The Late Bishop Bernard Nyarko was one of Ghana’s finest actors that God blessed us with but death has laid an icy hand on him from the surface of the earth and that has caused a scar in the hearts of Ghanaians.
DeWalking-FotoJournalist of Ghanaown.com has gathered some hard facts based on most of Bernard Nyarko’s interviews while he was alive and doing very well.
Below are some facts on Bernard Nyarko’s real name, age, his parents, kids, wife, and other important details you’ve always yearned to know about the popular actor.
Bishop Nyarko Biography:
As the entire Nation and Kumawood fans accept that Bernard Nyarko is no more in this world, Ghanaown.com has done enough research works about the life history of the late Bernard Nyarko which most Ghanaians have an idea of.
Not as if he had any other name aside what we all know, but born on Saturday, his hidden name is Kwame, therefore he carries the name Bernard Kwame Nyarko.
But he was popularly known and loved by all as Bernard Nyarko.
Award-winning actor Bernard Nyarko was born and raised in Kumasi and had most of his life enjoyment in Kumasi before his demise. During his prime, the on-screen character who was mainstream for the jobs he, for the most part, played in his films.
His age is one that he kept a secret with all his life. Bernard Nyarko never mentioned how old he was prior to his death not in any of his interviews has he mentioned his actual age, so until the obituary poster of the now-deceased actor is published, nothing can be said about his real age aside assumptions that he is above 40 years old.
He is the second born and second male child of his parents. He has an elderly brother and two sisters. They all lived in the UK.
He was confirmed dead on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Numerous Ghanaians and his associates in media outlets have communicated how his demise has left them in bitterness.
Soon after his demise, we gathered that Bernard Nyarko kicked the bucket from Colon Cancer and his passing came a few days after he became sick.
Bernard Nyarko has included in excess of 500 films and most Ghanaians will recall him for his comic acting and his forcefulness in acting.
He was one of only a handful of scarcely any individuals who depicted remarkable abilities in motion pictures which made him an easily recognized name among Ghanaians.
He normally assumed the job of a minister in his films. He lectured the expression of God in his movies as though he was doing it, all things considered.
He has acted with celebrities such as Nana Ama McBrown, Yaw Dabo, Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin, Mercy Aseidu, Kwaku Manu, Agya Koo, Akrobeto and various others.
Bernard Nyarko is hitched to a brilliant life partner and God has supported them with kids. At the present time, there hasn’t been any word from any person from his nuclear family after his end.
Bernard Nyarko Wife
According to the actor in an interview with Emelia Brobbey on May 6, 2018, nearly two years ago, his wife left him after life took a swipe at him.
He said his wife left him unceremoniously. Before his demise, Bernard Nyarko never made mention of a second or new wife.
The popular actor had three kids with his first wife.
He has a son, who graduated from Sunyani polytechnic, a daughter who is currently a nurse, and his last born, who is also an SHS graduate.
Bernard Nyarko is hailed for being one of the actors who took good care and gave maximum attention to his children while he was alive. He is known to have said his kids are his investment.
Life became so bad for the actor that he nearly took his own life. He said a gospel song by Kojo Antwi caused him to rescind his decision to commit suicide.
Before becoming the popular actor that we’ve all grown to love, Bernard Nyarko recounted how he spent most of his days on an empty stomach, and even to the extent of begging for money.
Bishop Bernard Nyarko left Ghana for the UK along with his siblings before 2010. Per his own account, he was doing so well and had enough cash to be comfortable, but he became too complacent and nearly lost everything including his own life because he trusted the wrong person – a cousin of his.
Bernard Nyarko in an interview with Emelia Brobbey revealed his relationship with his mother, who was also in the UK, turned sour because of this same cousin.
Bernard Nyarko Ever A Pastor?
Bernard Nyarko was never a pastor before 2019 when he started his first ministry. Before then, Bernard Nyarko despite having the ‘Bishop’ title was not an ordained man of God.
He earned the title because he used to follow pastors as a singer and an interpreter, but he had the dream of becoming a pastor after he has retired from the movie industry.
Before his demise, Bernard Nyarko boasted of being the owner of three Porsche cars.
Despite being the owner of these cars, Bernard Nyarko once said he does not count his cars among his numerous achievements or assets.
The renowned actor is a proud owner of two houses. One in Bekwai in the Ashanti Region, and another house in Tema, where he lived during his sick days.
Acting Career and Movies
The now-loved actor started his acting career in 2010 – that was when he came into the limelight. Prior to 2010, Bernard Nyarko had shot his own movie directed by popular Kumawood actor, Batman. One of such movies ended in a debt which he had to sell two fridges to settle those debts.
Amidst the above tribulations, Bernard Nyarko has now become a household name in the movie industry featuring over 200 premiered movies.
He has always said acting in movies was never something he dreamt of. Before his demise, Bernard Nyarko had not won an official award in his name but was once honored by KNUST Nugs with a certificate.
He officially retired from the industry in 2019 on the note that the industry was full of evil and promiscuity.
How do you determine a man’s net worth while he has declared his assets and income? Well, he once revealed he takes less than one-tenth of what Majid Michel charges for a role in a single movie. Majid charges $10,000 for a single movie, well on that note we can say Bernard Nyarko used to charge around $900 to $1,000 for a single movie.
Therefore it is reasonable to say his assets, investments, and income would be worth around $100,000.
The renowned actor died at Korle-Bu Teaching hospital on May 2, 2020, around 7 pm GMT after battling colon cancer.
The absolute resources of Bishop Bernard Nyarko aren’t generally known. In any case, the performer is known to have secured a couple of expensive properties.