Popular Kumawood actor and comedian whose death shocked lots of Ghanaians on 2nd May 2020, will be laid to rest today 27th June 2020 at Pakoso, near Asokore Mampong.
Bernard Nyarko was married with 3 children and was the 7th born among his 14 other siblings. He got his career attention in 2012 and got featured in many Ghanaian movies such as Sumsum police, John and John, Sidechick gang, Aba Bo Sia, Boys Abre, and many more.
However, Bernard Nyarko quit his acting career to become a pastor due to his knowledge of the Bible and some of his acting roles which lead to his popular name “Bishop”.
He was never ordained to be a pastor, but his sense of spirituality and gift of preaching leads him into the Pastoral duty.
However, before his death, he described the acting industry as a group being controlled by evil spirits.
“Every day you would meet different people, every day you would see different girls all of the wants you to become their friends and some of them are coming from the marine sea”, he said.
He vowed never to go back to the movie industry. “If I have stopped acting, I have stopped because it’s full of evil, they should take their movie,” he added.
Bishop Bernard Nyarko began his kindergarten education at Swedru Salvation Army in the Central Region and later moved to class one at Nsawam where his mother who worked at the Persons With Disability branch in the Eastern Region stayed.
He then moved to Kumawu primary school to continue his class 2 education. Since his father served as a police officer, he kept migrating to different areas and then moved to Asem Boys M/A in Kumasi after his father was moved to the Zongo Police station in Kumasi and further completed his form five education at the Tweneboah Koduah Senior High School, Kumawu and finally completed his 6th form at Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School, also in Kumasi.
Bishop Nyarko was honored in 2017 by the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology for his contribution to the National Union Of Ghana Students (NUGS).
He was born at Agona Swedru in the Central Region and died in Accra in 2020 at the Ridge hospital after battling colon cancer.
By Fuseina Issaka | Entertainment Desk | talksafrica.com