‘Somewhere In Africa’ is the movie that earned Ghanaian actor Majid Michel the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actor.
The movie’s sales have shot up, weeks after it was released onto the movie market.
There are no specific figures to prove the claim but sources told NEWS-ONE that the movie was in high demand.
The increase in sales has been attributed to Majid’s award.
The movie topped Ghanaian movies that made it to Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards (NAFCA) with 12 nominations last year.
It tells a gripping story of Yusuf Mumbasa (Majid Michel) who, after escaping an assassination attempt by the King of Kimbala, managed to capture power via a coup d’état and ordered for the killing of all previous government appointees.
The minority including students went on the streets to demonstrate, but Yusuf would have none of that.
The movie, which recaptures the heinous stories of how leaders of some African countries maltreat their citizenries, is a total deviation from the normal love-dominated movies that have flooded the Ghanaian and African movie markets.
The crème de la crème of Ghana’s movie industry in the movie included Majid Michel who played a dual role of a journalist and military leader.
The rest included David Dontoh, Kofi Adjorlolo, Amornabea Dodoo, Eddie Nartey, Roslyn Ngissah, Martha Ankomah, Eddie Watson, Helen Asante, Gloria Sarfo and Eve Asare.
Director Frank Raja Arase described the movie as one of his best and said it was a significant movie for Africans.
“The message and scenes from the movie were to bring people’s (Africans’) mind to the realization that this is not just a movie but something that is really happening.
It is an awakening call. The movie is not just to entertain but mirror you and see what is happening. Let it reflect on you as Africans.”**
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