For screen goddess Jackie Appiah, celebrating her birthday cannot be complete without spending the day with the underpriviledged in society.
So for the past 12 years, she has been celebrating her special day which falls on December 5 with such people and this year was no exception as she paid a visit to Somanya where she put smiles on the faces of about 300 old ladies.
Speaking to Showbiz a day after her birthday, Jackie said she was very happy to have spent the day with the women who were visibly excited at her gesture, “ I gave them Keiser Apple drinks, mattreses, mosquito nets, bags of rice, frytol, six yards of cloth each, packs of hot food, money, slippers among other things.”
“Golden Tulip and MTN gave me cakes and I also had cakes from other people which I shared with them and they were very excited, they sang and danced for me in appreciation. Some of them were actually seen running off with their presents lest someone took them away from them,” Jackie said.
Asked how she felt, Jackie said she was very happy, “I was very happy because sometimes when they grow old, we forget about them so seeing that I had put smiles on their faces really made me happy, they really appreciated what I did for them, “ she said.
Jackie added that she used the opportunity to also pay a courtesy call on the paramount chief of the area, Nene Sakitey II.
Away from her birthday, Jackie told Showbiz she has been busy working on productions, “I shot a movie in Nigeria titled Celebrity Marriage and it was released recently, I also shot Rebels of Love in Canada alongside Canadian actors and that is yet-to-be-released among others,” she said.
She was full of gratitude to her fans whom she says have always been there for her. “I thank them for supporting me, thanks for all the love they’ve shown me, I love them all,” she concluded.