Kofi Asamoah has words for Ekow Blankson.
Last week, veteran actor, Ekow Blankson made certain comments on the movie industry. Furthermore, he spoke about the new crop of actors and also the Kumawood industry. Moreover, he stated,
“I think the Kumasi movie industry is a different form of filmmaking, it’s actually concert party where you don’t prepare a script and follow. They are given pointers and they have to create out of it and that is the concert party style and they have enhanced it into film… For me personally, I think that our new crop of actors are just jokers. Unfortunately, they aren’t as exciting and real as people have done in the past. Sometimes it gets a bit worrying watching them perform.
Acting isn’t a substitute at all… In America, they have realized a lot of revenue from Tourism especially with film. Film has given them a lot of foreign exchange and also same in India, Canada, Australia and even in Africa, Nigerians are doing so well in movies. As many filmmakers complain that there’s no work to do because the industry is challenged, Nigerians come into Ghana and they tap the talents and resources we have here and make lots of money.”
However, these comments irritated the Kumasi movie industry. Therefore, the CEO Of Kofas Media Kofi Asamoah has hit back. According to him, Akrobeto of Kumawood is a better actor than Ekow Blankson.
Kofi Asamoah made these comments about Ekow Blankson’s statement on Zylofon FM.
“I’m sure Ekow Blankson knows that Akrobeto is a better actor than him but just because one can’t speak English or one didn’t go to a film school or performing arts school doesn’t make them jokers like he said.”
Also, he defended Kumawood.
“Sometimes I don’t know what is wrong with us… Is it wrong to produce comedy movies all the time? No, so what’s the problem? How many Drama and horror films is Hollywood producing now because the time of horror movies is far off.”