Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng, popularly known as Funny Face has attributed his mental health woes which took over the social media space last year to a Range Rover gift.
The Ghanaian comedian, known for his role in TV3 Ghana’s sitcom Chorkor Trotro in an interview broadcast on TV3 revealed how the Range Rover he received from his Togolese friend, Emmanuel Adebayor affected his life.
He remarked that “When the Range came, it was like a shock to me. And I remember that I slept in the car the first day it arrived. At that time, the poverty syndrome was still in play, so that mentality was there. I remember I thought the car would disappear. I didn’t believe that Yaw Boateng is in a Range… That was where I mounted pressure on myself.
“This is where the whole thing started. Living to impress people is very wrong. Making people believe you have when you don’t is very wrong. And it’s affecting most of the youth,” he advised.
SwagOn-Papa reckoned that he wanted to be seen have all the luxury and that he was able to own such an expensive car.
Funny Face also gave an account of how his lavish spending on fuel nearly made him bankrupt.
In disclosing how public pressure nearly subdued him Funny Face said “That time, as you said, I was featuring in Chorkor Trotro, and Range expenses were very high. I heard Ghanaians saying that I can’t afford fuel for the car. I said, ‘Me, I can’t buy fuel? I will prove these people wrong.’ So I withdrew all the money from my bank account. Then everywhere I say, ‘Who said I can’t buy fuel? Give me GHS500. Then it got to a time, I was running low on cash, so when I go they say, ‘Funny. I say yes, give me GHS50,” Funny Face
He used the medium to apologize to persons he insulted and slandered during his manic episodes.
The self-acclaimed children’s president apologized to all whom he hurt during his meltdown and pleaded that they forgive him.