Ebo Whyte PlaywrightRenowned playwright, James Ebo Whyte


James Ebo Whyte, the renowned playwright, says he has always wanted to live on his talents and not to pursue life based on certificates.

For a country like Ghana where most people desire to go to school, achieve good grades to secure a job, Uncle Ebo says, he thinks otherwise.

The playwright said even though he was good at marketing, he couldn’t see himself working in the corporate industry.

Speaking to Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM Thursday, the Ghanaian dramatist, who said he always prayed to God for wisdom, disclosed that “I had the feeling to live on my gifts so I didn’t want anything to take me back. I felt deep down that I have been called to writing…”

He further cited instances where he had to get rid of his certificates or intentionally fail a paper so he could make time to develop his passionate career.

“…figures come easy to me and letters too so it becomes easy for me [to follow my passion]. I am older than most computers in Ghana. I have a terrible handwriting but what has that got to do with anything. Now I can hardly write with ink because I am used to computers,” he said.

The renowned playwright is set to stage his latest play, ‘Special Delivery’ at the National Theatre on March 31, April 1 and April 8. The play will show at 4 pm and 8 pm each day.

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