartey, whom he always acted with as his wife in almost all his movie scenes.
In a related development, La Abese Adonten Mantse, His Divisional Highness, Nii Kwade Okropong I, was honoured and hailed for his unique brand of leadership and enormous efforts in helping to promote the GaDangme culture and tradition.
“La Abese Adonten Mantse has assisted the association to promote and outdoor the rich culture and tradition to the appreciation of all”. The association also revealed.
Story: Muhammed Faisal Mustapha