In an interview on Joy News, outspoken politician and leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kennedy Agyapong, revealed that he ventured into farming but failed woefully. The cause for his failure was that he hired people who weren’t ready to sacrifice for the progress of the business but felt that he had so much money to “throw away”.
Mr. Agyapong also bemoaned the lack of adequate government assistance to farmers and concluded that he’ll not venture into farming anymore.
Even in our education, farming is not really one of the professions which is highly valued. However, it is a very profitable venture whose fruits can be reaped only if there’s an enormous sacrifice from the investor and workers alike.
In our world of entertainment, there are some celebrities who have also ventured into farming not only to improve upon their livelihoods, but to also inspire their followers to give it a try. Let’s take a look at some of them.
The actor cum politician has on several occasions, spoken about the enormous financial benefits of farming and has also urged the youth to venture into it. He is into maize farming, cassava farming, snail farming, grasscutter, cattle, pigs and goat rearing.
In 2018, Samini announced to the world that he was venturing into onion farming. He shared a video which was captioned; “#highgradefarms …. #farming #agriculture is the future.. one seed at a time, one grain at a time, one acre at a time and before you know you are feeding the world. My onions.” His farm is known as High Grade Farms.
Samini is also waiting impatiently for the government to give him the go-ahead to start marijuana cultivation.
In 2017, rapper, Trigmatic joined the bandwagon of celebrities who have delved into farming. He shared a video on social media, displaying his rice farm with the caption,
“Leadership by example. Join us let’s make the Nation a better one. We have it so we must flaunt it. Grow it and eat it” he wrote.
“You can start from your backyard. Our youth leave our greens and go out there for greener pastures. We have all the greens we need here.”
The legendary Ghanaian highlife musician owns a palm oil plantation. In an interview with the Mirror, he said that he has set his sights on winning the best farmer award. His palm plantation of 50-acres is located in Nkawie in the Ashanti Region.
He said that his interest in oil palm was kindled by the information he found about the success story of the Malaysian oil palm industry.
Other celebrities such as Rex Omar and Stonebwoy have also expressed the desire to venture into farming.