Godwin Namboh in His Own Words: A Career Built on Intention
At the height of Ghana’s resurgence in cinematic creation, when VCDs and DVDs of movies were paraded in traffic for patronage from movie lovers, a new face entered the film making industry. Godwin Namboh’s arrival coincided with the rise of staple movie production houses and securing a lead role in Showtyme’s production of Heartbreak Hotel gave him the momentum to pursue acting as a career.
Marking a remarkable 10-year journey in the industry, Godwin Namboh’s ability to navigate between roles as both minor and major characters while carefully expanding his creative expertise like modelling in the recent Rhythms on the Runway has become somewhat his super- power. Godwin Namboh is what you will call a ‘Jack of all trades’ when it comes to honing his craft in the creative industry. He has built an impressive backdrop in TV and Media as a News Anchor and a Morning Show presenter with Mx24. The dream for him has always been to push through uncharted territories in Entertainment.
In 2014, he secured a role in Freetown, a critically acclaimed movie on a true story about missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Liberia seeking to escape the civil war. According to the actor, being a part of the production sparked the desire to be intentional about the roles he signed up for. He followed up with a role in Shampaign, a role he took following a personal call from maverick director Shirley Frimpong-Manso. For him these movies gave him exposure into what a quality movie production was. Intention he believes is the only way to gain longevity in a highly competitive industry.
A Missed Out Role
The work of an actor can be both mentally and physically tasking, requiring an actor to alter their bodies constantly. When Shirley Frimpong-Manso announced the sequel to Perfect Picture, he had already secured a role which required him to shed off some weight for the character. Unfortunately, he failed to meet the ideal weight size which caused him to lose out on the role. Although he admits losing out was heartbreaking, it served as motivation to go harder and go all out for roles he wanted.
‘L.I.E’ is the only way to life
The best way to live life according to Godwin is to adopt the L.I.E. philosophy. The thespian believes is to live by Love, Integrity and Excellence.
Godwin Namboh can be seen on the AM Club every weekday at 7am and on Akwaaba Magic’s Dede TV Series.