|The film industry in Ghana is getting hotter, with ace Ghanaian actress Selassie Ibrahim taking her other calling as a producer a step further.
On Saturday night, the actress’s Smarttys Management and Production made history with the outdooring of two new movies during a ceremony at the plush Golden Tulip in Kumasi.
The new movies, ‘Shackles’ and ‘Secret Burden’, stars Ekow Blankson, John Dumelo, Desmond Elliot, Nadia Buari, Jackie Appiah, James Gardner, Rosleyn Ngissah, Beverly Afaglo and others. Both movies were screened and subsequently auctioned at the celebrity-studded outdooring in Kumasi. It is the first time a Ghanaian producer has screened two different movies to an august audience on the same night.
Both movies tried to tackle salient issues affecting particularly families and marriages worldwide while actors Ekow Blankson, John Dumelo, Nadia Buari, Jackie Appiah, James Gardner, Roselyn Ngissah, and Beverly Afaglo among others took their acting prowess to a different level.
The outdooring ceremony was one of a kind, with amazing musical performances by Tagoe Sisters, Kwabena Kwabena and Ohemaa Mercy.
Controversial Abeiku Santana was MC for the evening. Some of the invited guests were Eddie Anane of the National Democratic Party, Dan Botchway of the New Patriotic Party, PV Obeng, and a host others.
The special guest of honour, Nana Prah Agyensaim VI, Paramount Chief of Owirenkyi traditional area, in a speech revealed how he had wanted to act right from childhood.
Star actresses Juliet Ibrahim, Nadia Buari, Jackie Appiah, John Dumelo, and Selassie Ibrahim brought some excitement to the red carpet when they posed for the cameras with classy looks. Even though the ceremony was strictly by invitation, quite a number of uninvited persons were there to catch a glimpse of the movies and the star-studded event.
Selassie Ibrahim has produced four movies so far within a period of two years. She returned onto the screens in 2010 after what was described as a hiatus. Interestingly, she didn’t return only as an actress but also a producer with some enormous strength to move the Ghanaian movie industry to the next level.
Hence she came out with her first produced movie titled ‘The CEO’, and her TV programme and lifestyle magazine, both christened, ‘Smart People,’ all under her Smarttys Management and Production company.
Not long after those productions, she also produced the captivating TV series; ‘The Miser’.