Ghanaian comedian and actor Prince Kwame Amoabeng, popularly known as Jeneral Ntatia, sparked backlash on social media after he opened up about the work his old classmate does for a living.
On Facebook, the Kejetia vs Makola actor regretted that his classmate had become a coconut seller.
Jeneral Ntatia watches in disbelief as friend sells coconut Photo credit: @Jeneral Ntatia @Junior Asiama/Getty Images
Describing him as one of the intelligent students in his class, Jeneral Ntetia said his friend, now a coconut seller, when he saw him in public, quickly mentioned his name after he also opened up about his hustle.
“As soon as he saw me he shouted Amoabeng, this is where life took me.”
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He said his friend's current situation really made him emotional.
“I can't control my tears Charley. This man was too smart Herhhh,” he wrote.
At the time the report was written, the message was from Jeneral Ntetia had racked up more than 600 likes and 100 comments.
Ghanaians are sharing mixed views on Jeneral Ntatia's post
Netizens gathered in the comments section of the post shared varying opinions, with some saying that selling coconut is not a bad thing.
Nana Owusu commented:
I know a coconut seller who built a 4 bedroom apartment. Runs a store for his wife and first child in college. The Bible says to do whatever our hands find with all diligence, as if it were done for the Lord.
The 20-year-old Ghanaian student is demanding a refund for all the money he spent on his girlfriend
Prof Kojo Dei indicated:
We can't all be professors, preachers, journalists, engineers… you name the rest. Some have to sell coconuts. Those who sell coconuts are just as important as the other professions mentioned
Obaasima Ahoufe stated:
Hw3 the way profit is made by selling coconut in eeerr,gyai,
Isaac Ofosu Amoafo wrote:
In the Nyame bekyere republic where intelligent minds become useless because of certain courses and crazy education systems where we chew, be poor, pass and forget
Coconut seller makes a profit of GH¢100 daily
The high school dropout said he now earns GH¢100 as profit per day