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Is The Ghana Movie Industry Really Dead?

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Is The Ghana Movie Industry Really Dead?

Is The Ghana Movie Industry Really Dead?


He said it is better to be safe than to be sorry so no one should risk other people’s lives. He wrote:

Entertaining oneself at the moment has become very easy because of the varied platforms for us in this information age. When one wants to be relieved from boredom, the options of listening to music, playing games, surfing social media avenues (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc), watching movies and others become readily available.
Mostly, to sound a bit gender biased, men would normally prefer gaming to watching movies whilst the vice versa is the case for women. But, all other things being equal, both genders may cross paths.

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Undoubtedly, a few people have come to love watching movies – horrors, comedy, romance and so forth. When we talk about movies, one’s mind is quickly switched to the foreign contents; the likes of Hollywood and Nollywood.
But, why would Ghanaians opt for the aforementioned movie industries when movies come to their minds? What’s happening to our own movie sector or industry?

Will it be far from wrong to even say that nothing exists as Ghana Movie Industry? The fact of the matter is that, unlike musicians who have just one umbrella as their association (MUSIGA), Ghanaian actors have more than one umbrella. At least, one may be privy to that of KUMAWOOD and GOLLYWOOD (Others call it GALLYWOOD or GHALLYWOOD). This goes a long way to communicate something to all and sundry that the supposed Ghana Movie Industry doesn’t exist or if it does then it’s a slothful one!
Nana Ama McBrown in an interview a while ago with AJ Sarpong revealed that the Twi or Fante speaking film actors coined the name KUMAWOOD for those who are based mostly in Kumasi like Akrobeto, Kwaku Manu, Emelia Brobbey, Agya Koo, Kojo Nkansah Lilwin, Kyeiwaa, Don Little, Apostle Prah and co whilst the English speaking and mostly Accra-based actors and actresses like John Dumelo, Majid Michel, Yvonne Nelson, Selassie Ibrahim, Princess Shyngle and co call themselves GOLLYWOOD.

He said it is better to be safe than to be sorry so no one should risk other people’s lives. He wrote:

Why these fractions within the Ghana Movie Industry and how vibrant are they? It’s doubtful how many netizens can proudly choose Ghanaian movies even over Nigerian ones and not to talk of that from Hollywood.

To most people, what comes to their mind when Kumawood is mentioned have to do with stuff like buffoonery, insults, ‘concerts’, juju and other funny stunt whilst they see the English actors as always portraying romance and nothing else.

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How many award winning movies have been premiered over these few years? All such actors and actresses who graced the screens are gradually diverting to other avenues like singing, chasing political ambitions and so forth. For instance, Lilwin, Emelia Brobbey, Yaa Jackson and Frank Nero and others are currently musicians whilst Nana Ama McBrown and Akrobeto are TV hosts for United Television shows. John Dumelo is now chasing the Ayawaso West wuogon Constituency seat as a parliamentary aspirant. So, when last did these movie guys bring out recent movies?

Is Ghana Movie Industry still in existence per your own analysis? Share your thoughts with us.

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C. A. Asante is a teacher (Village Teacher) by profession who has reported on a number of elections in Ghana for Central Press Newspaper. He is known among his peers as a researcher and regular contributor in Education, Politics, etc. Follow : Instagram- @ chris_asante1...Facebook: CA Asante

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