Having fun at the moment has become very easy and cheap because of the various avenues for us in this information era. If you want to be overjoyed, the options of listening to music, playing games or going unto social media and the rest are readily available so far as you have the means.
It’s an open secret that a few people have come to cherish watching movies – horrors, comedy, romance, and so on.
Ghanaians normally want to have fun when it comes to movies. Our older folks for instance love the hilarious scenes in our local movies.
The thing is, YouTube as an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California has really made an impact on entertainment. Kumasi based movies were probably managing until the attention of netizens were drawn to skits and Youtubers uploading free movies there.
The likes of Kojo Nkansah Lilwin (under Wezzy Empire TV), Oboy Siki (under Girls Girls TV series), Emelia Brobbey (under Okukuseku TV) and the rest have all resorted to uploading funny stuff on Youtube for the consumption of their followers.
This is what many Ghanaians are suspecting to be the main reason why Kumawood is not flourishing now. I doubt if new movies will be staged soon by these gallant superstars who once graced our screens and entertained us on daily basis. Ghanaians miss Akrobeto, Emelia Brobbey, Kojo Nkansah Lilwin, Nana Ama McBrown, Nana Yeboah, Yaw Dabo, Christiana Awuni, and the rest on our screens.
Is there even a plan to revamp the dying Kumawood industry? The likes of Maame Serwaa, Frank Nero, Yaa Jackson and the rest have either turned into social media stars or musicians and I doubt if they will ever avail themselves for the movie directors, producers and promoters to use them in movies again.