Efiewura’s chief womaniser
By James Harry Obeng
Whenever families and friends, after the hard day’s work, gather in the evenings to watch the ever- captivating Efiewura serial on TV3 and GTV, every Wednesday and Sunday, respectively, there is a common impulse that identify them.
This is the anticipation of unannounced surprises that are pulled out of viewers by the characters, some of which are very weird and unfathomable.
Consider Agya Afari, for instance, who constantly appears at the zenith of developments that spark laughter through the ribs of viewers. There are at times also that he abandons sheer malevolence, and puts on his dancing shoes to fascinate viewers with his pervasive Michael Jackson – like pirouettes.
Undoubtedly, he is also a connoisseur in hunting ladies, always driven by an unimaginable sexual hankering seldom in aged people of his calibre.
Additionally, there are also other characters like Koo Fori, Osofo Joojo and Nii, amongst the gamut of ‘womanisers’ in Efiewura, who wield magnetic instincts that propel them to easily woo ladies for romance.
These notwithstanding, the ladies prefect remains Kofi Supa, a rather handsome muscularly-built gentleman who surfaces only when there is a new pretty lady tenant at Agya Afari’s household, at least a spinster, for the taking.
When Supa first fell in love with a congregant of Pastor Joojo’s one-man church, least did he anticipated that the man-of-God would soon stage a swift upstage to deny him of the lady. This development was, however, enough to precipitate a standoff between Supa and Pastor Joojo, after the latter had collected from the former a king’s ransom to ‘hoodwink’ the lady. Osofo’s attempt yielded no positive dividend(s) for Supa.
Via Auntie ‘B’, the incorrigible men poacher cum husband snatcher, Kofi Supa again attempts to woo another lady, but only to be double–crossed by Pastor Joojo. With these failures, Supa becomes more cautious in his ensuing adventures.
Back to Agya Afari compound, Kofi Supa now dates Daavi, a charming but quite outspoken lady tenant with sexually-stimulating stature and characteristics that easily catches the attention of Agya Afari. She is, as a result, paying neither rent nor utility fees to the landlord who is considering making his intentions known to her.
But rapacious as he is, Supa again woos Daavi’s daughter, named Dela, who simultaneously becomes pregnant with her mother at the same material time.
Subsequently, attempts by Daavi to avoid the shame and public mockery that come with the development within which she and her daughter finds themselves force her to go into momentary hiding in a faraway land. But her exit, however, was only to aggravate issues as Supa once again adds to his number of lovers no mean a person than Eyram, Dela’s younger sister and daughter of Daavi. The equation suddenly turns incestuous; a taboo frowned upon by society.
Now Dela delivers a bouncy baby in the absence of her mother, necessitating the need for an out-dooring ceremony to name the baby. This is when Supa’s financial predicaments start featuring as an uncle of Dela demands an amount of GH¢2,000 from him.
For what purpose? To pacify the god’s of the land for the taboo caused by Supa by impregnating Daavi (mother), Dela (daughter), and at the same time dating Eyram (younger sister).
But for the intervention of Dela, whose love for Supa has now reached an unimaginable level, the ceremony is to be waived to enable her ‘husband’ a breathing space.
Agya Afari now decides to perform the naming rite, but also not without heaps of insults on Supa for being recklessly foolhardy with his sexual exploits.
But before anybody draws into conclusion by surmising that he (Supa) is a womanizer, a fact that appears very glaring, he descends on the premises of The Spectator, declaring “I’m a Christian and do not replicate such film roles in my real life.”
SPEC: So why do you do this at all?
SUPA: That’s part of the role assigned to me in Efiewura. I therefore have no other option than to act them professionally.
SPEC: Since when have you been acting?
SUPA: It all started in 1992 with a theater group named “Freelance Players” at the Art Centre in Accra. Then our artistic director was Mr Ansong Manu of blessed memory.
SPEC: So how did you actually become part of the ‘Freelance Players’?
SUPA: As I’ve said already, it was in 1992 through Mr Fred Amugi who introduced me to the director. Then, we had members like Kwame Sefa Kayi (now at Peace FM in Accra) and Oscar Provincial (a.k.a Inspector Bediako) all on board.
SPEC: For how long were you with the group?
SUPA: I remained a member until 1998 when I earned a role to feature as a police officer/interrogator in the first-ever Ghanaian Nigerian film titled Visitor.
SPEC: Tell me more about it?
SUPA: I actually earned that role through an auditioning by Miracle Films in Accra. After that role which I played perfectly to the admiration of the Nigerian director, Efianyi Onyiagbo, I was giving another role as a wealthy man in another movie, titled Asimo.
Having featured in many films, including Taste of Brotherhood, Idols of Heart, Paradox, Money makers, Prisoner and Tentacles, among many others, Mr Kofi Falconer, who plays the role as Kofi Supa in Efiewura says his greatest motivation in his career as an actor has been “the people who watch me. They let me feel extraordinary, especially when I meet them and try to come to their level.”
SPEC: So what is the motivation in what you one saying?
SUPA: They make you feel you are doing the right thing by educating people about the rights and the evils of society. In fact, it makes you see that, after all, people are watching you, even he president.
SPEC: Who do you like in Efiewura.
SUPA: In fact, I like everybody and their contributions to the serial. But in role terms. I admire the oldman (Agya Afari), but in general terms the producer, Mr.Kofi Andoh. He is very creative. He does everything from writing, editing, directing, and producing. Such tasks require real genius people to do.
Born in Accra, the capital of the country, Mr Kofi Falconer, grew up in Takoradi and attended the Takoradi Experimental Primary and Middle School.
He then proceeded to the St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, completing form five in 1982. The massive exodus of compatriots into foreign lands in the 1980’s also saw him sojourn to Nigeria after form five before, only to return in 1984.
Currently the manager in charge of productions at Ideal Concept Production Ltd at Kokomlemle in Accra, Mr Kofi Falconer is a product of the Takoradi Polytechnic where he studied Building Construction in 1985, and the Accra Polytechnic where he learnt Quantity surveying.
A divorcee survived by two children, Anabella and Jamir, aged 18 and six respectively, Mr Falconer plans re-marrying beautiful Ama “very soon”.
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