The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Farmhouse Production, Ivan Quashigah has revealed that his time in the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) was very tough.
Ivan explained that it was a dream which came true for him when he gained admission to NAFTI. However, that did not mean he did not encounter any challenge during his time there. The period in the school was one of the most difficult time for him since he needed to cater for himself and pay attention to his academics.
Speaking on Y107.9FM’s Y Leaderboard Series with Rev. Erskine, the ‘Yolo’ producer mentioned,
“My dad was arrested before I went to the school, around that time, there was a lot of uncertainty on how I would be able to complete the school. I needed to hustle to get money to pay my fees.”
However, he was able to survive because he had already planned his future and knew how to survive the hardship.
“Fortunately for me, when it happened, I had already released my own destiny in my hands so I had already started doing side jobs and other things to survive. At that time, I was quite awake to realities of life and I had made up my mind that I was going to do this.”
Ivan Quashigah is a Ghanaian film maker and a creative director. He is well known for producing and directing the award- winning television series ‘Things we do for love’ and ‘Yolo’.
By: Joanitah Amoakowaah Coffie