Ghanaian actor Fred Nii Amugi has been honoured by Despite Media Group and Hisense for his sterling role in the movie industry.

Amugi who was a guest on United Showbiz hosted by actress Nana Ama McBrown was presented with Five Thousand Ghana Cedis [GH¢5,000] cheque, 65-inch Television and 4-Double Door Fridge from Hisense Ghana Limited.

The Ghana movie industry has made significant strides despite its many challenges.

Several industry players have complained bitterly about why Ghanaian veteran actors had been neglected by the industry.

Many believe that there is a need to acknowledge the pacesetters in the film industry for the outstanding roles they have played. They have set the tone and the foundation for what many proudly boast of in the Ghana movie industry.

The 71 years old actor showed his appreciation to UTV and Hisense for the kind gesture.

“Thank you to Official Nana Mcbrown Utvgh Hisense and those present for celebrating me. It was an emotional evening. May you all be celebrated as you have celebrated me. Amen”

Amugi began his acting career in 1970 in Drama and Documentaries until 1985 when he starred in his first movie ‘Opinto’. The television series brought him into the limestone.

The veteran actor has appeared in numerous movie roles, including local Ghanaian movies, Shoe Shine Boy (2013), Nyame Bekyere 1&2 (2015), Menua Paa Nie (2016), Housekeepers (2016) among others. His first international role came in 2005 when he played the character Kwame Attakora in the BBC drama Holby City.

He later starred in Netflix 2015 movie, Beasts of No Nation as “Pastor”. Amugi played the character Pastor Uchebo in the 2015 British award-winning movie “The Cursed Ones“.