Popular Ghanaian actor Prince David Osei has said it is not true the plot of his upcoming one-cast movie, Last Night, was inspired by the true life story of a popular Ghanaian radio presenter who deals in drugs.
“I don’t even know any Ghanaian presenter who deals in drugs. It is not about anyone. It is just something out of place from nowhere,” he told a section of the Ghanaian media and explained he had no idea such characters existed in Ghana’s radio industry.
Prince David Osei was speaking at the upcoming movie’s press conference at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra ahead of a grand premiere on Friday, August 21 at the Silverbird Cinemas.
Present was popular actress Yvonne Nelson.
The movie is a psychological thriller about the character ‘Bright Mensah’, a radio presenter and drug dealer.
He is a dodgy guy who uses his radio programme, ‘Truth and Consequence’, as a front for his drug trade.
There were speculations that the movie could be about a particular radio presenter in Ghana. But Prince David Osei has denied the speculations.
According to him, he wanted to use the movie to educate students about the harmful effects of using hard drugs.
“I will take up the issue of drug usage and use my movie as a tool to go to schools to sensitise students about the harmful effects of drug usage. So it is not just about the premiere,” he added on Friday.
Prince David joins the league of Ghanaian screen actors-turned-producers.
But he is the first to produce a one-cast movie in Africa. He said his next movie might be Ghana’s silent movie.
The movie, directed by Andy Boyo, was shot with crew from South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana.
Last Night will be released from the stables of David’s PDO Production coming Friday. Its premiere at the Silverbird Cinemas would kick-start a series of similar events on the African continent and beyond.